The day after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. named a former advisor to President George W. Bush to head its corporate and government affairs division, two activist groups filed complaints accusing the retail behemoth and its suppliers of poor labor practices.
Another week has expired, and with it so has our ever shrinking pool of economic freedoms under the unconstitutional appointees to the National Labor Relations Board. It seems as if every other day another employer is told who they can and cannot bargain with, or for that matter what group a worker can or cannot affiliate with. Show More Summary
Today, a one day strike is taking place among non-union, low-paid government workers, some of the nearly 2 million government workers making less than $12 an hour, which I think is an absurdly low wage for a federal employee or someone employed by a government contractor. They are demanding that President Obama do something to [...]
Labor law violations are rampant in the restaurant business and cash is one of the main reasons. Where there is cash, games are played; and small restaurants are still largely cash businesses. Workers across the country, however, are doing something about their rights.
Briefly: Good news for anyone anticipating Jason Reitman‘s latest film, Labor Day. Paramount has enough confidence in it to give the film a date primed for awards consideration. Labor Day will be released Christmas Day, expand on January 10 then go wide January 31. Labor Day Gattlin Griffith as a young boy whose life is turned upside [...]
Ridley Scott's Moses epic 'Exodus' and 'Labor Day,' the latest from director Jason Reitman (Up In the Air), get new release dates.
In a hilarious video filmed as a tribute for Mother’s Day, Kensington Church, a non-denominational organization based in Michigan, decided to take two guys where no men had ever been before. (Well… except for these Dutch guys who did it first). Show More Summary
Another Jason Reitman movie is getting prime awards-season placement. Paramount said the Juno and Up In The Air director’s latest, Labor Day, will open in limited release December 25 this year before expanding January 10 and going wide January 31. Show More Summary
Any confrontation over the nation’s debt ceiling is now unlikely till after Labor Day. The government is expected to hit the debt ceiling this weekend, but Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said in a letter Friday that “extraordinary measures” would likely...
The other day, I did a post of celeb ladies wearing white, where I told y’all how I’d been indoctrinated to believe that you shouldn’t wear white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day. But then a couple readers mentioned that they thought that the no-white prohibition ended on Easter, not Memorial Day. I did [...]
A few days ago, I reported that with only one day left to sign the landmark International Labor Organization’s Accord on Building and Fire Safety, most American companies were still holding out. Now, the deadline has come and gone, and only two American companies have signed it. Show More Summary
------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Honorable John A. BoehnerSpeakerU.S. House of RepresentativesWasrungton, DC 20515Dear Mr. Speaker:WASHINGTON, D.C.May 17, 2013As provided by Public Law 113-3, the statutory debt limit was suspended by Congress throughMay 18, 2013. Show More Summary
E! reality TV star Rochelle Humes may go into labor any moment now that her Friday, May 10 due date came and went, her husband Marvin Humes formerly of the Brit boy band JLS confirmed to the OK magazine. Sadly, Humes show Chasing the Saturdays did not get picked up for a second season as it as a ratings flop. American viewers like conflict and Humes and her The Saturdays
In addition to the Third Circuit's divided, pro-Noel Canning decision this morning which Jeff has described here in his post from today, Washington has been busy with labor-oriented topics today. To wit, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)...
The trend of weak economic data continued for a second straight day today, although this time, it got the better of the broad-based S&P 500. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics certainly squashed investors' hopes earlier today when it reported that the Consumer Price Index for April fell 0.4% over the previous month. Show More Summary
By LaborUnionReport, RedState.com With so many scandals in Washington these days, Senate Democrats may be about to add more fuel to conservatives’ fire at the behest of AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka and his fellow union bosses.
By Melanie Trottman, The Wall Street Journal Senate Democrats are scheduled to go to bat Thursday for two of the labor movement’s top priorities: moving ahead on Tom Perez’s nomination as labor secretary as well as a full slate of nominees to fill vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board.
By Editorial Board, Star Tribune Don’t buy the malarkey coming from DFL legislators poised to deliver one of the most sought-after items on Big Labor’s wish list: unionizing Minnesota child care providers.
Senate Democrats on Thursday take up two of the labor movement’s top priorities: Tom Perez’s nomination as labor secretary and filling vacancies on the NLRB.
These days, job hopping is practically a way of life. Gone is the idea of spending four decades at one company, ultimately retiring with a gold watch and a pension plan. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median number of years workers stay at a given job is only 4.6, which allows them to rack up as many as 10 gigs in a lifetime. Show More Summary