Labor and workplace reporter for NY Times. Ex-TNR. Author of The Escape Artists, book on Obama admin & economy. noamscheiber@gmail.com

Police Struggle With Loss of Privileged Position

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Early this year, Megan E. Green, a St. Louis alderwoman, met with officials of a local police union to discuss a proposal for a civilian oversight board that would look into accusations of police misconduct. After Ms. Green refused to soften her support for the proposal, the union backed an aggressive mailing campaign against her.

Andreessen Horowitz, Dealmaker to the Stars of Silicon Valley

A Woman-Led Law Firm That Lets Partners Be Parents

nytimes.com — Just past 9:30 on a Wednesday morning in March, after she drove 20 minutes to drop her son, Jack, off at preschool, after she trekked back for an hour across the Washington metro area into Fairfax, Va., for work, and long, long after she answered her first email, Maria Simon sat in a windowless conference room weighing the odds that she would be able to make a party in Jack's class two days hence.

Democrats Are Rallying Around $12 Wage Floor

cnbc.com — Senator Murray's forthcoming bill, and a companion measure by Representative Robert C. Scott in the House, have considerable support within the party, according to congressional aides. Among the 15 to 20 Democrats who already back the effort in the Senate are Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, and Charles E.

Kevin Spacey's Brilliant and Weirdly Effective Campaign to Win Over DC

washingtonian.com — He hugs presidents! Schmoozes with media types! Takes tips from congress members! And he has hung with midlevel presidential aides, too! Photo-illustration by Sean McCabe. In the annals of arts-funding fiascos, the 2010 midterms may not have rivaled the 1989 "Piss Christ" controversy-when a government-subsidized photograph by that name had Jesse Helms and fellow conservatives in Congress up in arms-but they certainly cast a pall.

Democrats Are Rallying Around $12 Wage Floor

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Democrats in Congress are uniting around a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour. Within the next several days, Senator Patty Murray, the top Democrat on the Senate committee that deals with labor issues, plans to introduce a bill to increase the minimum wage, in steps, from its current level of $7.25 to $12 by 2020.

May 2015 Contents: Great Walks

washingtonian.com — Volume 50, Number 8 Cover Story City scenes, wetland paths, rocky trails-here are 20 options, from low-impact to seriously strenuous, for stretching out your legs. Edited by Sherry Dalphonse. Features Long before House of Cards, there was an actor with surprisingly earnest ambitions about DC.

Nationwide protest on pay a test for politicians and unions

twincities.com — The protests by tens of thousands of low-wage workers, students and activists in more than 200 U.S. cities Wednesday is the most striking effort to date in a 2 1/2-year-old labor-backed movement that is testing the ability of unions to succeed in an economy populated by easily replaceable service-sector workers.

In Test for Unions and Politicians, a Nationwide Protest on Pay

nytimes.com — The protests by tens of thousands of low-wage workers, students and activists in more than 200 American cities on Wednesday is the most striking effort to date in a two-and-a-half-year-old labor-backed movement that is testing the ability of unions to succeed in an economy populated by easily replaceable service sector workers.

Wage Effort Poses Test for Clinton Campaign

nytimes.com — The grass-roots energy building around the minimum wage issue may upend Hillary Rodham Clinton's plans to ease into proposing specific economic policies. The issue will be in the foreground on Wednesday, when fast-food and other low-wage workers plan a nationwide walkout that is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to rally support for a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
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May 25, 2015

Wait, was Darrell Hammond hired by KFC to do Colonel Sanders or a parody of Col Sanders? Unclear...

May 20, 2015

"Yale made special $8.5 mill payment to frmr president Levin" on.wsj.com/1LkkJEY Disappointed I didn't learn this from @AlecMacGillis

May 20, 2015

Who's making out worse in this? "KFC bringing back Col Sanders...will be played by SNL alum Darrell Hammond in ads" yhoo.it/1R2se6T

May 20, 2015

@realaxelfoley @ryangrim Hey, that was a verbatim quote from Ryan's piece. you guys must have taken it out...

May 20, 2015

Fascinating @ryangrim story on Clinton friend Sean Wilentz, whose historical anal is brilliant, political advice not huff.to/1R1I0Pq

May 20, 2015

Hillary on TPP: “I’ve been very clear...I want to judge final agreement. Ive been for trade agreements, been against” wsj.com/articles/clint…

May 20, 2015

Los Angeles becomes the next city to adopt a $15/hour minimum wage: nytimes.com/2015/05/20/us/…

May 19, 2015

@Econ_Marshall increasingly, can purchase labor in a kind of spot market. /4

May 19, 2015

@Econ_Marshall it's not just slack. slack is cyclical. this is partly structural. employers no longer need large permanent work force /3

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