Labor and such at the @washingtonpost. Holler:

The Supreme Court’s threat to gut unions is giving the labor movement new life — The last time someone tried to call a lunchtime union meeting at the Upper Marlboro Parole and Probation office, things didn't go well. Even with free food. "Nobody reported to the conference room, because they thought someone was there to sell them insurance," remembers Monica Harris, who works there.

As labor advocates hail Obama’s overtime plan, employers brace selves — Don Fox considers himself a good employer. The chief executive of a 896-location sandwich chain called Firehouse Subs gave his employees health-care coverage a year before it was required. But the Obama administration's new overtime rules - which will make millions more salaried managers eligible for overtime pay - might be too much, even for him.

Obama goes big with changes to overtime policy — Here's a convenient way of getting more work out of your employees, without paying the required time-and-a-half pay for anything over 40 hours a week: Call them "managers." Currently, these so-called white collar workers are exempt from overtime if they make more than $455 a week or $23,660 per year, even if they perform routine tasks like stocking shelves at a convenience store.

Corporate America beat back the best job trainers, and now it’s paying a price

When all else fails to stop White House proposals, Republicans turn to the budget — Back in 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed an update to a 40-year-old standard regulating exposure to silica dust, which can damage the lungs of miners and construction workers who cut into brick or stone.

This is the next frontier in the battle for gay rights — With the Supreme Court's decision today striking down state bans on gay marriage, gay and lesbian people are now fully equal in the eyes of the law. Right? Well, not exactly. There's still a big hurdle: No federal law currently prevents employers from discriminating against people on the basis of sexual orientation.

Franchises fear a “devastating” change to their business model — NEW YORK CITY - On Thursday, in the middle of a vast convention hall floor in the bowels of the Javits Center, Pedro Gallegos stood at a podium and described how he had arrived in the United States from his native Ecuador-carrying just two suitcases.

Airport workers steadily gaining back lost ground on wages — Today, the Philadelphia City Council officially signed a new lease with several airlines for its municipally owned airport. But it's not just any lease. In the details, there's a giant gift for workers: A wage hike to $12 an hour, not including benefits, up from the current Pennsylvania minimum wage of $7.25.

The Pope is a trust-buster, and other economic insights in his whopper encyclical — Today, Pope Francis formally issued an encyclical -- much of which leaked a couple days ago -- that largely concerns man's relationship with nature, setting forth a responsibility to curb global warming. But the lengthy missive, which is considered an official statement of Church doctrine, also has a lot to say about the labor market.

Why NAFTA passed and the Trans-Pacific Partnership failed — When Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took the podium last week at the end of hours of debate over "fast track" trade legislation, looking uncharacteristically strained, she must have been feeling a degree of deja vu.
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