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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the plan he announced earlier in the week calling on the Department of Labor to update rules to protect families and…

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    Presidential Remarks at the AARP

    President Obama, speaking to members of the Save Our Retirement Coalition at the AARP headquarters in Washington, D.C., announced stricter rules on financial advisers who manage retirement…

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    Debate on Public Employee Unions

    Daniel DiSalvo and Michael McCann debated the issue of public sector labor unions. Professor DiSalvo is the author of Government Against Itself: Public Union Power & its Consequences,…

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    Sudeep Reddy on Employment Numbers

    Wall Street Journal Deputy Global Economics Editor Sudeep Reddy talked by telephone about the significance of the unemployment numbers released the previous day. He also talked about…

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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 “Unemployment at 5.7%: Has Your Job Situation Changed?” The…

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    Paid Maternity Leave

    Claire Suddath talked about her Bloomberg Businessweek article, “Can the U.S. Ever Fix Its Messed-Up Maternity Leave System.” She also talked about the history of maternity…

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    Minimum Wage and the State of Labor Unions

    Richard Trumka talked about the AFL-CIO’s recent wage summit and the broader issue of the minimum wage. He also reacted to President Obama’s State of the Union address and…

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    Governor Scott Walker on National Policy Issues

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) talked about jobs and the economy. He spoke about his principle of government and what he accomplished in Wisconsin. He also spoke about his…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines, including a line for employers, were open for viewer comments on the question: “Should All Employers Provide…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of topics including the easing of restriction on U.S. travel to Cuba, the Nigerian terror network Boko Haram,…

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    Conservative Labor Reforms

    Representative Todd Rokita (R-IN) outlined legislation he sponsored, the Rewarding Achievement and Incentivizing Successful Employees (RAISE) Act. It would allow employers to give…

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    Representative Chris Van Hollen on Wages and Economic Policy

    Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), ranking member of the House Budget Committee spoke about wage stagnation. He outlined his plan to increase compensation for middle-and…

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    December 2014 Unemployment Numbers

    Neil Irwin talked about the December 2014 unemployment numbers released the previous day by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and what they mean for the health of the U.S. economy. The…

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    National Summit on Rasing Wages, Part 2

    Panelists talked about ways to lessen income inequality and increase wages. Topics included the relationship between raising wages and collective bargaining, and the impact of raising…

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    National Summit on Raising Wages, Part 1

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez spoke about raising wages and the U.S. economy. They both called for raising the minimum wage and other reforms such as…

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    President Obama on the Economy

    President Obama spoke at a Ford Motor Company assmebly plant in Wayne, Michigan, about jobs and the economy. He talked about the success of the 2009 bailout of the auto industry in…

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    Terry O'Neill on Socio-Economics and Feminism

    National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill talked about the socio-economic relationship between the minimum wage and the economic well being of women and their…

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    1937 Federal Works Agency Film We Work Again

    This 1937 Federal Works Agency film was a New Deal documentary the promoted programs to put unemployed black Americans to work on federal projects.

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    Annual British Youth Parliament Debate, Career and Work Experience

    More than 300 members of Great Britain’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the British House of Commons for their annual debate. The students debated five topics that…

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    Young v. United Parcel Service Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Young v. United Parcel Service, on whether the United Parcel Service’s decision to put a pregnant employee on unpaid leave instead of…

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