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This Day in Labor History: January 16, 1865

On January 16, 1865, General William Tecumseh Sherman issued Special Field Order No. 15, granting coastal plantation properties from Savannah, Georgia to the St. John’s River in Florida to ex-slaves. Extending thirty miles from the coast, this had the potential to reshape southern labor relations as much as the end of slavery. However, northern belief […]

Print 32 pages per minute with this $92 wireless Brother printer

Conquer your 2018 taxes for less! This Brother HL-L2380DW wireless monochrome laser printer is down to $91.99 on Amazon. That's the lowest price we've seen for this model since Labor Day last year. It even beats out a deal we shared in mid-December when it dropped to $100. The street price for this printer is around $130. Features include:...

To truly honor Martin Luther King Jr., Apple should stop exploiting laborers

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrating the inspirational leader who died fighting to bring racial equality to the United States. Since 2015, Apple has commemorated this holiday by replacing its homepage with an MLK photo and quote or reflection. This year’s quote — “the time is always right to do what is right” — is especially noteworthy, […]

Inmates Say Florida Has Turned Them Into Slaves. They're Revolting

Many Americans aren't working on Martin Luther King Day; others are protesting work that they describe as slave labor. The Guardian reports on an "unusual" protest organized by prisoners throughout the state of Florida that kicks off Monday. The primary grievance: that they're forced to work and paid nothing—not...

Martin Luther King Day News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

MARTIN If we do it right, every day celebrates the work of Martin Luther King, and all those who give their labors and sometimes risk their lives for the common good. It’s going on all around us, every day. Here are...Read more

Florida Inmates To Strike Against 'Prison Slavery' and Inhumane Conditions on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Several protests demanding pay for inmate labor and denouncing "inhumane" conditions have been planned at prisons and Florida Department of Corrections offices in Tallahassee and Miami.

Billy Graham, Martin Luther King Jr., and Having a Dream

Lessons from the life of Dr. King Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day—a Monday dedicated each year to celebrating the legacy of a man who labored tirelessly for racial equality. As the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center at...Show More Summary

New strikes in Greece as lawmakers debate new reform batch

Athenians are without public transport for the day and services nationwide face disruptions as Greek labor unions strike to protest further creditor-demanded measures due to be voted in Parliament. The … Click to Continue »

Instructive Day: Sony Open Telecast & The Golf Channel Dispute

No one feels good about a labor dispute and we certainly didn't need

Eviscerating the Endangered Species Act

While driving in eastern Oregon the other day, I saw a bald eagle. And it was great. I’ve seen them before, but it’s always a treat. And as an environmental historian (which is my actual professional training, not labor history), I am always reminded how close this wonderful creature came to extinction. But do you […]

State primary election set for Sept. 4 after conflicts

Massachusetts' top elections official has chosen Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day, to hold the state's 2018 primary. Secretary of State William Galvin also announced Tuesday that he is … Click to Continue »

Trump order upends future for a generation of Salvadorans who now must leave U.S.

As they built their lives in the United States year after year, many Salvadorans considered their stay anything but temporary. They were dishwashers who worked their way to being big-rig drivers, day laborers who became factory machinists. They got married, had kids, bought houses. El Salvador...

Stocks get a boost from strong manufacturing data

Technology and transportation companies are climbing as U.S. stocks rise for the fourth day in a row to start 2018. The Labor Department said employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a solid gain but a bit less than experts expected. Hiring in manufacturing and construction was strong, and factories...

This Day in Labor History: January 4, 1978

On January 4, 1978, Augustus Hawkins, a congressman from California, introduced what became the Humphrey-Hawkins Act. This full employment bill initially promised making the government the employer of last resort to ensure basic economic justice for all Americans. Show More Summary

Disney’s Unaired Haunted Mantion TV Show ‘Intro Reel’ Revealed

It’s no secret that studios spend a whole lot of time, money, and labor on developing ideas that never see the light of day. Hollywood is littered with scripts, concepts, pilots, reels, and the like that are used to make internal decisions on where to go next. One such reel has just hit the web. […]

Your Complete Guide to Seattle Events in 2018

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Tickets are on sale now for Seattle's biggest music festivals, including Labor Day weekend's Bumbershoot. Courtesy of Bumbershoot 2018 could bring any number of unexpected things, but we know for sure that...Show More Summary

This Day in Labor History: January 1, 1994

On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) based in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, began a rebellion to coincide with the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Lasting twelve days and with reverberations for years, the Zapatista Rebellion was an important moment of discontent with neoliberal trade agreements […]

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Tribune Reporter Peter Nickeas has a decent article about the proliferation of rifles on the southwest side being used extensively in a couple of different Hispanic gang wars: One late afternoon over Labor Day weekend in 2016, near the...Show More Summary

Europe's Runaway Train Towards Full Digitization Of Money & Labor

Authored by Peter Koenig via The Saker blog, The other day I was in a shopping mall looking for an ATM to get some cash. There was no ATM. A week ago, there was still a branch office of a local bank – no more, gone. A Starbucks will replace the space left empty by the bank. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Has Spent More Than a Quarter of His Presidency at His Golf Resorts

The final tally for 2017 is in, and it's not pretty. In 2016, Americans who work full time accrued an average of 22.6 paid vacation days but only used 16.8, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The second figure represents a half-day increase over 2015. Show More Summary

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