Tag: jobs

10 Worst Policy Attacks on Workers From Trump White House

Ten actions that hurt workers during Trump’s first year. How Trump and Congress further rigged the economy in favor of the wealthy. –By Josh Bivens, Daniel Costa, Celine McNicholas, Heidi Shierholz, and Marni von Wilpert • January 12, 2018 — EPI The tax cut law that President…

These Charts Will Blow Your Mind!

12 charts that show the real problems policies must tackle, not the made-up ones December 21, 2017  EPI.org  Inequalities, and the inequities in opportunity that they represent, permeate all areas of American society. The real problems policies must tackle include…

Trump Says — OK To Steal Workers’ Money

News from EPI: Proposed rule would protect employers who steal workers’ hard-earned tips By Heidi Shierholz • December 2017  Today the Trump administration took their first major step towards allowing employers to legally take tips earned by the workers they employ. The…

Destroy Unions – Dis-invest in infrastructure — What do you get?

Wisconsin Has Seen Largest Middle-Class Decline Of Any State, Study Finds Wisconsin’s middle class saw the steepest decline in the country since 2000, according to a new study. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture (CC-BY) Economist Says De-Unionization, Recession, Erosion Of Manufacturing Are Factors…

No Raise for you! Over Half Didn’t Get One Last Year.

Raises: Survey shows 52% of workers didn’t get one in the past year —Paul Davidson, USA TODAY  Nov. 15, 2017 — (Photo: Getty Images) More than half of Americans have not gotten a bump in salary over the past 12 months,…

Huge Disparities Widen — Hurting Economy

Report: CT’s low-income jobs on the rise —PATRICIA DADDONA— Hartford Business Journal– Connecticut’s share of low-income jobs has ticked up by 1.3 percentage points since 2011, according to a report from New Haven-based Connecticut Voices for Children. According to the…

Labor Day? Workers Screwed Again as Overtime Rule Tossed Out

U.S. judge strikes down Obama administration overtime pay rule —Daniel Wiessner – Reuters —  (Reuters) – A federal judge in Texas on Thursday struck down an Obama administration rule that would have extended mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million…

Stress at work — Study Proves the Obvious

Study shows many in U.S. face a ‘pressured and hectic’ workplace Aug 20, 2017 WASHINGTON (AP) — The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard…

Not Just $15/Hour — Fair Scheduling in NYC

Not so fast: U.S. restaurant workers seek ban on surprise scheduling — By — Peter Szekely — Reuters —  McDonald’s employee Ashley Bruce poses in front of the restaurant where she works in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. July 13, 2017.John Gress NEW YORK…