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Hiring Unpaid Interns: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Charlotte Jensen | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

Interns can be a great resource for a small company -- they're cheap, they're motivated and they bring a young perspective. And sometimes they even wo...

Foreign Teachers To Receive $4 Million For Illegal Required Fees

AP | Posted 09.07.2011 | Education

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -- The public school system in Prince George's County, Md. has agreed to pay $4 million to reimburse more than 1,000 foreign teach...

Dave Jamieson

Business Interests Take Aim At New Wage Theft Laws | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

Late last year, advocates for low-wage workers in Florida's Palm Beach County made what they thought was a modest request of their county commissioner...

Goldman Sachs Will Lay Off 230 Employees In New York City

Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) plans to lay off 230 employees in New York because of economic conditions, according to a state filing on Wednesday...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Cite Chronic Safety Failures In Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.29.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency tasked with overseeing mine safety released on Wednesday its preliminary findings on the Upper Big Branch Mine disast...

Nearly One In Three American Workers Considering Leaving Their Jobs: Report

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business

Dissatisfied workers are less alone than they were six years ago, a new report finds. In 2010, nearly one in three of surveyed U.S. workers, or 32...

Finding And Serving The Most Vulnerable Of All

David Weiss | Posted 08.16.2011 | Impact
David Weiss

Even among vulnerable communities one can find groups that seem to be the most vulnerable of all.

New Jobs for Homeless Veterans

Pat LaMarche | Posted 08.13.2011 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Thursday, the US Department of Labor made grant applications available for the Urban and Non-Urban Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP).

Obama For America Picks A Hispanic Woman From Denver To Be National Political Director

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.09.2011 | Denver

President Barack Obama's re-election team has chosen Katherine Archuleta of Denver to be his national political director. The campaign told CNN that A...

Enough Talk: It's Time for Action on Jobs

Richard Attias | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
Richard Attias

In recent decades, unemployment in the U.S. has been less of a challenge than it has been in Europe. This is a double edged-sword that has rendered the country less resilient. Jobs must be the number one priority.

Dave Jamieson

Economists Argue For Raising Minimum Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of economists made the case on Tuesday for raising the federal and state minimum wages across the country as a way to boost the ...

Dave Jamieson

Illinois Restaurateur Owes Workers $1 Million In Back Pay, Damages | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Workers got a pretty raw deal at Dolores Onate's two Mexican restaurants in Decatur, Ill. Not only were the waiters and kitchen workers ...

Empowering America's Women

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

When women earn more, families are stronger and children have better access to quality health care and education. We must close the chronic wage gap that shortchanges women.

Dave Jamieson

Minimum Wage, Labor Investigations Targets Of Missouri Republicans | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, Missouri business leaders presented lawmakers with a six-point plan they said would bring jobs to the state during to...

Dave Jamieson

Rand Paul: Mine Safety Regs Too Costly | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With American miners still succumbing to black lung disease, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has proposed a plan to red...

Amanda Terkel

Federal Government Intervenes In Maine Mural Controversy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government is stepping into the labor mural controversy in Maine, demanding that the state either put the artwork back up at...

The "Innovation for Jobs" Chasm

David Nordfors | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business
David Nordfors

Politicians have started to discuss innovation as a job creator. This is logical. Innovation is the main driver of economic growth. But are countries organized to do anything about it? We think not.

Counting All The Artists In New York | LIZZIE SIMON | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts

It would be easier to count up all the squirrels in New York City than the artists who live here. But that's not stopping a new cultural think tank, t...

Maine GOP Propose Dishonoring Female Labor Heroes Who Took Action After Witnessing 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

One hundred years after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, Republican leaders are leveraging an anti-labor movement to roll back many rights workers' fought for in the early 20th century.

Maine Gov. Orders Labor History Mural Taken Down

Talking Points Memo | Benjy Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's Diego Rivera Redux in Maine, as Governor Paul LePage is taking down a mural in the state Department of Labor building depicting the history of th...

Amanda Terkel

Maine Governor Orders Removal Of Labor Mural | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Governor Paul LePage (R-Maine) has sparked a fresh battle with the state's union community, ordering a mural at the Department of Labor ...

Don't Cut Off Your Knows

Jodie Levin-Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jodie Levin-Epstein

The House-passed Continuing Resolution would sharply reduce or eliminate funding for summer jobs for youth, training assistance for unemployed workers, and support for one-stop career centers.

At the Table

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

My mother worked the 3 p.m. to midnight shift at a toy factory. My father worked at a battery recycling plant and was a shop steward there for the Teamsters Union. I was "raised union."

Two Different Realities About Workplace Flexibility

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

Low-wage employees tend to be less satisfied with their jobs and in poorer physical and mental health than higher-wage employees. And that's where flexibility comes in.

Our Unsafe Healthcare System Is The Issue, Not Caps on Tort Settlements

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

A little-noticed proposal in the President's budget managed to squeak by without a ripple in the media, or comment from savvy political pundits and progressive activists.