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Labor Day 2015: Uncertain times for American workers

Labor Day 2015: Uncertain times for American workers

It's been a pretty good summer for workers. The Los Angeles City Council voted to bump the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, and a nationwide movement to raise it elsewhere has gained steam, as has pressure to expand paid sick leave to more people. The Obama administration proposed changing wage and hour rules to make more salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. The National Labor Relations Board last month made it harder for employers to insulate themselves from labor infractions by outsourcing work to contractors. And the U.S. unemployment rate slipped from 5.7% in January to 5.1% at the end of August, a little above what it was a decade ago and far below the 10% peak...

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