From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary There were 4.0 million job openings on the last business day of January, little changed from December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.......Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Show More Summary
By Michael Grabell, ProPublica Today’s blue collar temp laborers face abuses similar to those of migrant farmworkers depicted in iconic 1960 CBS documentary.
MALVERN, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - On a cold winter's day, historian Bill Watson found himself standing in the snow, picking through the roots of an upturned stump near railroad tracks in a place now known as Duffy's Cut.
Women's History Month is a perfect time to celebrate the capacity for upward mobility women have gained in the workforce -- especially when it comes to labor unions. Today, women constitute the greatest portion of the labor force working inside and outside of the home. Show More Summary
Women's History Month is a perfect time to celebrate the capacity for upward mobility women have gained in the workforce--especially when it comes to labor unions. Today, women constitute the greatest portion of the labor force working inside and outside of the home. Show More Summary
American Apparel shows off yet another nearly naked woman, this time in the name of fair labor practices. Because boobs and decent pay for a day's work are completely corollary. (Excuse me while I check my breasts and look for a paycheck...Show More Summary
Four days after returning to the negotiating table, the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers are near an agreement on a new three-year contract, I’ve learned. “We’re not there yet and there are still a few more I’s to dot and T’s to cross, but we’re very close,” one insider told me today. Show More Summary
By Phil Fairbanks, The Buffalo News For the better part of two days this week, Buffalo’s top criminal defense lawyers took turns challenging, critiquing and at times even mocking the government’s case against Operating Engineers Local 17.
New York Times: The auditorium was packed. There were single mothers, day laborers, grandparents pushing infants in strollers and teenagers interpreting for parents. All of them faced a potentially life-changing prospect: Within a year, California will start offering driver's licenses to immigrants who are living in the country illegally. Show More Summary
US stock index futures ticked up after two days of sharp swings and ahead of data on the labor market and the services sector. ||| New York - US stock index futures ticked up on Wednesday after two days of sharp swings and ahead of data on the labor market and the services sector. Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures ticked up on Wednesday after two days of sharp swings and ahead of data on the labor market and the services sector.
On March 5, 1972, the workers at General Motors’ plant in Lordstown, Ohio went on strike after authorizing it two days prior. They were angry about sped-up work at their factory, but ultimately this was a young and diverse workforce angry at the degrading and mind-numbing nature of industrial work. The 3-week strike received national [...]
By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A new moral movement wants to influence state government, and it’s not the religious right. MORAL MONDAY: One day ahead of Florida’s 2014 legislative session, a coalition of social justice groups and labor unions rallied for a ‘moral’ legislative agenda. Show More Summary
Josh Brolin plans a romantic kiss on his assistant Kathryn Boyd as the two check out the sights of Rome, Italy late last month. The 46-year-old Labor Day actor is reportedly dating his assistant of nearly two years. The duo looked happy and cozy together as they toured the historic city. The romance between Josh [...]
On March 4, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed the LaFollette Seamen’s Act, creating standards for working conditions on boats that the U.S. would enforce on all ships stopping at American ports, whether under American flags or not. It was not only a major early victory for American labor but is strong evidence behind the assertion [...]
You hear that old saw that "the market is not the economy," a lot these days, and for good reason. As ConvergEx's Nick Colas notes, the S&P 500 breaks to record highs - but U.S. labor markets remain sluggish; investor portfolios do well - but over 47 million Americans (more than 15% of the population) are still in U.S. Show More Summary
The headliners have been announced for this year's Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, which will take place Labor Day weekend in Panama City Beach, Florida. Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton have been chosen as this year's headliners. Get the full scoop about the event here!
by Monica Kelsey Seeing the fruits of our labor doesn't happen everyday in the pro-life community. But when a baby is saved from abortion, all glory be to God! June 10, 2013 started out like any other day at "Allen County Right to Life" in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Everyone was working on projects for upcoming events.…
Late day Monday links update, sorry. Lousy Smarch weather, True Detective, etc. You know? Labor has a restock of Marisa Tomei and Jesus Piece cruisers on their webstore, but they probably won’t be there for very long. A lot of interviews went online this past week, and Frozen in Carbonite’s interview with underrated hip-hop white […]
This post is a special request from Anna in PDX to help her work out some thorny issues she faces in her local. If this series can be of use to your local or organizing needs, drop me a line. On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed the Davis-Bacon Act, establishing a requirement for [...]