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    Retirement Savings in U.S.

    Financial experts talked about what employers, employees, and Congress should do to improve and increase retirement saving in the U.S. This panel was part of a forum on retirement savings…

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    Pension Protection Act and Retirement Savings

    Researchers reflected on the 10th anniversary of Pension Protection Act and made suggestions for how to continue and improve upon the goals and policies laid out in the 2006…

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    Retirement Savings

    Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO) and Joseph Crowley (D-NY) talked about legislation they were working on to address what they considered to be shortfalls in the retirement savings policy…

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    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on Workplace Policy Reforms

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was the luncheon speaker at the National Press Club in Washington, DC today/Wednesday. He outlined President Obama’s labor policies including…

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    National Park Service Operations

    National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan Jarvis testified at a hearing on an Inspector General’s report on alleged sexual misconduct by NPS workers at Canaveral National…

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    Communicators with Christopher Shelton

    Christopher Shelton, president of the Communications Workers of America, talked about the tentative strike settlement between CWA workers and Verizon. Almost 40,000 workers walked off the…

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    Retirement Security and Savings

    Former Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) and James Lockhart talked about a report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings. The…

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    Retirement Security

    Former Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation director Joshua Gotbaum talked about the role of the PBGC, the financial stress it is facing, and broader retirement security issues facing…

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    Book Discussion on People Get Ready

    John Nichols and Robert McChesney talked about their book, People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy, about the impact of the tech revolution on the…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama discussed his June 1, 2016, return to Elkhart, Indiana, the first town he visited as president and one that was among the hardest-hit by the 2008…

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    Worker Productivity and Pay

    The Heritage Foundation hosted a discussion on the relationship between worker pay and productivity, and the economic effects of related policy and regulations. Labor economics…

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    Independent Women's Forum Annual Summit, Workplace Equality Panel

    Panelists talked about improving equality in the workplace, focusing on an Independent Women’s Forum report that offers solutions for pay equity, discrimination, and paid…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama talked about about helping grow middle-class wages by expanding the number of workers who were eligible for payment for the overtime hours that they…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “How Have Your Wages / Hours Changed in Last 5 Years?” ?"…

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    Labor Department Overtime Rule

    Fawn Johnson talked about the Labor Department’s new overtime rule issued that week, which extended overtime protections to workers earning $47,476 or under annually.

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    After Words with Don Watkins

    Don Watkins talked about his book Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, in which he discusses income inequality and argues that a minimum wage is…

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    Chinese Economy and Trade

    Professors Autor and Hanson talked about the impact of Chinese economic growth on U.S. trade and labor markets. Topics included the effects of past free-trade agreements as well as the…

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    Overtime Pay Rule

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the potential effects of the Labor Department’s proposed overtime rule for small businesses. The rule would extend overtime protection to…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama recognized all mothers in celebration of the upcoming Mother’s Day, and gave thanks to his wife and mother-in-law for their role in raising his…

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    Jobs and the Economy

    Neil Irwin talked about the April 2016 jobs numbers released the previous day by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and what that indicated about the overall health of the economy. A video…

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