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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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    Urban Development, Economy, and Jobs

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, and others talked about the economy and jobs, and how cities across the U.S. were…

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    House Debate on National Labor Relations Board Election Rules Resolution

    House Education and Workforce Committee Chair John Kline (R-MN), Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI), and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) debated Education and Workforce Committee…

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    Congressional Disapproval of Union Election Rules

    Melanie Trottman talked by remote video from Capitol Hill about a disapproval resolution being considered by Congress on union election rules approved by the National Labor Relations Board.

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    LGBT Employees and Workplace Discrimination

    Government officials and activists discussed the scope of federal protection against workplace discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. Officials…

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    Labor Unions and the "Right-To-Work" Law

    Mark Mix talked about the “right-to-work” law signed the previous week that made Wisconsin the 25th state to prohibit unions from requiring workers to become members or pay dues…

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    February Jobs Report and the U.S. Economy

    Michelle Jamrisko talked about the newly released jobs numbers for February 2015 and what they meant for the overall health of the U.S. economy.

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