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House Subcommittee Questions Department of Labor’s Enforcement of “Hot Goods” Provision

The National Law Review The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Horticulture recently held a hearing to address growing concerns that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is using the "hot goods" provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) in an arbitrary manner against producers of perishable agricultural products.

State, local laws force public employees to pay labor unions

By Jason Hart, Watchdog.org Taxpayer money goes to mandatory labor union “fair share” or “agency” fees in Washington, D.C,. and 23 states.

Mayor Murray and Council Member Licata Announce New City Office of Labor Standards

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

AM Ed Murray and Nick Licata make wage-law enforcement officially official. This is all fairly straightforward, but for anyone who's been following the minimum-wage debate closely, you've been waiting with bated breath for this moment:...Show More Summary

Missing in the American Media: Working People

Working Americans are woefully underrepresented in our mainstream media. A ccording to an analysis by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), the media watchdog group, so far this year “not a single representative of a labor union”...Show More Summary

Gallup Poll Shows Public Doesn’t Buy Unions’ “Fair Share” Argument

For each Labor Day, Gallup runs a poll on Americans’ attitude towards labor unions. This year’s edition didn’t supply any surprises, except this time Gallup asked specifically about right-to-work laws. Most pollsters would stop right there, but Gallup also tested the arguments of both sides about right-to-work laws. The popularity of right-to-work laws may be […]

Biden Wore What Seems To Be A Shirt From One Of Wall Street's Favorite Golf Clubs While Talking To Detroit Workers About Fair Wage

Vice President Joe Biden sported a super fancy Hamptons golf club shirt while talking to workers in Detroit, Michigan about fair wage on Labor Day. Biden's blue polo shirt had what appears to be The Sebonack Golf Club logo (You can check out some examples on eBay). Show More Summary

Clown fired from fair over racist comments

Racism is no laughing matter. A clown at the Memphis Delta Fair lost his job after allegedly taunting an African-American family from Atoka, Tenn., with racial epithets on Labor Day.

Biden Celebrates Labor Day With Call For ‘Fair Wage’

A job's about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about your dignity, it's about your place in the community, it's about who you are."

Happy Labor Day Weekend: Eat!

It’s the end of summer and time to contemplate, if not visit, State Fairs selling increasingly imaginative deep-fried treats.  Apparently, deep-fried Oreos and deep-fried butter are so last year. The Wall Street Journal tells us that the Great New York State Fair—in Syracuse, right now—has a better one: “Twinks.” And what, pray tell, is a Twink? The […]

Obama returns to minimum wage focus for Labor Day weekend address

To build a stronger middle class in today’s changing economy, we’ve got to keep fighting. We’ve got to fight for the right to affordable health insurance for everybody. The right to fair pay, family leave, and workplace flexibility.Show More Summary

Joe Stiglitz: We Need Fair Taxes For All

Here's a nice Labor Day topic: economic inequality! Listen to Joe Stiglitz: BILL MOYERS: This week on Moyers & Company, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz. JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ: Our democracy is now probably better described as one dollar, one vote than one person, one vote. Show More Summary

Be Sure to Visit Mingei World Arts at The Decatur Book Festival in Booth #527

Labor Day means.... The Decatur Book Festival! Come visit Mingei in Booth #527, near the corner of Ponce de Leon and Church Street Fair Hours? Saturday, August 30, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 31, noon to 6:00 p.m. Look for...Show More Summary

Last-Minute Labor Day: Road Trip to These Classic American State Fairs

last monthLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Fried food, Ferris wheels, and fun are on the schedule at state fairs across the country, and Labor Day Weekend is the last great weekend during summer fair season. There?s at least ten different fairs doing their thing this weekend, so one more summer road trip might just be a great way to end the season. Show More Summary

Fair Folks Opens Coffee Bar in the East Village; Labor Day Parties

• The Cannibal is hosting a Labor Day party. Forty dollars at the door gets you burgers, free-flowing beer, and more. It starts at noon. [Grub Street] • And Extra Fancy is hosting its annual Labor Day Jammy, which also starts at noon. Show More Summary

FedEx Ruling: Form, Rather Than Label, Determines Independent Contractor Status

Independent contractor or actual employee? An employee gets Fair Labor Standards Act protections, including overtime and benefits. Independent contractors get, well, their salary. The appeal of contractors then, is obvious for big companies like FedEx. Unfortunately, as FedEx just learned, often it's not the label that matters -- it's the......

Animal Planet's Labor Live Cam Exclusive Video: Desi the Calf Takes Wobbly First Steps

Animal Planet L!VE is putting the "labor" into Labor Day Weekend. Throughout the holiday weekend, the Labor Live Cam, which can be viewed here, will stream live animal births from the Nebraska State Fair's birthing pavilion. Not only...Show More Summary

Animal Planet Takes Labor Day Literally With Digital Live-Birth Cameras

Animal Planet this morning announced its first ever Labor Live event for Labor Day weekend.  Throughout the holiday weekend — usually a TV viewing sinkhole —  live animal births from the Nebraska State Fair will be broadcast as theyShow More Summary

Labor Day Submission: Apparently I Am Very Responsive To Nipple Stimulation

Most of my labor and delivery were fairly standard. BUT…I was that person who slipped and fell in her own amniotic fluid on the floor. Just like in the movies. There was also a period of a few hours where I was asked to sit around tweaking my own nipples. Show More Summary

News: FLA cites Quanta for further Apple labor problems

2 months agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

The Fair Labor Association has released new reports containing audits of two Apple supplier factories, both Quanta facilities, in Shanghai and Changshu, China. Both audits were done in August 2013. Issues cited include workers beingShow More Summary

Latest audit on two Chinese Apple suppliers finds labor, health violations

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

A new report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) on two facilities run by of one of Apple's manufacturing partners has found numerous violations, including excessive overtime, underpayment of sick wages, and inadequate health and safety measures. Show More Summary

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