Labor & Economic News Blog
Monday, May 11, 2015
Middle Class Fades, and Campaigns Stop Using the Term
Business allies cool to Garcetti's minimum wage plan
Friday, May 08, 2015
U.S. Economy Added 223,000 Jobs in April; Unemployment Rate at 5.4%
Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Transportation Emerges as Crucial to Escaping Poverty
How Some Men Fake an 80-Hour Workweek, and Why It MattersExcept for one dirty little secret: Some of the people ostensibly turning in those 80 - or 90-hour workweeks, particularly men, may just be faking it ...
The Ugly Side of Nice Nails
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Honor Working People by Making Work Safer
Monday, April 27, 2015
Corinthian closing its last schools; 10,000 California students displaced
Like many other large for-profit schools, Corinthian nearly doubled revenue to $1.75 billion from 2007 to 2011, as the Great Recession prompted millions of unemployed workers to seek opportunity in higher education and career training. But the company lacked the cash flow to survive after the U.S. Education Department barred its access to student loans last summer.
Friday, April 24, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is an abominationPresident Obama had the chance to protect American workers — and failed to do it.