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Despite 3.7% Unemployment, Labor Market Inequities Mean Retirement Insecurity For Many

A smaller share of African-Americans, for example, are employed – 58.7% — compared to 60.6% of whites. And, while a larger share of Hispanics are …
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IZA World of Labor – Thousands of scientists emigrate from African countries every year

In the face of persistent barriers, thousands of young African scientists are leaving their countries in search for employment opportunities elsewhere.

Approximately 20,000 highly educated professionals leave Africa every year, citing “push” factors more than “pull” factors as reasons why. Up to 30% of this number are scientists who leave to find higher pay, better opportunities, and a more conducive research environment.

IZA author, Govert E. Bijwaard, writes about the impact that the emigration of highly skilled workers can have on the home countries: “Development economists have emphasized that migration from developing countries to developed countries may lead to a flight of highly skilled…

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PoliticsNow: Labor keeps pressure up on Peter Dutton

“I think it is sometimes hard for people in Australia to understand what the racism against the African American community means when they see …
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Junior costume bands set tone for Labor Day

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Pretty in Sparkle.


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This masquerader exudes beauty in costume made with large feathers.


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Young masquerader enjoys the junior parde of the bands.


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One of the many bands participating in the junior parade.

The junior costume “Jump Up” presentation on Saturday, Sept. 1, was splendiferous. The children brought much merriment and a kaleidoscope of colorful costumes to the streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, massing in grand style.

Children from as young as two years old were decked out in elaborate costumes, towering headpieces, and dazzling accessories, that brought to life the theme of their…

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Seattle’s notable moments in labor history

Wal-Mart employee Mary Watkins (right) marches in support of a $15 minimum wage in Seattle in 2014. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

The first Monday of September is Labor Day. While some Americans are glad it will be another three day weekend, others remember that the day is dedicated to honor the American labor movement and the contributions of workers.

Seattle has had its share of notable moments in labor history. Here are just a few, in no particular order.

Boeing hires its first black workers during World War II

In the 1930s, Boeing Company was a Seattle-based major player in the growing aviation field. But the company, founded in 1916, along with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) union, also had discriminatory hiring practices that excluded black people from getting jobs in…

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12 arrested in Chicago anti-violence Labor Day protest – Xinhua

Labor Day anti-violence protest leader Reverend Gregory S. Livingston confronts with Illinois State Police in Chicago, the United States, Sept. 3, 2018. (Xinhua/Wang Ping)

CHICAGO, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — Police arrested 12 people attempting to block traffic on the highway leading to Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Monday.

According to Illinois State Police, eight men and four women were arrested, including local activist and protest leader Reverend Gregory S. Livingston.

Police used a loudspeaker to instruct protesters to leave the highway. Protesters, including Rev. Livingston, then formed a single-file line to be arrested.

More than 100 police officers from several local and state agencies were present to stop the protesters from walking on the highway.

Activist Audrey Davis, a…

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