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This Day in Labor History: April 17, 1905

On April 17, 1905, the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Melville Fuller, decided the Lochner v. New York case, overturning a New York law limiting the hours bakers could work to sixty a week. This landmark case gave official SCOTUS sanction to the idea of free contract between employer and employee. Calling such laws, […]

‘Real Housewives’ Star Ramona Singer To Lease Hamptons Mansion

OWNERS: Ramona and Mario Singer LOCATION: Southampton, NY PRICE: $320,000 (Memorial Day to Labor Day) SIZE: (approx.) 7,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: “Real Housewives of New York City” original cast member Ramona Singer, currently caught up in a salacious and public split from her adulterous husband, Mario Singer, has the erstwhile... Read more »

Woman Delivers at Loyola Shortly After Labor Pains Start at Zoo

Muthuswamy Jagatheesan and Sulochana Muthuswamy and their family were enjoying a day at Brookfield Zoo last Saturday when Sulochana suddenly went into labor at 35 weeks pregnant.

Jill Duggar details her difficult 70-hour labor

Jill Duggar was in labor for nearly three days with son Israel.

Scenes From Four Wage Protests Across the Country

In cities throughout America yesterday, advocates for workers' rights mobilized in a day of nationwide protests. Led in part by labor organizations like Fight For $15 and the Service Employees International Union, nationwide ralliesShow More Summary

Labor, Civil Rights and Social Justice Movements United to ‘Fight for $15’ on Tax Day

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

In more than 200 cities, some 60,000 low-wage workers involved in the “Fight for $15” campaign—among them child care providers, Wal-Mart clerks and adjunct professors—staged an action on Wednesday that highlighted the vast amount of public money spent to support underpaid workers.

Hillary Clinton Takes Firm Stance On Driver's Licenses For The Undocumented After Slip-Up In 2008 Race

WASHINGTON -- Javier Sandoval, a 44-year-old resident of Santa Rosa, California, drives at least 15 miles per day to get to his work as a day laborer. Until this year, he was doing so without a driver's license -- not by choice, but because he couldn't get one. Sandoval, like nearly 2.5 million other people in California, is undocumented. Show More Summary

The Time for Equal Pay is Embarrassingly Overdue

Equal Pay Day came and went this week but pay equity is a stubborn problem that demands our attention beyond a symbolic day on the calendar. We must continue the dialogue. The most recent data (2013) from the federal Bureau of LaborShow More Summary

"Fight For $15" Minimum Wage Rallies All Over NYC Today

       The movement to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour is getting a huge push today, with labor unions organizing a day of action across the country. [ more › ]

Five Facts About the Gender Pay Gap:

Over the past century, American women have made tremendous strides in increasing their labor market experience and their skills. On Equal Pay Day, however, we focus on a stubborn and troubling fact: Despite women’s gains, a large gender pay gap still exists. Show More Summary

On Equal Pay Day, a 1970s Batgirl could teach today’s GOP a lesson about equal pay

I guess it’s utopian of me to think that today’s politicians and mainstream media would be as radical as a Batgirl from a 1970’s Department of Labor PSA. But a girl, bat or otherwise, can dream, can’t she? Either way, it’s Equal Pay Day!  In the 1970s the radical, gender-norm-challenging-binary-questioning Batgirl character came out in support […]

Berryliction of duty

3 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

One wonders just what NC Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry does all day. She doesn't go after businesses who break labor laws. Heck, she doesn't even bother following the law that mandates that the state safety panel must meet at least...Show More Summary

Kids Cruise Free: Labor Day Cruise Deals

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Kids Cruise Free Sail is set to end on April 30th, 2015. Details of the Sale: It is 3rd – 8th passenger in the cabin sail for FREE or 50% off on select sailings.  So, that means that regardless of age the 3rd – 8th passenger in the cabin cruises for taxes […]

Broadway Box Office Up $118.5M Over 2014; Helen Mirren Recoups In 8 Weeks

“Money, Money, Money” goes the Abba ditty that will certainly become Mamma Mia‘s swan song as it begins its long goodbye leading up to shuttering on Labor Day. It’s a pretty good anthem for this week’s box office report as well: Heading...Show More Summary

The Lifejacket Diaper

A few Labor Days ago, I went camping up in the Boundary Waters with my friend Adam, who graciously introduced me to the joys of the Lifejacket Diaper. If you are unfamiliar, the Lifejacket Diaper is exactly what it sounds like: an upside down life jacket worn as a diaper, with your legs popping out......

Rights-Based Maternity Care Must Become a Global Priority

Beginning last year, advocates launched the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights on April 11 to ensure that combating the mistreatment women around the world face during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth becomes a matter of global importance. Image: Shutterstock The post Rights-Based Maternity Care Must Become a Global Priority appeared first on RH Reality Check.

MoneyWatch: Big sales for Apple Watch; Major retailers under labor investigations

Apple sold nearly 1 million Apple Watches on Friday, the product's first day on sale. Also, major retailers like Target and Gap are under investigation by the New York State attorney general for labor practices. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.

Beach Traffic

Did anyone else brave the crowds and head to the beach for the Labor Day weekend? We did, but thankfully we were not stuck in the car. We rode our bicycles, but even that was not without issue … the husband broke his chain on the way home. The weather, at the coast, was actually […]

Cleanliness and Godliness

6 days agoReligion : SoMA Review

In line with the prevailing Judeo-Christian tradition, life in 1900 followed the biblical directive of "For six days shall ye labor, and on the seventh shall ye rest."

First Thoughts on Student Loan Reform Bill

At Higher Ed Watch, we have spent most of the day eagerly awaiting the release of legislation that the Democratic leadership of the House Committee on Education and Labor has written to overhaul the federal student loan programs. Based...Show More Summary

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