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BREAKING: NC Gov McCrory to Meet With Trump, A Day After Conceding Gov’s Race

I can actually feel good about this. As the days and weeks following the election labored on in North Carolina, my most ardent desire was to see Governor Pat McCrory hang on to his seat. The man has been phenomenal for the Tar Heel state,...Show More Summary

Here's what you need to know ahead of Friday's jobs report

Once again, Friday is jobs day in America. The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its report on America's November employment situation at 8:30 a.m. ET. Here's what economists are forecasting, according to Bloomberg: Nonfarm payrolls:...Show More Summary

The New Overtime Rule May Still Be Upon Us: Are You (and Your Employees Ready)?

Today was supposed to be the day the Fair Labor Standards Act’s new overtime rule went into effect. But a judge’s injunction issued last week means no change for the tens of thousands of businesses and millions of employees that...

Why MLB labor talks are down to their last day

Baseball has enjoyed labor peace for 21 years, largely because the owners abandoned their pursuit of a salary cap. If a sport awash in money shuts down Wednesday night, it might well be because the players believe the owners want to get dangerously close to the equivalent of a salary cap. Baseball’s...

AgriTalk: Texas grower discusses need for immigration reform

Immigration law remains a major concern for Texas growers, J Allen Carnes, owner of Uvalde, Texas-based Winter Garden Produce, said on a recent AgriTalk segment. “Labor’s a thing we wake up every day wondering if we have enough people in this crew or enough people in that crew,” Carnes said.

On Last Day Before MLB Labor Deal Ends, Will There Be A Lockout?

As November gets ready to flip over to December, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are facing a deadline: the expiration of their current labor deal expires at midnight. As with any critical collective bargaining agreement negotiations and impacts, there are some key bits of information that isn’t [...]

An uninspired choice for DOT Secretary

(Paul Mirengoff) The buzz phrase “drain the swamp” has been overused in recent days, I think. However, it applies nicely to the Department of Labor. For decades, the DOL has been a bog of oppressive regulations which, among other things, sometimes promote racial discrimination in favor of minorities. Show More Summary

Millennial Employees: Are They That Different?

In 2015, the Pew Research Center reported that Millennials became the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, knocking Gen Xers off the top of the podium. And with more Millennials pouring into the workplace every day, I often hear...Show More Summary

How The MLB CBA Could Expire, But There Would Be No Lockout

The labor deal between MLB and the players expires in just a few short days. Here's how the current deal could expire on Dec. 1st without the league locking out the players.

This Day in Labor History: November 27, 1937

On November 27, 1937, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) debuted its play “Pins and Needles,” which would become the longest running musical of the 1930s. This cultural form of labor feminism at a time when organized labor was dominated by male workers is a vital and important moment both in the cultural history […]

Fidel Castro Put Gay Men in Labor Camps. His Niece Mariela Is Leading Cuba’s LGBTQ Revolution.

What does it mean to be a revolutionary? In the early days of Fidel Castro’s Cuba, being a revolutionary wasn’t just about commitment to socialist philosophy. It also reflected a certain machismo, a view of “a new man,” who “couldn’t...Show More Summary

Lufthansa flights snarled by third day of pilot strike

Lufthansa says the labor action has disrupted the flight plans of nearly 350,000 customers.        

I DUNNO, THE DAY IS YOUNG: ‘Child Labor’ Attack on Trump Education Pick Is the Dumbest Thing You’ll…

I DUNNO, THE DAY IS YOUNG: ‘Child Labor’ Attack on Trump Education Pick Is the Dumbest Thing You’ll Read Today.

"Ed-Exit" - Ron Paul Urges Americans To Secede From The Centrally-Planned School System

Submitted by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently signed an executive order forbidding Maryland public schools from beginning classes before Labor Day. Governor Hogan’s executive...Show More Summary

Nation’s Largest Labor Union Denounces “Failed” Education Policies Of Trump Nominee Betsy DeVos

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Via press release from the National Education Association: Every day, educators use their voice to advocate for every student to reach his or her full potential. We believe that the chance for the success of a child should not depend...Show More Summary

Getting Prepared to Fight Against Trump Immigration Raids and Deportations

Click here for reuse options! Organizers say now is the time to prepare for resistance. “After the election, we’ve been asking folks to prepare,” Armando Carmona, spokesperson for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, told AlterNet over the phone from Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Robert Reich Proves Again Why He is a Douche

Robert Reich, the Lilliputian former Labor Secretary under Clinton, is a regular (weekly) contributor to one of my favorite loony Left wing websites- Alternet.  This week his article is titled “Robert Reich’s First 100 Days Resistance...Show More Summary

Obama Administration’s Overtime Expansion Rule Blocked by Federal Judge in Texas

A federal judge in Texas blocked an Obama administration expansion of the overtime rule on Tuesday, just days before it was set to take effect.   The Labor Department measure, which would have gone into effect on Dec. 1, would have expanded which employees were eligible for overtime pay by doubling the salary level at […]

Texas Judge Terminates Obama Overtime Rule With Extreme Prejudice

From the LA Times: A Texas judge blocked President Obama's bid to expand overtime pay protections to millions of Americans on Tuesday, thwarting a key presidential priority just days before it was set to take effect. The Labor Department...Show More Summary

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