• New Worker Co-ops Lead to Economic Prosperity

    The newest incarnation of worker cooperatives are worker self-directed enterprises (WSDE). WSDEs combine aspects of capitalism and socialism, resulting in an improved version of a centuries-old idea. Not only do the workers decide together when and how much to produce, but they themselves choose, via a democratic process, how to use the enterprise's net revenue. Suddenly, government agencies dependent upon enterprise tax payments become dependent not upon the CEOs, but on the workers themselves.

  • New Book Says Working Moms Can Have Their Cake and Eat It Too
    Going back to work after having a child can be a tough decision for many working mothers, because they fear motherhood means their careers have to suffer. A new book shows working that parenting and career success aren’t mutually exclusive.
  • Does Your State Want to Raise the Minimum Wage?

    PayScale's recent survey indicates which state populations are in favor of raising the minimum wage to a full $15 per hour. Do you live in a state that is fighting to raise the minimum wage?

  • 3 Businesses That Are Booming in Colorado, Thanks to Legalized Marijuana

    There's a new gold rush in Colorado, thanks to new laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. And just as the businesses that supplied the miners in the first gold rush often struck it rich, the businesses that support the marijuana industry are doing almost as well as the dispensaries themselves.

  • Apple Vows to Diversify Its Board With More Women
    Apple currently only has one female board member, Andrea Jung, former CEO of Avon Products, Inc., on its eight-member, all-white and male-dominant board of directors. Recently, however, the company announced that it was taking steps to change that.
  • The Embarrassing State of Parental Leave in the US
    American working parents continue to get the short end of the stick when it comes to parental leave. We'll take a look at how this troubling reality has grave effects for parents and, especially, the US economy.
  • For the First Time, Half of Members of Congress Are Millionaires

    Last week, unemployment benefits expired for over a million Americans. Also, a report revealed that over 50.1 percent of Congress are millionaires.

  • 3 Reasons Why Working People Need a Welfare State
    What would happen if the welfare state in America was eliminated? That's the question that a Quora user recently asked. Many of the answers serve as reminders of the self-serving reasons why we should contribute to a social safety net.

  • BLS Jobs Report: Economy Added Only 74,000 Jobs in December

    Economists predicted an addition of more than 190,000 jobs for December 2013, which makes today's Employment Situation Report unexpected bad news. Total non-farm employment increased by just 74,000 jobs in December, bringing the yearly average per month up to 182,000 per month -- identical to 2012's numbers. Unemployment, meanwhile, dropped to 6.7 percent, a new five-year low. So what's going on?

  • We Are Free to Exploit You
    Those who would like to dismantle labor unions are on the attack. As more states consider enacting right to work laws, people on both sides of the argument are disseminating information and misinformation in an attempt to rally others to their cause. It's too easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees. It's good to know who is behind efforts to disable unions and what their full agenda is.
  • Employee, Independent Contractor, Exempt: You May Be Misclassified
    Unfortunately, it is much too common for employers to misclassify their employees. This inaccurate and inappropriate reporting of job classes and responsibilities results in workers losing benefits and monies owed. Understand the difference between employees, independent contractors, exempt, and non-exempt workers to protect your rights.
  • Your Employer Won't Necessarily Tell You About Your Rights
    As a worker, you do have rights. In spite of the efforts of the National Labor Relations Board, your employer does not have to inform your of your rights as an employee. And that makes it harder for you to know when your rights are being trampled, or find ways to better your own situation. Know which rights your employer won't tell about.
  • 5 Tips for the Long-Term Unemployed to Land a Dream Career
    If you’ve been unemployed for more time than you would like to admit, and can’t seem to find a job, then listen up. Here are five tips to help you get that break you deserve and, hopefully, land the job of your dreams.
  • The Ugly Truth About Returning to Work Post-Baby
    New mothers are returning to the workforce in droves; however, the reality of going back to work is, often times, a bleak one for working moms. We’ll take a look at why going back to work postpartum is much harder than it may seem.
  • Bill Gates Was Some Lucky Person's Secret Santa on Reddit
    Social media is one of the greatest ways to connect with loved ones and complete strangers around the world – so, why not use it for a nationwide Secret Santa gift exchange? That’s what many companies, big and small, have been doing across the nation to spread some good ol’ holiday spirit. You never know who you might get.
  • Facebook's 'Donate Now' Button Makes Virtual Giving Easy
    Facebook turns its attention to philanthropy as it introduces a “Donate Now” button for its non-profit pages. Donating to your charity of choice is, literally, a click away.
  • Greed Drives the Minimum Wage Debate
    Some economists argue that raising the minimum wage gives more people the power to purchase goods and services, while others say that raising the minimum wage hurts the poor, because businesses aren't able to hire as many low-wage workers. Both arguments are right and wrong at the same time.
  • It's the Hard Knock Life for Working Mothers
    You arrive at work with peanut butter on your skirt and spit up on your shoulder. You duck into the bathroom to apply the lipstick you didn't have time for this morning, and arrive at your desk just a few minutes late. The baby was up all night. Then, things get worse.
  • Justine Sacco: Once Again, Twitter Can Get You Fired

    You'd think a professional PR person of Justine Sacco's title and experience would understand the dangers of inappropriate tweeting -- but apparently, you would think wrong.

  • Why One Company Decided to Nix Management Entirely
    What if your employer told you that you would have full control over your day-to-day functions and responsibilities at work from here on out? One brave company took the road less traveled and did just that. See what led to the decision to eliminate management and give employees full control of their lives and careers.