Not for contractors, of course, but for a lot of people: The Obama administration will unveil a new rule Wednesday that would make millions of middle-income workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that delivers a long-sought victory for labor groups. The regulations, which were last updated more than a decade ago, would let full-time […]
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The headline should read “a night when citizens stood up.” It’s also seen as a major win for Black Lives Matter, as former Cuyahoga County assistant prosecutor Michael O’Malley won the Democratic nomination for County Prosecutor in the Cleveland area, and Kim Foxx won the Democratic primary for Cook County state’s attorney Tuesday night, Prosecutors […]
I have new neighbors. All I knew about them until a few weeks ago was that they had tiny children, wore hijabs and said hello as we passed one another in the alley. That’s my relationship with most of my neighbors, to be honest, especially in the winter months when we all just want to […]
I may have written about this before, making the point that going to a march doesn’t make someone a civil rights “activist.” Yes, people supported those causes — but those marches were also social events. (Kids today go to the mall, we used to go to marches.) Everyone used to go! At a press conference […]
After becoming law in 1993, the state of Alabama has come to an agreement with the Justice Department to bring the state into compliance with the NVRA… On Friday morning, the Alabama and the federal Justice Department reached an agreement to bring the state in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), a law […]
This ad, sponsored by the American Action Network, was aired during the debate the other night attacking Elizabeth Warren and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau… The Kremlin styled ad tries to communicate that the CFBP is harmful to consumers because there are more protections for consumers from financial institutions and things related to Communism or […]
Lots of Dems went down across the country tonight night, BUT WE WON THREE SUPREME COURT SEATS IN PA. This is, as Joe Biden would say, a big fucking deal. Woo hoo! And Jim Kenney, as expected is the next mayor of Philadelphia.
That workers should be well treated? Sweden is moving to a six-hour working day in a bid to increase productivity and make people happier. Employers across the country have already made the change, according to the Science Alert website, which said the aim was to get more done in a shorter amount of time and […]
People is asking readers to let Congress — all 535 members — know how they feel about their response to the latest mass shooting: It’s not just a tribute People is using its pages for, however. From editorial director Jess Cagle’s note: As President Obama said, our responses to these incidents — from politicians, from […]
The money isn’t the most significant factor. If we don’t turn out to vote, we get screwed: The research on democracy and policy suggests three broad lessons. First, those who vote have more representation than those who do not.43 Second, those who do not vote tend to have views that are more economically progressive than […]