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Report about Seminary Education, Affordability and New Models

From Atlantic Post: “There is certainly a growing trend towards bi-vocational ministry in both mainline and evangelical churches,” says Kurt …

Education

Tough times for many family farmers and farmworkers - CNA Columns: Making a Difference

For most of us living in the Northern Hemisphere fresh fruits and vegetables are now in abundant summer supply for our sustenance and enjoyment.<p>But …

Agriculture

Trump administration moves closer to undoing overtime pay rule

(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday pushed forward with its bid to undo an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to 4.2 million workers and said it was considering treating workers differently based on location and industry.<p>The rule, which was supposed to take …

21st Century

Sinus sufferers spend billions of dollars a year to stop sniffling

Before May, it wasn’t uncommon to find me with a stack of tissues or rubbing my face to alleviate facial pressure. And that was on good days. It seems like an innocuous ailment, but it is one that affects the quality of life of millions of Americans.<p>“Chronic rhinosinusitis” or sinusitis, the …

Medicine

Unfair labor practice complaint for firing of carpenter filed against Roseland contractor in Worcester

The local carpenter's union says that it has filed an unfair labor practice compliant after a carpenter working in downtown Worcester was allegedly …

Western Massachusetts

Why are these Tijuana barber shops all the rage with Mexican men?

Hidden a few blocks away from Tijuana’s main thoroughfare, an old warehouse has become a cultural landmark for the city’s fashion-concious men.<p>Wings …

San Diego

Oregon's retirement plan highlights America's retirement problem

The opportunity to retire should be universal. Yet half of the private sector workforce in the United States lacks access to retirement savings due …

Retirement

House Republicans battle modern slavery in three new bills

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives passed three bills to combat human trafficking this week, all of which received widespread support from Democratic Party lawmakers.<p>The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Act reauthorized $520 million over four years to …

Rights & Freedoms

We need each other: Why people with disabilities should defend the rights of care workers

A coalition of health care workers and the disabled should organize for better working conditions<p>The word “companion” doesn’t sound oppressive at all: It appears quite the opposite. A companion is supportive, nurturing, loyal.<p>But that word was used for decades to deny basic labor protections to …

Liberal POV

Crime Experts On Bellum Entertainment Shows Halt Work Until Back Wages Are Paid | Deadline

Former FBI special agent Tim Clemente and his associates at XG Productions have worked on more than 100 true-crime shows for Bellum Entertainment, …

Entertainment Industry

Sputtering energy markets drag GE’s earnings, profit; Bank of America picks Dublin for E.U. base

CONGLOMERATES<p>Energy markets drag GE’s earnings, profit<p>In his final days atop General Electric Co., Jeffrey R. Immelt still can’t throw off oil’s stink.<p>In his farewell earnings report, the chief executive ended his 16-year tenure by telling Wall Street that GE’s earnings are likely to be …

Business

Wells Fargo ordered to hire back whistleblower, pay $577K

The U.S. Department of Labor on Friday ordered Wells Fargo (WFC) to hire back the whistleblower who reported the bank’s opening of fake accounts.<p>Wells Fargo, which dismissed the unnamed individual in September 2011, must also pay the former branch manager $577,500 in back wages, damages and other …

Business

U.S. Department of Labor investigation into Google gender pay gap could change Silicon Valley

Android's maker has been ordered to hand over 8,000 employees' contact info for failing to adhere to equal pay laws.<p>It's been a few days since a …

Gender

Labor department to rescind tip-pooling restrictions

Changes would let front- and back-of-house employees share tips

Wells Fargo ordered to pay US$575,000, reinstate whistleblower

The U.S. Department of Labor on Friday ordered Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) to pay US$575,000 and to rehire a whistleblower the bank had dismissed in …

Fraud

The Trump stock market; ECB tightrope; Brexit talks

<b>1. The Trump market:</b> President Trump finishes his first six months in office on Thursday, and stock markets like what they see.<p>The Nasdaq closed at a record high on Wednesday to cap a nine-day winning streak. The S&P 500 also hit a new high.<p>The S&P 500 and Dow have gained roughly 9% since Trump …

Markets

'Do No Harm' Still Hurts

“No harm” is not enough for the administration that promised to cure the injury that international trade inflicted on workers.<p>Promises were made.<p>And workers believed candidate Donald Trump when he pledged to stop corporations from exporting American factories. Workers cast votes based on Trump …

Social Justice

How Google Blunted the Government’s Fair-Pay Investigation

People mill outside Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, on Sept. 2, 2015.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Thanks to a ruling on Friday, …

Privacy

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers | Miami Herald

Omaha World-Herald. July 12, 2017<p>There are tech-sector opportunities for women, minority workers<p>The nation's economy can be helped significantly if …

Education

Google wins interim victory in its refusal to supply gender pay data to U.S. government

Google has won at least an interim victory in its dispute with the U.S. Department of Labor over a planned anti-discrimination audit of the company.<p>An administrative judge has ruled that Google was justified in its refusal to hand over pay data for 21,000 employees to allow the Dept of Labor to …

Google

Stock Market News - Investing.com

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank AG (DE:DBKGn) and JPMorgan Chase & Co (N:JPM) have agreed to pay a combined $148 million to end private U.S. …

Stock Markets

Trump’s ‘America First’ promise leads to Homeland Security adding 15,000 seasonal visas

This is also happening during Trump’s “Made in America” week.<p>Just as President Donald Trump kicks off his “Made in America” theme week based on his …

Immigration

Google’s federal foe in gender-discrimination pay battle slammed by judge

SAN FRANCISCO — In a withering decision, a federal judge attacked the federal government’s gender-discrimination probe against Google, calling the …

Google Pixel

RTD encourages girls to pursue careers in transportation, construction

Starting Monday eight Colorado girls will get a chance to learn about work in the construction and transportation fields, as part of the U.S. …

U.S. Department of Transportation

$4.5 million boost for program that helps ex-offenders find jobs

A West Side nonprofit that helps ex-inmates obtain jobs and other life skills announced Sunday it is the recipient of a $4.5 million federal …

Trump White House Publishes Names, Addresses, And Phone Numbers Of Critics

The Trump White House has published the personal information of some of its critics, including the names, addresses, and phone numbers of people who …

The White House

Monsanto Faces Class Action Suit Over Labor Standards

The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting has completed a two-year investigation into 10 years of labor complaints against some of the biggest …

Agriculture

How to Beat the Blues on Your Way to Job Search Success

It’s easy to get discouraged after working at a job search for a length of time with no apparent success. Job search success will come; it always …

Business

Woo Lae Oak sued over minimum wage, overtime pay - Washington Business Journal

Woo Lae Oak Korean restaurant in Tysons is facing a Department of Labor lawsuit.<p>Joanne S. Lawton<p>The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Tysons Korean …

21st Century

Trump’s expected pick for wage chief sued for stiffing house cleaners

President Donald Trump reportedly wants Cheryl Stanton to lead the agency that enforces federal wage and overtime laws, holding employers accountable …

South Carolina