Working While Female – Medium

A Twitter thread has gotten some attention recently, where my former-coworker / current-best friend, Marty, recounted the day he realized just how bad, and insidious, workplace sexism could be. After noticing that a client was treating him like crap while his email signature was accidentally set to my name, we came up with an experiment. […]

Spicer claims that jobs numbers ‘may have been phony’ before, but now they’re ‘very real’ – POLITICO

Touting the first jobs report of Donald Trump’s tenure, White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed without evidence Friday that the jobs figures “may have been phony in the past, but it’s very real now.” Spicer, addressing reporters at the afternoon briefing, did not back up the assertion that previous federal jobs reports were “phony,” […]

A Tiny Bit Of Good News On Inequality Before It All Goes To Hell

The good news: our relatively strong economy helped to raise wages for everyone in 2016. The bad news: this is a mere blip in the context of overall inequality. And it’s likely to get worse. The Economic Policy Institute today released its annual report on the state of wages in America. Last year had some […]

The Dismal Thrillist Anti-Union Campaign 

Illustration by Jim Cooke Successful union campaigns have flourished across the digital media industry over the past year and a half. Few have run into more anti-union pushback than the one currently happening at Thrillist. And employees are pissed. On February 15, editorial staffers at the lifestyle site Thrillist announced that they were joining the […]

Trump’s Labor nominee to withdraw: reports | TheHill

President Trump’s nominee to lead the Labor Department, Andy Puzder, is expected to withdraw his nomination, according to a number of reports Wednesday. NBC News: Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder is expected to withdraw, sources tell @PeterAlexander Puzder’s spokesperson said he does not have any information to share. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions […]

Labor Secretary Nominee Andy Puzder Withdraws Nomination – NBC News

Andy Puzder, President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, withdrew his nomination on Wednesday amid growing questions about his business record and scrutiny from senators on both sides of the aisle. The head of CKE Restaurants, which owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., came under harsh criticism from Democrats and liberal groups for his opposition to […]