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This Day in Labor History: June 25, 1914

This is a guest post by Jacob Remes, who is clinical assistant professor at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. His book, Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era, is available from the University of Illinois Press. He tweets at @jacremes. Charles Lee worked at a patent leather factory in the Blubber […]

Labor Rights Activist in Critical Condition After 50-Day Hunger Strike

Prominent leftist scholar Noam Chomsky has called for Jafar Azimzadeh’s release Labor rights activist Jafar Azimzadeh is in critical condition in Evin Prison after enduring a wet hunger strike for more than 50 days, his wife, Akram Rahimpour, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.  “I’m worried about him. His vision and hearing […]

The Diablo Canyon deal marks the death of nuclear power in the U.S. - or does it?

What you heard the other day, when Pacific Gas & Electric and a group of environmental organizations and labor unions announced a plan to permanently shutter the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, was the sound of the door shutting on nuclear power in the United States. Or was it? The landmark deal,...

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Does Taking a Regular Day Job Mean Giving Up?

[Editor's Note: This is the another episode in Max Wong's journey to find an extra $31,000 this year. Read the whole series here.] Although most people hate their boring job, there is something to be said for mindless labor — at the end of the workday, you can leave the job at the office. I...

858 killed: Not a day in April passed without a terror attack

Habib Ullah chugged along a dusty road in rural Pakistan on his battered motorcycle, his wife, infant son and 7-year-old daughter hanging on — a family of farm laborers on their way to work the fields. A 60-year-old father of seven, Ullah was steering through the barren, mountainous district of...

This Day in Labor History: June 22, 1896

On June 22, 1896, mine owners in Leadville, Colorado agreed to lock out their unionized miners, presenting a united front against unionism. This action would spur one of the largest battles between unions and employers in the 1890s, one that typically would be ended by the Colorado militia’s use as a private army of the […]

Could Retirement Eventually Be A Thing Of The Past?

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The new face of retirement is looking more and more like the old face of going to work every day. A new Pew Research Center analysis of Bureau of Labor employment data found that the number of and percentage of Americans age 65 and older who are still working is higher now than at any time since the turn of the century. Show More Summary

Hollande Facing Showdown as Labor Law Protesters Defy Demo Ban Threat

Francois Hollande - already the most unpopular French president on record - is facing a showdown with unions and students after they threatened to defy a ban on marching through Paris in a day of protests over reforms to France's labor laws.

5 Important Leadership Lessons Teens Learn from Summer Lifeguarding

Think your lifeguards are mindlessly coasting by? Think again. They're learning valuable leadership lessons that will serve them long after Labor Day.

2016 Made in America Festival Lineup Features Rihanna, Chance the Rapper & More

This Labor Day Weekend, Budweiser’s Made In America music festival will be going down in Philadelphia. Per usual, Jay Z is curating the event, which will feature performances by 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper, Grimes, Bryson Tiller, Travi$ Scott, Tory Lanez, A$AP Ferg and many more. Additionally, this year’s headliners are Rihanna and […]

Brexit, Racism, and the Limits of Social Demoracy

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede Why the most progressive leftist to run the UK's Labor Party in years, Jeremy Corbyn, has to side with the market and Conservative Party on Brexit. Twocoms/ In a few days, the citizens of the United Kingdom will vote on whether to stay or leave the European Union. Show More Summary

Rihanna, Coldplay Headlining Jay Z's Made in America Festival

The Jay Z-curated Made in America Festival returns to Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend with a stacked lineup featuring headlining sets by Rihanna and Coldplay. The fest's roster also includes Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz's ColleGrove project, Grimes, A$AP Ferg, Jamie xx, Martin Garrix and many more. This Made in...

Why Hillary Inspires Me

Born and raised in South Dakota, I am proud to come from a working class family. To this day, my parents both work in manual labor for hourly wages without the benefit of a union, retirement plans or much in the way of benefits. ButShow More Summary

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a 2D Animator 

The creation process behind 2D animation conjures nostalgic images of smoke-filled rooms where animators labored over their slanted drafting tables, flipping between thin pages while sketching a character into life. Those days may be gone, but 2D animators work in new ways to tell stories with their art. Read more...

7 Best Beach Reads for the Business Mind

Reading at your own pace is a summer benefit. Here are 7 books that will get you ready to sprint from Labor Day to the end of the year.

The Burning Man Project Buys the 3,800 Acre Fly Ranch in Nevada In Order to Expand to Year Round

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

On June 10, 2016, the Burning Man Project, known for their eponymous annual Labor Day event in Black Rock Desert (aka the playa), announced that they had purchased Fly Ranch, a property of 3,800 acres in Washoe County, Nevada just 21 miles north of the playa. The purpose of the purchase is to create a […]

How Did UNICEF Help Halima Get Her Childhood Back?

For World Day Against Child Labor 2016, join UNICEF in working to free children from exploitation so they can recover their future.

Will Congress Exempt Itself from the Overtime Rule?

A destructive Department of Labor rule to expand overtime pay was finalized a few days ago. The rule will affect 4 million salaried workers making between $23,660 and $47,476 a year. The long-term negative consequences will include a likely reduction in base salary and reduced hours, while many of us will have to start punching a time clock. Show More Summary

New York City, Long Island beaches are convenient destinations

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Break out the sunscreen! New York City beaches are open till Labor Day with lifeguards on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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