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    House Hearing on Worker Protections and the Fair Labor Standards Act

    A House Education and Labor subcommittee held a virtual hearing to examine worker protections provided by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Among the witnesses testifying were National…

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    Rachel Greszler and Hannah Matthews On Child Care and Education Proposals

    Rachel Greszler and Hannah Matthews talked about child care, education, and labor proposals in President Biden’s American Families Plan.

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    Labor Department Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request

    Labor Secretary Marty Walsh testified on the Biden administration’s fiscal year 2022 budget request. Secretary Walsh answered questions from a House Appropriations subcommittee about women and…

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    President Biden on COVID-19 Vaccinations

    President Biden delivered remarks on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic as the U.S. reached 200 million vaccinations. The president called on employers to provide paid leave for employees…

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    House Debate on Workplace Safety Bill

    The House debated a bill to require national standards for workplace violence prevention plans at facilities where health care and social service workers do business. While the bill impacts…

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    House Democratic News Conference on Paycheck Fairness Legislation

    Speaker Pelosi and congressional Democrats held a news conference to discuss the Paycheck Fairness Act. The bill changes the 1963 Equal Pay Act to eliminate different reasons businesses can…

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    Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, concerning the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause and union organizing. Under existing regulation, agriculture businesses are…

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    With These Hands

    Nominated for a 1950 Academy Award for documentary feature, this film by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union covers its history from 1910 to 1950. The dramatized story is told using…

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    Early 20th-Century New York City

    David Von Drehle and Daniel Okrent talked about historical events in New York City. Mr. Von Drehle is the author of Triangle: The Fire That Changed America, published by Atlantic Monthly Press.…

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    Presidential Remarks on the March Jobs Report

    In his remarks on the March jobs report, President Biden announced from the State Dining Room that the economy created 900,000 new jobs--more than any other administration had created in its first two…

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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Viewers commented on their job situations. According to the March jobs report, over 900,000 new jobs were created.

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    Labor Secretary Swearing-in Ceremony

    Vice President Harris ceremonially swore in former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as secretary of labor.

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    Deputy Labor Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Julie Su, President Biden’s nominee to serve as the deputy labor secretary, testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. At the time of this hearing, she was serving as…

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    Senate Budget Hearing on Income Inequality and the Right to Unionize

    The Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on income inequality and the decline of union influence. Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke about the growing wage gap between the nation’s…

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    Representative Bobby Scott on Reopening Schools and Labor Issues

    Education and Labor Committee Chair Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) talked about reopening schools and the passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

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    The Woman Behind the New Deal

    Kirstin Downey talked about her book The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience (Nan A. Talese; March 3, 2009). She…

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    House Hearing on Trade Adjustment Assistance

    The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade met to discuss reauthorization of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. Stakeholders testified on the pros and cons of the program…

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    Midnight in Vehicle City

    Edward McClelland recounted the sit-down strike against General Motors in Flint, Michigan, from 1936-37 that led to the growth of the United Auto Workers. This was a virtual event hosted by…

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    Kate Bahn on Efforts to Increase the Federal Minimum Wage

    Kate Bahn of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth talked about efforts to raise the federal minimum wage and the economic impact it would have.

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    Senate Budget Committee Hearing on Worker Wages and Benefits

    The Senate Budget Committee held a hearing to examine worker wages and proposals to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour. Among the witnesses testifying were Costco CEO Craig…

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