Archive for July, 2014

Janet Yellen’s Accent

Posted on July 19, 2014 by

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is quickly mastering “fedspeak,” a language all its own, designed to explain yet obscure our nation’s monetary policy.  Each phrase uttered during congressional committee testimony is carefully crafted and articulated to avoid “spooking the markets.” But when I watch Yellen, I hear more than a report on “labor market participation” [...]

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Harris v. Quinn and the Next President

Posted on July 5, 2014 by

The Supreme Court’s latest assault on the Labor Movement – Harris vs. Quinn – shows how essential it is for Democrats to win the White House in 2016. The 5-4 decision stops unions from collecting fees from nonmembers who provide home-care services through a government agency. It seems like a narrow ruling, but it’s a [...]

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