21 States Saw Union Membership Rise in 2016. Was Yours One of Them?

By Michael Messina

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their annual report of union membership last month and the news for the pro-labor camp was mostly discouraging. Union membership in the U.S. dropped in 2016 to 10.7 percent, down 0.4 percent from the year before. That’s a decline of about 240,000 union members across the country, for a total of 14.6 million.

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Right-to-Work Passes in Kentucky. Are Missouri and New Hampshire Next?


By Evan Henerson

As if the tidings of national right-to-work legislation weren’t bad enough, now several states are bracing for the same fight.

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It's Official: Republicans Are Introducing National Right-to-Work Legislation

By Sahid Fawaz

Are Republicans the party of working Americans? Of course not.

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Arizona's New $10 Minimum Wage Leaves One Group of Workers Out in the Cold

 

By Sahid Fawaz

Voters approved a law that increased the state's minimum wage to $10 beginning in 2017.

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Kraft Heinz Will Give Employees Day Off Rather Than Spend Money on a Super Bowl Ad

By Sahid Fawaz

Do good employers still exist? Kraft Heinz is making a compelling case that they do by recognizing the fact that so many people call in sick the day after the Super Bowl.

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10,000 New Jobs Coming to Ethical Retailer Kroger

By Evan Henerson

For the time being at least, shoppers are still visiting “brick and mortar” grocery stores to get their milk, produce, cookies and hamburger meat. And as long as this practice continues, supermarket giant Kroger is insuring that their stores have the staff to run them.

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Secretary of Labor Watch: Puzder is No Friend to his Long-Time Employees

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By Evan Henerson

The deeper “Capital & Main” digs, the worse it looks for Secretary of Labor nominee Andrew Puzder.

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No NAFTA? Say Goodbye to 31,000 Auto Jobs

By Michael Messina

President Trump says the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is history, giving new hope to American manufacturing, right? Ok, we knew that was coming, but what about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? That’s supposedly in the crosshairs as well. But a new report says throwing that one away, too, would be a terrible idea, at least for the now-thriving American automotive industry.

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Secretary of Labor Watch: More Black Marks on Puzder’s Tenure at CKE

By Evan Henerson

What a very Puz-zling choice for Secretary of Labor President Donald Trump has selected!

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It's Official: President Trump Has Withdrawn the US from the TPP

By Sahid Fawaz

Good news for working class Americans (and everyone else not in the top .01%):

President Donald Trump lived up to his promise to get the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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