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Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Declining Jobs

Women and African Americans Hit Hardest by Declining Jobs

June 14, 2019

Women and African Americans dropped out of the labor market offsetting the number of people who claimed that they were unemployed. Women and African Americans are giving up on finding a job, as wages remain very low says AFL-CIO Chief Economist

Hopkins Hospital and Nurses Reach Settlement On Unionization Efforts

Hopkins Hospital and Nurses Reach Settlement On Unionization Efforts

June 11, 2019

A recent ‘win’ for Hopkins nurses underscores the weaknesses of US labor law

Oshawa GM Plant Workers “Collateral Damage”

Oshawa GM Plant Workers “Collateral Damage”

June 5, 2019

The GM plant in Oshawa has shrunk from 23,000 jobs in early 1980’s to 300 today.  Taxpayers bailed out GM to save jobs and productive capacity. A democratic just transition that saves the community and the jobs are possible, says former Assistant to the President of the Canadian Autoworkers Union, Sam Gindin

Thousands Die, Millions Injured on the Job, and No Businesses Prosecuted

Thousands Die, Millions Injured on the Job, and No Businesses Prosecuted

May 1, 2019

Bill Black describes how OSHA’s few underfunded inspectors can’t do their jobs, and prosecutors don’t prosecute businesses for non-compliance

Students, Residents Protest Johns Hopkins ICE Contracts and Private Police

April 11, 2019

As student occupation continues, professors join in calls for the university to abandon plan for armed police

Unemployment is Down - Why Aren't Wages Up?

Why Aren't Wages Up?

April 7, 2019
In the recent jobs report, employment increased rapidly, but wage growth slowed down. Why? Gerald Epstein joins Paul Jay
Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

Maryland Becomes Sixth State to Adopt $15 Minimum Wage

March 29, 2019

Maryland’s legislature overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of what critics describe as a watered-down minimum wage proposal

Maryland Advances Bill For a $15 Minimum Wage in Six Years

Maryland Advances Bill For a $15 Minimum Wage in Six Years

March 21, 2019

The minimum wage for small businesses won’t reach $15 until July 2026 and untipped workers are excluded

Foxconn - Who Pays the Price for a Bad Deal?

Foxconn – Who Pays the Price for a Bad Deal?

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March 21, 2019

Foxconn promised to bring 13,000 factory jobs to Wisconsin in return for huge incentives. Wisconsin has made itself ready, bulldozing farmland. But now progress has stalled and the jobs are nowhere to be seen. So who pays the price for a floundering deal?