Category Archives: Labor

New York’s Suffolk County Economy: Not so Hot?

Representative Lee Zeldin likes to claim that he has contributed to a “booming” economy resulting in jobs in his district (the eastern part of Suffolk county). Lets examine this for a minute. First, jobs This is the graph of unemployment since … Continue reading

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Promises Broken

  Trump campaign promises (which some liberals supported) remain largely ignored. He ran as an economic populist and bucked the GOP’s economic brand, contributing to his appeal. But he has violated every one of his promises. Donald Trump promised to … Continue reading

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Jobs? Where are they?

From: John Tepper Marlin, Ph.D., President, Boissevain Books LLC,  Principal, CityEconomist WHERE ARE THOSE GREAT NEW JOBS FOR LONG ISLAND THAT TRUMP AND ZELDIN PROMISED These figures were released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are for Nassau and … Continue reading

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Trump Promised to Help Workers — But, Did He Really Mean It? His Justice Department just dropped appeal to save Obama overtime rule

BY JOHN BOWDEN – 09/05/17 12:35 PM EDT 47 © Getty Images   The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that it will not defend an Obama-era Labor Department rule that would have extended overtime benefits to more than 4 million … Continue reading

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Trump Just Did A Big Favor For Employers, Including His Own Family Business

HUFFINGTON POST The president’s conservative nominees for the National Labor Relations Board could reverse a progressive era at the agency. By Dave Jamieson YURI GRIPAS / REUTERS   WASHINGTON ― When it comes to the power balance between workers and … Continue reading

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