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"Jerry Lewis just turned 90. It isn't trending on Facebook. Or Twitter."

"Because nobody on social media cares about or knows who the hell he is. To people my age, he's known as the guy who monopolized CBS affiliates all Labor Day weekend with his telethons for muscular dystrophy. To my dad's generation, he teamed with Dean Martin to be as big as the Beatles or Elvis.... Show More Summary

Paris police detain dozens after overnight violence

PARIS (Reuters) - French riot police arrested 27 people after running battles with dozens of hooded and masked youths in downtown Paris's Place de la Republique square overnight, after a day of separate protest marches over labor reform that were also marked by violence.

Another asylum-seeker crisis, another bad day for Labor

We have an extraordinary situation in our national politics. The current government is facing a crisis while in full election mode and the opposition has been almost struck dumb. The Turnbull government finds itself facing a costly and...Show More Summary

Workers' Memorial Day remembers 17 construction workers killed

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

Fallen hardhat workers were mourned Thursday by labor unions, community groups and elected officials in honor of Workers’ Memorial Day.

Dare to Wear: Karlie Kloss' Risky White Pants

Wearing white pants, any day of the year, is a risky choice. Period. Sure, it's still before Labor Day, but life is unpredictable and so is the moment you accidentally pour coffee...

This Day In Labor History: April 27, 1944

On April 27, 1944, Attorney General Francis Biddle arrived in Chicago to order Montgomery Ward head Sewell Avery to either extend his workers’ contract so they would not strike during the war or have his company seized and run by the American government. When Avery refused, Biddle had the military physically remove Avery from Montgomery […]

Mad Science: The U.S. Military's Obsession with 'Weaponized Weather'

Matthew Gault Security, We could fight our future wars with fog and lighting as well as guns and bombs... May is a month of holidays in Russia. With the official start of spring plus Labor Day, Victory Day and Orthodox Easter all taking...Show More Summary

Every Day Is Earth Day For These Eco-Conscious Activewear Brands

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Since today is Earth Day, we wanted to take a moment to honor brands that are walking the walk the other 364 days of the year. From recycled fabrics to fair-trade materials, ethical labor practices, and limited and conscious production,...Show More Summary

Chained Up Until She Miscarried

After five days of laboring alone, ignored by guards, Tara Rhodes was shackled and transported five hours to another prison, when she delivered a stillborn, according to a new suit.

STOCKS SLIDE: Here's what you need to know

Stocks slid on Thursday in what was a busy day for economic data as a reading on the US labor market was better than expected while manufacturing data disappointed. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,989, -107, (-0.6%) S&P 500: 2,091, -11,...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: With just days to go, a new poll has Sestak and McGinty tied in Pennsylvania

Leading Off: ? PA-Sen: It looks like that massive infusion of outside spending from the DSCC, EMILY's List, and labor unions on behalf of Katie McGinty might be paying off. A new Monmouth poll of next week's Democratic primary finds McGinty tied with ex-Rep. Show More Summary

The Surf Lodge 2016 free concert schedule (Beach Slang, Gary Clark Jr, The Arcs, Bombino, Porches, more)

The Montauk restaurant/hotel/vacation spot hosts free concerts every weekend from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (and also on the Fourth of July, a Monday). Highlights include The Arcs on opening weekend, Beach Slang and Gary Clark Jr on closing weekend, plus Bombino, Porches, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and many more. Continue reading…

What Doha fails to do for oil market, Kuwait does by accident

After months of preparation, talks between producers in Doha failed to deliver anything to end the global oil glut. Yet, Kuwait has managed that by itself in just a few days. A labor strike that began Sunday has slashed the Persian Gulf nation’s output by 60 percent, shuttering 1.7 million barrels a day — slightly […]

Amsterdam Denim Days: Cleaning Up A Dirty Business

It’s hard to imagine a world without blue jeans. But the industry behind this lifestyle staple is not sustainable, creating environmental hazards and perpetuating unfair labor practices. A group of concerned professionals in Amsterdam is now changing that.

Stewart-Haas Racing Previews Kevin Harvick’s Throwback Paint Scheme for Darlington

With Labor Day weekend just five months away, throwback schemes for NASCAR’s return to Darlington Raceway are beginning to flood in. In Kevin Harvick‘s case, the sponsor will honor a former driver with a familiar sponsor. On Thursday,...Show More Summary

Ah think ah’ll go buy me a coupla nice delegates t’day

Under regulations established in the 1980s, delegates cannot take money from corporations, labor unions, federal contractors or foreign nationals. But an individual donor is permitted to give a delegate unlimited sums to support his or her efforts to get selected to go to the convention, including money to defray the costs of travel and lodging. [...]Show More Summary

Over 600 Arrests So Far as #DemocracySpring Shifts Focus to Labor Issues

As Democracy Spring protests enter their fourth day, over 600 people have been arrested in the US capital while pushing for reform of America’s voting laws, racial justice, elderly issues and labor laws.

This Day in Labor History: April 9, 1865

This post should have gone up on April 9, but sometimes, a professor can become so convinced of a piece of trivia like a date that said professor doesn’t actually look it up and then finds out it is wrong. Speaking of a friend of course. On April 9, 1865, the traitor Robert E. Lee […]

L.A. workers would get 6 paid sick days under new proposal

Workers in Los Angeles could get at least six paid sick days annually under a proposal backed by a committee of city lawmakers Tuesday -- twice as much as the California state minimum. Labor and community activists heralded the move as a victory for workers and families, allowing many Angelenos...

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