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  • Wage stagnation puts the squeeze on ordinary workers

    Wage stagnation puts the squeeze on ordinary workers
    Laurie Chisum works as a manager for a small office-equipment company in Orange County. She puts in about 30 hours a week on the job and spends much of her time at home caring for her mother, who is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.
  • Some disabled workers making pennies per hour

    Some disabled workers making pennies per hour
    President Barack Obama's recent promise to use an executive order to raise the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors was met with two rather different reactions. From the right, there were howls that Obama is a lawless tyrant. (He's not.)...

    Books that Shaped Work in America

    Books that Shaped Work in  America
    The U.S. Department of Labor wants you… ...to share your favorite books about working America. The initiative, known as “Books that Shaped Work in America,” was launched by the agency (in partnership with the Center for the Book...

    US reports union membership was 11.1 percent last year, down a fraction from last year

    Union membership in the United States is down slightly, accounting for just over 11 percent of the workforce last year, the Labor Department reported Friday. That's just a fractional drop from the year before. The department's Bureau of Labor Statistics...

    Ex-White House counsel Ruemmler off the list for attorney general

    Ex-White House counsel Ruemmler off the list for attorney general
    Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told the White House to take her off the list of potential nominees for attorney general, eliminating a leading, but likely politically divisive, contender for the post. President Obama had asked her to...