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Data Lining Up For The Fed’s Rate Hike Forecast

Tim Duy: Data Lining Up For The Fed’s Rate Hike Forecast, by Tim Duy: Last Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a fairly lackluster employment report. In most ways, the story remains the same – steady improvement in the...

Data Lining Up for the Fed’s Rate Hike Forecast

By Tim Duy – Last Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a fairly lackluster employment report. In most ways, the story remains the same – steady improvement in the labor market but no signs of overheating in...

Untrustworthy memories make it hard to shop ethically

Imagine a shopper, Sarah, who is concerned about child labor and knows about groups like the Fair Wear Foundation that certify which brands sell ethically produced clothing. Hours after learning that fashion giant H&M reportedly sells clothing made by children in risky workplaces in Burma, she goes shopping. Completely forgetting about what she just heard, she buys an H&M dress.

NLRB Denies Harvard’s Appeal In Graduate Student Union Election

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Harvard prevented a free and fair election on forming a graduate student union, clearing a path for another vote.

Sunday Night Futures

Weekend:• Schedule for Week of Dec 10, 2017Monday:• 10:00 AM ET: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for October from the BLS. From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P 500 are up 3, and DOW futures are up 23 (fair value).Oil prices were down over the last week with WTI futures at $57.16 per barrel and Brent at $63.14 per barrel. Show More Summary

Compelled Association

Late last month, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear Janus v. AFSCME, a case that challenges public-sector unions’ right to collect fees from nonmembers. Such “fair share” fees have been a legal bedrock of labor unions since the Supreme Court’s 1977 ruling in Abood v. Show More Summary

Meet the E-dumper, the world's largest electric vehicle

A Swiss consortium of companies is constructing the largest electric vehicle in the world – in record time. The prototype is not intended as a dainty little exhibition piece for trade fairs, but rather for hard labor in the quarry. Experts from Empa are in charge of its operational safety.

Family fun

What to do and where to go this month Special Events Orange International Street Fair: Enjoy a day of live music performances, arts and crafts booths and food from countries across the globe. Festivities take place during Labor Day weekend in Old Towne Orange. 10 a.m-10 p.m. Sept. 1-3. Newport Beach concerts: Visit the […]

Labor lawyer: Ezekiel Elliott faces an uphill court battle with the NFL

Elliott's case hinges on proving the NFL didn't provide 'fundamental fairness' during arbitration

Working, and paying taxes, on holidays

Happy Labor Day. While many Americans are working on this holiday, others are fortunate to have off this first Monday in September. Whether you're working or not most likely depends on the type of employee you are. The Fair Labor Standards...Show More Summary


If you are reading this you are either outside the United States, in a job that doesn’t get today off, or bored. If you are in either of the last two, I am sorry. It was a fairly uneventful weekend … Continue reading ?

Taylor Swift Booed By Fans For Apparently Ducking Them After Friend's Wedding — Fair Or Not??

Taylor Swift spent the Labor Day Weekend in Martha's Vineyard as a bridesmaid at friend Abigail Anderson's wedding, but she couldn't get through it — and her release of some more new music — without taking some heat from fans while there. Security was tight at the church during the ceremony, of course, but fans were [...]

French PM says labour reforms 'ambitious, balanced, fair'

The French government said on Thursday it would cap unfair dismissal payouts and give companies more flexibility to adapt pay and working hours to market conditions in a labor reform France’s biggest union said was disappointing.

Microsoft's Labor Day sale includes big savings on PCs, movies, and more

Labor Day may still be a week away, but Microsoft is already celebrating with some solid deals. Microsoft has kicked off a fairly big labor day sale in its online store, and there are some solid deals to be had on PCs, movies, TV shows and more....

Labor Are Socialists, And Other Ridiculous Theories From Desperate Liberals

The Coalition’s latest attack on Labor’s ‘socialism’ would be funny, if it wasn’t so desperate, writes Ben Eltham. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann gave a speech to the Sydney Institute last week. It’s fair to say it wasn’t one of his best efforts. Of course, politicians pontificating is scarcely news. But every so often, they give [...]Show More Summary

Congress can correct NLRB’s joint employer mistake

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

House members introduce “Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), which would restore the traditional joint employer standard that the NLRB upended and modifies the definition of joint employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act to be consistent...Show More Summary

WELL, BE FAIR, THEY HAVE NO OTHER MARKETABLE SKILLS: College Protesters Demand Peers Pay Them for ‘E…

WELL, BE FAIR, THEY HAVE NO OTHER MARKETABLE SKILLS: College Protesters Demand Peers Pay Them for ‘Emotional Labor’.

Phone Sex Worker Sues Firm for 'Draconian' Pay Setup

Want to be your own boss? Make your own hours? Not get properly paid according to the Fair Labor Standards Act? While the first two perks of working as a "phone actor" for Tele Pay USA's "adult and psychic hotlines" are listed on the company's website, the latter is the...

Letter to the House Committee on Education & the Workforce concerning H.R. 986, The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017; H.R. 2776, The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act; and H.R. 2775

Heidi Shierholz and Celine McNicholas of the Economic Policy Institute Policy Center submitted the following letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education & the Workforce, on June 28, 2017.

Labor and employment roundup

7 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Rhode Island bill would lock in existing public employee union benefits until new contract reached. Why bargain in good faith? [Providence Journal editorial] NYC Mayor De Blasio signs “Fair Work Week” package imposing on fast-food and...Show More Summary

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