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How does UK compare with Holland? Badly

How does UK compare with Holland?  I’m asked about this once in awhile. To be honest I should be asked this more often by Brits. Because despite the relatively small amount of water between the UK and the Netherlands, the differences are staggering.   650 more words

Independence

The White House Gives Up on Making Coders Dress Like Adults BY ROBERT MCMILLAN 08.21.14 | 6:30 AM

The U.S. Government wants to hire more people like Mikey Dickerson. He’s the former Google engineer the White House recently tapped to lead the new  267 more words

Government

Unifor local 1075 at Bombardier Thunder Bay, Ontario

Over 900 workers are on strike at Bombardier in Thunder Bay. They want to reduce their pensions.

The CEO is one of the highest paid in Canada. 40 more words

Unions

CCA's $8 Million Overtime Settlement Highlights Problems Facing Private Prison Employees

The Department of Labor has ordered private prison giant Corrections Corporation of America to pay $8 million in back wages and benefits to employees at its California City Corrections Center (CCCC) — a federal detention center in California City, CA. 406 more words

"Sharing economy" is a euphemism for exploitation

CBS has a post up titled 5 ways the “sharing” economy works against workers. For those who don’t know, “sharing economy” refers to companies like AirBnB and Uber that have… 298 more words

Health Benefits

Your paycheck has been shrinking for 5 years - August 19, 2014, 1:43 PM ET

Bloomberg

More Americans are working and the unemployment rate is falling, but it sure isn’t showing up in workers’ paychecks.

Since the Great Recession ended five years ago, the amount of money Americans earn each hour after adjusting for  inflation has actually fallen. 284 more words

Consumer

DebsSpeak: Workers Unite

” … on the political field they (“the capitalists”) have the Republican party and the Democratic party, the former for large capitalists and the latter for small capitalists, but both of them for capitalists and both against the workers.”

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Economics