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Ready to strike

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Unionized employees at JBS voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to authorize a strike after 10 months of contract negotiations have failed to reach agreement in key areas involving health care and wages for workers at the Worthington plant.
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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

North Dakota oil boom boosting household income

September 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota’s unprecedented oil boom has helped boost the state’s median household income above the national average and positively impacted salaries to its sister state to the south, demographers in the Dakotas say. Continue Reading

Study reports workers’ wages stagnant this Labor Day

September 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Northern Plains News

With the last Labor Day hot dogs and family outings finished, it’s now back to work after Labor Day for South Dakota’s and the nation’s workers.

However, for many this Labor Day week, a new study shows their wages have i…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Job Service: Oil counties tops in N. Dakota wages

August 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK High-paying jobs in North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch helped bump the state’s average annual wage by 10 percent last year to nearly $46,000 though the state continues to lag behind the national average, a Job Service analysis showed. Continue Reading

Keeping up with the Oil Patch: Dickinson service companies increase wages

June 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Everything costs more in the Oil Patch.
In order to stay competitive, many service companies from stores to hotels have had to increase base wages to not only keep up with other companies, but to allow their employees to keep up with the increased cost of shelter and food in Dickinson. Continue Reading

How much is a Dunn County sheriff worth? Commission seeks salary guidelines

April 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MANNING With the deadline approaching to turn in applications for Dunn County’s open sheriff position, the County Commission will check the law before determining what the salary for the position will be. Continue Reading

Coalition seeks $9.50 state minimum wage

February 21, 2013 in EOT Focus

A coalition of children’s groups, religious organizations and unions say Minnesota’s poor would benefit from a higher minimum wage, more state child care support and a tax credit for parents. Continue Reading

Wage claims filed against Dickinson company

February 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Four employees who recently left their positions at a Dickinson safety company have filed wage grievances with the North Dakota Department of Labor. Continue Reading