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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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    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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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Lochner v. New York

    Randy Barnett and Paul Kens talked about the 1905 U.S. Supreme Court case Lochner v. New York in which the court voted 5-4 to strike down a state law restricting the number of hours that a…

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    Book Discussion on Raw Deal

    Steven Hill talked about his book Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, in which he examines the shift in the U.S. workforce…

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    Book Discussion on Sold Out

    Authors Michelle Malkin and John Miano talked about their book, Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires and Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels are Screwing America’s Best and Brightest…

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    Conversation with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez talked about job training, workers' rights and the economy at a National Journal event. He outlined workforce initiatives and the infrastructure in place to…

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    President Obama at White House Summit on Worker Voice

    President Obama spoke at the White House Summit on Worker Voice, organized to give unions, organizers, and some businesses a platform to discuss wages and other issues. He responded to…

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    President Obama Remarks at White House Summit on Worker Voice

    President Obama gave a keynote address at the White House Summit on Worker Voice, organized to give unions, organizers, and some businesses a platform to discuss wages and other issues.

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    National Labor Relations Board Violations Ruling

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that companies can be held responsible for labor violations committed by their contractors. Committee…

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    Automobile Recalls and Industry Whistleblowers

    Representatives from the auto industry and consumer advocate groups testified at a hearing on motor vehicle whistleblower protections legislation and establishing a national database to…

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    President Obama at Labor Day Breakfast

    President Obama spoke at the Greater Boston Labor Council Labor Day Breakfast at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. President Obama announced a new executive order requiring federal…

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    Voluntary Labor Union Dues

    Wisconsin state officials and policy experts talked about how voluntary union dues have affected the state. They also spoke about Americans' attitudes toward voluntary union dues.

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    Robots in Manufacturing

    John Markoff talked about the use of robots in manufacturing to complete tasks normally done by human employees and the impact robots and other technology could have on the U.S. workforce.

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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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    Low-Wage Economy

    Anthony Carnevale talked about the study released by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce on employment, salaries, and job prospects for recent and soon-to-be…

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    Cost of Child Care Impacting Career Choices

    Danielle Paquette reported by telephone on what a Washington Post poll on child care costs showed about how child care affects career choices.

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on “How Does Your Family Influence Your Job Decisions?” The question was inspired by a Washington Post poll…

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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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