If the last worker hired is being paid an hourly wage less than the value of the firm's output per hour, if would make sense to hire additional workers. The theory isn't completely batty, but it is way too easy to find egregious exceptions.
As on-demand labor starts to increase, organizations of all shapes and sizes ─ especially large organizations ─ are going to have to think differently about the way they service, compete and innovate when thinking about the future of work.
Bernie has been there with us every time, fighting for fairness, for environmental justice, for voting rights and getting big money out of politics. Bernie is there for criminal justice reform and a path to citizenship for 20 million immigrants. Bernie realizes that workers' rights in the U.S. remain under attack and near the bottom of the world's democracies.
If the president is serious about restoring grace in our public spaces, surely those suffering most greatly among us must not be left behind.
Since NAFTA there is an unwritten rule enforced by the pro-corporate power wing of the Democratic Party that in order to be the Democratic nominee for president, you have to be a corporate Democrat on trade policy.
It's well established that union members earn substantially more than nonunion workers ($207 more a week), and are more likely to have health care coverage and solid pensions. What is less well known are the advantages that unions provide for all workers, not just those who belong to unions.
The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.
Trish and Debra are but two of thousands of committed employees in the U.S. airline industry, who, despite weathering enormous challenge and change in the past decades, remain committed to delivering safe, reliable, fairly priced air travel.
While Republicans have not been bashful about opposing Obama when they believe he has over-stepped his constitutional authority, they have supported him fully when it comes to giving him full powers to negotiate on matters important to the American economy and the preservation of American jobs.
While the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is being hotly debated in Congress, the fact is that this trade deal -- or any trade deal -- will have little impact on American jobs, or more specifically, on the decline in good-paying jobs for middle-class Americans.
There is absolutely no doubt that this country faces serious issues of income inequality. But killing a trade deal when it offers at least the hope of a better future for the American economy is not the way to fix those pressing problems.
This isn't an issue about choice or religion -- these are real people, losing their livelihoods, their sources of income, and they're more likely to become impoverished because we still have not extended protections to many LGBT people. Demanding the right to fair employment and fair workplace treatment is not demanding special treatment or advantages over others
As Gawker's writers have demonstrated, organizing in digital media is a real option, not an abstraction or a fantasy. People who do this work really can come together for their own common good.
TIME magazine just published its "25 Moments That Changed America" list, focusing on the 20th Century. I agree with most of the selections and am impressed with the essays that explain the choices.
The United States energy boom is lifting up our nation's workforce, reducing utility bills for American families, and providing hope and opportunity for long-neglected communities. The family-sustaining jobs that the boom is creating are exactly the type of jobs we need to rebuild the great American middle class.
Mayor Ed Murray today named Dylan Orr as director of the new Office of Labor Standards (OLS), which oversees implementation of the city's historic minimum wage law.