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Mexican immigrants in the U.S. make less on average than immigrants from any other part of the world, according to new research based on U.S. Census and labor data.

 

Workers at the bottom of the pay scale are going to keep getting raises each year to match inflation -- at least for the time being. 

The president of the union representing striking Phoenix bus drivers says major progress has been made in negotiations with their employer.

Union president Bob Bean told The Associated Press that he is hoping a final deal can be reached Wednesday to end the strike that began Saturday.

If a deal is reached, about 640 drivers for Veolia Transportation Services could vote on the contract Thursday.

Bean says the two sides have yet to discuss the contract with 310 striking Tempe drivers.

State GOP Lawmakers Launch Attack Against Labor

Feb 2, 2012

State lawmakers launched a broad attack Wednesday against public unions -- including an absolute ban on state and local governments and school districts from bargaining with organizations that represent public workers.

Goldwater Institute economist Steve Slivinski told lawmakers that making the move now will save the state more than $500 million a year in about seven years, as wage hikes are held down. But Senate Democrat Steve Gallardo said the Goldwater Institute and the Republicans have a hidden agenda.