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Women continue to face workplace challenges and discrimination

African-American and Latina women, who now make up an important part of the U.S. workforce, face higher rates of poverty and unemployment than white and Asian working women.

The U.S. Department of Labor wrote Thursday: “On the same day last week that she announced that the economy created another 121,000 jobs in March, and that the unemployment rate ticked down, Secretary [Hilda] Solis joined President Obama at a White House event focused on ‘Women and the Economy.’”

New child labor laws address agriculture sector, likely hurt family farms

In its first such move since 1970, the U.S. Department of Labor is taking aim at risky exposures for minors, and the proposed rules could spell changes for family farming operations.

Vital undocumented workers victims of wage theft, shifting laws

Jacinta Gonzalez, an organizer with the Congress of Day Laborers in New Orleans, tells a story about the abuse of workers rebuilding the city after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. She once met a man who went to his employer’s house to demand payment for his labor on a construction site after the employer stiffed him of his dues. The man’s boss came at him, swinging a hammer. The worker immediately called the police.

Obama nominee faces GOP scrutiny for criticizing Minutemen

On March 13, President Obama nominated Maryland civil rights lawyer Thomas J. Perez for the post of Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights...

Fed Economic Council: future jobs lie in education, health care, clean...

The Obama Administration's Council of Economic Advisers released a report today called "Preparing the Workers of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow." ...

Early Bird Special: State workers will get unpaid furlough day Sept....

Here are some of the day's news items that caught our attention: • Colorado government will grind to a virtual halt the day after Labor...