Marty Walsh, the two-term mayor of Boston, was confirmed as the Labor secretary by the Senate in a 68-29 vote on Monday, becoming the first union leader to run the department in over four decades.
A potential revision of federal civil rights law to extend protection to LGBTQ people could soon get a long-delayed vote in the U.S. Senate, but concerns about its implications for religious freedom cloud its prospects for final passage.
Kate and her husband David had just moved into a one-bedroom apartment in downtown Denver last March.
In mid-February — barely a month into his term — President Biden gathered 10 union leaders in the Oval Office. The meeting lasted two hours.
Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama voting to unionize won the backing of an important executive.
The House of Representatives is set to vote Wednesday on the Equality Act, a bill that would ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
NPR’s Michel Martin discusses how the pandemic has affected women’s participation in the workforce and what can be done about it with Hanna Rosin, Margaret Brower and Jamila Michener.
At a time when millions of Americans are unemployed, businessman Bill Martin has a head-scratching problem: He’s got plenty of jobs but few people willing to take them.
Congress is debating whether to hike the federal minimum wage as part of the latest coronavirus relief package. NPR hears from workers who make minimum wage and traces the history of the minimum wage.
Burr vs Hamilton. The Celtics vs the Lakers. Godzilla vs King Kong. To this list of famous rivalries you can now add: advocates of raising the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour… versus opponents of raising it.
NPR’s Michel Martin speaks to Dr. David Michaels, former head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, about the president’s move to strengthen workplace safety rules during the pandemic.
A growing number of grocers are adopting a novel approach in the race to get their workers vaccinated against COVID-19: providing pay incentives.
As COVID-19 deaths and illnesses mount, essential workers — who are denied the chance to work from home — are struggling to stay safe. And it’s far from clear whether the federal government is doing enough to protect them, according to a former top federal workplace safety official.
In September, after six months of exhausting work battling the pandemic, nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., voted to unionize.