WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Where have all the carpenters gone? Home builders across the United States are scratching their heads for an answer as they struggle to assemble crews to keep up with growing demand. Full story
Labor unions joined protestors still reeling from the government crackdown over the weekend where the Prime Minister of Turkey blamed foreign media and other “instigators.” NBC’s Richard Engel reports.
(Reuters) - Detroit's default and debt restructuring plan are precedent-setting in the U.S. municipal market, Moody's Investors Service said on Monday, because the city is looking to bondholders, as well as labor unions and pensioners, to share the pain. Full story
After working a double, the last thing you want to hear about is the filibuster. But unprecedented Republican obstruction has consequences that affect every single American. President of the Communication Workers of America Larry Cohen joins Ed Schultz to explain why it's time for Americans to stan
Realities of the sequester go beyond the economic. They are also political, and both sides seem more than willing to point fingers rather than fix the problem.
Former FCC attorney David Goodfriend talks immigration reform through the lens of Silicon Valley moguls, like Facebook, and big labor and the differences the two camps are having over immigration changes.
The president has been trying to staff the National Labor Relations Board, but Republicans in the Senate have blocked the confirmation of his nominations. Ed talks to New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse and the Communications Workers of America's Larry Cohen.
MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki talks about the Bangladesh disaster and how it’s brought the issue of workers’ rights back into the spotlight. The panel then joins the conversation to discuss the human cost of cheap labor and how a tragedy like Bangladesh can be prevented.
Detroit's Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr talks to members of the media outside the Detroit Newspapers building in Detroit, Michigan in this file photo taken May 13, 2013. Detroit's default and debt-restructuring plan are precedent-setting in the U.S. municipal market, Moody's Investors Servi
Occupy Albany member Tom Allocco of Albany, N.Y., holds a Walmart smiley face while delivering a bag of fake money to Sen. Jeffrey Klein's office at the Capitol on Monday, April 15, 2013, in Albany. Several labor unions claim campaign contributions by Walmart prompted the unusual provision of a subs
A permanent memorial marks the site where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel, now the National Civil Rights Museum, in Memphis, Tennessee in this file photo taken April 3, 1998. The 45th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will b
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen in Washington in this file photo taken August 22, 2011. The 45th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be marked on Thursday with the launch of a campaign against youth violence in his hometown of Atlanta and a