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  • Washington Journal Anthony Carnevale Discusses President Trumps New Apprenticeship Program
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    Anthony Carnevale on President Trump's Apprenticeship Program

    Anthony Carnevale talked about President Trump’s previous-week executive order designed to expand apprenticeships across the country.

  • 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 a question related to Trump administration’s efforts to encourage more businesses to invest in apprenticeship programs:…

  • President Trump Signs Executive Order to Limit Cheap Foreign Labor
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    President Trump Remarks in Kenosha, Wisconsin

    President Trump signed an executive order that made changes to the guest worker visa program. It also pushed federal agencies to buy and use American made products. The “Buy American, Hire…

  • Washington Journal Jennifer Mathis Discusses Workplace Wellness Programs and Privacy
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    Jennifer Mathis on Workplace Wellness Programs and Privacy

    Jennifer Mathis talked about a proposal to allow employers greater access to their employees' medical and genetic records and allow them to penalize those who do not participate in…

  • Hearing Focuses on Whistleblower Protections
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    Whistleblower Protections

    Justice Department and Office of Special Counsel officials as well as legal experts testified at a hearing on whistleblower protections. Witnesses discussed the benefits and shortcomings of…

  • Hearing Focuses on the Federal Workforce
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    Federal Workforce

    Federal managers that included the national presidents of the American Federation of Government Employees and the Federal Managers Associations testified at a hearing on ideas for improving the…

  • Washington Journal Representative Ro Khanna DCA
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    Representative Ro Khanna on Innovation and the U.S. Workforce

    Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) talked about innovation and the future of the American workforce.

  • Marlene Trestman Discusses emFair Labor Lawyerem
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    Fair Labor Lawyer

    Marlene Trestman talked about her book Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin, in which she recalls the impact attorney…

  • Immigration and Labor
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    Immigration and Labor

    Economists talked about the impact of immigration on wages in the U.S., focusing on the pay of low-skilled workers. The researchers presented data showing that contrary to some political rhetoric, immigration to…

  • Cybersecurity Workforce
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    Cybersecurity Workforce

    Panelists talked about federal efforts to recruit and train workers in highly technical field.

  • Bipartisan Policy Center Examines Impact of Immigration on Employment and Wages
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    Immigration and the Labor Market

    A panel of immigration and public policy experts discussed the impact that immigration has on employment and wages. The discussion was based on a report from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s…

  • Federal Officials Testify on TSA Employee Misconduct
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    Transportation Security Administration Misconduct

    Two House Homeland Security subcommittees presented reports on misconduct by Transportation Security Administration employees. Findings in the report included TSA data showing that…

  • Independent Womens Forum Annual Summit Workplace Equality Panel
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    Independent Women's Forum Annual Summit, Workplace Equality Panel

    Panelists talked about improving equality in the workplace, focusing on an Independent Women’s Forum report that offers solutions for pay equity, discrimination, and paid leave. One recommendation was to create personal care…

  • Washington Journal Steven Hill on the Gig Economy
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    Raw Deal

    Steven Hill talks about his book, Raw Deal: How the Uber Economy and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, about the evolution and negative effects he believes the “gig economy” is having…

  • emPeople Get Readyem
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    People Get Ready

    John Nichols and Robert McChesney talked about their book, People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy, about the impact of the tech revolution on the…

  • National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis Testifies on NPS Operations
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    National Park Service Operations

    National Park Service (NPS) Director Jonathan Jarvis testified at a hearing on an Inspector General’s report on alleged sexual misconduct by NPS workers at Canaveral National Seashore. Mr. Jarvis…

  • Heritage Foundation Hosts a Discussion on Worker Productivity and Pay
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    Worker Productivity and Pay

    The Heritage Foundation hosted a discussion on the relationship between worker pay and productivity, and the economic effects of related policy and regulations. Labor economics research…

  • Weekly Presidential Address
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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama talked about helping grow middle-class wages by expanding the number of workers who were eligible for payment for the overtime hours that they worked.…

  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls
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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?” The telephone lines were…

  • Washington Journal Fawn Johnson on Labor Department Overtime Rule
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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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