If you work long hours, your paycheck could soon be getting bigger. On Thursday, the president is expected to issue an executive order to direct the Department of Labor to extend overtime to millions of American workers.
Two Minneapolis staples will be closing their doors after a combined 164 years in business. Peter’s Grill, a favorite among Twin Cities lunchtime diners, first opened its doors in 1914, two years after the Titanic sunk. Halek’s Bar, founded over 65 years ago, will also be calling it quits.
Slowly but surely the economy is picking up steam. Today’s job numbers are another data point that Barack Obama and Democrats have put the country on a path to recovery from the economic carnage of the Bush Administration.
Labor unions joined the front lines Saturday in what Occupy Minnesota has termed “the fight against corporate greed.”