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I don't agree with ETU: Foley

NSW Labor leader puts some distance between him and powerful union.

ABC presenter mourns Abbott’s survival of ABC plot

Just 18 months ago the Coalition replaced an utterly disastrous Labor government that had left us with record deficits, 50,000 illegal immigrants and an unparalleled…

We are Freelancers, NOT Robots!

More and more technology companies rely on freelance labor to deliver services to consumers. The Great Recession sparked a crush of on-demand workers within America's labor pool since the unemployed were forced to look at earning money differently. Show More Summary

D.C. United ends long day with CBA, victory, defeat

From Vancouver to Orlando and Foxborough to Carson, MLS players on Wednesday waited for updates on the labor negotiations between their union and league management. Would they be heading for the sideline or the picket line this weekend? No team experienced the waves of emotions and uncertainty like D.C. United, which had to try setting […]

'Survivor: Worlds Apart' Recap: Everybody's Getting Naked in Nicaragua

Last time on the premiere of Survivor: Worlds Apart, we were introduced to the contestants on the three tribes separated by work ethic and lifestyle. We have the corporate minds on the white collar tribe, the laborers on the blue collar tribe and the free spirits on the no collar tribe. Let's continue to see the affect these classifications have on the game.

MLS, players avoid strike by agreeing to 5-year deal

A source tells the AP that MLS and its players’ union have agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract

MLS, players agree to labor deal, avert work stoppage

Major League Soccer and its players reached agreement in principle Wednesday on a collective bargaining agreement, a pact that averts the first work stoppage in league history. Two days before the 20th season will kick off, the sides overcame sizable differences this week and came to terms during a fourth consecutive day of meetings at […]

MLS players agree to labor contract, avert strike

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Major League Soccer and its players union reached agreement on a labor contract late Wednesday, clearing the way for the league’s 20th season to begin on schedule Friday when the Galaxy plays host to the Chicago Fire at the StubHub Center.

Major unions expected to stay neutral in tight Chicago mayoral run-off election

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is struggling to round up support from labor unions as he seeks to unseat pro-business Mayor Rahm Emanuel, even though he bills himself as more progressive. Garcia’s surprisingly strong showing in a first round of voting on Feb. 24...

The Australian City of Melbourne Will Welcome the UFC's Octagon in November

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Congratulations to Australia’s State of Victoria! The battle has been won! Mixed martial arts have been legal in Victoria, but the ban over "cages" has kept the UFC away. The ruling Labor Party of theShow More Summary

Weaker Unions = Higher CEO Pay

As labor unions have declined in most countries around the world, CEO paychecks have ballooned. And that's not just a coincidence, according to new research from the International Monetary Fund. In the latest issue of the IMF's Finance...Show More Summary

Fine, Here Is Today’s Elizabeth Warren Video For You To Fap To

So Senate Republicans have a shiny new thing they’re calling the Congressional Review Act on Ambush Elections (S.J. Res. 8), and it’s terrible and dumb because of course it is. The resolution would prevent the National Labor Relations...Show More Summary

13 TED Talks from Nobel Prize winners

9 hours agoNews : TED Blog: News

When he was 26, Kailash Satyrathi left his job as an electrical engineer. It sounded like a crazy move, but he was determined to help children in India who were forced into labor. Satyrathi has spent three decades raiding factories where children are held as slaves, building a movement to make the employment of children [ … ]

Nearly A Third Of Americans Say They Haven't Recovered From The Recession

10 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Happy days are here again! Right, guys? On Friday, the Labor Department is expected to release another round of encouraging numbers about the job market. Meanwhile, stocks are at record highs -- in fact, the Nasdaq just reached a level...Show More Summary

Unemployment Rate Map 2013

Unemployment (% of total labor force) refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. External Data Sources: World Bank Open Data

In one month, gas prices in state have surged about $1 a gallon

California gas prices have shot up about $1 a gallon in the last month as oil refineries have been idled by a labor strike and an explosion.

Mexican Union Leader: Stop TPP, Demand Real Labor Reforms

“As long as Mexican workers don’t have rights, workers in America are under threat.” With these words Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, president of the Mexican mine and metalworkers’ union Los Mineros, addressed the AFL-CIO Executive Council at its meeting in Atlanta on Feb. 25.

Midday open thread: Jon Stewart disses Netanyahu, child labor and #TheDress, National Grammar Day

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Captain's Log. Spock's dead. The cartoons... are bad: Americans turning away from organized religion in record numbers: There are more religiously unaffiliated people in the U.S. today than ever before.Show More Summary

The Fed’s Beige Book: We Read It So You Don’t Have To

U.S. economic activity has continued to expand this year, but snowstorms in New England and a labor dispute at West Coast ports caused slowdowns in some parts of the country, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest survey of regional economic conditions.

GOP bill would give ag workers new rights to decline union contracts

By Allen Young, Sacramento Business Journal A labor dispute involving a Fresno fruit grower has spawned legislation that would give workers new authority to decline the terms of a union contract if they think it does not represent t...

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