How can workers fight for higher wages in today’s economy?
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The chorus chanting 'America needs a raise!' will undoubtedly grow as Labor Day approaches. They're not wrong, but America needs more than that.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell enters the Manhattan Federal Courthouse for the first Deflategate hearing on August 12.
In what's looking more and more like a power grab, the NFL and Goodell may have overplayed their hand.
Workers are still feeling a little pinched.
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The July employment report suggests the recent trend of lackluster gains in jobs and wages is continuing, and a rate hike should therefore be off the table for the time being.
Protesters interrupt Andrew Giles speech during the boat turnback debate.
After a fraught few days and a highly emotional debate at Labor’s national conference, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has secured the right to turn back asylum seeker boats if he becomes prime minister…
Time to punch out?
The changes President Obama proposed are hardly radical and are in keeping with the original spirit of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
While our labor laws aren’t quite as old as the Dead Sea scrolls, they still need updating.
The president's proposal to more than double the overtime threshold was a good first step, but he shouldn't stop there.
Bill Shorten is facing a challenging winter recess.
The parliamentary budget session has ended with Tony Abbott having reason to feel a good deal more confident than Bill Shorten.
Bill Shorten has questions to answer over his time as the head of the AWU, according to Tony Abbott.
The government has always seen Bill Shorten's union past as a prime target, and now it is starting to take serious aim.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has released modelling showing that lower income families are hit hardest by Coalition policies.
NATSEM modelling to be released by Bill Shorten shows nine out of ten of the lowest income families with children are losing out under Coalition policies.
Tony Abbott’s sister Christine Forster believes the Liberal Party should look at moving to a conscience vote on gay marriage this year.
As Labor steps up its internal debate on whether its MPs should be "bound" on a vote for marriage equality, Tony Abbott's gay sister Christine Forster believes that would "certainly improve the numbers" to pass the reform.
Bill Shorten has revealed a Labor plan to remove the tax-free concession available to people with high annual superannuation incomes.
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A Labor government would crack down on the superannuation tax breaks enjoyed by high income earners, raising more than $14 billion over ten years, under a policy released by Bill Shorten on Tuesday.
Occupy Wall Street targeted rising inequality, as many did in the Progressive Era.
Labor unions face assaults at every turn, yet growing concerns over income equality and Progressivism's rebirth may help turn the tide.
Chinese workers are often aided by NGOs and usually receive little to no help from the main Chinese trade union.
The growing labour movement in China, as fragmented and repressed as it is, offers hope for workers everywhere as an example of organising against incredible odds.
Too many free riders, and the system of organized labor collapses.
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Labor unions dub the laws allowing unionized workers to avoid paying dues "right-to-freeload."
There are fewer raised fists these days.
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The ranks of labor unions have been decimated over the last half century by outsourcing and anti-union campaigns. The result has been rising inequality.
To Tolkien, the machine represents a means to attain power over others. His orcs – deformed and ugly creatures, whose hands are sometimes replaced with weapons – embody this lust for power.
My grandfather was a carpenter, and I don’t think he ever developed much of a sense of trust in machines. I remember him laboring away at our home one summer, transforming our screened-in porch into a…
Labor, under opposition leader Bill Shorten, leads the Coalition by ten points in the latest Newspoll.
Labor’s support is at its highest for nine months in the latest Newspoll and Bill Shorten is ahead of Tony Abbott as better…
Gough Whitlam speaking to crowds outside parliament house on the day of the dismissal.
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Former prime minister Gough Whitlam has died at the age of 98. His family said in a short statement that he died this morning…
After federal and state tensions between Labor and Greens, it’s unlikely that we’ll again see a formal alliance between the two parties any time soon.
When sitting down to dinner late last month, Tasmanian voters were given the clearest insight yet into the shape of their island’s Labor-Greens relations. In a remarkably blunt piece of campaigning ahead…
Rudd’s zip gives Shorten an early electoral test.
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The spectacular story ran for a nanosecond. Kevin Rudd had allegedly done a deal for daughter Jessica to get preselection for the seat he is vacating. It would have been the ultimate Ruddism. Jess immediately…