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Oops: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan 'Buy American' Bill

Oops: Rick Perry Vetoes Bipartisan 'Buy American' Bill
Remember this when Rick Perry announces his 2016 Presidential campaign of errors — he vetoed a bill to support American workers and create American jobs that passed the Texas House and Senate with broad, bipartisan margins.
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Wage War: New Charts Explain Why Americans Are So Broke

Charts provided by the website Visualizing Economics supply a visual answer to the question, "What happened to Wages?"
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Yahoo Tells Staff to Get Back in the Office: No More Telecommuting for You!

Yahoo Tells Staff to Get Back in the Office: No More Telecommuting for You!
Forcing people to traipse to the office every day won't necessarily inspire that serendipitous collaborative spark. It will, however, serve as a loud and uambiguous wake-up call to Mayer's employees that it's time to leave for more truly collaborative pastures.
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Rick Perry's Job Poaching Presentation Falls Flat in CA

Rick Perry's Job Poaching Presentation Falls Flat in CA
Rick Perry's job-poachin' trip to California didn't sit well with the locals, especially when he tried to steal companies away from their local communities. In Oxnard, Perry met with Haas Automotive, located in Ventura County. The company is planning an expansion, and is flirting with leaving California rather than expand on land adjacent to their current headquarters.
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Two-Thirds of American Workers Plan to Delay Retirement

Two-Thirds of American Workers Plan to Delay Retirement
An alarming new study shows that nearly two-thirds of American workers now plan to delay their retirement with many citing the need to recoup losses from the recent recession as a key determinant.
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Unemployed? Pee in This Cup

Unemployed? Pee in This Cup
A legislative bill that would require people seeking unemployment benefits to be drug tested for illegal drugs could add needless bureaucracy and costs to state government and is most likely unconstitutional because it violates the right to privacy.
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10 States See Minimum Wage Increase on January 1

Because the federal minimum wage is not tied to inflation it loses buying power in most years. If Congress does not act, it is projected to lose 20 percent of its real value in the next 10 years. The federal minimum wage would now be $10.58 if it had kept pace with the cost of living since its peak of purchasing power in 1968.
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Unemployment At Risk If Congress Doesn't Act

If the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program is not reauthorized, the share of jobless workers receiving unemployment insurance in the United States will likely decrease to approximately one in four.
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Palm Beach Votes Down New Wage Theft Ordinance

The Palm Beach County wage theft law was modeled after Miami-Dade's version. Miami-Dade’s wage theft law has already withstood a legal challenge. It has been estimated that contractors in Florida deprive workers of between $60-$90 million each year.
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Construction Workers Win Lawsuit Against Concrete Company in MA

In Massachusetts, a concrete company has been ordered to pay $161,000 in back pay and penalties for intentionally failing to comply with the prevailing wage.
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