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Corporate America’s New Golden Goose

Last month, award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter Ellen E. Schultz published a book-length expose on how corporate employers, consultants and financial firms retooled retirement plans to increase profit and enrich executives at the expense of employees and retirees. (more)

Posted on Oct 2, 2011 READ MORE

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Employer-Provided Health Insurance Taking a Bigger Bite

Newly published numbers from the Department of Health and Human Services show that American workers in 2010 paid average premiums of $4,940 for employer-provided health insurance to cover just themselves. (more)

Posted on Jul 17, 2011 READ MORE

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Plight of U.S. Workers, by the Numbers

You already know Americans are overworked. But what are the hard numbers? This collection of charts from definitive sources plainly shows that the biggest industries are hiring the least, the Internet has extended the workday, employed women do more domestic work with less leisure time than men, and more.

Posted on Jul 4, 2011 READ MORE

The Dirty Secret of the Jobless Recovery

Have you ever asked yourself what makes a “jobless recovery” possible? Since the beginning of the recession, American companies have trimmed their staffs and shifted work to remaining employees, largely without increasing pay, and those workers are not reaping the benefits. (more)

Posted on Jul 3, 2011 READ MORE

While Europeans Holiday, Americans Toil

It’s a fact: Americans enjoy less vacation time than their European counterparts.  But shorter vacations, longer work weeks and skimpy sick leaves add up—not to greater upward mobility for U.S. workers, but rather a burned-out workforce earning less than preceding generations. Saner government policies are clearly needed.

Posted on Jul 9, 2007 READ MORE

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