Labor & Economic News Blog
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Stanford study finds blacks and Hispanics typically need ...
Researchers at Stanford Graduate School of Education have found that black and Hispanic families effectively need much higher incomes than white families to live in comparably affluent neighborhoods. As a result, middle-income black and Hispanic households are much more likely to live in poor neighborhoods – which tend to have weaker schools, more crime and bigger social problems – than whites or Asians who earn the same amount of money. This segregation may be constraining the upward mobility of black and Hispanic children compared with their white and Asian peers.
Start-Ups Finding the Best Employees Are Actually Employed
House Approves Trade Bill’s Expansion of Worker Aid
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
A quarter of Americans are one emergency away from financial ruin
Fewer Poor Uninsured, Study Finds in Health Law
Friday, June 19, 2015
California labor regulators blast a big hole in Uber's 'sharing economy' dodge
Sharing economy gets a wake-up call with Uber ruling
Silicon Valley has created a new breed of American worker: neither employee nor contractor, indispensable to the company but free to work as much or as little as they please — with no real boss.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Right-to-Work Takes Us in the Wrong Direction
11 stunning facts about how Kansas treats the poor
Colo. court: Workers can be fired for using medical marijuana in off-hours
Labor’s Might Seen in Failure of Trade Deal as Unions Allied to Thwart It
The labor movement’s unusual cohesion across various sectors of the economy helped derail the trade deal in Congress.
America’s Seniors Find Middle-Class ‘Sweet Spot’
First & Spring: Labor leaders' credibility slips in minimum-wage debate
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Oil workers lose jobs and hope after prices fall
What's happening to the middle class?
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
How the Recession Will Play Out in 2016
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
One Last Task at Disney: Train Foreign Replacements
Creating Opportunity for All in Rural Communities
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
For the Poor, the Graduation Gap Is Even Wider Than the Enrollment Gap
Wal-Mart to raise wages for managers
Will Gawker go union?
As union membership declines, even modest unionization efforts take on symbolic importance. Each case seems like a sign of things to come. Success or failure at the individual level seems to portend success or failure for the broader movement.That's why supporters and opponents of organized labor snapped to attention when workers at Gawker — a popular, youth-driven news and gossip website that specializes in snarky commentary — announced the first-ever unionization drive at a major online media company. Gawker's 119 full-time staffers will vote Wednesday on whether to join the Writers Guild of America.