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12 hrs ago | Workplace Prof Blog

Minimum Wage Hike?

Two U. S. Senators, Tom Harkin and George Miller , just introduced a plan that would raise the minimum wage which is currently set at $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Tom Harkin, US Politics, Democrat, US News, US House of Representatives

17 hrs ago | ScienceBlogs

When schedules don't work for hourly workers

With much of the country still suffering the effects of the last recession, many hourly workers are trying to scrape by with part-time jobs that don't give them as many hours as they'd like .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, Tom Harkin, US Senate

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis

Bad Day for Bad Teachers, Good Day for Kids

This is a guest post courtesy of Richard Berman at the Capital Research Center , under the title A Bad Day for Bad Teachers .

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Education Etc.

Switched

John Boehner Leans On 'Worst Pop Singer Ever' For Talking Points On Jobs

House Speaker John Boehner speaks before signing the bipartisan legislation Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act at the U.S. Capitol July 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat, John Kline

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Switched

Counting Homeless Kids, the Right Way

Homeless kids count. And they need to be counted accurately. So I am encouraged that Senators Dianne Feinstein and Rob Portman introduced legislation yesterday [7/24] to fix a long-standing injustice in the way our nation counts homeless kids, that has kept about 900,000 children and families from federal assistance programs designed to help them.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Senator Rob Portman, Republican, Representative Steve Stivers, Ohio, Ohio Government

Roll Call

'Fair Workweek' Is Latest Ploy to Organize Retail, Restaurant Employers | Commentary

On Tuesday, top Democrats and a who's who of labor activists unveiled the latest attack on American businesses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, IGN Entertainment, Small Business, Personal Finance

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Common Dreams

Pay-Cut Clock Documents Billions of Dollars Lost by Minimum-Wage Workers

Today, on the fifth anniversary of the last increase in the minimum wage, the Center for Economic and Policy Research debuts a pay-cut clock to show how much, down to the second, minimum-wage workers continue to lose as long as the wage remains frozen at its current level.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Senator Al Franken, Al Franken, Liberal Political News

UPI

Obama, Dems push $10.10 minimum wage with Kristen Bell's help

Five years to the day since the last increase in the federal minimum wage, Democrats are renewing a call to bring the minimum up to $10.10 an hour.

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Related Topix: Kristen Bell, Hot Chicks, US News, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Al Franken, Iowa, US House of Representatives

SFGate

Top-two primary means a double dose of campaign rhetoric

Rep. Mike Honda, not in Washington, greets President Obama on Wednesday at Foothill College in Los Altos.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Altos, CA, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat, Michael Honda, California

Washington Examiner

Big Labor wants 'schedules that work' --- just not for them

Leading Democratic lawmakers and allied liberal groups are promoting the legislation this week to end abusive work scheduling practices.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Forbes.com

Part-Time Workers: New Nuisance for Employers?

A movement to give part-time employees more predictable schedules and related perks recently made front-page news.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Gary Miller, Republican, Business News

Beaver Countian

Elizabeth Warren to help propose Senate bill to tackle part-time schedules

This article titled "Elizabeth Warren to help propose Senate bill to tackle part-time schedules" was written by Jana Kasperkevic, for theguardian.com on Wednesday 23rd July 2014 12.00 UTC Part-time jobs are becoming the source of an employment crisis in the US, as they take the place of full-time jobs for many Americans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Wed Jul 23, 2014

TheBlaze.com

Dems want to give government power over company work schedules

Democrats in the House and Senate are proposing new changes to the law that would allow workers to make requests about their work schedule without fear of retaliation from their bosses, and in some cases would require companies to accept these requests.

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Related Topix: US News, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KRMG-AM Tulsa

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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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Virginia Foxx, Republican, US House of Representatives

Roll Call

The Re-Education of Rick Nolan

Nolan came back to Congress in 2012 - three decades after his first stint in the 1970s.

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Related Topix: US News, Representative Rick Nolan, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, James Oberstar, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Representative Karen Bass

District Administration

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.

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Related Topix: Penn State University Park, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Jul 21, 2014

News Max

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, California, California Government

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Zoe Lofgren, Harry Reid, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The News-Gazette

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Champaign County, IL, US News, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, US House of Representatives, Anna Eshoo, Loretta Sanchez, Democrat

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daily Kos

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Liberal Political News

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