• Farmworkers Continue Labor In Extreme Conditions

    Recent photos and videos on social media showing the tough conditions farmworkers are facing as fires continue to burn in northern California are receiving a lot of attention. NBC Palm Springs spoke to local leaders on this front to see what conditions farmworkers are up against not only during extreme fire conditions but all days […]

  • Vehicle Fire Exacerbates Holiday Traffic on I-10

    A vehicle fire shut down a lane on westbound Interstate 10 in Beaumont Monday, worsening already bad traffic as motorists return from the Labor Day weekend. The gridlock extended for about 25 miles all the way to Palm Springs by 1 p.m., according to Sigalert.com. The No. 1 lane at Pennsylvania Avenue was blocked due […]

  • House approves $15 minimum wage; Senate prospects are dim

    House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate. Passage was assured after centrists won concessions for a slower phase-in, over six years instead of five. They also won assurances the […]

  • Target raises minimum wage to $13 an hour in tight labor market

    Target will raise its minimum wage to $13 an hour in June, from $12 currently, increasing its payroll costs and putting new pressure on rival Walmart to attract retail workers in a tight labor market. Minneapolis-based Target employs over 300,000 workers and runs 1,845 stores in the United States. It is investing billions of dollars […]

  • U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs last month

    The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs during the month of July, indicating that the labor market remains largely unaffected by President Donald Trump’s trade war — for now. Friday’s figures, released by the Department of Labor, also showed that the unemployment rate fell from 4 percent to 3.9 percent. Manufacturing jobs continue to dominate, hiring […]

  • White House Proposes Merging Education and Labor, Moving Food Stamp Program

    The Trump administration proposed a major reorganization of the federal government on Thursday, calling for merging the education and labor departments, moving the federal food stamp program to the Department of Health and Human Services and renaming that agency. The plan represented the latest aspiration of a presidential administration to revamp a sprawling federal government. […]

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