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Democratic lawmakers introduce a resolution to amend the 13th Amendment to end forced prison labor

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Congressional Democrats want to amend a section of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, to end what they refer to as another form of slavery -- forced prison labor. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Rep. Willi...

Tucker Carlson: Biden’s economic policy, labor shortage ‘not a good sign’

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Not all of it. Some of what we're seeing isn't weird in the slightest. It was, in fact entirely predictable. If you create trillions of us dollars out of nothing, US dollars are going to be worth less. Much less. Thi...

Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao calls Biden job vacancy rate ‘shocking’ in exclusive interview

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Chao's comments came as current Labor Secretary Marty Walsh defended COVID emergency unemployment payments while businesses open back up and are in desperate need of workers.  Chao, the wife of Senate Minority Leader...

Yes, you can wear white after Labor Day: stylists weigh in

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"My focus is generally on helping people uncover what they feel best in and what they really want to be wearing and feel like expresses themself the most," Dacy Gillespie, a personal stylist and owner of Mindful Clos...

9 Labor Day weekend car deals to look for

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Transaction prices have reached record highs and a J.D. Power study found that the average incentive across the market dropped to just 4.3% in August. Used car prices are also through the roof, but that means savvy s...

Restaurant owner warns of automation in kitchens amid labor shortage

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According to Andrew Gruel, founder and CEO of Slapfish seafood, if the lack of workers continues then restaurant owners will have no choice but to find other ways to operate their businesses.   "What I fear in terms ...

The importance of work and the benefits of honest labor

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Through our 233 years as a nation, the American national ethic, our various religions, even our popular culture stressed the character-building nature of labor – and its pathway to personal self-sufficiency and a pro...

Saudi Arabia is planning a futuristic city of clean energy and flying taxis. Don’t build it with abusive labor practices

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Michael Eisner, (@Mikeyeis) General Counsel of Democracy for the Arab World Now, and Mustafa Qadri (@mustafa_qadri) is founder and Executive Director of Equidem, a specialist labor rights consultancy and charity. The...

Ingraham claims Biden administration sees Afghan refugees as ‘cheap labor and easy votes’

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"The American people have been voting since 2008 for presidents to stop the never-ending wars in the Middle East – little did anyone know that under Biden, that would just mean bringing our troops home from Afghanist...

Labor Day travel: 5 cities might see influx of fly-ins over the holiday weekend

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A travel report from the vacation planning app TripIt analyzed flight booking data submitted by users to determine which locations are trending around the federal holiday. The number of flight bookings on the platfor...

Biden says labor unions ‘brung me to the dance’ in politics

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Biden met with the union’s leadership, including IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson. He interacted with some workers during the short visit, declaring at one point that union members were the supporters who "brung me t...

Labor Day: A brief history of the holiday and why we celebrate

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According to History.com, Labor Day originated at a time when working conditions in the U.S. were often poor and unsafe. The website reported that the average American worked 12-hour days seven days a week just to ma...

Labor secretary denies he knew about domestic violence allegations against Boston police commissioner he appointed while mayor

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Labor Secretary Martin Walsh has denied he was aware of domestic violence allegations against the Boston Police commissioner when he appointed him to that position. Walsh tapped Dennis White for the job shortly afte...

Callista and Newt Gingrich: On Labor Day 2021 here’s what COVID has taught us about American workers

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The legislation which made Labor Day a national holiday was signed into law by President Grover Cleveland in 1894. It was created during a time of rapid industrialization and economic growth, as much of the United St...

Women’s team players, US Soccer extend labor deal 3 months

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . As part of the extension, the sides agreed the federation will stop paying the salaries of national team players in the National Women's Soccer League. The allocation system of n...

Biden to make 20,000 additional guest-worker visas available this winter amid labor shortages

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The Biden administration will make an additional 20,000 seasonal, guest-worker visas available for the winter season for the first time, the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday. DHS has previously uppe...