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

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the 6.7 million unfilled jobs in the U.S.: “How secure are you in your job?” Phone lines were divided by those who are…

  • Senator Brown Delivers Weekly Democratic Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    In the weekly Democratic address Senator Sherrod Brown (OH) talked about Labor Day and called for policies to raise wages and benefits for American workers.

  • Communicators with Mark Mills
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    Communicators with Mark Mills

    Mark Mills, co-founder of Digital Power Capital, talked about Work in the Age of Robots. In his new book he suggests that despite aritificial intelligence and automation, the job sector is…

  • Washington Journal Oren Cass Discusses Automation and the Future of Work
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    Oren Cass on Automation and the Future of Work

    Oren Cass talked about the rise in automation and its impact on the future of work in the U.S.

  • National Governors Association Robots Education and the Workforce
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    National Governors Association, Robots, Education and the Workforce

    In this portion of the 2018 summer meeting of the National Governors Association, panelists talked about the transformation of the workforce by robotic innovations, artificial intelligence,…

  • Washington Journal Kermit Kaleba Discusses the Skilled Worker Shortage
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    Kermit Kaleba on the Skilled Worker Shortage

    Kermit Kaleba of the National Skills Coalition talked about the shortage of skilled workers and efforts to improve workforce development programs.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • National Governors Association Meeting Workforce Skills and Innovation
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    National Governors Association Meeting, Workforce Skills and Innovation

    In the closing session of the National Governors Association 2018 summer meeting, Governor Brian Sandoval (R-NV), the outgoing chair or the organization, made closing remarks before handing…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • National Governors Association Winter Meeting Economy and the Labor Force Panel
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    National Governors Association Winter Meeting, Economy and the Labor Force Panel

    Microsoft President Brad Smith and Walmart Senior Vice President Kathleen McLaughlin talked about economic development and workforce issues. They spoke during the final panel of the 2018…

  • National Governors Association Winter Meeting Innovation and Workforce Skills
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    National Governors Association Winter Meeting, Innovation and Workforce Skills

    Ginni Rometty talked about workforce skills and innovation at the National Governors Association annual winter meeting. Governor Brian Sandoval (R-NV), the NGA chair, outlined initiative…

  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emLochner v New Yorkem
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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 baker could…

  • Automation and the Workforce
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    Automation and the Workforce

    This National History Center congressional briefing on automation and the workforce was presented by three historians who specialize in the topic. Beginning with early twentieth century…

  • emMeet King Joeem
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    Meet King Joe

    This cartoon argues that the American factory worker, Joe, was the “king of the workers of the world” due to his higher wages, productivity, and shorter working hours. It is one of a series…

  • emNomadlandem
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    Jessica Bruder talked about her book, Nomadland, about migrant workers in the United States. She spoke at the 2017 Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison.

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