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    Veterans Affairs Whistleblower Claims

    A hearing was held to review claims of retaliation against whistleblowers at the Veteran Affairs (VA) Department. The first panel was comprised of doctors who reported problems…

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    Katie Vlietstra on Policies Affecting the Self-Employed

    Katie Vlietstra talked about federal policies affecting self-employed workers.

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    President Obama's Proposed Changes to Overtime Eligibility

    Elizabeth Milito and Christine Owens talked about the White House’s proposed changes to federal overtime rules, and they might mean for employees and the hiring process.

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    White House Conference Call on Extending Overtime Protection

    The White House held a conference call for reporters on the administration plan announced that day to extend overtime protections to nearly five million workers.

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    Work in Retirement

    Experts on aging and health testified on the findings of an AARP study that showed nearly half of retirees either must or want to work during their retirement years. They discussed the…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    State Economic Initiatives

    Panelists talked about opportunities to improve low and middle-income wages and working conditions. Topics included minimum wage, health care costs, and women’s health and…

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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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    Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

    Max Stier talked about the Partnership for Public Service’s newly released survey that ranks federal employees' views on job satisfaction and rates government agencies. He also…

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    President Obama Labor Day Remarks

    President Obama delivered remarks on jobs, the economy, and workers' rights during a visit to the Laborfest 2014 Labor Day celebration at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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    Labor Trends, Productivity, and Jobs

    Veronique de Rugy and Lawrence Mishel talked about the state of the America worker and examined national trends in wages and productivity as well as the overall strength of the job market.

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    Machine Age

    Andrew McAfee, author of, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, was interviewed by David Brooks. Topics included employees being…

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    Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order Signing

    President Obama said that federal contractors that violate labor laws should not get a competitive advantage over companies that play by the rules as he signed the Fair Pay and Safe…

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    Immigration and Deportation Policy

    To mark the June 27, 2013, one-year anniversary of the Senate passing immigration reform, the AFL-CIO hosted a forum on the economic and humanitarian impact of inaction on the issue in the…

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