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This Student’s Story Shows What’s Wrong With The Tipped Minimum Wage

This Student’s Story Shows What’s Wrong With The Tipped Minimum Wage
You don’t get to be an actor by being shy, so it should not have surprised me that Olivia Russell would do something attention-getting while she was serving me and a guest earlier this week at the Carolina Kitchen, a small chain restaurant in Washington’s Brentwood neighborhood.
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Lose One for the Gipper: IL Gov Candidate Invokes Reagan in Threat to Shut Down State Government

Lose One for the Gipper: IL Gov Candidate Invokes Reagan in Threat to Shut Down State Government
A video has surfaced of Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner promising members of the Tazewell County GOP that he will shut down the state government and conduct a mass firing of public workers if elected. The comments came during a dinner held by the organization.
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More Shutdown Fallout: Judge Rules Government Wrongfully Underpaid 1.3M 'Essential Employees'

More Shutdown Fallout: Judge Rules Government Wrongfully Underpaid 1.3M 'Essential Employees'
Court of Federal Claims Judge Patricia Elaine Campbell-Smith has determined that the U.S. government violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by not paying 1.3 million essential workers “on time” during last year’s government shutdown. Under the FLSA, workers are expected to receive minimum wages and overtime pay on their scheduled paydays.
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State Subsidized Companies That Then Outsourced Jobs at Center of WI Gubernatorial Race

State Subsidized Companies That Then Outsourced Jobs at Center of WI Gubernatorial Race
As the Wisconsin gubernatorial race heats up, outsourcing is becoming an increasingly hot topic. Now, revelations about companies receiving tax incentives only to outsource jobs at a later date are turning up the heat further: "In the last decade, at least 25 companies with Wisconsin operations have both been awarded state funding and outsourced jobs, according to a State Journal review."
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Clear Message From July Jobs Report: Let’s Repair Our Infrastructure

Clear Message From July Jobs Report: Let’s Repair Our Infrastructure
The Labor Department reported on Friday that 28,000 manufacturing jobs were added in July. The report added, “Job gains occurred in motor vehicles and parts (+15,000) and in furniture and related products (+3,000). Over the prior 12 months, manufacturing had added an average of 12,000 jobs per month, primarily in durable goods industries.”
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WATCH: Campbell Brown Gets Trounced on Colbert for Anti-Union Activism

WATCH: Campbell Brown Gets Trounced on Colbert for Anti-Union Activism
Campbell Brown seemed surprised when Stephen Colbert took her to task for promoting a lawsuit against teacher tenure in New York City. While pro-union teacher supporters and protesters rallied outside the studio, the ex-CNN anchor had a hard time inside defending her anti-union stance to Colbert's audience.
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NLRB Says McDonald's Corp Could Be Liable for Labor Sins of Its Stores

NLRB Says McDonald's Corp Could Be Liable for Labor Sins of Its Stores
The National Labor Relations Board acts to protect fast food workers rights in a major labor ruling against McDonald's.
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McDonald's Could Be Liable For Their Horrible Labor Practices

McDonald's Could Be Liable For Their Horrible Labor Practices
The National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday that the world's biggest hamburger chain could be named as a joint employer in several complaints regarding worker rights at franchise-owned restaurants. The decision is pivotal because it could expose McDonald's Corp. to liability for management practices in those locations.
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With One Case Before State Supreme Court, 2nd IN Judge Rules 'Right-to-Work' Unconstitutional

With One Case Before State Supreme Court, 2nd IN Judge Rules 'Right-to-Work' Unconstitutional
An Indiana Judge has ruled that the state’s “Right-to-Work” law is unconstitutional, the second such blow to the legislation since its passage in 2012. Following the decision, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said he would ask for a stay to prevent the decision from immediately taking effect. He also argued that the law’s fate is still truly in the hands of the state Supreme Court.
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ANALYST: 'It’s Cheap to Say There is a Mismatch in Skills'

ANALYST: 'It’s Cheap to Say There is a Mismatch in Skills'
The latest “business conditions” survey from the National Association of Business Economics shows an improving economic outlook with higher levels of growth and dropping unemployment. The majority of survey participants represent companies with more than 100 employees and 40 percent represent firms with over 1,000 workers. The survey also showed that wages are rising and echoed arguments made by Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen that discouraged workers would return to the labor force when the economy improved.
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