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  • Ivanka Trump Discusses Paid Family Leave Proposal
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    Paid Family Leave

    Ivanka Trump and former Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Rick Santorum (R-PA) took part in a Bipartisan Policy Center on paid family leave policy. All three talked about the importance of…

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  • VA Officials Testify on Whistleblower Protections
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    VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protections

    Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Peter O’Rourke testified before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on implementation of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, which was signed into law…

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  • Worker Wages and Benefits
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    Worker Wages and Benefits

    Executives from IBM, JP Morgan and Wal-Mart were among the speakers at an American Enterprise Institute-hosted discussion on worker wages and benefits. They talked about ways large…

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should the government fund family leave, or it should be paid for by Social Security?” A Senate Republican…

    487 views
  • Senate Finance Subcommittee Considers Paid Family Leave Proposal
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    Paid Family Leave

    A Senate Finance subcommittee examined the issue of paid family leave that allows workers time off for maternity or paternity leave, or to care for a sick family member. Members heard from…

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  • Jobs Training and Wages
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    Jobs, Training and Wages

    Economists, authors, and journalists talked about the increase in long-term unemployment and the ways jobs, training and wages in the U.S. could change in the future. Topics included past…

    155 views
  • Washington Journal Michael Farren Discusses Raising the Minimum Wage
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    Michael Farren on Raising the Minimum Wage

    Michael Farren talked about the debate over raising the minimum wage and his belief that increasing it could have unintended consequences for workers.

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  • Congressional Democrats and Labor Leaders Unveil Collective Bargaining Legislation
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    Democrats and Union Leaders Brief Reporters on Collective Bargaining Legislation

    Democratic members of Congress and union leaders held a press conference on mandatory union fees following the 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME which found that states cannot require government workers to pay…

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  • Washington Journal Mark Janus  Jacob Huebert Discusses Supreme Court Ruling on Government Unions
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    Mark Janus and Jacob Huebert on Supreme Court Ruling on Government Unions

    Mark Janus, lead plaintiff in the AFSCME vs. Janus Supreme Court case, and his attorney Jacob Huebert talked about the high court’s ruling earlier in the week.

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  • Supreme Court Rules Against Government Unions in Janus Case
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    Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 (AFSCME), a case concerning public employees and mandatory union fees.…

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  • Agricultural Labor Since 1930 and Organic Farming
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    Agricultural Labor Since 1930 and Organic Farming

    Tulane University professor Jana Lipman taught a class on agricultural labor in the United States since 1930 and the rise of organic farming. She described the “bracero” program which…

    307 views
  • Hearing Reviews Federal Union Workers Official Time Date Reporting
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    Federal Labor Union Workers

    A House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee considered possible reforms to how federal labor union employees report on the amount of time they are allowed under the law to spend “official time” engaged in…

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  • Washington Journal Suzanne Woolley Discusses Preparation for Retirement
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    Suzanne Woolley on Preparation for Retirement

    Suzanne Woolley spoke via video link from New York City about retirement planning and financial literacy. spoke via video link from New York City. She recently wrote a Bloomberg piece titled, “The…

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  • Washington Journal Katia Dmitrieva Discusses Latest Jobs Report
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    Katia Dmitrieva on Latest Jobs Report

    Bloomberg reporter Katia Dmitrieva spoke by phone about the May 2018 jobs report. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, the lowest rate in the U.S. since 1969, and 223,000 jobs were…

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the unemployment rate, which dropped to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent in May, the lowest rate in the United States since…

    448 views
  • Consolidated Workers Rights Oral Argument
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    Consolidated Workers' Rights Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in a consolidated case focusing on workers' class-action rights. At issue was whether employers through an employment contract can prevent employees from joining…

    792 views
  • Business Leaders Discuss Future of STEM Development
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    The Workforce and STEM Education

    Business and government leaders talked about the best practices for developing a workforce skilled in science, technology, and engineering disciplines to meet the qualifications of future…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Health Care and Retirement Strategies for Seniors
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    Health Care and Retirement Strategies for Seniors

    The Senate Special Aging Committee held a hearing on health and retirement strategies for older Americans. Some of the topics included avoiding Medicare late enrollment penalties, resources…

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  • Senator Sherrod Brown Discusses Solvency of Pension Plans
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    Senator Sherrod Brown on Pensions

    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) spoke at National Press Club Headliners Luncheon. He talked about the future solvency of pension plans. He urged bipartisan congressional action as soon as…

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  • Author Discussion on Labor
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    Author Discussion on Labor

    A discussion on labor from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Susan Marquis, I Am Not a Tractor!; Rick Wartzman, The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in…

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