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County supervisors end impasse on labor relations board

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to appoint a new member to the employee relations commission, sidestepping a standoff between unions and management that had left the panel unable to make decisions on hundreds of labor issues.

Daniel Andrews’ plan for Victoria: give it to the unions

Daniel Andrews is from Labor’s Socialist Left. It shows and Victoria will pay. Scrap laws that…

Kennett unexcited: best thing to say about Victorian Liberals is that Labor would be worse

Former Liberal Premier Jeff Kennett is right. The Victorian Liberals are emptied of vision - which party…

Hunger Games Producer: 'To Be Closeted In Hollywood Is Tantamount to Being a Wimp'

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Nina Jacobson, the producer of Mockingjay, discusses being an out woman in Hollywood, being fired while her wife was in labor, and why female heroes matter read more

Faith leaders decry push for legislative pay hike

Nuns and other faith leaders joined with advocates for the poor and labor groups Tuesday to criticize efforts by New York state lawmakers to raise their own salaries, saying they must first address... To view the full story, click the title link.

How Jason Reitman Is Planning To Break Out Of His Slump

After a string of critical hits, Jason Reitman has hit a rough patch with a pair of duds, Labor Day and Men, Women & Children. But Reitman is looking to turn things around with an enticing new project. THR reports Focus Features hasShow More Summary

Germany's Catholic Bishops Face Resistance Over Labor Reform

Germany's Catholic bishops are pressing ahead with reform of a controversial Church labor law that would allow employees who are in homosexual relationships or those divorced and civilly remarried to work in Church-run institutions. The bishops were to unanimously vote in favor of change on Nov. Show More Summary

VW Policy for Tenn. Plant Sets off Labor Scramble

By Erik Schelzig, ABC News In rival camps located about a mile apart, both supporters and opponents of the United Auto Workers' efforts to unionize their first foreign auto plant in the South say a new labor policy at the Volkswagen factory is going to help them.

Some thoughts on why “empty labor” makes us miserable

The Atlantic has an absolutely fascinating article that reveals how little work actually goes on at work. From the article: …the proportion of people who say they never work hard has long been far greater than those who say they always do. The articles and books about the stressed-out fraction of humanity can be counted in the […]

How to Make the Easiest, Cheapest, and Most Delicious Bread You’ve Ever Tasted

No kneading, no special equipment, and less than ten minutes labor. Tod's method for making bread is the perfect gourmet recipe for someone that has never set foot in a kitchen before in their life... and for everyone else, too.

NEA’S $132 MILLION INFLUENCE SPREE

By RiShawn Biddle, Dropoutnation.net The National Education Association just filed its 2013-2014 LM-2 filing with the U.S. Department of Labor, and once again, it spent big to preserve its declining influence over education policymaking.

NLRB’s Johnson and Griffin Review Pitfalls Associated With Employer Monitoring of Social Media

The National Law Review Officials of the National Labor Relations Board recently weighed in on the legal risks employers bear under the National Labor Relations Act when monitoring employee/applicant use of social media.

Farms fight DOL bid to broaden ‘hot goods’ case

By Mateusz Perkowski, Capital Press A federal judge will hear oral arguments on Dec. 3 about whether U.S. Department of Labor can expand its allegations of "hot goods" labor law violations against Oregon blueberry farms.

Nine Ways to a Food Waste-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a good time to remember to be grateful for farmers, farm laborers, cooks, and food service workers. Unfortunately, while we are giving thanks for the harvest, we are also wasting massive amounts of food. Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, the United States will waste about five million tons of food. Show More Summary

Count the Votes at Gerawan!

By Matt Patterson, Labor Watch It’s a basic civil right: the ability of union members to get rid of a union if it no longer serves its members effectively. Today, that right is being denied to a group of farmworkers in California by officials who refuse to count the votes the workers cast in a decertification election.

Kuroda Turns Up Heat on Japan Inc.: Turn Profits Into Wages

Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has again displayed his willingness to push boundaries, nearly ordering business executives to stop sitting on their profits and raise workers' wages in upcoming negotiations with labor unions.

Robert Reich: College gets you nowhere

The former secretary of labor examines why a degree no longer guarantees a well-playing job

This Day in Labor History: November 25, 1865

On November 25, 1865, Mississippi created the first of the Black Codes. Designed to recreate slavery in all but name, this signified the white South’s massive resistance to the freeing of their labor force and the lengths to which it would go to tie workers to a place under white control. The impact of slavery’s […]

Employee Misclassification, Labor Laws and the Sharing Economy

Two cleaning ladies have filed a class-action lawsuit against Handy, claiming the maid-on-demand service violated a number of labor laws. The basis of the suit against Handy is the folks filing the suit claim they should be classified as employees,...

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