Labor & Economic News Blog
Monday, July 27, 2015
‘Sea Slaves’: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
SCOTUS Comes Calling on Public Sector Unions
A case that could decimate public sector unions is now headed to the Supreme Court.
Why It Pays to Be a Jerk
Immigration Means Higher Wages for All Workers - CityLab
Wal-Mart sued over denying health insurance to gay worker's wife
Nearly every job in America, mapped in incredible detail
A New Look at Apprenticeships as a Path to the Middle Class
Monday, July 13, 2015
Starbucks and Other Corporations to Announce Plan to Curb Unemployment of Young People
American Apparel to close underperforming stores, lay off workers
The Los Angeles clothing maker would not disclose the number of stores or jobs that will be cut. It also did not say whether the layoffs, which will begin immediately, will affect its manufacturing workers, its retail employees or both. But a source close to the company said most of the layoffs would affect jobs at corporate headquarters and at stores.
Wal-Mart, other companies join Starbucks drive to hire young workers
Starbucks Corp. is leading more than a dozen companies in an effort to hire 100,000 young workers with “systemic barriers to jobs and education” in the next three years.
CalPERS misses its target return by a wide margin
The California Public Employees' Retirement System said its fund returned just 2.4% on its investments for the year ended June 30, a huge miss from its 7.5% investment target and a worrisome result for California taxpayers who must make up for any shortfalls in funding pensions.
Commander’s Firing Stirs Debate on Marines’ Integration
Growth in the ‘Gig’ Economy Fuels Work Force Anxiety
Friday, July 10, 2015
Why a Meaningful Boost for Those at the Bottom Requires Help From the Top