Wal-Mart’s announcement that it will raise its minimum wage came as the retail industry faces a rising number of workers quitting their jobs. Better pay is one way retailers can keep the people they already have, rather than constantly hiring new ones.
Unless you’re into medical-themed sex, I guess.
Because body fluids are funny, amiright?
Bangladeshi photographer Khaled Hasan documents the lives of women after acid attacks.
“Canberra is the coup capital of the Western world,” one commentator wrote, and Tony Abbott may be set for the chopping block.
A Wisconsin woman’s water broke about 30 minutes after her flight took off. The plane was diverted to Salt Lake City, where the woman gave birth at a local hospital.
Labor has been silent so far about Patrick Lynch, the police union leader who is publicly campaigning against Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The tension didn’t just begin after two officers were assassinated in Brooklyn on Saturday — it goes back years and involves Al Sharpton, stop-and-frisk, and an inspector general. And the next battle — negotiating two major union contracts — is looming.
A single mother in South Los Angeles just went on strike for the first time. This is what the fight for a living wage and a union actually looks like.
The AFL-CIO’s sole police union sent a letter to the federation’s president about the issue.
The sit-down protest was the first of its kind by members of OUR Walmart, a group seeking better working conditions and pay for workers. A Walmart spokesman said the union-supported protest does not reflect the views of its other workers.
U.S. employers added about 214,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate fell to 5.8%.
That’s at least twice what the American Federation of Teachers said it will spend.
“There is no basis to the claims and the investigation is now closed by police.”
Bombs are contributing to the boom in construction costs.
Labels ALP “gutless” who have “lost their moral compass”
Recent Education Department action will allow transgender students “to assert their rights if and when they see that they are being discriminated on their college campuses,” Obama says.
But American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten says the emphasis on testing is damaging Common Core’s reputation elsewhere.
“We try to keep the unions from having a hobby,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says.
“The whole thing is smellier than a cesspit,” says one professor.
Spoiler alert: It’s a girl! Warning: graphic images.
The video intern was to get paid in school credit. The listing raised eyebrows after the newspaper’s editorial board criticized the practice, BuzzFeed noted Wednesday.
Only six Liberal pollies have publicly backed same-sex marriage. Has your MP?
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka emphasizes income inequality, minimum wage, and immigration reform in audio message to President Obama.
The National Labor Relations Board claimed that the retail chain has fired and punished employees for participating in legally protected activities.
Philosophical raptor debates by Dinosaur Comic.
Plus the most cringe-worthy metaphors from R. Kelly’s new album, 5 books to buy for booze lovers, and a cute obituary for the ugliest dog ever.
H/t to The Nation for learning it was created by a website tied to a former Walmart exec.
A new labor liaison. And complaints about the Christmas Card list.