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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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    Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program

    Christine Owens talked about the scheduled year-end expiration of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program, which was designed to provide assistance to long-term unemployed workers after…

    36,950 views
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    Long-Term Unemployment Benefits

    The Democratic Steering Committee held a hearing on renewing the federal extension of unemployment insurance benefits. The extension, which was set to expire on December 28, 2013, was put…

    1,427 views
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    Low-Wage Workers and the Minimum Wage

    Christine Owens talked about the National Employment Law Project’s efforts to highlight the plight of low-wage workers and efforts to raise the minimum wage. She also responded to telephone calls…

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    Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Program

    Christine Owens talked about the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, scheduled to expire on January 2, 2013, without action by Congress. Enacted in 2008 as an emergency…

    440 views
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    Unemployment Among Older Workers

    Witnesses testified about the findings of a new report on the employment status of older workers since the recession, older workers' financial risks from long-term unemployment, and…

    174 views
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    Christine Owens on Unemployment Benefits

    Christine Owens spoke about unemployment benefits as the Senate considered legislation to extend benefits past the current December 31st expiration date. She responded to telephone calls…

    283 views
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    Economic Recovery Options

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    Employment Situation

    Commissioner Keith Hall testified about the report released that morning with of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) monthly employment figures. Then testimony was heard on unemployment…

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    Democratic Party Platform Hearing, Morning

    The Democratic National Committee held its third hearing on their party’s 2004 national platform at the Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The previous hearing had been cancelled due to…

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    National Security and Foreign Policy Platform Hearing

    The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee held a hearing at Louisiana State University. Witnesses testified regarding national security, foreign policy, and related issues.

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    Proposed Rule on Overtime Pay

    Witnesses testified regarding proposed changes to overtime regulations. Supporters of new regulations argued that the old regulations needed to be updated. They also claimed that the new…

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    Democratic Platform Hearing, Afternoon Session

    Participants and committee members talked about various measures to be included in the Democratic Party platform. Among the issues discussed were the economy, health care, abortion rights,…

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