Frances Perkins

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Name: Frances Perkins
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

A New Chapter for the Frances Perkins Homestead

The Perkins Homestead in 2013In the small town of Damariscotta, Maine, members of the Frances Perkins Center are working to preserve not only the legacy of Frances Perkins, who became the first female member of a Presidential cabinet in 1933, but also ... [Published National Trust for Historic Preservation - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Wake Up Call: Bananas, wine, and Referendu-mania

Good morning, Columbia!  It’s the day you’ve all been waiting for – the Super Bowl of international politics – the Scottish Referendum!  Need a refresher on UK politics before the votes come in?  Treat yourself to John Oliver's take on the ups and downs ... [Published Columbia Spectator - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

What’s on the mind of the OSHA chief?

Dr. David Michaels, five years into his job as OSHA boss and the longest-serving OSHA leader in agency history, gave a state of the OSHA nation report at ASSE’s Safety 2014 conference in Orlando this past June.These were his main talking points:• OSHA ... [Published ISHN - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Roosevelt House: Saving the Past to Inspire the Future

One of the locales Ken Burns used for shooting his outstanding PBS documentary "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" is a landmark townhouse on East 65th Street in the heart of Manhattan. The building doesn't get a credit line, but perhaps it should because ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Remembering the Saint of Labor Day

The other day, a colleague wished me luck on my upcoming “Patron Saint Festival.” He was joking, of course. He was referring to Labor Day. It’s true, Labor Day is a busy time for labor secretaries. But my friend’s comment got me thinking. I was raised ... [Published Catholic America - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 2 reports

The Rise And Fall Of The 40-Hour Workweek

"Eight hours for work, eight hours for sleep, eight hours for what we will."During the Industrial Revolution, that was one slogan of workers who rallied for the eight-hour workday — the 40-hour, five-day week that's become the standard for Americans.On ... [Published ABC15.com - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Remember Perkins on Labor Day

By C. Gerry McGowanThe sexist quip goes like this: "Which Cabinet secretary experienced the longest childbirth?" Answer: "Frances Perkins; she was in labor for 12 years!"The flippant comeback identifies a daughter of Massachusetts who was born on Beacon ... [Published Cape Cod Online - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

A. Scott Berg's 6 favorite biographies of underappreciated historical figures

Nora by Brenda Maddox (Mariner, $28). James Joyce created, in Molly Bloom, one of literature's most provocative female characters. Nora Barnacle of Galway, Ireland, was Joyce's wife and muse as well as the inspiration for Molly and the female thoughts ... [Published The Week Magazine - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Department of Labor Spends $2,637 Each Week on Wall Posters-- and More Waste and Frivolity Alleged

The Department of Labor frivolously spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on elevator posters, book club promotions, and other wasteful projects, according to a news release issued today by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committe ... [Published National Review - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

SHRIBMAN | The Price Of Being On Top

By WDRB Contributor from Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe NFL preseason still has a few days left. The 2016 presidential preseason still has a few months left -- for every candidate but Hillary Rodham Clinton. For Clinton, familiar to Americans as first lady, ... [Published Fox41.com - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

6.1M Workers Could Benefit from Raised Overtime Threshold

US. Department of Labor headquarters at the Frances Perkins Building in Washington, DC.Photo: AgnosticPreachersKid via WikimediaEmployers could end up paying 6.1 million more workers overtime if the U.S. Department of Labor moves ahead with a proposal ... [Published National Law Journal - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

#ThanksfortheSpark: The real force behind the New Deal

Link Think this is good? 1 person thinks this is good 0 people think this is goodIt’s GOODFreelancers Union posted August 15, 2014 at 11:07 amOne of the earliest influences I can remember was Frances Perkins -- the first female cabinet secretary under ... [Published Good Magazine - Aug 15 2014]

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A New Chapter for the Frances Perkins Homestead [Published National Trust for Historic Preservation - 4 hours ago]
Wake Up Call: Bananas, wine, and Referendu-mania [Published Columbia Spectator - Sep 18 2014]
Roosevelt House: Saving the Past to Inspire the... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 17 2014]
What’s on the mind of the OSHA chief? [Published ISHN - Sep 16 2014]
The Rise And Fall Of The 40-Hour Workweek [Published ABC15.com - Sep 01 2014]
Remembering the Saint of Labor Day [Published Catholic America - Sep 01 2014]
Labor Days: Where Did the 40-Hour Workweek Come... [Published NBCNews.com - Sep 01 2014]
Remember Perkins on Labor Day [Published Cape Cod Online - Sep 01 2014]
A. Scott Berg's 6 favorite biographies of under... [Published The Week Magazine - Aug 31 2014]
Department of Labor Spends $2,637 Each Week on ... [Published National Review - Aug 26 2014]
SHRIBMAN | The Price Of Being On Top [Published Fox41.com - Aug 23 2014]
6.1M Workers Could Benefit from Raised Overtime... [Published National Law Journal - Aug 21 2014]
The Coming Social Security Crisis Explained in ... [Published Motley Fool - Aug 21 2014]
#ThanksfortheSpark: The real force behind the N... [Published Good Magazine - Aug 15 2014]
Why Democrats Need to Take Sides in America's C... [Published TAPPED - Jul 17 2014]
Family and Medical Leave Insurance [Published Center for American Progress - Apr 15 2014]
Shields and Brooks on Sebelius’ legacy, the 196... [Published PBS - Apr 12 2014]
The Daily Agenda for Thursday, April 10 [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Apr 10 2014]
Climbing Trees…and Ladders of Opportunity [Published The White House - Mar 12 2014]
Private alternative to Medicaid expansion faces... [Published PBS - Feb 18 2014]
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Remembering the Saint of Labor Day [Published Catholic America - Sep 01 2014]
The other day, a colleague wished me luck on my upcoming “Patron Saint Festival.” He was joking, of course. He was referring to Labor Day. It’s true, Labor Day is a busy time for labor secretaries. But my friend’s comment got me thinking. I was raised ...
Why Democrats Need to Take Sides in America's C... [Published TAPPED - Jul 17 2014]
This spring, a prominent Democratic pollster sent a memo to party leaders and Democratic elected officials advising them to speak and think differently. The nation’s economy had deteriorated so drastically, he cautioned, that they needed to abandon their ...
The Daily Agenda for Thursday, April 10 [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Apr 10 2014]
TODAY’S AGENDA: Tenth Circuit Court to Hear Utah Marriage Case: Denver, CO. Last December, Utah’s same sex couples got an early Christmas Present when Federal District Judge Robert J. Shelby found the state’s ban on same-sex marriage violated ...
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