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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…

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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…

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    Cybersecurity Workforce

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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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    Overtime Pay Rule

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the potential effects of the Labor Department’s proposed overtime rule for small businesses. The rule would extend overtime protection to workers earning…

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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…

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    Raw Deal

    Steven Hill talked about his book Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers, in which he examines the shift in the U.S. workforce with the rise…

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    Sold Out

    Authors Michelle Malkin and John Miano talked about their book, Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires and Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels are Screwing America’s Best and Brightest Workers,…

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    Conversation with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez talked about job training, workers' rights and the economy at a National Journal event. He outlined workforce initiatives and the infrastructure in place to invest…

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    National Labor Relations Board Violations Ruling

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that companies can be held responsible for labor violations committed by their contractors. Committee…

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    Automobile Recalls and Industry Whistleblowers

    Representatives from the auto industry and consumer advocate groups testified at a hearing on motor vehicle whistleblower protections legislation and establishing a national database to…

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