Labor & Economic News Blog
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
A Labor War EndedA Labor War Ended
Labor's longest-running and most contentious divorce dispute has finally been settled. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and UNITE HERE, the union of hotel and gaming workers, announced last night that they had reached an agreement on who will represent which workers and who will get which financial assets, ending a two-year battle that had pitted two of the nation's most progressive and innovative unions against each other.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report [07/22/2010]Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report [07/22/2010]
In the week ending July 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 464,000, an increase of 37,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 427,000. The 4-week moving average was 456,000, an increase of 1,250 from the previous week's revised average of 454,750.
Hispanic financial worries deepUnivision poll:Hispanic financial worries deep
For Hispanics in America, the ravaged economy has been a personal nightmare.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
DOL pay equity and workplace flexibility initiatives announced as part of White House Middle Class Task Force forum [07/20/2010]DOL pay equity and workplace flexibility initiatives announced as part of White House Middle Class Task Force forum [07/20/2010]
Today, at a White House Middle Class Task Force forum hosted by Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced several department initiatives designed to end wage discrimination while improving pay equity and work/life balance.
Economy showing signs of recovery, but job growth in states too slowEconomy showing signs of recovery, but job growth in states too slow
In Sustainable Economics, Wages and Living Standards, Jobs, Press Releases
Unemployment Declines in 44 States, But Rises in NevadaUnemployment Declines in 44 States, But Rises in Nevada
Nine saw their unemployment rates fall by at least 0.4%. New Hampshire's rate fell by the most, 0.5% to 5.9%. Of the ten worst state labor markets
Goodbye census! Hello, unemploymentGoodbye census! Hello, unemployment
"I survived once on unemployment, but I don't prefer to go through another last-ditch route like that again," Jensen said. "I'll go wherever I have to go to
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Nummi workers hone job-hunting skillsNummi workers hone job-hunting skills
Not only have the former auto plant employees lost their jobs, their entire industry is imploding.
Where Few Women Go: A Building SiteWhere Few Women Go: A Building Site
Building sets for school musicals showed Sharon Darling that she loved construction, setting her on a path to become an electrician.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Corporate profits have recovered, but job market still depressedCorporate profits have recovered, but job market still depressed
In Economic Performance, Financial Markets, Recession/Stimulus, Wages and Living Standards, Jobs
White House insists stimulus plan a job engineWhite House insists stimulus plan a job engine
The White House said Wednesday that President Barack Obama's stimulus law had raised employment by up to 3.6 million jobs, as it battled to trump public skepticism over the mammoth plan.
Fears grow as millions lose jobless benefitsFears grow as millions lose jobless benefits
Deborah Coleman lost her unemployment benefits in April, and now fears for millions of others if the Senate does not extend aid for the jobless.
The graying of the labor forceThe graying of the labor force
For the first time on record, working seniors outnumber teens.
Bloomberg News Workers over 65 vie with Teens
Friday, July 02, 2010
The State of the Job Market, June 2010The State of the Job Market, June 2010
June’s employment numbers offer a discouraging picture of the job market recovery, says Gary Burtless. He analyzes the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data and what they mean for the progress of economic recovery in the United States.