| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:03 AM
I spent several days in New York last week with students from around the country who were preparing to head into the heartland to help organize Walmart workers for better jobs and wages. (Full familial disclosure: My son Adam is one of the leaders.)...
| Jul 4, 2014
Get bosses out of the insurance business
Maybe now, with righteousness and indignation on full boil as the nation debates the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, we can recognize the wisdom of moving away from the...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:45 PM
At a noisy warehouse off Veterans Highway in Millersville, a young woman concentrates as she pokes black shoelaces into cardboard packaging. In another room, workers slowly count tiny bottles of hair products, placing them in plastic bags that will end up...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:19 AM
This is in response to "The $15 question; A pain, not a gain, for Chicago," by Michael Saltsman, research director at the Employment Policies Institute, which receives funding from restaurants, foundations and individuals. Saltsman has a lesson to teach...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:52 AM
When Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick squared off in Super Bowl XLVII, Flacco threw three touchdowns with zero interceptions and was named the Most Valuable Player of the game.
Flacco got his financial...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Here's the thing about the dangerous jobs made famous by reality television shows such as "Deadliest Catch" and "Ax Men" -- the pay is generally lousy relative to the considerable (and literal) risk to life and limb. Fishermen and loggers can expect...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Things just weren't working out for Anthony Henry in 2010. Although he had no trouble finding work, he didn't make enough to rent an apartment, so he lived in his car.
"I parked in West L.A. under a tree," said Henry. "I'd walk from the car to The Grove...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's intervention in the wage fight between Johns Hopkins Hospital and its service workers reflects the lingering dispute's significance but also signals that it may be resolved soon.
The hospital and members of the 1199 SEIU United...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Breaking news: The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being...
| May 26, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Neophyte restaurateurs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark ran through calculations on their Excel spreadsheet, something they've done plenty in the last year. They knew early on that the margin of error at their new Avondale restaurant, Parachute, was thin....
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Billy Donovan signed a three-year contract extension in February expected to keep him coaching the Gators through the 2018-19 season.
Donovan agreed to the contract last June and signed it in February, according to a UF spokesman.
The deal will pay...