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The largest free-flying American flag in the world flies over the George Washington Bridge, honoring the working men and women across the country.

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»

Vice President Joe Biden

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»

Members of the Minneapolis-based Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc perform a traditional Aztec ceremony in Minneapolis in 2005. Members from the Arizona chapter of the group will perform Monday at the 15th Annual Pima Area Labor Federation Picnic in Reid Park.

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»

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»

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»