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Teen Unemployment In Major U.S. Cities Tops 50%

Posted on June 7, 2014

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Old timers often say that the young people in the U.S. today don’t have the work ethic of their predecessors. This may be true, but is this perceived weakness a symptom of a greater problem? Has the opportunity for many young people to find employment diminished, and thus made it harder for them to learn […]

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Seemingly Terrific April Jobs Report Poses Strange Puzzle

Posted on May 3, 2014

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Funky job reports are not unusual, and the employment data for April certainly fits the bill. How else to explain the biggest gain in hiring in more than two years – at the same time the labor force shrank by the second largest amount in 32 years. Let’s review. The U.S. added 288,000 jobs in […]

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Minimum Wage of $10.10? Check Out Which State Has Instituted This!

Posted on March 29, 2014

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Connecticut raised its minimum wage $10.10 an hour from the previous $ 8.70 an hour over the next three years, surpassing Washington as the highest in the country, reports Reuters. President Obama and congressional Democrats want to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Connecticut Gov Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, signed the legislation […]

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Lawsuit Against McDonald’s For… What?

Posted on March 4, 2014

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A McDonald’s patron has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against the fast-food giant saying he suffered “undue mental anguish” after he was only given one napkin with his meal. According to TMZ, Webster Lucas ordered a Quarter Pounder Deluxe on Jan. 29 when he claims he was scammed out of extra napkins at the California […]

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China is Falling Behind The Curve in Employing Young Work Force

Posted on February 22, 2014

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Youth unemployment has created “a generation at risk” according to the International Labor Organization, with worldwide youth unemployment forecast to rise to 12.8 percent by 2018. But these headline figures do not necessarily tell the real story given the discrepancies among different parts of the world. In the developed economies, the youth unemployment rate – […]

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Union Vote in Chattanooga Doesn’t Go As Expected

Posted on February 15, 2014

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Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have voted against union representation, a devastating loss that derails the United Auto Workers union’s effort to organize Southern factories. The 712-626 vote released late Friday stunned many labor experts who expected a UAW win because Volkswagen tacitly endorsed the union and even allowed organizers into the Chattanooga […]

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Unemployment Applications Rising Again

Posted on February 13, 2014

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Applications for jobless benefits increased by 8,000 for the week ending Feb. 8, bringing the total to 339,000, up from last week’s revised figure of 331,000, the Labor Department announced Thursday. The four-week moving average, a “less volatile” figure, increased by 3,500, bringing the total to 336,750, down from the previous unrevised average of 333,250. […]

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Video: Obama Talks Sense on Jobs! Unbelievable!

Written by Gary North on December 16, 2013

See for yourself. This year, workers have walked off their jobs for a day to strike at Walmart, McDonald’s, and fast food restaurants. They did not get fired. The only good reason for not firing them was that this would have gotten them free publicity. Shoppers did not notice they were gone. They had zero […]

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DOA: Unions Push for a $15 Minimum Wage

Written by Gary North on December 2, 2013

This week, fast food workers are striking in 100 cities. They are striking for a federal minimum wage law. . It will be a one-day strike. It’s really a protest, not a strike. The strike will demonstrate clearly that the trade union movement has no power. There will be very few workers involved. It will […]

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