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ICE arrests New York farmworkers, alarming industry and advocates

Trump administration arrests of immigrant laborers—including a farmworker activist—in western New York in recent days have alarmed the state's agriculture industry. Immigration... To view the full story, click the title link.

Big Strike Brewing Against Trump: Coalition of More Than 300,000 Food Workers to Join May Day Showdown

The workers vow to withhold labor on May 1 to protest the Trump administration's "relentless attacks." A network of more than 300,000 farmworkers, servers, cooks and food-manufacturers, including a large local chain of the Service Employees...Show More Summary

The AHCA Would Force New Moms on Medicaid to Find Work 60 Days After Labor

On Monday night, Paul Ryan attempted to lure more of his far-right Republican compadres on board with the GOP’s proposed health care plan with a set of changes to the bill. The so-called “manager’s amendment” makes the American Health Care Act a significantly more conservative proposal that would mean severe cuts to coverage for the poorest Americans.

Adorable Story Behind the “Star-Crossed” Babies Who Are Going Viral

When Christiana Shifflett was admitted to Coastal Carolina Hospital in South Carolina, she had never met the mom laboring in the room next door. However, Christiana and Morgan Hernandez had a few things in common that day: their doctor,...Show More Summary

New Magazine Will Alternate Between Hamptons, Aspen

Here's an intriguing business model. After issues tied to this coming Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day weekends, Hamptons Purist, a new magazine being launched by Modern Luxury vet Cristina Cuomo, will become something else entirely. The focus, per the seasons, will shift to Colorado chic and a flipside fourth issue titled Aspen Purist,...

Trump Costs Struggling Retirement Savers Billions of Dollars

(Photo: Shutterstock) A new report published by the Economic Policy Institute argues that the delay of a Department of Labor retirement savings account conflict-of-interest rule will hit average Americans hard. Less than 15 days into...Show More Summary

Remember the good old days when you didn't have to bring your own food on an airplane but instead got Champagne and macadamia nuts?

Regarding "Please Don't Share That” [Letters, March 12]: I agree that bringing foods on an airplane where the air is recirculated (stale) is not the nicest thing. With people demanding low airfares, and labor costs high, what's an airline to do? I try to ignore folks who carry on stinky food, dress...

Meetup takes risky leap into the Trump resistance

Meetup.com is taking a leap into the Trump resistance. The New York-based networking site will unveil plans in the coming days to partner with a labor group — under the … Click to Continue »

Chefs John Broening and Yasmin Lozada-Hissom Departs from Avelina

And chef Matt Selby is moving on from Punch Bowl Social Avelina, a New American restaurant, opened over Labor Day weekend last year with great buzz around it, much of it due to the cult following that chef John Broening and pastry chef Yasmin Lozada-Hissom brought to the table. Show More Summary

BLS: Job Openings "little changed" in January

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.6 million on the last business day of January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations...Show More Summary

Trump Labor Department has a message to employers: Workplace safety? Not a priority.

Donald Trump’s Labor Department is sending employers a message that it’s open season on worker safety—by cutting off public messages about enforcement of worker safety rules. What Fair Warning noticed 10 days ago is still going on today: In a sharp break with the past, the department has stopped publicizing fines against companies. As of Monday, seven weeks after […]

How To Get Started in Videoblogging

People aren’t reading as much as they were, as it turns out. According to a study from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans are only reading 19 minutes a day. Contrast this with a recent report showing that people are watching over 1 BILLION hours of YouTube video per day. Show More Summary

Real Talk: Day Without a Woman

Women certainly should be celebrated for their many contributions, and “Day Without a Woman” did a little of that and a lot of advocacy for labor policies yesterday. According to the organizer’s website, the strike was intended to “call...Show More Summary

Paid Maternity Leave Doubles to 26 Weeks in India

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

"This is my humble gift to women, a day after the world celebrated International Women's Day," India's labor minister said.

GOP Celebrated International Women's Day By Coming For Your Repro Rights

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

On Wednesday, people around the world celebrated International Women’s Day as well as the Day Without A Woman. Some refused to do any paid or unpaid labor, some rallied in their cities, and some wore read in solidarity. But certain members...Show More Summary

On The UN’s 2017 International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017

Yesterday was the 2017 International Women’s Day. This year’s theme at the United Nations is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.” Approximately 50 percent of working age women are represented in the labor force globally, compared to 76 percent of men. Show More Summary

Working is what women do. And everyone benefits from our labor.

A Day Without a Woman strike was a tough ask. Or as one conscientious woman put it, “I can’t imagine not going to work.”

Newswire: Full Frontal falls apart on A Day Without A Woman

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and this year, it also marked a national day of protest, as many women chose to withhold their labor and dollars for A Day Without A Woman. (Let’s not forget that this was was not possible or advisable for many other women and women-identifying people, though.) We observed it here at The A.V. Show More Summary

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