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OSHA will issue heat standards to protect workers

President Joe Biden announced this week that his administration’s efforts to address extreme heat will include new rules from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect workers from dangerous conditions.... Read more»

Think again

Labor for a day, capital for the rest of the year

In the mainstream media, we focus on the business world every day and on labor one day a year. This obscures the awful treatment that so many U.S. workers endure—particularly their meager vacation time.... Read more»

Joe Biden’s productivity piffle

Vice President Joe Biden falsely claimed that U.S. workers “are three times as productive as any worker in the world.” He’s not even close. By the standard measure for productivity, American workers ranked third in the world behind Norway and Ireland in 2011.... Read more»

Community Labor Day picnic honors area's workers

Monday is Labor Day, which means many offices and services will be closed, and the community is invited to join the Pima Area Labor Federation to celebrate the working women and men of Pima County at the 15th Annual Labor Day Picnic in Reid Park. ... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Job One for liberals: Send more Americans to college

Without unionized factory jobs, low-education workers are finding it difficult just to get by. So fear drives the urge to hunker down – to take a conservative approach. As a result, the less-educated middle class is voting themselves downward, recreating the “lower middle class” that was mostly eliminated during the 1980s and ‘90s.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Our two-tiered citizenship – that’s you on the bottom

The short suspension of MSNBC on-air personality Keith Olberman is over. He was suspended for making candidate donations without the permission of his MSNBC boss, Phil Griffin. The public reaction was nuclear, and the walk back was lickety-split. But during his victory lap Olberman made one important mistake – he called NBC’s donation rule “probably not legal.”... Read more»