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Decreasing Wages Continue Trend that Helped Cause Great Recession

Several recent articles highlight both the continuing pressure on workers’ wages as well how decreasing wages helped cause the Great Recession in the first place. This article points to a troubling reality that even for those unemployed people… Read More
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Helpful Information on COBRA and Health Care Reform

The New York Times has a very useful article on COBRA, and how it is affected by the recently-enacted health care reform act. It starts: “If you’ve recently joined the ranks of the unemployed or are worried that you soon will, you may be wond… Read More
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President Signs Landmark Health Care Reform

On March 23, after the House and the Senate were finally able to resolve their differences, President Obama signed into law the landmark health care bill that promises to mark affordable health care a reality for all Americans. Extensive coverage of… Read More
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Improvements for Employer-Provided Health Insurance

The Obama administration proposed new rules recently that should improve insurance coverage of mental health care for more those fortunate to have medical insurance through their jobs. The rules implement the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental H… Read More
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Study Shows that Unions Help Make Family-Friendly Workplaces

Family-Friendly Workplaces: Do Unions Make a Difference?, written by Jennifer MacGillvary of the Labor Center at the University of California-Berkeley and Netsy Firestein of the Labor Project for Working Families, concludes the unions lead to workpla… Read More
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USW Workers Ratify Goodyear Contract

The United Steelworkers (USW) announced that workers overwhelmingly ratified a new four-year agreement covering about10,000 union members at seven Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. plants, including the plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The new pact… Read More
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