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This Day in Labor History: October 25, 1831

On October 25, 1831, the first of several revolts by silk workers in Lyon, France, began, which rocked the nation. The Canut revolts that this began was among the first serious challenges to the labor systems of the Industrial Revolution. With the slogan of “Live Free or Die Fighting,” they serve as a precursor to […]

13th – The Must-See Documentary That Examines Modern Day American Slavery

Despite what you may believe, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution never ended slavery. It simply morphed the institution into a more palatable reincarnation that continues to this day to profit off the labor of people of color. That’s the argument deftly crafted by award-winning director Ava DuVernay in her new film 13th, available on Keep Reading ?

30 Birth Photos That Show Pure, Beautiful Love

No matter how a baby’s birth unfolds ? whether it’s a first-time mom having a C-section, or a third-time mother fighting through a labor that lasts two full days ? childbirth is hard and it is messy. But in between all the, well, laboring are moments of love. Show More Summary

To give birth to 'Moonlight,' writer-director Barry Jenkins dug deep into his past

Since Labor Day weekend, Barry Jenkins has screened his new film, “Moonlight,” to enthusiastic audiences at seven prestigious festivals, collected near unanimous praise from critics for its tender portrait of black masculinity and closed a deal to adapt one of the hottest novels of the year, Colson...

How worrisome is the decline in labor mobility?

With fewer Americans moving to land a new job these days, it might mean the U.S. economy is losing some dynamism

Early Bird 2017 Bumbershoot Passes to Go on Sale Oct. 21

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal If you like to plan your Labor Day weekend's cultural activities almost a year in advance, you can order Bumbershoot passes for next year's festival (the 47th annual, happening September 1-3) at 10 am on October 21. Programming announcements come out next spring. Show More Summary

Why Is North Dakota Attempting to Mandate Who Should Report on Pipeline Protests?

On September 8, award-winning journalist Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! received news of her arrest for reporting at the scene of the heated Dakota Access pipeline protests five days earlier during the Labor Day weekend.  On October 17, she showed up at North Dakota’s Morton County courthouse to face the charge brought against her. Show More Summary

Why Halloween Ads on Facebook and Instagram Should Run Earlier Than You'd Think

If you're a seemingly normal person, you shake your head at the sight of Halloween decorations popping up the morning after Labor Day. C'mon, it's still technically summmer! But maybe that way of thinking is an "old normal," especially if you consider Facebook IQ's Hot Topics visualization below. Show More Summary

Obama's Failure: 1,000 More People Shot in Chicago Compared to This Time Last Year

It was only last month that Chicago's 500th homicide of the year had occurred over Labor Day weekend, and unfortunately, the Windy City faced...

Birth 'into hell': an account of 2000 babies born after the 1906 earthquake

It didn't matter that walls were crumbling, and fire swept a blackened swath through the city. There was no stopping labor. Reports from the ensuing days suggest there were hundreds of them. In addition to the 1906 event, the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake is forever etched in our minds. Monday is the 27th anniversary of the magnitude-6.9 Loma Prieta quake.

Why Retailers Are Rethinking Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day sales have not been paying off for retailers and labor is getting more competitive. Just in case you were wondering why so many stores will be dark this year.

Bella Hadid Found Her NYC Calvin Klein Billboard!

Bella Hadid steps out in an all white outfit while carrying a yellow rose as she exits The Bowery Hotel on Saturday night (October 15) in New York City. The newly 20-year-old model took no mind to the “no white after Labor Day” rule. Earlier that day, Bella took to social media to share that [...]

John Foster: Celebrating Labor Day with Signs of Labor

In honor of this week’s national celebration of Labor Day, a selection of images that personify the hard work and dedication of the American worker.

Uber hits another roadblock

Uber, the ridesharing behemoth that recently began operating driverless cars and exploring self-flying drone taxis, can’t seem to catch a break these days in the legal arena. The New York State Department of Labor has ruled that two Uber drivers, Jakir Hossain and Levon Alesanian, are indeed employees — not contractors —  and therefore eligible to receive unemployment… Read More

Labor unions and Tom Steyer to spend $60 million to mobilize progressive voters for presidential and down-ballot races

For Our Future, a progressive super PAC, has raised $60 million to continue work toward its goal of mobilizing 9.5 million African American, Latino and millennial voters in several battleground states before Election Day. The super PAC is focusing on personal contact with voters, funding grassroots groups to knock on doors rather than buying up […]

Can Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Be An Asset For Weak Fall Box Office? – Preview

It’s bound to be another downer weekend at the box office. Following Labor Day, this fall’s ticket sales currently total $682.8M through the second weekend in October, which is -10% versus the same frame last year and -8% when compared to that time frame in 2014. Show More Summary

BLS: Job Openings decreased in August

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings decreased to 5.4 million on the last business day of August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires and separations were little changed...Show More Summary

Man dies from injuries in hit-and-run boat crash

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Four were injured — two critically — in the Labor Day crash on Greenwood Lake in New Jersey.        

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