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Legality, race, and inequality: An interview with Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz (Part I)

Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz is an assistant professor of anthropology at Loyola University Chicago. Her 2011 book, Labor and Legality, explores the work and social lives of undocumented busboys in Chicago. Since 2011, Gomberg-Muñoz has been conducting...Show More Summary

Marshawn Lynch and Work to Rule

Is Marshawn Lynch actually engaging in a labor action by his refusal to talk to the press. Sarah Jaffe makes a compelling case that Lynch’s continued defiance of the NFL and his refusal is actually a work-to-rule action: Lynch may be alone in his actions at the moment, but it seems fairly clear that in […]

Labor at a Crossroads: The Seeds of a New Movement

This article is from the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. We republish it here as part of "American Labor at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies," a conference presented on January 15, 2015, co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute, The Sidney Hillman Foundation, and The American Prospect. Show More Summary

Boats still need to be turned back. But Labor won’t do it

Boat turn-backs are still needed to stop the invasion of our borders: Operation Sovereign Borders commander Angus Campbell ­revealed

Labor at a Crossroads: How Unions Can Thrive in the 21st Century

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

This article was commissioned as part of "American Labor at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies," a conference presented on January 15, co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute, The Sidney Hillman Foundation, and The American Prospect. Show More Summary

Reform the NLRB to Grow the Economy

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon Labor reforms aimed at curbing federal overregulation and returning balance to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are essential to enforcing a pro-growth agenda, according to a new report.

New S&S Imprint for Bill Clegg’s Debut Novel

16 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Literary superagent Bill Clegg labored over his debut novel Did You Ever Have a Family for seven years, unsure anyone would bid on or buy it. As he told the New York Times, he’s secured mega-deals on behalf of other writers, but gauging...Show More Summary

The Fed's Message, Simplified: Shortest FOMC Statement Since 2012

While the Fed is clearly hinting that lower crude inflation doesn't bother it because "recent declines in energy prices have boosted household purchasing power" and is generally more hawkish on the economy and the labor force, the clearest message from the Fed is simple: or so it would like to convey. Show More Summary

NAM Files Brief to Overturn NLRB Decision on Technical Refusal to Bargain

In the wake of the 2011 Specialty Healthcare decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the country has seenRead the Rest...

FOMC Statement: "Economic activity has been expanding at a solid pace", "Patient" on Policy

As expected... solid growth, patient on policy.FOMC Statement: Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in December suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a solid pace. Labor market conditions have improved further, with strong job gains and a lower unemployment rate. Show More Summary

Readers Not Optimistic About ICM/Summer Rocks Concert Series

Readers on Sunday were cynical about the future of the ICM/Summer Rocks concert series that was to start this year: Q: ICM/Summer Rocks has notified St. Louis they won’t hold a concern Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend is uncertain. Thoughts? This is why I opposed contracting with an out of...

Justin Bieber Teases Two New Tracks: Listen Here!

Following a few weeks in the recording studio, Justin Bieber is eager to shower his fans with the fruits of his labor. This morning (January 28) the “Baby” singer posted two new clips to his Instagram account, both featuring sneak peeks...Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: January 28, 2015

Peru: The Peruvian Congress rejected a controversial labor reform law following pressure from young workers who believed the proposal discriminated them. Brazil: State-run energy firm Petrobras reported a third quarter loss of 9.1% but didn’t reveal how much money had been lost in a major corruption sandal. Show More Summary

Illinois’ new GOP governor declares war on labor

Bruce Rauner charges that unions are driving down state's competitiveness. He's wrong

What if There Were a New Type of Worker? Dependent Contractor

By Lauren Weber, The Wall Street Journal Nearly all U.S. workers fall into one of two buckets: employees, who are covered by labor laws such as minimum-wage and antidiscrimination statutes, or independent contractors, who get flexibility in their work but few protections.

West Coast Port Talks Clear Hurdle

Shipping companies and the union for 20,000 dockworkers at nearly 30 U.S. West Coast ports have cleared a major hurdle in their protracted labor talks, clinching

Canada Just "Revised" All Of Its 2014 Job Gains 35% Lower

Who can forget the farce conducted by Canada's labor statistics office back in August when, as we reported, "Canada Releases Atrocious Jobs Data; Then Revises It Above The Highest Estimate Following Public Outcry." It was then that we got our first hint that when it comes to massaging data, Canada is on par with China and even the US. Show More Summary

Robert Reich: Wall Street is choking the middle class

The former secretary of labor reflects on the single biggest threat to the continued health of the U.S. economy

ReachTEL: 54-46 to Labor in Ashgrove

A new poll finds Campbell Newman in desperate straits in the race for his seat of Ashgrove.

'American Idol' Winner Phillip Phillips Wants Out Of His 'Oppressive' Contract

Not every "American Idol" winner walks away happily ever after. Deadline reports Phillip Phillips, the 24-year-old Season 11 winner of the popular talent competition on Fox, filed a complaint with the California Labor Producers on Monday against one of the show's producers, 19 Entertainment. Show More Summary

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