Labor Policy News

Labor policy is something that constantly changes - or evolves - alongside society. The Wiser daily labor policy news email is designed to keep you informed of developments in the current law, as well as in the discussions, debates and analysis of policy shifts and changes. Labor policy informs the laws that govern the relationship between employers and employees. It takes two forms: collectively (primarily through unions) and individually. Labor policy is decided at both federal and state level and covers things like discrimination, contracts of employment, wages, pensions, health and safety, and issues regarding employees' families. One area of labor policy that is the subject debate and ongoing change is that of discrimination. With this and all the other changes that regularly take place, employer responsibilities alter. Whatever your interest in labor policy news you will get all of the information you need from Wiser's specially tailored email digest. It is free, comprehensive and easy to use, so register today.

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Finland Has Second Thoughts About Giving Free Money to Jobless People
The New York Times • Peter S. Goodman
Sanders to announce proposal to guarantee jobs to all Americans
The Hill • John Bowden
Basic income trial falls flat in Finland
BBC
Perpetuating the Cycle of Poverty
New Republic • Sarah Jones
Trump hits China for currency devaluation, countering Treasury report
The Hill • Sylvan Lane
Do work requirements for welfare recipients work?
Marketplace • American Public Media
Paris Trial Shows Faltering Evolution of a Jihadist Cell
The New York Times • Adam Nossiter
So Many Jobs, So Few Workers
The Wall Street Journal • Justin Lahart
US job openings decline in February from record level
CNBC
Capitol Report: Forget robots, the future belongs to workers, new report says
MarketWatch • Jeffry Bartash
 
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Finance, Labor Policy
Finland Has Second Thoughts About Giving Free Money to Jobless People
The New York TimesPeter S. Goodman
Image LONDON — For more than a year, Finland has been testing the proposition that the best way to lift economic fortunes may be the simplest: Hand out money without rules or restrictions on how people use it. The experiment with so-called...
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Labor Policy, Politics & Policy
Sanders to announce proposal to guarantee jobs to all Americans
The HillJohn Bowden
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will announce a federal jobs plan to guarantee a career with at least a $15-per-hour wage and health benefits to every adult American, The Washington Post reports. The senator is still in the early stages of crafting the...
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Finance, Labor Policy
Basic income trial falls flat in Finland
BBC
The Finnish government has decided not to expand a limited trial in paying people a basic income, which has drawn much international interest. Currently 2,000 unemployed Finns are receiving a flat monthly payment of €560 (£490; $685) as basic income. "The eagerness...
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Health Reform, Labor Policy
Perpetuating the Cycle of Poverty
New RepublicSarah Jones
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), aka food stamps, keeps food in the pantries of 42 million Americans. But that number may soon shrink if House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway’s proposed farm bill becomes law. An analysis produced by the Center...
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Currencies, Economic Policy
Trump hits China for currency devaluation, countering Treasury report
The HillSylvan Lane
President Trump on Monday criticized China for devaluing its currency days after the Treasury Department said Beijing was not manipulating the value of its money. Trump said on Twitter that both China and Russia “are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the...
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Finance, Labor Policy
Do work requirements for welfare recipients work?
MarketplaceAmerican Public Media
Earlier this week, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order designed to strengthen work requirements for welfare recipients. That means low-income Americans who receive food assistance, Medicaid and low-income housing subsidies might now be required to join the workforce or lose...
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Labor Policy
Paris Trial Shows Faltering Evolution of a Jihadist Cell
The New York TimesAdam Nossiter
PARIS — Besides having gone to Syria, or having encouraged others to go, according to prosecutors, the five men who stood trial on terrorism charges this week in Paris all had one thing in common: They came from Lunel. Whitewashed, sunstruck and...
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Economic Policy, Finance
So Many Jobs, So Few Workers
The Wall Street JournalJustin Lahart
If every jobless worker in the U.S. could be matched with every available job, the unemployment rate would fall to near zero. That will never happen in reality, but the jobs are there. On Friday, the Labor Department reported that there were...
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Labor Policy
US job openings decline in February from record level
CNBC
Job seekers wait in line to speak with representative during the TechFair LA career fair in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, March 8, 2018. U.S. businesses posted fewer open jobs in February than the previous month when openings reached a record level,...
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Finance, Labor Policy
Capitol Report: Forget robots, the future belongs to workers, new report says
MarketWatchJeffry Bartash
Jeffry Getty Is the future going to be a workers’ paradise? Maybe not, but leverage in the workplace may finally be shifting from bosses to the rank and file after a lost decade for labor. The stage is set, according to a...
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