Seattle’s quest for the title of the first major U.S. city with a $15 minimum wage has hit a road bump: resistance from waiters and bartenders themselves. Worried about a drop in income from tips, many are contacting local politicians to say they support the status quo. In Washington state, that ...
Signs reading "CLOSED" have been turning away disappointed visitors all week as they try to access the Statue of Liberty, the Smithsonian and other national parks. Yet these scenes give a limited sense of the real hardships caused by the nation’s first government shutdown since 1996. As inconveni...
In the wake of overwhelming scientific evidence of the long-term damage caused by head injuries, NFL players are increasingly seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Hopefully the NFL will also ramp up measures to protect players from the most serious forms of injury – some of which lead to pe...
Out of 2 billion workers worldwide, the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that over 317 million injuries occur each year that require more than four days absence. Moreover, 320,000 people are killed at work each year, although a mere 22,000 of these deaths are reported to the ILO thro...