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Union membership stuck at historic low in 2017

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:35
The overall trend remains bad for the labor movement. Just a decade ago, the unionization rate was 12.1 percent. It was 20.1 percent in 1983...

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Federal workers could get double pay if there's a shutdown

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:05
Federal funding runs out midnight Friday and a GSA pay period ends the next day, meaning a shutdown lasting even one day — through Saturday....

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The Trump administration just carved another chunk out of Obamacare

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:47
The rule basically legalizes affordable health coverage for small businesses.

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Jobless claims drop to lowest level in nearly 45 years

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:08
Forecasters had expected new jobless claims to drift down to around 250,000.

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Supreme Court considers exceptions to overtime rule

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 22:49
The justices debated whether federal overtime rules extend to "service advisers" at auto dealerships.

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Supreme Court should reverse the 9th Circuit's flawed deference to administrative state

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:01
Encino Motorcars demonstrates the pervasive effects of repeated abdications to the administrative state.

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Trump pick John Ring would ensure GOP majority at labor enforcement agency

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:32
The White House announced the National Labor Relations Board nomination on Friday.

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Walmart to raise wages and give bonuses, citing GOP tax cuts

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:38
Walmart announced Thursday it plans to raise starting wages and give a one-time bonus to employees.

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Louisiana teacher involved in viral arrest won't be prosecuted, school superintendent gets death threats

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 00:47
"It's sad that a woman has to be forcibly, violently removed from a board meeting for people to start caring," Deyshia Hargrave said.

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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta calls for less occupational licensing

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 21:03
Acosta says occupational licenses make sense for public safety professionals, but not for many others.

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Trump administration wants to change Obama-era rule on restaurant tips

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 05:01
The laws on tips and who gets to keep them are highly contentious issues inside the restaurant industry. The Trump administration has waded....

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A Boston Globe report just made the case against the minimum wage

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 20:51
It is a mistake to consider wages through the prism of static skills and stationary employment rank.

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In 2018, lawmakers should do something completely different to improve education

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:01
Teachers unions are corrupt and powerful, and they provide millions of dollars to equally corrupt politicians so that they'll do everything....

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Why one famous chart liberals love is flat-out wrong (as explained by Paul Krugman)

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 05:01
The Federal Reserve's data doesn't exactly fit Larry Mishel and Jared Bernstein's chart on productivity and compensation.

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Republicans should score a big win for employee rights

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 05:01
If overhauling the tax code was impressive, imagine how much more impressed voters will find it if Republicans reform laws governing unions....

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Labor Department adopts stricter rules on difference between interns and employees

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 22:40
The new standard will create a higher bar for employers to prove that their interns are just that.

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Black unemployment rate falls to lowest on record

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 14:39
The rate fell from 7.2 percent to 6.8 percent in the month, beating the previous low of 7 percent set in April 2000.

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Economy adds 148,000 jobs in December, unemployment steady at 4.1 percent

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 14:07
Forecasters had expected around 190,000 new jobs.

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Trump administration releases proposal to allow workers to band together for health insurance

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:25
The proposed rule would allow smaller businesses to band together to buy health insurance.

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Citizens Financial Group awards $12.5 million in bonuses, citing tax reform

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 14:10
The one-time bonuses will go to workers at the Rhode Island-based company "below a certain compensation threshold," amounting to 70 percent...

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