This Labor Day, working families do not have much to celebrate when it comes to wages and job security. But we can celebrate the fact that the deteriorating conditions of work are finally breaking through into broad political consciousness. Last week, the board of directors of Market Basket, one of the last of the independent supermarket chains, agreed to restore the fired CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas, who had treated workers decently rather than just milking the enterprise for dividends as another faction of this family-owned company has sought to do. An uprising by salaried managers and workers had brought the business to a halt. The Market Basket story is particularly instructive, because it represents how so-called shareholder capitalism puts pressure on managers to destroy job security and decent earnings for working people.
Oil and gas operators have lost their luster in Louisiana, Lafayette resident Mike Stagg, a civic activist and organizer with the grassroots Green Arm...
Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the US is cooler than normal, but the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, which is hotter than normal.
This Labor Day, let's remember that hardworking men and women are the backbone of our country, and let's redouble our efforts to uphold our nation's great promise to them: that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can make it in America.
We should do more to help potential entrepreneurs in places where domestic economies are too weak to assist. If we give this effort a higher priority in our country's foreign policy, we can create a healthier balance of world commerce.
The answers I believe, may well lie in his pure innocence and courage to discover and report the ground truth -- no matter how ugly the truth, how high the price.
Environmental Entrepreneurs' (E2's) just-released quarterly jobs report shows that the number of new clean energy and clean transportation jobs announced in the second quarter of this year doubled from the previous quarter.
There are 10.6 million poor people who have a job, and often head households with children. Modest policy efforts can help change the negative dynamics that poverty creates. Luckily, there are tools that can help and which have a proven track record.
This is a quandary that around 14 million college students face in their actual, non-joke-from-Tumblr lives. It isn't news that more and more college students are working. But why are they working?
As companies focused more on the bottom line, they began to refer to workers as "assets" and when times got tough, they looked at which "assets" to cut. "Do more with less," "Get rid of the fat," and "leaner and meaner" were the propaganda slogans that sent chills down workers' spines. Older workers quickly read the writing on the wall.
A new report by the Better Government Association found that the Chicago Transit Authority's retirement plan and health care trust spent almost $60,00...
I awaken to another mythical day, waiting for my alarm clock to break out in song. It snores instead. Nothing has changed. I'm still on unemployment time, caught in the weightless zone of a daydream where time moves like a Wiffle ball. "What day is it?" I ask my dog lying next to me.
Today, entrepreneurship is hot. And everything points to it getting hotter still. Do you ever worry that maybe your kids won't be ready for the vastly different job and business world, when it's their time to start making a living?
While we hope you enjoy this funny short, we also encourage businesses, NGOs, and community organizations to bolster their internship and youth employment programs to help propel the city and the nation's young people onto positive career paths.
Our nation was built on several principles, including the desire for democracy, the ideal of self-reliance and the importance of hard work. That emphasis on skilled labor has become a cornerstone of the U.S. workforce.
Imagine if every entrepreneur had at least one key team member who could self-manage, continuously become more effective, communicate efficiently and excellently and still have the time and energy to lead a fulfilling life.