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TedEd: Why do Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor Day?

In the United States and Canada, the first Monday of September is a federal holiday, Labor Day. Originally celebrated in New York City’s Union Square in 1882, Labor Day was organized by unions as a rare day of rest for the overworked during the Industrial Revolution. 14 more words

Labor Economics

The Self-Propagation of the Consultants

In its list of the most influential people in higher education for 2014, the Chronicle of Higher Education includes diverse individuals and just one group, “The Hired Guns: The Consultants.” 1,250 more words

Corporate Influence

Michigan Bill Would Bar Student-Athlete Unionization

With a National Labor Relations Board decision on whether football players at Northwestern may proceed with their unionization efforts looming, Michigan is considering a bill that would prevent student-athletes from similarly attempting to unionize. 396 more words

Labor & Employment

West Palm Beach oks new firefighters contract

West Palm Beach city commissioners, at a special meeting Monday morning, ratified their collective bargaining agreements with their rank-and-file firefighters, and battalion chiefs, through September 2018. 60 more words

Bnblogs

Results of Graduate Students’ Strike at the University of Oregon

The strike by graduate students at the University of Oregon lasted eight days and ended after a 22-hour marathon session with a mediator.

Here the highlights of what the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation achieved in their new contract: 122 more words

Working Conditions