Vodafone CEO Bill Morrow is the new head of the National Broadband Network Company, announced on the same day a damning report into the roll-out of Labor’s FTTN NBN was finally released. More »
Stories about cops gratuitously killing dogs are sadly common, but this is the first parakeet stomping I can recall. According to a federal lawsuit, it all started during a 2012 Labor Day weekend barbecue at the Staten Island home of...Show More Summary
While A-list Scientologists like Tom Cruise, John Travolta & Kirstie Alley spend their days in multi-million-dollar mansions and on red carpets, others further down the ranks of the controversial… READ ON
Wearing a white dress after Labor Day wasn't the only shock about Felicity Jones's red carpet look. The actress literally put her best foot forward when she stepped out for the New York premiere of The Invisible Woman in hot pink Christian...Show More Summary
From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary There were 3.9 million job openings on the last business day of October, little changed from September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The hires rate (3.3 percent)...Show More Summary
On December 8, 1886, the American Federation of Labor formed at a meeting of union officials in Columbus, Ohio. The most successful labor federation in American history, the AFL has long had its critics on both the left and right, but ultimately its founding president Samuel Gompers understood the realities of Gilded Age politics and [...]
A coalition of education, labor, civic and civil rights organizations, led by the American Federation of Teachers, is staging a “National Day of Action” on Monday with dozens of coordinated events in cities across the country that are aimed at building a national movement to fight corporate-influenced school reform and offer alternative ways to improve public […]
Reporting on the release of the monthly jobs numbers last Friday, we spoke with Northeastern University political economist Barry Bluestone about what he called generally good news: 200,000 people back to work and the unemployment rate down to 7 percent. Show More Summary
One year ago today Schooling a reader who doesn't like female, middle-aged, black pirate captains: A reader of Scott Lynch's fantasy novels upbraided him for daring to have a black, middle-aged woman running a pirate crew, calling it...Show More Summary
Feudalism was a set of customs in medieval Europe that setup a society in which relationships were based on holding land in exchange for service and labor. There is a modern day movement that is silently pushing out the middle class from truly owning real estate. In my view, there is no coincidence with the […]
My wife starts listening to Christmas music sometime after Labor Day (or perhaps Memorial Day), so the topic of Christmas songs is never too far from a conversation in our household. And a Facebook post by her sister this morning, in...Show More Summary
Only days before US Airways is set to officially merge with American Airlines, a labor dispute threatens to complicate the plan to create the world's largest airline.
Who had Auburn and Missouri playing in the SEC Championship back on Labor Day? Anybody? And Duke playing in the ACC Title game in football? You must be outside your mind. Ohio State vs. Michigan State and Stanford vs. Arizona State are...Show More Summary
Today is the 22nd day of the Fast 4 Families, where labor leaders and others are fasting on the National Mall in Washington D.C. for “commonsense” immigration reform. The usual suspects are sponsors of the action including SEIU, Voto Latino, America’s Voice, Center for Community Change, National Council of la Raza, and United We Dream. […]
While wearing white after Labor Day is no longer taboo, it still takes some sartorial savvy to pull the look off. Actress Lupita Nyong'o, our new favorite style star, was a shining example of winter white done right on Monday while attending...Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Labor joins individuals and communities across the globe today in commemorating World AIDS Day. Held annually on Dec. 1, this is a time to remember the many lives we’ve lost to HIV/AIDS, assess our progress addressing the epidemic, and challenge ourselves to take the next steps toward an AIDS-free future. It...
This illustrious extended weekend contains what is probably the most American of American holidays. No, not Labor Day, that's for Pinko Commies. We've had Black Friday, which is now also Black Thursday, and we're about to have Cyber Monday, which is like Black Friday, except Cyber. So what's the best vroom for your buck? Read more...
While what little remains of America's middle class is happy and eager to put in its 9-to-5 each-and-every day, an increasing number of Americans - those record 91.5 million who are no longer part of the labor force - are perfectly happy to benefit from the ever more generous hand outs of the welfare state. Show More Summary
On November 30, 1999, protests began in Seattle, Washington against the World Trade Organization. The WTO meetings offered unions, environmentalists, and various social and economic justice activists from around the world a forum to voice their rejection of the neoliberal free trade agreements of the late 20th century that had undermined American unionism, allowed corporations [...]
As World Prematurity Day nears, I write so that others who’ve been through this know they’re not alone. I’ll never know why I lost my daughter, but I do know that life goes on despite the pain. Read more