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Inside Bay Area
Richmond approves massive Chevron refinery project with $90 million in community benefits
Chevron's five year-plus quest to initiate a $1 billion upgrade to its century old refinery, the largest in Northern California, was approved by a divided City Council late Tuesday after the company and city staff hammered out a last minute deal upping community investments and installing safety and piping upgrades as part of the project.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
US News & World Report
Democratic Legislation Would Regulate Work Scheduling
A new bill would require companies to give employees more notice and stability when it comes to their work schedules.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
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.
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 .
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 .
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.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
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.
'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.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
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.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
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.
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.