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"Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists": Great socialist novel marks 100th anniversary

Frank Owen, a socialist house painter, repeatedly attempts to convert his coworkers to his way of thinking: one part of the novel is melodrama the other part social and economic satire.

NLRB: Don't stick workers with tax bill on lump sum back pay

The key part of the ruling is the board's statement that orders companies to pay Social Security and compensate the workers for the extra income tax liability they facefor back pay.

Ebola epidemic and African underdevelopment

These are countries of fabulous wealth, whose people live in grinding poverty, the pattern for most of sub-Saharan Africa.

Community-labor coalition cheers minimum wage ordinance in San Diego

But even as the San Diego Labor Council hailed the new measure, it warned about an underhanded petition to undermine it.

Don't write stupid stuff: Al Sharpton and the New York Post

The real purpose in attacking Sharpton is to deflect attention from the actual issues.

Tentative pacts avert Metropolitan Opera lockout scheme

The tentative agreement includes mandatory cost reductions from management and an independent monitor to track budget performance.