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  • Robert B. Reich: Freedom Summer II [Commentary]

    Robert B. Reich: Freedom Summer II [Commentary]
    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.)...
  • A prescription for getting past the Hobby Lobby fight: Get rid of the 'meddle-man' and have employees buy their own insurance

    A prescription for getting past the Hobby Lobby fight: Get rid of the 'meddle-man' and have employees buy their own insurance
    41.8781136, -87.62979819999998 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...
  • 'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative

    'Subminimum wage' for disabled workers called exploitative
    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...
  • Citywide minimum wages fight poverty

    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...
  • How Colin Kaepernick's $126 million deal stacks up to Joe Flacco's $120.6 million contract

    How Colin Kaepernick's $126 million deal stacks up to Joe Flacco's $120.6 million contract
    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...
  • Risky jobs that pay big bucks

    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...
  • Caruso sees that raising the minimum wage can have a maximal effect

    Caruso sees that raising the minimum wage can have a maximal effect
    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...
  • O'Malley intervention could mean faster deal in Hopkins Hospital labor dispute

    O'Malley intervention could mean faster deal in Hopkins Hospital labor dispute
    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...
  • As I've been saying, what part of 'shall not be diminished or impaired' don't our lawmakers understand?

     
    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...
  • Opening a restaurant, taking a leap

    Opening a restaurant, taking a leap
    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....
  • Billy Donovan signed to coach Gators through 2019

    Billy Donovan signed to coach Gators through 2019
    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...