Labor relations news; Fed hike.

Yesterday, the Fed hiked the federal funds rate 0.25% to 1.5%. CLEL was stunned. The Fed states that its decision is based its observation that oil prices, and not a fundamental problem with the economy's growth caused the recent employment number. The WSJ reports (sub req'd.)

In other news:

The LA Times reports that LA Hotel workers are requesting a federal mediator.
The LA Times reports that a Wal-Mart is alleging a UC study was Union funded.