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December 2023 | Vol. 12 / No. 18 PRICES & SPENDING By Ian Schaaf Black Friday and the subsequent weekend are among the biggest shopping events in American retail. The holiday season accounts for around 19 percent of retailers’ annual revenue and serves as a general barometer of consumer confidence in the economy.1 The Black […]

The US economy added more jobs than expected in March while the unemployment rate ticked lower, underscoring signs the labor market remains on stronger footing than many economists had predicted. Data from

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased to a two-month high last week, though labor market conditions remain fairly tight. The weekly claims report from the Labor Department on Thursday also showed fewer people remaining on jobless rolls towards the end of March, suggesting that […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. job openings barely changed in February, staying at historically high levels in a sign that the… WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. job openings barely changed in February, staying at historically high levels in a sign that the American job market remains strong. The Labor Department reported Tuesday that employers posted 8.76 million […]

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that its Federal Black Lung Program will host four outreach events in Pennsylvania from April 8-11 for current and former coal miners suffering disabilities related to black lung disease, and their families to assist them in filing or refiling claims for benefits.  Administered by the department’s Division of […]

‘Bearing the Cost’ research shows gender, racial wage gap costs billions annually WASHINGTON – New research released today by the U.S. Department of Labor reveals that Black women lost $42.7 billion in wages compared to white men in 2023, and Hispanic women lost $53.3 billion in wages. These losses are driven entirely by the fact that […]

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Federal Black Lung Program will host three outreach events in West Virginia on March 19-21, 2024, for current and former coal miners disabled by black lung disease, and their families, to file or refile claims for benefits.  There are currently 4,200 people receiving program benefits in West Virginia. The three-day […]

A federal judge in Texas has blocked a new rule by the National Labor Relations Board that would have made it easier for millions of workers to form unions at big companies By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer March 10, 2024, 3:43 PM ET • 2 min read A federal judge in Texas has blocked […]

ALEX VEIGA, Associated Press 21 mins ago A federal judge in Texas has blocked a new rule by the National Labor Relations Board that would have made it easier for millions of workers to form unions at big companies. The rule, which was due to go into effect Monday, would have set new standards for […]

Eric ArnesenThe George Washington University Anyone familiar with the labor movement today knows that organized labor is a heterogeneous group – African Americans, Latinos, Asians and Asian Americans, whites, men and women, citizens and undocumented workers all make up the ranks of the unions affiliated with Change to Win and the AFL-CIO.  There is no question […]


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