labor http://wfpl.org en U.S. Labor Secretary Visit Highlights Louisville's Challenges http://wfpl.org/post/us-labor-secretary-visit-highlights-louisvilles-challenges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stories from low-wage workers were shared with U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Wednesday and many&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">said they support raising the federal minimum wage, but that there also needs to be a more comprehensive plan to truly improve inequity.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also sharing in the conversation were small business owners who agreed that the federal minimum wage should be raised, although Perez noted some do believe raising the wage would be a hindrance&nbsp;on operations.</span></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:31:09 +0000 Devin Katayama 7628 at http://wfpl.org U.S. Labor Secretary Visit Highlights Louisville's Challenges Union Membership Declines to Lowest Level Since 1930s http://wfpl.org/post/union-membership-declines-lowest-level-1930s <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">WASHINGTON — The nation's labor&nbsp;<font color="red">unions</font>&nbsp;suffered sharp declines in membership last year, led by losses among public sector workers in cash-strapped states, cities, counties and towns.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:25:22 +0000 Associated Press 3558 at http://wfpl.org Union Membership Declines to Lowest Level Since 1930s Opera Ends Another Year in the Black http://wfpl.org/post/opera-ends-another-year-black <p>The Kentucky Opera announced today that the organization ended the year with a budget surplus. This is the third season under general director David Roth that the Opera has come out ahead.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:29:51 +0000 Erin Keane 1468 at http://wfpl.org