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
Over at PostEverything. Deep thoughts for a Mon AM in the dog days of summer, but the conclusion–do good stuff!–seems pretty straightforward.
Paul K starts us out this week with a compelling defense of Medicare, age 50 this week, against mindless right-wing attacks. In passing, Paul points out that raising the Medicare eligibility age would “hardly save any money.” He’s talking about the federal budget here, but if one broadens the scope, as I think you should,… Read more
Covering a lot of ground in this Skype interview from World Finance. Check it out. Connection isn’t perfect, which also invokes economics (the Comcast monopoly in northern VA) but that’s a topic for another day.
Ariel: [about Leopold] He taught me a lot… Andrew: Like what? Ariel: Like how to listen to Mozart. Andrew: With your ears, right? –from Woody Allen’s “A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy” Hillary Clinton is poised to give an important speech tomorrow (Monday) explaining her diagnosis and prescriptions on the U.S. economy, with a focus on wage stagnation and… Read more