Job seekers at unemployment lines

Working for Free Is a Valuable Option to Unemployment

Finding a job isn't easy these days. We all know that. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the unemployment rate for May was 7.6 percent — a figure virtually unchanged from the previous three months. But it’s an improvement from the 8.2 percent of ...

Women, mothers are becoming breadwinners

Women Rise as Primary Breadwinners, Some Still Face Challenges

College-educated women are catching up with men in the workforce, but many other women, especially single mothers, are facing great financial challenges, a new report shows. The Pew Research Center this week issued a report, titled “Breadwinner Moms,” ...

Republicans oppose minimum wage hike

Congressional Republicans Balk at Raising Minimum Wage

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama proposed raising the federal minimum wage from its current $7.25 an hour, a level where it has been stuck for three years, to $9 an hour. Predictably, members of the Republican Party quickly quashed ...

War on Labor Unions

The War on Labor Unions – Part 2

In Part 1, the War on Labor Unions was exposed as a premeditated political attack on middle-class working men and women, cynically camouflaged as some sort of protection of the rights and freedoms of those very same workers. Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan, who ...

War on labor unions

The War on Labor Unions – Part 1

There are hot wars, and there are cold wars. There are good wars (the War on Poverty), unwise wars (the War on Drugs), unnecessary wars (Iraq) and endless wars (the Middle East). There are phony wars (the War against Christmas) and wars of attrition (the ...

Fast-food workers go on strike

Fast-Food Workers in NYC Go On Strike: I’m Lovin’ It

"You deserve a break today, So get out and get away ... to McDonald's!" Last week, 200 New York City fast food workers took a break and got away from McDonald's and several other fast-food chains in the Big Apple. In the first-of-its-kind labor action, ...

Groupon struggles

Groupon and LivingSocial Struggle as Daily Deals Lose Popularity

Groupon executives decided Thursday to keep their CEO, Andrew Mason, but for how long? Amid rapid revenue declines in the daily deal industry, experts wonder if the fad has run its course. Groupon has been a consumer favorite since its founding in November ...

marvin miller

The Lesson of Marvin Miller, Not Just a Baseball Player’s Champion

Labor leader and union organizer Marvin Miller, the man who revolutionized the business of baseball in America, died this week at age 95. As executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association from 1966 to 1982, Miller's signature achievement ...

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