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Council committee approves resolution on Hyatt staffing

The Baltimore City Council Labor Committee voted Thursday evening in favor of a resolution urging the Hyatt Regency Baltimore hotel to stop hiring contracted workers through staffing companies and to sign a “labor peace” agreement with employees that says the hotel will not interfere with unionization efforts.

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9-week Potomac Farms Dairy strike ends at Md. site

CUMBERLAND — The Teamsters union has ended a 9-week strike by Potomac Farms Dairy workers in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The Cumberland Times-News reports that members of Teamsters Local 453 ratified a new contract Saturday. Potomac Farms is owned ...

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Unemployment aid applications at 2-month low

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits plunged 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 359,000, a hopeful sign for the job market. It’s the lowest level of weekly applications in nine weeks. The Labor Department said Thursday ...

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Apple supplier’s factory back up after China brawl

BEIJING — A factory in China owned by the manufacturer of Apple’s iPhones resumed production Tuesday after a brawl by workers highlighted tensions that labor groups say were worsened by the pressure of a new iPhone launch. Foxconn Technology Group ...

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Productivity rises as employers cut back on hiring

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies got more output from their workers this spring than initially thought. Productivity rose at a modest 2.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, largely because employers cut back sharply on hiring. Most economists expect productivity ...

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