Trump Takes Aim at Obama Labor Legacy

August 4, 2017

President Donald Trump is taking major steps to change the direction of federal labor policy, positioning the National Labor Relations Board to overturn several high-profile Obama-era labor decisions, writes Noam Scheiber in “The New York Times.” […]

Contract High – Deluxe Digital Cinema Technicians Win Raises, Respect

August 4, 2017

In a nondescript Burbank falafel joint on a sweltering Sunday afternoon in July of last year, co-workers crowded around an impromptu conference table made up of several four-tops pushed together. A tacky film adhered to the furniture, as is typical of greasy spoons. Sweaty forearms clung stickily to gummy tabletops. […]

US Job Growth Accelerates in June, but Wage Growth Slow

July 6, 2017

US job growth surged more than expected in June and employers increased hours for workers, signs of labor market strength that could keep the Federal Reserve on course for a third interest rate increase this year despite benign inflation. […]

US Jobless Claims Rise, Labor Market Still Tight

June 22, 2017

Jobless claims for the prior week were revised upwards by 1,000 to 238,000 from 237,000. The week’s tally is the 120th consecutive week that claims have been below 300,000, the threshold associated with a strong labor market. […]

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