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West Virginia Teachers Are Now Out on a Wildcat Strike. The Labor Movement Should Follow Their Lead.

In a bright spot among an otherwise bleak landscape for labor, over 15,000 teachers and school support employees in all 55 West Virginia counties have been out on strike for seven days, as they and supporters from around the state continue to flood the capitol in Charleston, W.V., demanding higher pay and affordable healthcare. Bucking […]

West Virginia Teachers Are Showing How Unions Can Win Power Even If They Lose Janus

Today’s “Workers’ Day of Action,” organized by AFL-CIO affiliates and labor groups, aimed to show the labor movement’s opposition to a verdict for the plaintiffs in Janus v. AFSCME, which begins oral arguments before the Supreme Court on Monday. Unions fear their power will be diminished if the Court rules against AFSCME, as it is expected to do, and […]

This Day in Labor History: March 7, 1905

On March 7, 1905, New York subway workers walked off the job. The city hired notorious strikebreaker James Farley to bust the strike, which he did with amazing speed, making himself one of the nation’s most famous men and the darling of the American industrial community. This incident is a useful window to explore strikebreaking […]

Manufacturers Unite With Retail, Labor And More To Call For Infrastructure Bill

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), in partnership with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) led two Infrastructure Working Group (IWG) Hill Days on March 6 and 7 to... The post Manufacturers Unite With Retail, Labor And More To Call For Infrastructure Bill appeared first on Shopfloor.

The Supreme Court Should Honor Dr. King's Legacy On Labor Rights

In the early days of April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to join in a protest with 1,300 city sanitation workers who had gone on strike after two of their colleagues were killed on the job.

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai has captivated Thailand with his ring power

Years ago, as he labored through days as a garbage collector, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai would catch himself thinking of something more glorious. “I was hoping I’d become an OK boxer, maybe of winning a regional belt …,” he said. By winning and then impressively defending his World Boxing Council...

Heitkamp’s Union Allies Canceled Meeting With Cramer on the Day He Announced Senate Campaign

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Democrat from North Dakota, addresses a crowd at the F-M Labor Temple in Fargo on Monday, Aug. 15. Robin Huebner / The Forum “North Dakotans aren’t interested in petty political infighting and want a U.S. Senator...Show More Summary

Why Do Women Earn Less Than Men?

Sarah Kliff points today to a new study from Denmark on the gender wage gap. Danes are famously egalitarian, and labor force participation is nearly equal between men and women these days. However, Denmark still has a large gender wage gap—nearly as large as the United States, in fact. Why? Researchers Henrik Kleven, Camille Landais, […]

This Day in Labor History: February 15, 1988

On February 15, 1988, environmentalists stormed the gate of International Paper in Jay, Maine as part of a solidarity action with workers on strike, attempting to shut it down. This incident provides more evidence of the possibility for alliances between environmentalists and workers, which we desperately need today. In the summer of 1987, the mill’s […]

Consumer prices jump, adding to inflation fears that roiled financial markets

Consumer prices jumped more than expected last month, the Labor Department said Wednesday, adding to the fear of higher inflation that have roiled financial markets in recent days. The consumer price index increased 0.5% in January, up from 0.2% the previous month and well above analyst estimates....

Cheer "HUZZAH" for this Bristol Renaissance Faire wedding

Gretchen and Michael's wedding was a full-on Renaissance affair. The ceremony took place over Labor Day weekend at the Cotswold Commons area of The Bristol Renaissance Faire. The officiant dressed as a monk, bridesmaids wore DIY faery wings and flower crowns, and all the groomsmen wore color-coordinated capes. Show More Summary

After Being Told She Was in False Labor, This Mom Got the Biggest Surprise of Her Life

After experiencing labor pains for three days, Zakeria Richardson-Flory was told she was experiencing what is referred to as "false labor," or irregular contractions that feel a whole lot like the real deal. The expecting mother decided to head to the hospital when something changed. Show More Summary

Scheana Marie Claps Back At Kristen Doute For Claiming That Scheana Hooked Up With Carl Radke From Summer House

Even though it’s obviously some sort of labor violation, I wish that Vanderpump Rules was filmed for twenty four hours a day, every day of the year. There is always drama brewing within this crew. During her appearance on Watch WhatShow More Summary

Beyond Prisons — Episode 20: Operation PUSH Continues Fight Against Prison Slavery

Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein discuss Operation PUSH: a nonviolent prison labor strike and boycott in Florida that began on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The post Beyond Prisons — Episode 20: Operation PUSH Continues Fight Against Prison Slavery appeared first on Shadowproof.

German parties add another day in last-ditch push for coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) plan to continue negotiations on Tuesday as they struggle to reach agreement on healthcare and labor reforms - the final hurdles to another "grand coalition".

MLB Players are getting angrier with each passing day

Saturday morning’s Say Hey, Baseball includes more labor tension, the possible return of bullpen carts and some mild free agency rumors. Every day seems like it has to be the day where a big free agent finally signs with a new team, opening up the dam and starting a frenzy that sees player after player agree to a new deal with a new team. Show More Summary

No Assembly Required: IKEA Is Rolling Out In-Store TaskRabbits

Greetings, fellow klutzes! Take a seat because this news might knock whatever you are precariously holding out of your slippery and uncoordinated hands. Gone are the days of laboring tirelessly over your recent IKEA purchases only to finish and find you somehow still have a bag of nails leftover. READ MORE »

‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ Debuts Super Bowl Ad Announcing August 31 Premiere Date

Press release from Amazon, Jan. 30, 2018: On Labor Day weekend, Prime Video is bringing best-selling author Tom Clancy’s legendary character Jack Ryan to television for the first time – Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will premiere on August 31. In...

Amazon Prime Video To Air First Ever Super Bowl Ad Spot for Jack Ryan!

On Labor Day weekend, Prime Video is bringing best-selling author Tom Clancy’s legendary character Jack Ryan to television for the first time—Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will premiere on August 31. In anticipation of the premiere, Prime Video will air its first-ever Super Bowl ad featuring the series, which can be previewed below. Show More Summary

Woman claims paramedics said 6-year-old had common flu symptoms and left. Now her daughter is dead.

Six-year-old Emily Muth first fell ill with the flu on Jan. 16. Three days later, she had difficulty breathing, so her mother, Rhonda Muth, called for an ambulance. Muth said a paramedic told her that labored breathing was a common symptom of the flu, so the ambulance was sent back. But Emily's...

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