recession http://wwno.org en In Scranton, Pa., City Workers Sue Over Having Wages Slashed http://wwno.org/post/scranton-pa-city-workers-sue-over-having-wages-slashed The city of Scranton, Penn. now faces two federal lawsuits over a decision last week to <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/11/156592961/pa-mayor-cuts-city-workers-pay-to-minimum-wage" target="_blank">slash public employee's pay to minimum wage</a>. Unions representing the city's workers also are asking Lackawanna County Judge Michael Barrasse to hold Mayor Chris Doherty in contempt of court.<p>Doherty cut all city workers' pay to $7.25 an hour, saying Scranton had run out of money. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:53:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 15503 at http://wwno.org NOLA well positioned to ride out recession http://wwno.org/post/nola-well-positioned-ride-out-recession <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf3dd434e15-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf3dd434e15-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf3dd434e15-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-800864.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>While the nation continues to suffer through an economic recession, some experts say New Orleans is one of the best places in the country to ride out the tough times.</p> Fri, 05 Dec 2008 15:57:54 +0000 Eileen Fleming 1520 at http://wwno.org