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Brazil expands labor rights for domestic workers

By JENNY BARCHFIELD | 08/21/14 12:01 AM

Brazil expands labor rights for domestic workers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she'd fall, exhausted, into bed. More than two decades later, Brazil has passed legislation aimed at...
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Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

By PAUL WISEMAN | 08/21/14 09:51 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week's figures were revised up...
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Out of Touch With America: Are Unions Obsolete?

Out of Touch With America: Are Unions Obsolete?

The rise and current decline of organized labor in America: How unions lost touch with the workplace and their own members. A 5-chapter series.
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