Wittner: The Trump Administration’s War on Workers

February 18, 2018

“When Donald Trump was running for the presidency, he promised that, if he was elected, ‘the American worker[s] will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them,’” writes Lawrence Wittner in George Washington […]

The New Republic: How to Halt Labor’s Slow Death

February 18, 2018

“Nick Faber thought he’d be spending this week on the picket line in a Minnesota winter,” writes Sarah Jaffee in The New Republic. “The president of the St Paul Federation of Teachers was prepared for what would have been his union’s first […]

Hollywood Women Launch
Anti-Harassment Plan

February 16, 2018

Driven by outrage and a determination to correct a power imbalance that seemed set in stone just a few months ago, prominent Hollywood women took matters further. Some 300 female actors, agents, writers, directors, producers and studio executives formed an ambitious, broad-based initiative to fight systemic sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond, writes Cara Buckley in The New York Times in Janua […]

US Weekly Jobless Claims Rebound from Near 45-Year Lows

February 15, 2018

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rebounded from a near 45-year low last week, but remained below a level that is associated with a tightening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased […]

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