In Search of Excellence: The President’s Current Choices to Oversee Wall Street

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By Bartlett Naylor, Public Citizen With 16 months left in his term, President Barack Obama has the opportunity to fill a number of senior positions in agencies that oversee Wall Street. At both the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission, there is one...
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Labor Department Finalizes Rule to End Pay Secrecy

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By Rebecca Ojserkis, National Women’s Law Center Women pay the same price for a gallon of milk as men. Their rent doesn’t differ based on sex. Neither do their electricity bills. However, employers continue to pay women less than men, even when doing the same job. Though women should...
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House Holds Stacked Hearing to Attack Retirement Savings Rule Proposal

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Right now, the House Financial Services Committee is holding one of its typically stacked hearings — one consumer-side witness against four Wall Street-backed lobbyists (although some of these are in the nominally “small business” category) to...
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Labor Board’s New ‘Joint Employer’ Standard Offers College Football Players a Second Chance

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By Katie Weatherford, Center for Progressive Reform Marking a victory for workers, on August 27, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a highly anticipated decision in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, updating its overly restrictive standard for determining “joint employer”...
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H-2B Wage Rule Loophole Lets Employers Exploit Migrant Workers

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By Daniel Costa, Economic Policy Institute Last week the New York Times reported the latest innovation from employers who use the H-2B visa temporary foreign worker program to hire workers to staff traveling carnivals (think your local county or state fair): an employer-created union that...
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