By Editorial Writer | 11/29/13 10:44 PM
Expect today to see a barrage of news about Walmart workers protesting low pay at their stores nationwide. The Friday after Thanksgiving is a notoriously slow news day, and turmoil at Walmart just as the Christmas shopping season begins is enough to entice the local TV news crews. Be extremely...
By Sean Higgins | 11/29/13 03:04 PM
A press conference call by the activist group OUR Walmart turned awkward when the group was repeatedly unable to say how many Walmart employees had joined in the group's long-planned Black Friday protests. Walmart itself put the figure at just 20. "I don't have an actual count," said Our...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/29/13 10:53 AM
David Callahan at Demos' Policy Shop: There are few better ways to uncover fraud in an industry than to incentivize insiders to blow the whistle on wrongdoing.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/29/13 08:47 AM
Five years after the financial crisis, 4.1 million Americans have been out of work for longer than 27 weeks. Many of them face a looming deadline at the end of the year, when federal long-term unemployment benefits expire.
By Sean Higgins | 11/27/13 03:41 PM
While President Obama and Big Labor are generally very close, the chief executive can be quite dismissive of them at times too. The latest example is a pair of administration appointments that have some union leaders steaming. In an article Friday, Salon.com noted that one of the first...
11/27/13 08:51 AM
(www.washingtonpost.com) Fears about jobs and the economy are high, a poll shows, especially among lower-income Americans.
By Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 11/26/13 05:47 PM
Thursday is Thanksgiving. Amid economic hard times, millions of Americans are thankful to have a job. Some self-anointed worker centers think that some employees should not be thankful. In addition to Black Friday demonstrations outside Walmart, they are organizing protests on Dec. 5 to try to...
By Sean Higgins | 11/26/13 05:29 PM
It's official: Union-managed multi-employer health insurance plans are getting a special exemption from an Affordable Care Act -- also known as Obamacare -- tax. To make up for the lost revenue, taxes are going up on other plans. The rules change, first proposed by the White House earlier this...
11/26/13 09:52 AM
(www.motherjones.com) Labor Secretary Tom Perez has taken a lead role in President Barack Obama's push to increase the federal minimum wage. The fast food industry is one of the nation's largest employers of low- and minimum-wage workers. So why has the labor secretary brought on a top McDonald's...
11/26/13 09:46 AM
(www.nytimes.com) Ron Unz, who rose to fame by promoting a ballot initiative that essentially eliminated bilingual education in California, is taking on a goal that has stymied liberals.
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