Jordan Barab

The shutdown won't stop Trump from secretly dismantling our government

While much of the federal government is shut down, some government services are excepted because they are “performing emergency work involving the safety of human life or the protection of property or performing certain other types of excepted work.” Those who do the excepted work in a shutdown agency are what is known as “essential” workers.

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Here's How the Trump Administration Is Bringing Back Child Labor

Continuing on its mission to deregulate worker protections, the Trump administration’s Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor has proposed a new rule that would allow 16- and 17-year-old nursing-home workers to operate power-driven patient lifting devices without any adult supervision or assistance, despite evidence that it is dangerous. These devices are used to lift and transfer patients out of their beds or a chair who cannot lift themselves.

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Center for Union Lies

An article in Tuesday's New York Times about the Teamsters' campaign to organize Federal Express describes a typical example of how difficult it is to organize a union these days:

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