White House workers’ task force releases pro-union recommendations in new report

This post was originally published on this siteThe White House workers’ task force, which is chaired by Vice President Kamala Harris, publicly released a report Monday that offers nearly 70 recommendations to promote pro-union policies and practices in the federal government.

Stock futures are down after the S&P 500 posted the best week of the year

This post was originally published on this site   U.S. stock index futures turned slightly negative in early morning trading on Monday after the S&P posted its best week of 2022, boosted by quarterly earnings reports and a better-than-average January jobs report. foreseen. Futures contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 85 points […]

This week: Democrats move to prevent shutdown

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are moving to prevent a government shutdown as an agreement on a longer funding bill remains elusive. The House is expected to take up a stop-gap bill, known as a continuing resolution, this week, ahead of the Feb. 18 deadline to fund…

Democrats seek to woo winnable GOP senators on Supreme Court

This post was originally published on this siteWithin an hour of the news breaking about Justice Stephen Breyer’s intention to retire, GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) got a phone call from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).  “He called me …  to…

White House offers blueprint for union growth as labor movement struggles to gain ground

This post was originally published on this siteUnion membership is near historic lows, but support for unions is high among Americans.

Food Companies Rely More on Temp Workers as Labor Shortages Persist

This post was originally published on this siteSupermarkets and food processors are hiring temporary staff to fill job vacancies created by employees calling in sick or leaving the workforce because of Covid-19.

Biden’s Regulatory Drive Sparks Pushback From Business Lobbyists

This post was originally published on this siteLobbyists and business groups are responding to what some describe as the federal government’s most concerted regulatory push since the Obama administration.

Joe Manchin gives new reason for why he torpedoed BBB

This post was originally published on this site As progressive activists continue to push for the stalled social and climate spending package, Sen. Joe Manchin claimed Sunday that his biggest opposition to his party’s Build Back Better legislation was that it didn’t go through committee. Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) remark came in an interview with CNN‘s “State […]

Free Community College Won’t Be in Spending Bill, Jill Biden to Say

This post was originally published on this siteIn a speech on Monday, the first lady will acknowledge that her signature legislative initiative is “no longer” in the Democrats’ spending bill.

Biden Will Press German Chancellor on Russia Sanctions and Pipeline

This post was originally published on this siteThe two leaders are meeting amid concerns that Germany has not been a forceful enough partner in calming tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

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