AFL-CIO: Dodd-Frank’s 8th Anniversary

July 20, 2018

Saturday marks the eighth anniversary of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a key piece of legislation passed to combat the dangerous corporate behavior that sparked the global financial crisis. A decade after the Great Recession, working people are fighting corporate assaults on […]

US Weekly Jobless Claims Hit More Than 48-1/2-Year Low

July 19, 2018

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting its lowest level in more than 48-1/2 years, as the labour market continues to strengthen. Other data on Thursday showed manufacturing activity in […]

Bernstein: Why Real Wages Still Aren’t Rising

July 19, 2018

“The United States labor market is closing in on full employment in an economic expansion that just began its 10th year, and yet the real hourly wage for the working class has been essentially flat for two years running,” writes Jared Bernstein […]

Vice’s Unions are Pissed Over Contract Talks

July 17, 2018

Ten months after they won union recognition, employees of Vice’s video, TV and production arm find themselves increasingly frustrated by what they view as the company’s dragging its feet on contract negotiations, several sources told HuffPost. […]

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