Here's help -- an interesting new web-based calculator which allows an employer to plug in a few readily-available numbers and estimate what it can cost to lay off a worker and then replace her down the road.
The stratification of the job market is even more acute today than it was in my youth. Adult immigrants are trying to raise families on the kind of jobs I did as a way of contributing to my college expenses.
As we return to work after Labor Day weekend, it is important to recognize all that Social Security does for American workers. The best way to do that is to make sure workers know the facts about the program.
America is now on the growing list of advanced countries where social cohesion is coming under increasing pressure. If left to fester through inadequate public and private sector responses, this phenomenon will damage the welfare of current and future generations.
We ought to ask ourselves what society owes to the workers with whom we entrust the health and comfort of loved ones. Your grandmother's home caregiver, who may be just like family, has a family of her own to take care of when she goes home.
It is time for the real heirs to Samuel Adams, and John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, to come Washington and answer the pretenders who do things in the name of the Founding Fathers that violate the ideals of the Founding Fathers.
Nearly three years after the public bailed out Wall Street, ordinary working people are still waiting for the tiniest slice of the spoils, while the people who are getting the biggest share -- the executives -- are left free to gamble for profits.