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Tax-Dodging Companies Pay CEOs Lavish Sums

By Scott Klinger and Sarah Anderson — Republican and Democratic leaders don’t often see eye to eye on taxes. But surprisingly, corporate tax reform looks like one area where there might actually be some potential for bipartisan action in Washington. This should be good news, since our corporate tax system is clearly hopelessly broken. Here’s a stark […]

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2015 Workplace Health Insurance Plan Changes: Watch For Six Possible Pitfalls

By Jay Hancock Kaiser Health News — You don’t get a pass this year on big health insurance decisions because you’re not shopping in an Affordable Care Act marketplace. Employer medical plans — where most working-age folks get coverage — are changing too. Rising costs, a looming tax on rich benefit packages and the idea that people […]

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Sexual Harassment Is Not On The Menu

By Marjorie E. Wood — At a popular sit-down restaurant in Independence, Mo., Allison waits tables for $3.60 an hour — the going rate for servers at her restaurant. Advocates of raising the federal hourly tipped minimum wage of $2.13 up to the standard minimum wage — currently pegged at $7.25 — understand that living on tips is difficult. […]

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Fired Darden Execs Get $68 Million For Failing, Workers Get $2.13 An Hour

By Sarah Anderson — Olive Garden’s parent company Darden Restaurant Group, the nation’s largest full-service restaurant chain, is sending three top executives off with $68 million while it pays workers $2.13 per hour. Imagine the Three Stooges as waiters. Curly’s pouring hot soup in laps, Moe’s sneezing in the spaghetti, and Larry’s lighting a well-coiffed woman’s […]

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<a href=http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187511&entityID=000158349_20140722093642&cid=3001_DECwps_Social_Protections_and_Labor target=_blank >Can Services Enable Growth In Low-Income Nations?</a>

Can Services Enable Growth In Low-Income Nations? Several high-level reports have raised the concern that low-income countries, especially in Africa, are experiencing premature de-industrialization. Services Economies Too Soon? The concern is that they are growing without transforming. Have the latecomers to development missed the boat? Although these concerns are well placed, Africa’s growth seems to […]

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<a href=http://www.ilo.org/employment/areas/youth-employment/WCMS_301433/lang--en/index.htm target=_blank >Organizing Young Workers: The Journey Of A Young Trade Union Leader</a>

The journey of Bernice Johanna Coronacion from youth organiser in the local branch of a trade union in Quezon City, Philippines, to a representative of the workers’ group at the Committee on the Recurrent Discussion on Employment at the ILC in 2014 is proof that organized labor improves lives. When Nice was 19 years old, she didn’t […]

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Wage Theft – Silicon Valley Tech Titans Rob Workers

By Jim Hightower — The demigods of Silicon Valley like to present themselves as miracle workers, able to create electronic wonders (and wondrous profits) from nothing but their vaunted imaginations and entrepreneurial prowess. Well, yes. But there’s another part to that program: their routine exploitation of workers. From the disgraceful use of sweatshop labor abroad to wage […]

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How The DOL Let Companies Get Away With Unpaid Internships

By Kara Brandeisky and Jeremy B. Merrill, ProPublica- Two years after the U.S. Department of Labor announced its intent to crack down on unpaid internships, a federal investigator called a final meeting with the biggest offender the agency had found: an outdoors magazine based in Santa Fe, N.M. The investigator reported interns at Outside magazine had […]

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Surprising Answers: Who Really Pays For Health Insurance

By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News staff writer– More than eight million people have signed up for private, often subsidized health insurance under Affordable Care Act, President Obama said in April. Millions more obtained new coverage through the Medicaid program for the poor. Full implementation of the health law, care and its wider coverage, new taxes and shifting subsidies, […]

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U.S. Lags World In Temporary Worker Protections

By Michael Grabell ProPublica– For nearly six years, Limber Herrera has toiled as a temporary worker doing the same work for the same company in Mira Loma, Calif. About 40 hours a week, he unloads shipping containers for NFI2014one of the largest freight distribution firms in America2014moving goods that will eventually stock the shelves of […]

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