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‘Freedom Seal’ Certifies Companies Committed to a World Free from Slavery

By eliminating the demand for goods and services produced with slave labor, the Freedom Seal aims to end human trafficking and slavery.

Victory: The U.S. Senate Opposes Government-Mandated Project Labor Agreements

By Ben Brubeck, The Truth About Project Labor Agreements Vote-A-Rama, the U.S. Senate’s annual version of March Madness, gives senators a chance to offer unlimited amendments and votes to the Senate’s budget resolution. Traditionally,...Show More Summary

Third Estimate of GDP for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

Overall, today’s GDP report is consistent with a wide range of indicators showing continued labor market strengthening and improvement in household and corporate balance sheets. This estimate of fourth-quarter GDP affirms the robustShow More Summary

The rise and fall of US labor unions — and why they still matter

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

Editor’s note: this is the first in a weekly series of articles on organized labor, to culminate on International Workers Day on May 1. The US labor movement was once the core institution fighting for average workers. Over the last half century, its ranks have been decimated. The share of the...

In among the robots, veteran Toyota staffer says manual labor is key to success

By Chang-Ran Kim TOYOTA CITY, Japan (Reuters) - In a corner of Toyota's oldest factory, the Japanese carmaker's longest-serving employee preaches the benefits of craftsmanship, saying manual labor is the key to success in a highly automated automotive industry. Show More Summary

NCAA Schools Can Absolutely Afford To Pay College Athletes, Economists Say

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

A growing chorus of critics are calling for the National Collegiate Athletic Association to pay student-athletes. Just this month, a coalition of professors banded together in support of labor rights for men’s football and basketball players. Show More Summary

Federal Court Blocks Medical Leave For Married Gay Couples In Four States

3 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Last night a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against a recently-issued Labor Department policy that grants family medical leave benefits to married same-sex couples in states that forbid same-sex marriage. Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: In a 24-page decision, U.S. Show More Summary

Labor responds to racial disparity in construction

Crain's columnist Greg David's blog post on the low percentage of African-Americans in the construction sector triggered four letters to the editor pointing to unionized construction as an exception... To view the full story, click the title link.

TPP

Greg Sargent has what I think is a pretty solid run-down of where progressive Democrats are with the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In short, it’s not a strong hand. In this era where many congressional Democrats basically ignore labor and neoliberalism rules the day, we are stuck relying on a combination of Democrats who care more about […]

8 Admired Books That Were Disliked By Their Own Authors

Writing a full-length novel is a labor of love. Most authors who manage to put together a best-selling book often have... The post 8 Admired Books That Were Disliked By Their Own Authors appeared first on Lifehack.

A new employer obligation to provide predictable scheduling?

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

With no statutory authorization or track record of earlier Department of Labor involvement — not that that’s stopped them in the past — the Obama Administration’s hyper-activist Wage and Hour Division may be exploring ways to deployShow More Summary

In Contract Battle, Orchestra Moves To Replace Up To Two-Thirds Of Its Players

7 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The KBS Symphony Orchestra moved to potentially replace 67 positions in its 100-strong orchestra on Monday, upping the ante against players in an intensifying labor dispute.” KBS, the state broadcaster of South Korea, spun off its orchestra in September 2012; many musicians, fearing for their job security, want to remain KBS employees and have been […]

Labor, Coalition reject Palmer report

Senators critical of recommendation for Qld ban on CSG, fracking instigated by PUP.

State actions detrimental: Robb

East West link shelving, NSW Labor 'xenophobia' putting investment at risk, trade minister says.

ABC’s FactCheck suspiciously late on the scene of the Labor crime

The ABC calls out a Labor lie only after giving Labor weeks to prosper from it. The Australian: Almost a month…

Feds Probing Former Paramount Exec Over Embezzlement Allegations

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating allegations that former Paramount labor relations executive Stephen Koppekin embezzled money from three of the union pension and health plans that he served on as a management trustee. Two...Show More Summary

Corporate astroturf king lurks behind business lobby's anti-worker campaign

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Rick Berman The king of the astroturf corporate front group is playing a key role in a recent outrage campaign against the National Labor Relations Board's decision that, since McDonald's controls how its franchisees run their businesses...Show More Summary

Inglewood stadium developers, labor group reach jobs agreement

Developers of the proposed NFL stadium in Inglewood reached agreement Thursday with a powerful labor group on jobs for the $1.86-billion project, avoiding a referendum that could have delayed the undertaking.

San Francisco Fed President John Williams

Back in 1965, much as today, the Federal Reserve's main inflation gauge was running at a low 1.25%, labor costs were growing slowly and the unemployment rate was half a percentage point above what then was viewed as optimal.

U.S. Court Halts Labor Department Protection For Same-Sex Couples

14 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

(Adds background) By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, March 26 (Reuters) - A U.S. district judge in Texas on Thursday issued a stay to halt the U.S. Labor Department from implementing a rule that would expand medical leave protections for...Show More Summary

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