I belong to a generation that has been told there is no other choice other than to be flexible in the labour market. For many of us, the idea of a long-term employment contract in a company where there is the possibility to progress belongs to another time.
People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t.
"We need stronger protections for consumers, but instead, this proposal is a toxic concoction of repackaged banker handouts," said Public Citizen's Lisa Gilbert
On the surface, the incoming Trump administration looks like a disaster for consumer activists. After eight years of successfully pressing the government to back financial protections for consumers, they could see their work quickly unravel in January.
If you work on an hourly basis, you may not have given much thought to what happens to your hours after you log out of your workstation.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump repeatedly expressed his support for coal miners and their communities
The tax dealings of a number of politicians have come under scrutiny this week, following news of their offshore holdings in the Panama Papers. The leaks have led to the resignation of the Icelandic prime minister – and the UK prime minister, David Cameron, has been criticised for shares he used to have in an offshore fund set up
In an election year, we hear endless promises of what our politicians will do to help the people. But are the ideas we’re hearing from Bernie Sanders and others—like Medicare for all, free college tuition, paid family leave—just slogans to pander to voters suffering under stagnating wages and burdensome debt? Could those ideas ever actually take hold?
As the United States adopts policies to lower greenhouse gas emissions, some communities will benefit from the shift to lower-carbon energy sources. But others will lose. Communities that have historically relied on coal production – especially in Appalachia – have been suffering major economic and employment losses for decades.
The fact that abuse of the Social Security Disability system is occurring is no revelation for it has been known for some time to all but the casual observer. Some people are and have been drawing funds when they are not actually disabled.
Where do the rich live? Mainly in the banking, investment, and speculation centers. I wonder why? To put a spin on an old saying, "vultures of a feather flock together".
A well paid, healthy, happy employee is a more productive employee. How much more productive? Very, and there are plenty of examples of these employees paying for themselves. Why don't most businesses do the same? Because shorting an employee's wages flows into the pockets of the management and owners for awhile.