Friday, June 3, 2005

Labor Quote Quiz Answer

The answer to this week's (May 31) BigLabor.com Labor Quote Quiz is:

Who said?

If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of it’s many waters.

And the answer is....

--Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, 1849

Thanks to BigLabor.Com

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DOL Latest Numbers

Latest numbers from the Department of Labor

Unemployment Rate 5.1% (May 2005)

Payroll Employment +78,000 (p) (May 2005)

For the rest of the latest numbers see here.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Labor Quote Quiz

Who said?

If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of it’s many waters.

For the answer, check back here next Friday, or visit BigLabor.com Labor Quote for the Week of May 31.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

2 New Blogs Join Law Professor Blogs Network

We are pleased to announce the launch of two new blogs as part of our Law Professor Blogs Network:

These blogs join our existing blogs:

LexisNexis is supporting our effort to expand the network into other areas of law.  Please email us if you would be interested in finding out more about starting a blog as part of our network.

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A Double-Latte ULP

Labor Board Hearing on Manhattan Starbucks Set for Mid-June (The New Standard)

"Unfair labor practice allegations lodged against the world’s largest coffee retail chain by employees attempting to gain union recognition at a New York City store will be heard by the National Labor Relations Board on June 15.

The complaint alleges that officials with Starbucks created an atmosphere of hostility through surveillance, "interrogation" and threats of wage and lost benefits should employees form a union."

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Monday, May 30, 2005

Wage Insurance Proposal for Permanently Displaced Employees

"With offshoring accelerating the pace at which workers’ investments in job-specific skills lose value, the time has come for the federal government to supplement existing efforts with a new insurance program that encourages rapid reemployment and insures wages, not just unemployment, for permanently displaced workers."

A Fairer Deal For America's Workers In a New Era of Offshoring
Brookings Trade Forum 2005, May 2005

Lael Brainard, Director, Poverty and Global Economy Initiative, The Brookings Institution
Robert E. Litan, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution and the Kauffman Foundation
Nicholas Warren, Senior Research Analyst, Poverty and Global Economy Initiative, The Brookings Institution

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