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My Conversation with Larry Summers

Larry was in superb form, and we talked about mentoring, innovation in higher education, monopoly in the American economy, the optimal rate of capital income taxation, philanthropy, Hermann Melville, the benefits of labor unions, Mexico,...Show More Summary

NAFTA redo takes backseat to other issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While an ambitious end-of-year deadline remains for completion of the retooled North American Free Trade Agreement, the issue took a backseat to farm labor, tax reform, nutrition policy and other topics during the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference. WASHINGTON, D.C. Show More Summary

How Applying an Ecosystem Approach Can Spur Contingent Workforce Innovation

Categories: Innovation, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: L2, Sourcing & Categories There are numerous factors today that have led many procurement professionals to view non-employee workers as just another resource delivered through a supply chain. Show More Summary

The key to financial freedom: Live and work like a resident

That first paycheck as a new attending means so much more than what is direct-deposited into the bank account. The emotions of finishing medical school and training to finally seeing the fruits of your labor positively affect the bank account is something to be proud of. As a medical student (like myself) and resident, it […]

Eduardo Porter Criticizes NYT Editorial Calling for Increased Protectionism

It's good to see the NYT has diverse voices on economic issues. In his "Economic Scene" column on the economy's supposed labor shortage, Porter argued that "raising barriers to imports — inviting retaliation from trading partners — is...Show More Summary

Economic Scene: Unemployment Is So 2009: Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Earnings are rising at a pace not seen in almost two decades. Will it be enough to draw more people off the bench and into the job market?

Arizona Labor Activists Preserve Local Control

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin Boxes of signatures gathered in Arizona Healthy Working Families Initiative's successful campaign to raise the state's minimum wage in 2016. That measure also reaffirmed that local governments may enact higher...Show More Summary

Induction of union-busting Reagan into Labor’s Hall of Honor shocks union

Isn’t it weird that someone who could contend for the title of America’s Greatest Union Buster will be inducted into the Labor Department’s Hall of Honor? More than strange, the union representing Labor Department employees says honoring former president Ronald Reagan is shocking. But Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta thinks inducting Reagan is a fine idea. […]

Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come.

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Taiwanese company’s manufacturing model has not translated easily to other countries, where it faces different social, political and labor conditions.

Labor shortage amplified by hurricane rebuilding

CNBC's Diana Olick reports on Hurricane Harvey's impact on housing in the devastated areas.

Watch Depression-era machinists and laborers forge and mill steel parts

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

When watching assembly line robots of today, it's easy to forget that gruelling repetitive work used to be done manually. This beautiful footage from 1936 shows the precision needed, and it's beautifully lit and shot in black and white. (more…)

Rep. Goodlatte's guest worker plan would replace H-2A

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., plans to introduce the Agricultural Guestworker Act next week, which would replace the H-2A program that many fresh produce growers use for labor. Speaking Sept. 19 at theShow More Summary

Forget Trump. The 2020 Election Will Be About Single Payer.

By PAUL KECKLEY Last week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee wrapped up hearings focused on stabilizing the individual insurance market leaving unresolved an issue that separates Dem’s and Rep’s on the committee: just how much freedom states should have in managing their insurance markets. At issue are the Section 1332 waivers which

Raw Photos Pay Tribute to the Extraordinary Work of Labor and Delivery Nurses

Post by Megan Zander. A recent tribute to labor and delivery nurses posted by Jill Krause of Baby Rabies -- coupled with an intimate picture taken by photographer Katie Lacer of Mamma KT Shoots -- caused moms everywhere to reach for the tissues as they remembered their own awesome delivery nurses. Show More Summary

Square Enix’s King’s Knight is more than just a Final Fantasy 15 spin-off – it’s a labor of love

King’s Knight might just be the strangest piece of the Final Fantasy 15 universe, but this little spin-off game is a labor of love. In Final Fantasy 15, Noctis and his crew of buddies are hopelessly addicted to a mobile game. While the FF15 story does eventually get very serious indeed and they spend more […]

Don't hold your breath for a bigger raise next year: survey

Despite a tight labor market, raises are expected to average 3% next year, up slightly from 2.9% this year, a new survey says        

How To Extend Your Tan Past Labor Day

Self-Tanning for beginners The post How To Extend Your Tan Past Labor Day appeared first on Beauty Banter.

This Day in Labor History: September 19, 1945

Female machinist, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California, 1942. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer On September 19, 1945, 24 fired female employees of the Lindstrom Tool and Toy Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut picketed outside the factory in protest of their firing. It led to nothing, but this brief action is a window into the treatment […]

Trump Stacks Labor Department with Friends of Big Business

(Photo: Rex Features via AP Images) Patrick Pizzella testifies before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on his nomination as Deputy US Secretary of Labor on Capitol Hill. W hen, amid scandal...Show More Summary

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