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The Fed should meet in a less elitist spot

August 28th, 2015

Just a quick follow-up from yesterday’s PostEverything piece on the “Fed Up” campaign’s trip out to Jackson Hole, WY, to pressure the Fed not to raise rates on behalf of low-wage workers. In my interview with Fed Up member Dawn O’Neal, a teaching assistant at an Atlanta day-care center, she commented: I’m wondering if the… Read more

The NLRB just acted to give some of the most disadvantaged workers in America more bargaining power.

August 27th, 2015

This new National Labor Relations Board decision looks important and potentially very positive for low-wage workers facing a huge bargaining-power deficit with their employers. The Board’s decision held that workers hired by a contractor–Leadpoint in this case–were jointly employed by both the contractor and the contracting company, Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI). From the NLRB: …the Board… Read more

The craze to raise

August 27th, 2015

I just don’t get this business about having to raise rates at the Fed, and now how it’s all like: hmmm, this China/markets thing may force us to push out the liftoff…but, as per Bill Dudley, president of the NY Fed, “I really do hope we can raise interest rates this year.” (H/t: Matt Yglesias)…. Read more