On Feb. 13, worker centers all over America are protesting the $2.13 per hour wage for restaurant employees who receive tips.
They chose this day because that date, 2/13, mirrors the tipped wage — which, by the way, can end up
The United States finally earned a medal in the e21 Olympics by winning a gold in the higher education event. The United States has 77 universities in the top 200 World University Rankings 2013-14, developed by Times Higher Education and Thomson Reuters, more than any other country. The United States more than doubled the score of the silver medalist, the United Kingdom
President Obama has done it again. Without consulting Congress, he has once more postponed the requirement that employers with 50 to 99 workers offer generous health insurance or pay a fine
This week's mystery is why Volkswagen is helping the United Auto Workers unionize its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. One clue: the deputy chairman of Volkswagen's German supervisory board is Berthold Huber, chairman of the powerful German labor union IG Metall.
A hearty thank you to Bill Gates for pointing out the infrequently-acknowledged obvious: human welfare has dramatically improved in the last fifty years. In his 2014 Annual Letter, Gates points out improvements in several of the countries that he and his wife have visited. Places that used to be slums lacking basic necessities are now world-class cities
President Obama insists on repeating the erroneous “statistic” that women earn 77 cents on a man’s dollar, most recently in the State of the Union address, in order to push for more required employee benefits that
For the past few years, U.S. job growth has been anemic even as the unemployment rate has steadily dropped, mainly because large numbers of workers are dropping out of the workforce altogether. The unemployment rate doesn’t fully capture the weakness of our labor market because the rate is calculated only as a percentage of those actively looking for work.
During National School Choice Week we asked e21 readers, “Should states expand school choice?” Readers were overwhelmingly in support of school choice, with “Yes” responses garnering 86 percent of the vote. “Yes, it improves the quality of schools” was the most frequently-cited reason to support
It is National School Choice Week in America. On Wednesday, the American Federation for Children, a national organization promoting school choice, held a celebration at Friendship Chamberlain Elementary Charter School in Washington D.C. Other countries, such as Israel, are also experimenting
The unemployment rate has fallen to 6.7 percent. January’s employment situation, to be released next Friday, may show an unemployment rate of 6 1/2 percent or lower—the Federal Reserve’s stated threshold for raising short-term interest rates. What does