Tag: Labor

NEWS

Over 40 Million People Living In Modern Slavery

It is a confronting reality that even in the present day, men, women, and children all over the world remain victims of modern slavery. They are bought and sold in public markets, forced to marry against their will and provide labor under the guise of “marriage,” forced to work inside clandestine factories on the promise of a salary that is […]

NEWS

U.S. Department Of State Laments Child Labor Problem In Jamaica

The U.S. Department of State laments the problem of child labor in Jamaica by arguing that there are many children involved in illicit activities, such as scamming. In its latest human rights report, it acknowledges that the minimum age for general employment is 15, with the law allowing children between ages 13 and 15 to engage in light work. However, it […]

NEWS

Fed Raises Rates Amidst Job Gains, Steady Inflation And Strong Consumers Confidence

Janet Yellen, the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, said the decision to make another gradual reduction in the amount of policy accommodation reflected the economy’s continued progress toward the employment and price stability. Furthermore, she said that the following factors have contributed to the fed’s decision to increase the rate at this time: 1. […]

COMMENTARY

President Obama Warns Of A Second Government Shut Down

President Obama in his weekly address lauds the efforts of the labor movement that have worked over the years to ensure that workers today are able to enjoy an eight-hour workday, 40-hour workweek, weekends, overtime, and the minimum wage. He also pointed to safer workplaces, health insurance, social security, medicare, and retirement plans as some of the gains fought for […]

COMMENTARY

Labor Day: A Salute To The Sanctity Of Work

“If we can succeed in convincing these people to make a common cause with us… We will have a POWER… Capital is no respecter of persons and it is… a sheer impossibility to degrade one class of labor without degrading all.” – William H. Sylvis   In 1894, Labor Day became a federal holiday. The labor movement in the U.S. […]