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Fun for Friday: Link Potch-a-pourri

Potch-a-pourri = how a friend of mine thought potpourri is pronounced.

I just had to steal it from her! Here’s an assortment of links I’ve been collecting to share with you. 133 more words


Conyers & Congressional Advocates Announce Creation of Full Employment Caucus

Jan 29 2014

(WASHINGTON) – Today, in response to the ongoing jobs crisis in America, Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), José Serrano (D-N.Y.), and Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) announced the creation of a Congressional Full Employment Caucus. 816 more words


Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday. 393 more words


The Working Poor and Raising Minimum Wage

A powerful argument by Charles M. Blow in the NYT on why the minimum wage should be increased with the rising numbers of the working poor in the “Land of Opportunity.” 53 more words

Should all interns get paid?

Internships aren’t jobs, so the same rules shouldn’t apply.

FORTUNE — As we head from spring into summer, many college students are planning their vacations while those looking to get their first taste of the working world are likely hunting for internships. 829 more words