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    College Graduates and the Job Market

    Anthony Carnevale talked about what college graduates could expect from the 2015 job market and which majors offered the greatest economic value. He responded to telephone calls and…

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    After Words with Caroline Fredrickson

    Caroline Fredrickson talked about her book Under the Bus: How Working Women are Being Run Over, in which she argues that despite many advances women in the U.S. still face many challenges…

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    Working Mothers

    Lisa Endlich Heffernan talked about a piece she wrote for Vox, “In Defense of the Mommy Track.” The article highlights policy changes some companies were enacting to attract and…

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    Seafood Industry Safety Standards

    Senior agency officials and industry leaders testified on the impact of federal labor and safety laws on the U.S. seafood industry. Issues included the lack of temporary foreign workers…

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    C-SPAN's 2015 StudentCam Grand Prize Winners

    Anna Gilligan, Katie Demos, and Michael Lozovoy, eighth graders at School for the Creative and Performing Arts Bluegrass in Lexington, Kentucky, and grand prize winners in C-SPAN’s…

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    The Artificial Wage

    The Artifical Wage was the grand prize winner in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Anna Gilligan Katie Demos, and Michael Lozovoy, eighth…

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    Women's Workplace Issues

    Veronique de Rugy and Vicki Shabo talked about workplace issues affecting women, including paycheck inequality, family leave policy, and pregnancy discrimination. They also talked…

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    Federal Agency Workforce Ratings

    The heads of various federal agencies testified at a hearing titled, “The Worst Places to Work in the Federal Government.” The witnesses, who represented agencies with the…

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    President Obama on Family Friendly Workplaces

    President Obama said that family friendly work policies and benefits were not only good for the economy but also for the bottom lines of employers. Topics he discussed included paid…

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    President Obama on Gender and the Workplace

    President Obama spoke at a town hall meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, about policies affecting women in the workplace, including pay equity and family and medical leave. President…

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    Whistleblower Protections

    Health system doctors and officials who were whistleblowers in the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital scandal testified on the retaliation and punishment they were subjected to after…

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    Long-Term Unemployment

    Nancy Cook talked about the effects of “long-term” unemployment, meaning unemployed for six months or longer. She said that in 2010, at the height of the great recession,…

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    Wages and Economic Growth, Panel Discussion

    Economic and labor analysts talked about raising wages for low-wage workers in the United States. Topics included the economic impact of raising wages, voluntary increases versus…

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    Wages and Economic Growth, Mark Bertolini

    Mark Bertolini delivered a keynote speech on wages, corporate behavior, and economic growth. Mr. Bertolini said AETNA’s employees had recently received as much as a 33…

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    Future of Retirement

    Panelists talked about the future of retirement. Topics included working and living longer, a lack of retirement savings, and the 401(k) system.

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    March 2015 Jobs Numbers

    Timothy Noah talked about the March 2015 labor statistics released the previous day. They showed just 126,000 jobs were added over the past month, an abrupt slowdown after months of…

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    U.S. Trade Policy and Labor Unions

    Leo Gerard talked about the reaction of unions to Obama administration efforts to secure “fast track” authority that would expedite deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership…

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    President Obama Signs Memorandum of Disapproval of S.J. Res. 8

    President Obama made comments as he signed a memorandum of disapproval of S.J. Res. 8, congressional resolution that would overturn new National Labor Relations Board union voting…

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    Economic Growth and Employment

    Former Federal Reserve Board Chair Ben Bernanke gave the keynote speech at a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities forum on policies that promote economic growth and employment. He…

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    Union Membership

    Michael Horrigan and Lydia DePillis talked about a report on private and public sector union membership rates, which showed union membership fell about 20 percent between 1983 and 2014.…

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