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Latest Labor Items
Thousands of British schools will close and travelers will face long lines at airport immigration Thursday when three quarters of a million workers go on strike - the first blast in what unions hope will be a summer of discontent against the cost-cutting government's austerity plans.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce claims that a National Labor Relations Board proposal to modernize and streamline union elections would tilt the playing field in favor of organized labor ("NLRB proposes fast-tracking union votes," Web, June 21). The truth is the NLRB proposal is a modest, long-overdue step to restore fairness to the system.
Youths hurled rocks and firebombs at riot police in central Athens on Tuesday as a general strike against new austerity measures brought the country to a standstill.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday signed landmark employee benefits legislation that increases pension and health contributions paid by a half-million teachers, police and other public workers and removes the issue from collective bargaining for four years.
America's long-suffering tax- payers scored a resounding victory as the Supreme Court told one of the nation's fore- most tax-eating groups to take a hike.
Americans spent in May at the weakest pace in 20 months, a sign that high gas prices and unemployment are holding back the economy.
It's time for a new "New Deal" to replace the raw deal American workers have been getting. Throughout the recent Great Recession, foreign-born workers gained jobs while native-born workers lost. The Pew Hispanic Canter estimates there are more than 8 million illegal aliens working in the United States. Many of them are working in construction, manufacturing, hotels and restaurants - in jobs that 20 million unemployed Americans would love to do.
It's always dangerous to forecast the future, and projecting the outlook for American public policy is particularly challenging. Political crystal balls are notoriously cloudy.
The Department of Education's "gainful employment" rule has moved from threat to reality. And that reality will be a giant step backward for nontraditional students seeking to improve their employment prospects through higher education. So what does this new regulation really mean?