Labor

Don’t raze the middle class raise

This election season has been focused on the American worker, and nothing says thank you like the promise of a raise. The U.S. Department of Labor recently made such a commitment by finalizing its new overtime rule, which could boost the income...

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911 dispatchers are not clerical workers

On any given day, a 911 dispatcher might direct police as a crime is in progress, provide lifesaving first aid, or speak to a caller on the brink of suicide.  Dispatchers are critical members of the first responder community who use their...

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Building a path to a better and more just America

Every day, in towns and cities all across this nation, millions of American workers face a reality in which good jobs are scarce, wages are low, benefits are few and far between, and mothers and fathers...

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Examining the state of organized labor this Labor Day

It’s Labor Day weekend – and while many families are enjoying three-day weekends and barbeques at the beach, union bosses are scheming to come up with additional ways to take more from your hard-earned paychecks. 

That shouldn’t come...

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Why we must raise the minimum wage for millions of Americans

Today, full time work year-round at the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour leaves an adult with two children earning thousands of dollars below the poverty threshold. That is unacceptable. No one who works full-time should live in poverty...

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This Labor Day, celebrate the spread of labor freedom

For millions of Americans, Labor Day Weekend is about food, friends, family, and the return of football. For union bosses across the country, it is also a chance to harken back to the glory days of organized labor in an attempt to reverse the...

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