Today is one of America’s most cherished holidays – "buy more things than you need" day aka Black Friday. Given that Black Friday draws in large amounts of shoppers with promises of extraordinary deals Walmart workers and labor activists are once again using the opportunity to fight for better wages at Walmart. Show More Summary
Whoever invented the fashion rule that you can't wear white after Labor Day clearly didn't know how amazing white jeans look when paired with cold-weather staples. Nothing looks more fresh than sleek white jeans paired with an oversized...Show More Summary
Since 2012, Our Walmart, an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving. The group wants workers to get more full-time jobs and make a living wage of $15 an hour.
Paul Ford's short story "One Day, I Will Die on Mars," depicts a chilling, all-too-believable dystopian world where Uber becomes a massive transhuman immortal colony-organism that treats its labor force as its gut-flora, to be continuously measured and perfected or discarded. Read the rest
Despite serious and legitimate concerns about the emerging threat of the global economy entering an era of the ‘New Mediocre’ (Christine Lagarde), things in the U.S. look pretty decent these days, at least as far as steady job gains and declining unemployment go. Leaving aside for now the also serious and legitimate concerns about stagnant wages over […]
“Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labor when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and off'rings, and a thankful strain.” ? Alexander Pope, Imitations of Horace Today isn'tShow More Summary
After a string of critical hits, Jason Reitman has hit a rough patch with a pair of duds, Labor Day and Men, Women & Children. But Reitman is looking to turn things around with an enticing new project. THR reports Focus Features hasShow More Summary
On November 25, 1865, Mississippi created the first of the Black Codes. Designed to recreate slavery in all but name, this signified the white South’s massive resistance to the freeing of their labor force and the lengths to which it would go to tie workers to a place under white control. The impact of slavery’s […]
A recently obtained US Air Force document has revealed that taxpayers dished out over $1.5 million in transportation flight costs for President Barack Obama's Labor Day weekend personal and fundraising commitments.
Judicial Watch reports the Air Force has added up the cost of Pres. Obama’s air travel over Labor Day Weekend, which included attending the wedding of MSNBC host Alex Wagner. The total: more than $1.5 million. Flights for Obama’s 2014...Show More Summary
The corner of Marcy Avenue and Division Street in south Williamsburg is home to the fleet of female day laborers, or jornaleras, as they call themselves. Even during freezing temperatures, women come to stand on the corner to await housecleaning jobs, mostly in the surrounding Hasidic sections of Williamsburg. [ more › ]
FSU and Ole Miss will face off in Orlando on Labor Day 2016, marking the first game in a new series of kickoff games at the renovated Citrus Bowl.
From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary There were 4.7 million job openings on the last business day of September, little changed from 4.9 million in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.......Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Show More Summary
After talking themselves up over the past few days, the Coalition in Victoria has been found by a new poll to have actually gone backwards.
Jay Z brought his Made In America festival to the West Coast this year, operating a show out of Los Angeles during Labor Day weekend for the first time after two successful years based out of Philadelphia. As it turns out, taxpayers may end up paying around $170,000 to cover expenses associated with the concert, [...]
Tuesday is Veterans Day, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its October jobs numbers. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how veterans have fared in terms of unemployment lately. The overall U.S. jobless rate dropped to 5.8 percent last month, reaching its lowest level in six years. Show More Summary
Justin Bieber is working through the plea deal requirements of his egging case. It’s been revealed the singer has nearly completed his anger management classes and will work his five days of community labor service at MusiCares. The 20-year-old has also paid off the judge-ordered $80,900 restitution to settle his case. Show More Summary
On Election Day, one of the bright spots was the passage on the ballot in Montclair and Trenton of earned sick time - in Trenton by a whopping 85%. But right after the vote, what did North Ward Councilwoman Marge Caldwell-Wilson say? "The problem with isolating Trenton, other bordering towns are not held to that mandate. Show More Summary
I find myself increasingly puzzled by the monthly ritual of wall-to-wall reporting on “jobs day.” The first Friday of every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation in the country. While I appreciate...Show More Summary
Post by Suzee Skwiot. When photographer Jessica Bender's friend, Carly Bird, gave birth to her first child, it was via emergency C-section after four very long days of labor. So when it came time to deliver her second child, Carly was far more ready. Show More Summary