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    Unemployment Benefits

    The Center for American Progress, the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, and the National Employment Law Project hosted a forum on unemployment insurance and its impact on the…

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    Transportation Security Administration Misconduct

    Two House Homeland Security subcommittees presented reports on misconduct by Transportation Security Administration employees. Findings in the report included that TSA data showing…

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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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    American Employment

    Professor Edward Glaeser talked about employment in the U.S. He argued that employment numbers were declining due to a combination of labor market trends and what he called…

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    Immigration and the Labor Market

    A panel of immigration and public policy experts discussed the impact that immigration has on employment and wages. The discussion was based on a report from the Bipartisan Policy…

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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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    Book Discussion on Raw Deal

    Steven Hill talks about his book, Raw Deal: How the Uber Economy and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, about the evolution and negative effects he believes the “gig…

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    Book Discussion on Fair Labor Lawyer

    Marlene Trestman talked about her book Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin, in which she recalls the impact attorney…

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    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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    Retirement Savings

    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 tenth anniversary of the 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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    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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    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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