Labor & Economic News Blog
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Why fast food, and why now? Fight For 15 ConfidentialFight For 15 Confidential - In These Times
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science - NSFWomen, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science - NSF
Inequality’s Roots: Beyond Technology
In Middle of Mexico, a Middle Class Rises
Friday, November 15, 2013
California's jobless-benefit fund is buried in $10-billion debtCalifornia's jobless-benefit fund is buried in $10-billion debt
The state fund that pays jobless benefits owes a debt to the federal government that is so vast it won't be repaid for at least a decade.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Dwindling Middle Class Has Repercussions For Small TownsAs the U.S. recovers from the Great Recession, one fact that's emerging is that while jobs are coming back, most of these jobs are either high- or low-paying jobs. Middle-class jobs are not coming back, and it's evident in towns across the Midwest like Lincoln, Ill.
Machinist Contract Vote Could Lock-In Work On Boeing's 777Machinist Contract Vote Could Lock-In Work On Boeing's 777
Even though it's not a negotiating period, Boeing told the union that members have to vote Wednesday on an eight-year contract extension that includes higher health insurance costs and a pension freeze. Boeing says if they don't pass it, the company may build the next version of its wide-body 777 jet elsewhere.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Lack of enrollment workers hampers insurance exchange sign-upsLack of enrollment workers hampers insurance exchange sign-ups
Delays in training enrollment counselors and insurance agents are damping health policy sales. Covered California says it's moving swiftly to address shortcomings.
Seattle suburb to vote on $15 minimum wage for airport, hotel workers