Republicans oppose minimum wage hike

Congressional Republicans Balk at Raising Minimum Wage

By Bill Fay | February 20, 2013

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…

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Searching for a Job

By Bill Fay | February 11, 2013

With the advent of social media and an increasingly digital society, job hunting today isn’t just about writing cover letters and filing out the usual template-style resumes. Modern-day job hunting…

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21st Century Job Market

By Bill Fay | January 21, 2013

Society is constantly changing, and the professional world has been forced to adapt with it in order to keep up. Improvements in technology, changes in everyday interactions and rising living…

Minimum wage written on blackboard behind rising stack of coins

Minimum Wage

By Bill Fay | January 5, 2013

The federal minimum wage is the lowest hourly wage an employer can legally pay, with some exceptions. Nearly 1.6 million Americans, 1.9% of hourly workers, make the federal minimum wage…

War on Labor Unions

The War on Labor Unions – Part 2

By Bill Fay | December 13, 2012

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…

War on labor unions

The War on Labor Unions – Part 1

By Bill Fay | December 12, 2012

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…

Unemployment numbers mixed

Unemployment Rate Dips; 146,000 New Jobs Added in November

By Bill Fay | December 10, 2012

In November, the U.S. unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in four years and 146,000 jobs were added by a still-improving economy, but the background news to both numbers…

Fast-food workers go on strike

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

By Bill Fay | December 5, 2012

“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…

Groupon struggles

Groupon and LivingSocial Struggle as Daily Deals Lose Popularity

By Katherine Pilnick | November 30, 2012

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…

Unemployment down

Unemployment Drops as Job Market Shows Slow Growth

By Bill Fay | November 29, 2012

Unemployment rates fell this week, and analysts are predicting a further decline as more businesses reopen in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Weekly unemployment benefit applications fell by 23,000 to…