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by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 32 comments on Tue May 12, 2015 at 11:57 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
The Labor Department ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 12:17 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Later this month, the Obama administration is expected to announce whether you'll be eligible for overtime pay : Last year, as part of his plan to raise wages through executive action, the ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Feb 03, 2015 at 06:55 PM PST with 21 Recommends
Tacoma, Washington has become the latest city to pass paid sick leave. A group of economists calls on the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 03:00 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Robert Reich, Former Secretary of Labor, in partnership with Democracy for America, sent the call to action which I have included below the fold. I hate to admitt it, but I have never ...
by vlboyd53
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 06:04 AM PST with 2 Recommends
The president of the United States and the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Jan 09, 2015 at 08:37 AM PST with 38 Recommends
President Obama plans to expand overtime protections to cover more than the tiny 11 percent of salaried ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Jan 06, 2015 at 09:37 AM PST with 25 Recommends
Last Week in the War on Women, Tara (the antisocial social worker) issued this challenge : In 2015, make a small change and see how much it changes the world.
by elenacarlena
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat Jan 03, 2015 at 05:33 PM PST with 37 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Dec 27, 2014 at 10:55 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Now is a great time to be an American, right? The economy is picking up steam , corporations are racking up profits again, and the Dow just hit a new high . The rest of the world is still ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Dec 26, 2014 at 12:33 PM PST with 11 Recommends
The Obama administration is outraging business lobby groups by doing something sort of novel and unexpected: aggressively enforcing labor law. The National Labor Relations Board is leading the way ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 08:28 AM PST with 26 Recommends
Working Americans have a problem. And that means President Obama and his Democratic Party have a problem, too. Despite the robust economic recovery, the steep decline in unemployment, a surging ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 50 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 09:21 AM PST with 40 Recommends
Reprinted with permission—kos. By Nick Hanauer If you’re in the American middle class—or what’s left of it—here’s how you probably feel. You feel like you’re struggling harder ...
by kos
Comment Count 69 comments on Mon Dec 15, 2014 at 01:30 PM PST with 91 Recommends
Raise the overtime pay threshold to the same equitable standards we had in 1975. Here is your chance to make difference today by signing a petition urging President Obama to restore federal ...
by Agent Orange
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2014 at 01:18 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Fewer and fewer Americans are getting overtime pay, and it's not because they're not working overtime. Rather, the rules that ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 43 comments on Wed Dec 24, 2014 at 02:20 PM PST with 31 Recommends
He can expand eligibility for overtime pay to millions of underpaid Americans. In fact, he may do just that, and sooner rather than later. He doesn't need the approval of an anti-worker ...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 105 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 12:06 PM PST with 164 Recommends
I run a service industry facility in the Greater Los Angeles area. My staff are gardeners, locker room and laundry attendants, janitors, pool and maintenance technicians. They are the backbone of ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 03:51 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
President Obama's proposal to modernize overtime eligibility rules ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 10:14 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Rising inequality is a permanent fixture of our economy. That bleak assessment of our economic landscape is one of the troubling conclusions of a new report by the United States Conference of ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 08:06 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Here's why President Obama'...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 04:55 PM PDT with 21 Recommends