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Help wanted in Mitchell

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

South Dakota is poised to be on “the leading edge of a national workforce issue,” according to a local development expert.

South Dakota’s businesses, including those in Mitchell and the surrounding area, have been routinely hindered in recent year…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Help wanted in Mitchell

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

South Dakota is poised to be on “the leading edge of a national workforce issue,” according to a local development expert.

South Dakota’s businesses, including those in Mitchell and the surrounding area, have been routinely hindered in recent year…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

ND one of few states to see low-income wages increase; SD’s wages decrease

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

North Dakota was one of only three states that saw wages rise for so-called “low-income wage earners” during the Great Recession, according to a new study by the Economic Policy Institute.Low-income wage earners are in the bottom 20 percentile, accor…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

ND one of few states to see low-income wages increase; SD’s wages decrease

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

North Dakota was one of only three states that saw wages rise for so-called “low-income wage earners” during the Great Recession, according to a new study by the Economic Policy Institute.Low-income wage earners are in the bottom 20 percentile, accor…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Minimum wage remains on Minnesota legislative agenda

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech promise to “give Americans a raise” raised the hopes of Minnesotans who want the state minimum wage increased.
The Democratic-controlled Minnesota House already is on record in fa…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minimum wage remains on Minnesota legislative agenda

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech promise to “give Americans a raise” raised the hopes of Minnesotans who want the state minimum wage increased.
The Democratic-controlled Minnesota House already is on record in fa…continue reading on dglobe.com

High court child care case expands

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

A U.S. Supreme Court hearing that could affect a Minnesota law allowing child care workers to join unions took on broader interest during Tuesday’s arguments when it became apparent that justices could make a decision to ban forcing government work…continue reading on dglobe.com

Thune, other senators fight farm regulations

January 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota Ag Connection

U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., Friday led an effort with 42 of his Senate colleagues from both sides of the aisle in requesting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration immediately stop what he says is unlaw…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

State steps into union dispute

November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

LAKE ANDES — State officials agree with the Randall Community Water District on 24 of 28 points of dispute between the district and a union recently formed by district employees.

Nine employees of the water district, headquartered in Lake Andes,…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Don’t go too far with raise in minimum wage

October 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

Count us among those who would like to double their salary in the coming year.

That’s what some of the nation’s fast-food workers are demanding, even going so far as to stage strikes and protests in 60 U.S. cities recently. The workers are see…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com