workers

  1. excalibur

    Minnesota’s Minimum Wage Hikes Lead to Job Losses for Younger Workers

    No one who has paid attention to the lies about the minimum wage over the years should be surprised. Minnesota’s Minimum Wage Hikes Lead to Job Losses for Younger Workers Minnesota's minimum wage hikes have led to slower job growth in the restaurant industry and significant job losses...
  2. The Man

    More NK workers to Russia

    Violation of UN sanctions: Russia Allows Entry of Thousands of North Korean Workers, Media Reports Many, many North Koreans employed in Russia. Especially in the Far East. In Vladivostok, they arrive all the time They are actually very, very decent, highly skilled builders...
  3. D

    Trump's Supreme Court pick is eager to take the war on workers up a notch

    Trump's Supreme Court pick is eager to take the war on workers up a notch By Laura Clawson ################################################################################ It will be no fun with Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS especially as it concerns worker's rights among that of many...
  4. L

    New Study Confirms That American Workers Are Getting Ripped Off

    By Eric Levitz America’s unemployment rate is hovering near half-century lows. There are now more job openings than unemployed workers in the United States for the first time since the government began tracking that ratio. For America’s working class, macroeconomic conditions don’t get much...
  5. Mister B

    Trump To Hire Foreign Workers for Mar A Lago

    I thought we were supposed to hire Americans? https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-mar-a-lago-club-in-florida-seeks-to-hire-40-foreign-workers/2018/07/05/5ef094b8-8099-11e8-bb6b-c1cb691f1402_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.294db14bdebe President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club has...
  6. Southern Dad

    Supreme Court deals blow to unions, rules against forced fees for government workers

    Wow, this one is going to leave a mark.
  7. bajisima

    Employers help pay student loans to attract workers

    Doesnt seem like much money.. For public relations manager Maggie McCuen, having help from her job to repay student loans is not priceless - it is worth every tangible penny of the $1,416 her company has added to chip away at her loan balance since December 2016. “It absolutely alleviates...
  8. bajisima

    Ohio UAW workers support tariffs

    Slapping import taxes on vehicles and parts coming from abroad alarmed parts of the auto industry Thursday, but the suggestion by the Trump Administration that it will consider up to a 25 percent tariff on foreign autos found some support among national and local UAW leaders. “We’ve been...
  9. bajisima

    US healthcare workers are committing suicide at unprecedented levels

    As America focuses on one epidemic — the opioid crisis — another goes entirely ignored. American health-care workers are dying by suicide in unprecedented numbers. Earlier this month, a medical student and a resident at NYU medical school completed suicide less than a week apart. After all...
  10. NightSwimmer

    Trump Administration invites more foreign workers to US

    I'm willing to bet that his supporters didn't see this coming: U.S. adds 15,000 visas for seasonal non-farm workers The Trump administration will make available an additional 15,000 H-2B visas, meant for temporary non-agricultural workers, this fiscal year, the U.S. Department of...
  11. bajisima

    SCOTUS backs companies over workers class action claims

    The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees. The justices, in a 5-4 ruling with the...
  12. Eve1

    Boeing big loser in Trumps dumping Iran deal=US workers lose $20 Billion deal

    The contracts to sell commercial aircraft to replace airplanes in Iran due to their aging fleet is dead. Who wants to guess who ends up getting the contract instead? Boeing had jumped in head first. Boeing signed a deal in 2016 with IranAir to sell 80 aircraft with a list price of some $17...
  13. bajisima

    Companies relax pot policies to attract more workers

    Near-full employment and changing attitudes about cannabis are prompting some companies to drop pre-employment drug screenings for marijuana, experts in human resources say. According to attorney James Reidy, chair of the labor and employment group at the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass &...
  14. bajisima

    US needs 2 million healthcare workers

    The US will need to hire 2.3 million new health care workers by 2025 in order to adequately take care of its aging population, a new report finds. But a persistent shortage of skilled workers -- from nurses to physicians to lab technicians -- will mean hundreds of thousands of positions will...
  15. the watchman

    Marco Rubio says there’s “no evidence whatsoever” Republican tax cuts helping workers

    The Republican tax cut bill has found an unlikely critic in its giveaways to big corporations: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). The 2016 Republican presidential candidate — who voted for the legislation in December — is openly doubting it’s actually benefiting American workers and says it is instead...
  16. bajisima

    Inside IBMs purge of thousands of workers

    I swear we will see soup lines again for those in their 50s and 60s... For nearly a half century, IBM came as close as any company to bearing the torch for the American Dream. As the world’s dominant technology firm, payrolls at International Business Machines Corp. swelled to nearly a...
  17. Friday13

    3 Female workers killed at CA Veterans' Center - gunman dead

    3 workers killed at California veterans center, gunman dead
  18. Davocrat

    Trump just told workers that their energy bills were going down

    This is in Ohio. I'm not seeing it in North Carolina. What about you?
  19. C

    Home Depot giving $1,000 bonuses to U.S. workers after Trump tax cut

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/01/25/home-depot-bonuses/1064718001/ Home Depot is doling out bonuses of up to $1,000 to U.S. hourly workers, becoming the latest major national employer to hand out checks after President Trump's corporate tax cut. The home improvement chain said it...
  20. T

    Indiana Carrier plant to lay off 215 workers on Thursday

    So much winning! I guess not even the Trump corporate handout/tax gift could save these jobs, jobs that were heading to Mexico when Trump and Pence stepped in to give tons of tax breaks and managed to save only half...