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The War Over Wages, City by City

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray used last May Day to announce that business and labor had agreed to a historic plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Seattle's bold measure is part of a growing wave of activism and local legislation around the country to help lift the working poor out of poverty. Show More Summary

The Unemployment Rate is an 'Inadequate Measure of Slack'

Jared Bernstein says there's more slack in the labor market than you'd think from just looking at the unemployment rate:...So why not just look at the unemployment rate and call it a day? Because special factors in play right...

Windy City BBQ Classic Grows In Size For Year Three

Moving the festival from Labor Day weekend to Oct. 11 resulted in a record number of competing BBQ teams. [ more › ]

IATSE Hits Bravo With Unfair Labor Practices Charges Over ‘Shahs Of Sunset’ Firings

Three days after the NBCUniversal-owned cable network took over control of Season 4 of Shahs of Sunset and canned the striking postproduction staff, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has made a big move of its own. Show More Summary

Channing Tatum Flaunts the Fruits of His Magic Mike Labor on the Beach

Channing Tatum put his shirtless body on display during a day at the beach with his wife, Jenna Dewan, and their daughter, Everly, on Sunday - and we have the exclusive photos! The couple spent time on the sand with their 1-year-oldShow More Summary

Watch This: Which side are you on?

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: The crowd-pleasing Pride has us thinking back on other movies about the labor movement. Harlan County USA (1976) Plenty of stirring...Show More Summary

O.J. Simpson Living In Prison Horror Story As Inmates Forced To Poo In Plastic Bags After Water Shut Down

O.J. Simpson is learning that life in prison isn’t breezy. After his correctional facility experienced a water shut down over Labor Day weekend, inmates were forced to defecate in plastic… READ ON

Captive Matthew Todd Miller speaks out about isolation of North Korean imprisonment

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Ten days after being handed a sentence of six years of hard labor in North Korea, U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller was briefly allowed to talk to The Associated Press about the isolating conditions of his imprisonment. Miller, 24, was accused by North Korea of entering the country to commit...

Annual Labor Issue

  We have finally sent our September/October 2014 Annual Labor Issue out to e-subscribers (print subscribers should get it within a week to ten days).  And I just posted our cover story to the website, The Future of Work, Leisure, … Continue reading ? The post Annual Labor Issue appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

Watch This: There is power in a union, says John Sayles

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: The crowd-pleasing Pride has us thinking back on other movies about the labor movement. Matewan (1987) John Sayles’ interests...Show More Summary

NPD data: Back-to-school Mac sales up 16 percent, year-on-year

Data from the NPD group indicates that MacBook sales grew 16 percent year-on-year during the 10-week back-to-school period, measured from 4th July to Labor Day week. The most significant sales were seen during the last three weeks of the period, where sales were up 27 percent. Overall Mac back-to-school market share climbed from 24.2% last […]

American describes life inside N. Korean prison

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — An American man recently sentenced by North Korea to six years of hard labor says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so far his health isn't deteriorating.

Wall Street & Main Street Vote For Clean Energy

SolarWakeup. By Jonathan Silver “Wall Street and Main Street have voted. They voted for a clean energy economy. As any good investor knows, you back your winners.” When Congress returns after Labor Day, it will pick up the debate over...Show More Summary

Watch This: Hoffa makes no bones about celebrating the gangster life

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: The crowd-pleasing Pride has us thinking back on other movies about the labor movement. Hoffa (1992) The whereabouts of Jimmy...Show More Summary

This Day in Labor History: September 23, 1969

On September 23, 1969, President Richard Nixon issued the Philadelphia Plan, forcing building trades unions to allow black members into their ranks. Nixon did this believing that it would show him as a strong civil rights president without having to do very much to give in to the more radical demands of the civil rights […]

How to raise more money through donor retention – without throwing money away

I spent Labor Day morning reading about the labor of fundraising. I am so glad I picked up Roger Craver's book, Retention Fundraising! These three hours will be with me for years. I'm not new to this. I've been studying donor retention for over a decade. My first product, "Creating Donor Evangelists" leveraged studies done [...]Show More Summary

10 Places Where Summer Lasts Longer

Labor Day has come and gone, and the official end of summer is here, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to warm weather. For those who want to enjoy every possible minute of fun in the sun, these destinations will make you forget all about the changing of the season. Show More Summary

Which Celebrity Nudes Are Leaking Next?

Since the nude-leak frenzy of 2014 kicked off with a huge cache of private celebrity smartphone snaps over Labor Day Weekend, the internet has been awash in stolen pictures of famous women —all of whom have appeared on an eerie "master list" being passed around the web's grossest corners. Read more...

Labor Day

Despite a summer of game-changing decisions, the NCAA still refuses to give up in its fight against the players it’s supposed to look out for. The post Labor Day appeared first on SLAMonline.

This Year, Things Will, In Fact, Be Different; August Jobs Report Will Surprise To The Upside; Labor Market Will Maintain Momentum Through The Fall

News from around the world has been pretty miserable of late. It’s tough to open up the paper these days (yes, as a news junkie I still read newspapers) and not feel like the world is falling apart. From Syria and Gaza to Libya and Liberia, it’s been a horribly grim end to the summer. In the […]

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