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Economic & Labor News for January 5, 2015

Progressive political commentator Thom Hartmann gives an update on U.S. economic and labor news.

Hartmann covers:

  • Minimum wage in more than half of U.S. states now higher than federal minimum
  • Home health care workers still exempt from minimum wage laws
  • Suggestion that President Obama should raise income level for time-and-a-half exemption
  • York City (Pennsylvania) school district may soon be controlled by a for-profit charter school company
  • American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) dumped by eBay

About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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