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Automation of Everything – The jobless world and its discontents

Automation of Everything – The jobless world and its discontents

Automation of Everything – The jobless world and its discontents – Originally published by the World Economic Forum. By Andrew Chakhoyan, Director of Government Relations, VimpelCom — We seem to be running out of letters to name successive generations. After Baby Boomers, came Generation X and then the Millennials (aka Gen Y), who are now succeeded […]

<a href=http://www.euractiv.com/section/social-europe-jobs/opinion/an-economy-of-by-and-for-the-people/ target=_blank >A European Economy Of, By And For The People</a>

The European economy has clearly seen better days. Facing great technological and societal change, it is marred by a sluggish recovery and a lack of investment, write Reinhard Bütikofer and Philippe Lamberts. By Philippe Lamberts, Reinhard Bütikofer —We are a continent of youth unemployment. The implicit promise that each generation will be better off than their […]

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Union-Trained, Union-Made Miracle on the Hudson – Flight 1549

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Union-Trained, Union-Made Miracle on the Hudson – Flight 1549

Union-trained workers who saved the passengers on Flight 1549, from Captain Sully to the ferry crews. By Jim Hightower In their ongoing, all-out assault to crush labor unions, corporate forces have fabricated a cultural myth to undermine popular support for labor: Unions, they insist, are no longer needed. They tell us that in today’s entrepreneurial […]

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<a href=http://www.gallup.com/opinion/chairman/195680/invisible-american.aspx?utm_source=tagrss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication target=_blank >Invisible Americans - 25 Million No Longer Middle Class</a>

Invisible Americans: Twenty-five million U.S. adults who have taken lower-paying jobs and have fallen out of the middle class are invisible in media coverage of the widely reported 4.9% official unemployment rate. By Jim Clifton — I’ve been reading a lot about a “recovering” economy. It was even trumpeted on Page 1 of The New […]

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<a href=https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/09/arab-spring-worker-strikes-giulio-regeni/ target=_blank >Egypt: Why Sisi Hates Egypt's Unions</a>

Egypt is cracking down on labor to quash the force behind the Tahrir Square revolution. By Ari Paul — One night during the Arab Spring, after a drive down the highway that connects Alexandria and Cairo, a fellow journalist and I arrived in Zamalek, the leafy Cairo neighborhood where we were staying. We had spent the day […]

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<a href=http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/09/08/when-retiring-early-is-not-a-choice/ target=_blank >When Retiring Early Is Not a Choice</a>

By TERESA TRITCH — Both job prospects and health are increasingly tilted in favor of those who are relatively high on the ladder. Source: The New York Times – The New American Job Newsfeed

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Summer Jobs and Beyond

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Summer Jobs and Beyond

By U.S. Secretary of Labor  – As a teenager, I had three paper routes and I worked at a driving range. Being the secretary of labor doesn’t often involve delivering newspapers or picking up golf balls, but the skills I picked up in those early jobs – like responsibility, teamwork and problem solving – are […]

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<a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/opinion/wisconsin-workers-and-the-2016-election.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss target=_blank >GOP Hypocracy - Wisconsin, Unions and the 2016 Election</a>

By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD — Republicans’ support for anti-union legislation is at odds with their professed commitments to helping the middle class. The Republican-dominated Senate in Wisconsin passed a bill this week to weaken the state’s private-sector unions. Similar to “right-to-work” laws in 24 other states, the bill would prevent unions from requiring dues or other […]

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Working During Pregnancy – Easing Labor Pains

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Working During Pregnancy – Easing Labor Pains

By Latifa Lyles — Speaking at the White House Summit on Working Families in June, President Obama remarked: “Twenty-first century families deserve twenty-first-century workplaces. And our economy demands them, because it’s going to help us compete.” In particular, he said, this “means treating pregnant workers fairly, because too many are forced to choose between their health and […]

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Work Thanksgiving Or Get Fired – Consumerism Takes No holidays

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Work Thanksgiving Or Get Fired – Consumerism Takes No holidays

By Jim Hightower — Most Americans — from the Obama family in the White House to my little family in Texas — will get a much-deserved break from work on Thanksgiving Day. But millions of others won’t. Understandably, firefighters, police, and hospital workers will stay on the job. After all, they’re providing essential services for our […]

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