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Introducing Equipay: "Reparations one meal at a time"

Pulling data income data from US Department of Labor, Equipay allows you and your friends to split the cost of a meal in accordance with gender and racial income inequalities. Bill-splitting app that splits the bill fairly. No really, fairly. TEAM MEMBERS: Brian Carter, George Chen, Rohan Dhaimade, Franklin Ho, Luna Malbroux, Graham Starr, Star Zagofsky

Vanity Fair Covers the Contingent Worker Supplement to the Current Population Survey

Vanity Fair's The Obama Administration Is Finally Getting Serious About the On-Demand Economy covers the plan by the Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to run the contingent worker supplement as part of the May 2017...

STARBUCKS CEO: We're witnessing a 'seismic change' in retail

The announcement by Wal Mart last week that the retailer will close over 100 stores is a fair gauge of the state of American retail. Sales and earnings are down, and costs for labor are climbing. Macy's, Nordstrom, and Sears are all limping along. This downturn hasn't been lost on Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. Show More Summary

What Would It Take for the Economy to Be More Fair?

Experts on business, labor, and corporate governance offer their reasons for optimism and pessimism going into 2016.

The Day When Three NASA Astronauts Staged A Strike In Space

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image credit Blows on behalf of fair labor treatment don't always have to come from factory workers. On December 28, 1973, one was delivered by three U.S. astronauts orbiting the globe in NASA's Skylab - a one-day sit-down strike inShow More Summary

The day three NASA astronauts staged a strike in space

Blows on behalf of fair labor treatment don't always have to come from factory workers. Sometimes they're delivered by unionized professors, or even multimillionaire ballplayers. On Dec. 28, 1973, or 42 years ago Monday, one was delivered by three U.S. astronauts orbiting the globe in NASA's Skylab--a...

Impressive Hotel Service Recovery

I have fairly low service expectations in the UAE in general. I realize most "labor" is imported, and often working conditions aren't good, so I'm more forgiving than I'd be elsewhere. Last night I wrote about my baffling experience at the Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, where we got a "happy anniversary" cake. Show More Summary

Management's Big Secret

Whenever American businesses come under attack by labor unions or watchdog organizations for not providing employees with a livable wage, or not paying their "fair share" in taxes, they respond with the same hackneyed answer: "Get off our backs. Show More Summary

Here's every US state's unemployment rate

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released their monthly report on unemployment rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and things are looking fairly good. The Bureau noted in their press release that 27 states sawShow More Summary

Why wage and hour litigation is skyrocketing

It's no doubt a rare thing for America to become less litigious on any given issue. But the growth in lawsuits under one law in particular — the Fair Labor Standards Act, which sets the nation's minimum wage and overtime levels — has been particularly dramatic. The employer-side law firm Seyfarth Shaw observed this in a blog post […]

Stay Union, Stay Strong: N.J. State AFL-CIO Calls for Solidarity in Face of Friedrich’s U.S. Supreme Court Case

Strong unions empower working people to fight for justice, fairness, dignity and respect. No matter the challenges that we face, your solidarity will ensure a strong and enduring labor movement for generations to come.

U.S. jobless claims, continuing claims decline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a fairly robust labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 271,000 for the week ended Nov. Show More Summary

Tyson Foods Wants the Supreme Court to Block Its Employees From Suing for Wage Theft

Workers have filed dozens of lawsuits against Tyson Foods alleging millions of dollars in "wage theft" for its failure to keep wage and hour records and to properly pay workers for overtime as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA). Show More Summary

Kate Winslet Back in Vogue With 'The Dressmaker'

Liam Hemsworth and Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker (Credit: Ben King) In a mostly stellar career Kate Winslet has had her fair share of commercial and critical misfires including Labor Day, A Little Chaos and, currently, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs. But the Oscar-winning actress looks set to bounce back in The Dressmaker, [...]

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders jumps into local Verizon union fight

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders waded into a labor dispute involving Verizon on Monday, urging the telecommunications giant to negotiate a fair contract for 39,000 members of the Communications Workers... To view the full story, click the title link.

Sanders urges Verizon to resolve local labor dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is wading into a labor dispute involving Verizon, urging the telecommunications giant to negotiate a fair contract for 39,000 members of the Communications Workers of America. The Democratic presidential candidate joined Verizon workers at a demonstration outside a Verizon Wireless store.

Help fund the sequel to the reality show that opened fashionistas’ eyes to sweatshop labor

A year ago, a group of Norwegian fashionistas went to Cambodia to experience life as a sweatshop worker. Their hellish experience went viral, allowing the women to bring their message about fair treatment of garment workers to fashion giants like H&M, though their message to the retailer resulted in pushback rather than improvement. Show More Summary

U.S. jobless claims up slightly, four-week average lowest since 1973

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week, remaining at levels consistent with a fairly healthy labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the week ended Oct. Show More Summary

3 Things to Know for Fair Trade Month

Fair Trade Month is a time to spread the word about who and where our products come from. This means putting the spotlight on challenges like child labor in cocoa and slavery in seafood, and also celebrating the farms, factories, brands and retailers that are doing things differently. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Rules Google Book Scanning Project is Fair Use

The 2nd Circuit writes the latest chapter in a decade-old fight that attracted the interest of the MPAA and practically every labor guild representing authors in media and entertainment. read more

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