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From G20 to Labour20

Labour20 set forth important goals not just for labor but for the economy and broader society. But does organized labor have the credibility to promote these aims?

Fed’s Williams sees strong case for December interest-rate hike (With 94 Million Not In Labor Force?)

Reuters reported that “Fed’s Williams sees strong case for December interest-rate hike. The post Fed’s Williams sees strong case for December interest-rate hike (With 94 Million Not In Labor Force?) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Video: Homeless Woman Giving Birth At Muni Stop, Anonymous Bike Messenger Hailed As Hero

The woman, who may suffer from mental illness, apparently did not know she was pregnant when she suddenly went into labor and gave birth without making a sound on Monday afternoon. [ more › ]

Do Arts Workers Need A Union?

13 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“When the choice comes down to sacrificing the quality of a product, or sacrificing the physical and mental well-being of the laborers who make that product, there needs to be someone looking out for the workers.”

Australian banks accused of boycotting Apple Pay by Labor party official

Apple Pay may have recently launched in Australia, but so far none of the country's banks have decided to support it. Now a member of the country's Labor party has accused the banking industry of deliberately freezing out support for Apple Pay in favor of their own systems. Show More Summary

Earthy modular VIMOB home can be erected in even the most hard-to-reach locations

Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos turned to prefab architecture as a solution to the challenge of building a home in a hard-to-reach location. To limit the amount of materials and labor that would need to be transported on site, the architects developed a factory-built home that could be easily assembled on site atop a pier-and-beam foundation system. Show More Summary

VW labor boss says CO2 cheats undermine new car orders

WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen is faced with slowing orders for new cars as consumers are shunning purchases after the carmaker admitted it understated fuel usage and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, VW's top labor representative said. Show More Summary

March protesting Laquan McDonald's death to hit Chicago's Magnificent Mile

19 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Elected officials, community activists and labor leaders are planning a demonstration billed as a “march for justice” Friday up Michigan Avenue, the city’s premier shopping district, in the wake of the release of video showing a police officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald. Demonstrators are...

Linky Friday #142: Plumber Payday

Labor, Education, Psychology, Media, Family, Society, and World!

Safety Lapses and Deaths Amid a Building Boom in New York

20 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

An increase in fatalities and injuries has mostly affected undocumented immigrant laborers and far exceeds the rate of new construction.

Laquan McDonald shooting protest groups plan Friday march

A collection of elected officials, community activists and labor leaders are planning a demonstration billed as a "march for justice" Friday on Michigan Avenue in the wake of the release of video showing an officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald. Demonstrators are calling for an independent investigation...

Why a liberal senator is siding with employers in a bitter labor dispute

Sen. Barbara Mikulski wants to undo rules that impact foreign seafood workers on Md.’s Eastern Shore.

This Day in Labor History: November 26, 1910

On November 26, 1910, a factory building in Newark, New Jersey caught on fire, killing 25 textile workers. This should have been a call to arms for workplace safety reform, but because it was in Newark and wealthy people did not see the people making their clothing die, nothing happened. The situation would be very […]

7 Ways to Use Your Vendors to Finance Your Growth

Russ owned a successful contracting business that did large "tenant improvement" (TI's) projects for building owners. In his industry it is common practice that a contractor will have to float the materials and initial labor of a new job for 15-45 days before they receive their first payment from their client. Show More Summary

November Jobs Report: Are Labor Market Gaps Closing?

With the Fed likely to raise interest rates at the upcoming December meeting, economists are watching the November jobs report closely. What's next for the labor market? Here's what we're watching for in Friday's report: • Non-farm payrolls...Show More Summary

No but yes: Dreyfus denies comparing jihadists to Catholic/Protestant rivalry

On the ABC yesterday, Labor’s Mark Dreyfus backed off an idiotic comparison after being called out by the Liberals’ Josh Frydenberg. And that wasn’t his…

On Pregnancy, Labor and the Lost Art of Discretion

A few days after a positive pregnancy test, I stumble across a photo of the most horrifying baby shower cake. Some newly-expectant mother is about to encounter at her party, not the ubiquitous cupcake, but a frosted vagina. A Cabbage Patch doll's head emerges vacant-eyed from its jello-filled depths. Show More Summary

Unions to Picket Wal-Mart

The Free Beacon reported: Union front groups say they will protest outside more than 2,000 Walmart locations on Friday, but labor critics do not expect to find too many workers in their midst. The United Food and Commercial Workers union announced through its subsidiary OUR Walmart that they will once again turn out picketers at […]

Watch This Incredible 95-Foot Christmas Tree Come To Life [Video]

The 95-foot Christmas tree at Dallas’s Galleria mall is known throughout the country. It isn’t just its impressive size that makes it famous, it’s the intricate decorations and the huge amount of labor that goes into its inception every year. This 95-foot tree is the largest indoor Christmas tree in the nation. Overlooking the mall’s […]

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