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Sarah Silverman Opens Up About 'Very Dark Years' Battling With Depression In Glamour Mag — 'Every Breath Is Labored, You Are Dying'

The hilarious Sarah Silverman we all know and love revealed her ongoing struggle with depression in a recent Glamour magazine feature. In the candid interview, the 44-year-old said she was just 13 when she first experienced the symptoms: "I was walking off a bus from a school camping trip. The trip had been miserable: I was, sadly, [...]

China talks expected by week's end

Labor to discuss China free trade deal with Turnbull government this week.

Lea Michele Refuses to Scream on "Scream Queens"

Never one to skimp on a work out, and Lea Michele shows off the fruits of her labor in the November 2015 issue of Women's Health. Inside the issue the "Glee" gal discusses her fitness routine, "I go back and forth between hiking and hot yoga. Show More Summary

Roberts Court Clears Way for Home Care Workers’ Wage Protections

An order last week turned away an emergency appeal by industry groups to delay implementation of a Department of Labor rule that grants minimum wage and overtime protections to some home-care workers. Image: WikiMedia Commons The post Roberts Court Clears Way for Home Care Workers’ Wage Protections appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The On-Demand Economy: Creating Bad Gigs or Good Jobs?

The on-demand economy is not a new concept -- however, in 2015 it has been brought to the forefront of the national conversation, especially as it pertains to the nature of our professional economy and workers' rights. As a labor leader...Show More Summary

ISDS Courts

One of the biggest concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements are the Investor State Dispute Settlement courts that have no accountability to anyone, can overturn national laws that improve labor and environmental conditions, and are utterly opaque. Here is a very useful run-down of the ISDS and the TPP: In short, ISDS […]

From warehouse to cubicle farm: Exploring Amazon’s employee feedback system

4 hours agoTechnology : Gigaom

Evidence that Amazon is starting to treat its white-collar workers the same as the laborers in its distribution warehouses continues to mount. A new report shows that the company, which has…

“Everything is a workaround”: Life in Obama’s agencies as Congress does nothing

NEW YORK — Last week, on the kind of fall day in Brooklyn that movies are made of, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez stepped onto a modern union shop floor — in this case a children’s playground — for a lesson in community organizing. “If I don’t have a child with me, I introduce myself […]

Jeb Bush increases attacks on Obamacare, pledges replacement

5 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is laboring to make inroads with potential Republican voters flocking to Donald Trump and Ben Carson, is intensifying attacks on the Affordable Care Act and making renewed pledges to repeal and replace the 2010 law. “There’s no way to fix it,” Bush said Tuesday...

Donald Trump Protest: Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Visit Outside Las Vegas Hotel

During a labor protest on Monday afternoon, just outside of the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, Hillary Clinton made a surprise visit to blast Donald Trump, alongside hotel workers and activists fighting for unionization. Show More Summary

California May Change Rules So They Can Keep Fighting Fires With Prison Labor

As California burns, justice system reforms may force it to stop relying on near-free prison labor to combat wildfires. The post California May Change Rules So They Can Keep Fighting Fires With Prison Labor appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Brazilian film Hard Labor starts playing in the U.S. October 30th

Over the last couple years, I have gotten very interested in Brazilian culture, and of course that interest includes checking out Brazilian film, horror movies in particular. So far, I would recommend 2010's BEYOND THE GRAVE, 1964's...Show More Summary

Tunisian Nobel Recognizes role of Labor Unions, the Left in Democratic Transition

6 hours agoNews : Truthdig

How many American news reports about the Nobel Peace Prize given to the Tunisian Quartet that pushed the country toward democracy and compromise will mention that two of the four organizations so honored are national labor unions of workers?

'I have no regrets, at all': Peter Garrett

Former Labor minister launches biography including scathing attack on Kevin Rudd.

Robert Reich: Bernie gets it. Hillary is only inviting more corruption

The former secretary of labor says Clinton is deluding herself if she believes oversight alone can fix Wall Street

Is it getting harder to move beyond minimum wage jobs?

Ben Casselman has a good piece on this question, here is one excerpt: During the strong labor market of the mid-1990s, only 1 in 5 minimum-wage workers was still earning minimum wage a year later. Today, that number is nearly 1 in 3, according to my analysis of government survey data. There has been a […]

Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance At Donald Trump Protest

Savvy move on Hillary's part to make a surprise appearance at a labor protest at one of Donald Trump's hotels. And this time, what happens in Vegas is unlikely to stay in Vegas. "You have to say...'no' to efforts to prevent you fromShow More Summary

Labor outlines China deal changes

Labor unveils measures it wants in return for supporting passage of China free trade agreement.

Hillary Clinton slams Trump in front of his casino

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has been mocking Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on his own doorstep. Clinton spoke at a labor rally Monday night in front of the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. The influential...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance At Donald Trump Protest

19 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

LAS VEGAS -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took aim at Donald Trump Monday evening, making a surprise appearance at a labor protest right outside his Trump International Hotel.  "You have to say...'no' to effortsShow More Summary

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