Frances Perkins

Type: Person
Name: Frances Perkins
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 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

The Coming Social Security Crisis Explained in Plain English

If you dig into the studies and literature on the state of retirement in America, you're confronted with a disturbing reality: While many Americans don't believe they can rely on Social Security to fund their retirement, they're doing little to make up ... [Published Motley Fool - 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]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Unemployment Insurance: A 79-Year Old Promise to American Workers That Needs Renewing

“What was the New Deal?...It was, I think, basically an attitude…that found voice in expressions like 'the people are what matter to government,' and 'a government should aim to give all the people under its jurisdiction the best possible life.'” —Sec. ... [Published OMB Watch - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

OSHA Wants More Workplace Injury Data, Less Retaliation

US. Department of Labor headquarters at the Frances Perkins Building in Washington, DC.Photo: AgnosticPreachersKid via WikimediaAfter facing pressure from labor unions, President Barack Obama's administration is considering enforcement tools to deter ... [Published National Law Journal - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 1 reports

Readers pick women for the dollar

A recent BBC Magazine piece on the absence of women on US paper currency prompted readers to suggest which women they thought should be printed on the dollar. Here are some of the best.The article discussed President Barack Obama's recent endorsement ... [Published BBC - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

Ellison brings movement politics to the Hill

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) isn’t passing a lot of legislation these days. The math doesn’t allow it, not when Republicans control the House and hold enough seats in the Senate to block any unwanted attempt at cloture. As a result, plans ... [Published MSNBC - Aug 02 2014]

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The Rise And Fall Of The 40-Hour Workweek [Published ABC15.com - 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]
Unemployment Insurance: A 79-Year Old Promise t... [Published OMB Watch - Aug 15 2014]
OSHA Wants More Workplace Injury Data, Less Ret... [Published National Law Journal - Aug 13 2014]
Readers pick women for the dollar [Published BBC - Aug 10 2014]
Ellison brings movement politics to the Hill [Published MSNBC - Aug 02 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]
5 Life-Changing Laws We Can Thank Women For [Published Think Progress - Mar 15 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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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 ...
5 Life-Changing Laws We Can Thank Women For [Published Think Progress - Mar 15 2014]
Sarah Ayres is a Policy Analyst in the Economic Policy team at the Center for American Progress. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, left, sporting a new hat, shakes hands with employes of her department at a farewell reception in a flower-banked ...
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