Labor

For workplace safety violators, life is cheap

In January 2014, Brent Cameron was at work reroofing a home on an icy and steep roof in Michigan when he slipped and fell; he died of blunt head trauma. His employer did not provide a safety harness that would have prevented his death. The...

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Music makers to Congress: We are family

Last month, 200 music creators gathered outside The Capitol for a song and demonstration asking for fair pay.  Kathy Sledge led the group, singing the 1979 hit “We are Family,” a song I had the privilege to co-write and produce for Sister...

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Non-profits are ready for the new overtime regulations

Should an employer be able to make someone who’s paid far less than a middle-class salary work long overtime hours without paying anything for that work? Say no, and you agree with most Americans. Unfortunately, under long-standing federal...

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