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Obama Tops Reagan on the Economy, But He Still Can’t Get the Word Out

You’d never know it by listening to AM talk radio or watching cable news or even reading social media, but based on the leading economic indicators, President Obama’s record on the economy is actually much stronger than Ronald Reagan’s record. Shocking, I know, but it’s true. There’s one factor, however, that’s preventing Obama from fully [...]

Eric Garcetti would like to see the minimum wage in Los Angeles go from its current $9 an hour to $13.25 by 2017. The proposal, which would make Los Angeles’ wage law among the highest in the nation, needs City Council approval to become law. Garcetti unveiled his plan at a Labor Day gathering at [...]

Thomas Perez has been Secretary of Labor for just about a year now, having been sworn in on September 4, 2013.  He missed giving his first Labor Day pronouncement by two days, so this year’s pronouncement is his first. Here’s what he had to say: Statement on Labor Day by US Secretary of Labor Thomas [...]

A Washington conservative group has vowed to boycott Labor Day because of the holiday’s association with labor unions. The Freedom Foundation, based in Olympia, will be protesting the holiday by having a “work-in” on Monday. “I can’t think of a problem in society that can’t be traced in some way back to the abuses of [...]

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich tells Doug McMillon, President and CEO of Walmart, why he should support an increase in the minimum wage. As you know, your recent performance is disappointing Wall Street. You announced yesterday that, in the face of another quarter of sluggish profit and sales and flat or declining same-store sales, your [...]

This restaurant owner objects that he now has to pay servers $8 an hour instead of $7.25, and so he is letting his customers know by adding an item to each check called “minimum wage fee.” Via the Star Tribune: Oasis Cafe owner Craig Beemer said the fee is needed to offset the 75-cent wage hike [...]

Raymond Burse is taking $90,000 off his $350,000 a year salary so minimum wage workers can get more. Burse told the Lexington Herald-Leader that “My whole thing is I don’t need to work. This is not a hobby, but in terms of the people who do the hard work and heavy lifting, they are at [...]

  Job growth continues, although July numbers were a bit below expectations. The unemployment rate went from 6.1 to 6.2 percent, which economists view as more people looking for work, a good sign. It’s estimated that 329,000 Americans have reentered the labor force. Although July’s gains fell short of estimates and average monthly job growth [...]

The court said collective bargaining is not a right, but rather something lawmakers can offer or withdraw at will. “No matter the limitations or ‘burdens’ a legislative enactment places on the collective bargaining process, collective bargaining remains a creation of legislative grace and not constitutional obligation. The First Amendment cannot be used as a vehicle [...]

The economy grew at 4% in the second quarter of 2014, exceeding expectations. In its initial estimate for the second quarter, the government cited major gains in inventories for private businesses as well as exports and personal consumption spending that added to the growth. Economists, who had been hoping for a full reversal of the [...]

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