18 hrs ago
US job-training review emphasizes data, employers
President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, right, speaks before signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, bipartisan job-training legislation which aims to help job seekers gain valuable employment skills, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
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22 hrs ago
The Re-Education of Rick Nolan
Nolan came back to Congress in 2012 - three decades after his first stint in the 1970s.
Physical and sexual abuse: A harsh reality facing your school
A Congressional report estimated that as many as 4.5 million K12 students are subject to sexual misconduct and physical or verbal abuse, with other research concluding that less than 10 percent of abusers are ever caught or identified.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
California Poised for Change as Retirement Looms for Incumbents
Time is about to wreak a revolution on the political makeup of California's state and federal offices with aging, longtime incumbents nearing the point where they will be retiring, and anxious newcomers, long denied a shot at top lawmaking slots by well-entrenched office-holders, chomping at the bit for their chance to move up.
Point of View
Democrats Treated Better in House than Republicans in Senate
Republicans are touting an open amendment process on House spending bills to argue the minority is treated far better in the lower chamber than in the Democratic-held Senate.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Tom Kacich: Meager amounts from local donors to Davis, Callis
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis' fundraising haul from Champaign County in the last quarter - $4,800 - was pretty meager.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
NYTimes Profiles The "Part-Time Hell" Offered To American Workers
The latest tripe from the Republican Party attempts to distract from its purposeful obstruction of all initiatives or legislation designed to create new jobs, by accusing the Obama Administration of fostering a "part-time" economy.
New Data Show Faster Job Growth in States With Higher Minimum Wage
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, second left, and Representative George Miller visit a Sweetgreen restaurant to discuss minimum wage, June 16, 2014 at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Fresno Bee
A Fresno public works department team patches potholes on Van Ness Avenue.
Perhaps averting another standoff with Democrats, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives took a small step earlier this week by allocating an additional $10 billion to continue to pay for freeway projects nationwide.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
The Jewish News Weekly
Tehiyah head of school steps down after seven years
The head of school at Tehiyah Day School has stepped down, the El Cerrito school announced recently, noting that Bathea James will be replaced by interim director Mollie Aczel.
Who Will Speak Against This Abuse Of American Workers?
As we are all aware, America has pretty much lost most of the high-paying, stable, manufacturing jobs with benefits and simultaneously has also seen much of its white collar workforce outsourced or off-shored.
Legislation aims to protect employees with changing schedules
University of Chicago professor Susan Lambert sees work scheduling as the next big issue in the push to improve labor standards.
Feds pressuring business to rescue Obama and Dems from another failure of OCare
When ObamaCare was passed by the Democrats, non-partisan experts predicted there would be a host of problems.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
The Daily Star
Whither Bangladesh Garments Industry?
IT is January 2020 and the mood in the country is euphoric. Bangladesh's ready-made garments industry had a banner year in 2019, reaching the target of $50 billion dollars export level.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Push on to shape part-time work rules
As more workers find their lives upended and their paychecks reduced by ever-changing, on-call schedules, government officials are trying to put limits on the harshest scheduling practices.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Boehner, Pelosi celebrate job training bill
What once may have seemed like routine work for the House of Representatives -- passing a bipartisan bill to improve job training programs -- was cause for celebration on Friday.
Kashkari crashes event to challenge Brown
California Gov, Jerry Brown speaks at The American Federation of Teachers at Los Angeles Friday, July 11, 2014.
How FDR Helped Joe Biden Marry Jill -- And What Happened to All That Washington Traffic?
Vice President Joe Biden, recipient of the Freedom Medal from the Roosevelt Institute in honor of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, says FDR - albeit somewhat indirectly - helped him land his wife, Jill.
Bipartisan Legislation Improves Transparency on College Costs,...
"These pieces of legislation will help to give students more and better information when considering and financing college," said Rep. , senior emocrat on the committee.
The States Where Women Represent Most Of Minimum Wage Workers
If the states where women represent most of minimum wage workers were grouped together, we'd have, just about, the United States of America.