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Big Corporations Shouldn’t Get Tax Breaks to Create Jobs

Big Corporations Shouldn’t Get Tax Breaks to Create Jobs

By Jim Hightower — Governors and mayors insist that giving our tax dollars to corporations in form of big tax breaks to lure them to move to our cities is good public policy. The corporations create jobs, those workers pay taxes, and — voila! — the giveaway pays for itself! Does it really work that […]

Confronting Sexual Misconduct – Got a Question About Work in the Wake of #MeToo? You’re Not Alone.

Got a Question About Work in the Wake of #MeToo? You’re Not Alone. By Ariana Tobin – Last month, we published a story about a Red Cross executive accused of sexual misconduct. An internal investigation turned up troubling evidence that prompted the charity to push him out … but then a Red Cross executive gave him a […]

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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 […]

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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

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

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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