President Obama spoke in Connecticut today as part of his campaign to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10. Activists in Massachusetts are pushing for an even higher minimum wage.
To build the case for raising the Massachusetts minimum wage, activists have launched an effort to collect first-person accounts from low- wage workers. Kitty Callaghan of Living Wage Western Mass said the Minimum Wage Story Project will provide a prospective that has been missing from the debate over the minimum wage.
The state Department of Transportation has fined CSX Railroad $10,000 for failing to report two oil train derailments within an hour of the accidents as required by state law.
A Feb. 25 derailment in Kingston involved empty rail cars that had been off-loaded of crude oil. A Feb. 28 derailment at the Selkirk train yard near Albany involved a train fully loaded with crude oil.
The cars remained upright and there were no spills in either incident.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he is personally looking into the lawsuit filed earlier this week by Vietnam veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received less than honorable discharges from the military.
A county legislator in the Hudson Valley wants store owners to keep certain merchandise off their shelves ahead of a mid-March holiday. He is holding a press conference Wednesday afternoon on the matter.
The Saratoga Springs City Council unanimously passed a resolution opposing New York’s casino gambling law Tuesday night.
Hundreds of area residents packed into Saratoga Springs City Hall Tuesday. The room was seemingly split down the middle, red shirts on one side, white on the other – the colors associated with groups against and for casino expansion at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway.