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household labor is only degrading when you don’t do your own


as long as we continue to stigmatize household labor such as cleaning and child care, we stigmatize those to whom it falls by unavoidable extension.






rather than judging fathers’ household labor, let’s appreciate it


as a tribute to father’s day, i’d like to describe the household labor of two fathers i’ve known: my own father and my husband, the father of my children.






target restock bringing household supplies to a doorstep near you


retailer to start testing online buying for everyday household staples.






target to test next-day delivery for household items


target is testing a program that lets customers order household essentials such as laundry detergent, paper towels and peanut butter and have them delivered to their homes the next day. the service, being tested with employees for now, is similar to amazon pantry, and comes as target is trying...






u.s. household debt tops 2008 peak, but this time americans' finances are better


the recovery from the great recession has hit a milestone: household debt climbed to $12.73 trillion in the first quarter to top the previous peak reached in 2008.






these electronic tattoos can be made on a household printer


engineers at waseda university in japan have figured out how to print ultrathin stick-on electronic tattoos on a household printer.






target testing a restocking program for household essentials


target is testing a program that lets customers order household essentials like laundry detergent, paper towels and peanut butter and have them delivered to their homes the next day.






target testing a restocking program for household essentials


target is testing a program that lets customers order household essentials like laundry detergent, paper towels and peanut butter and have them delivered to their homes the next day.






u.s. household debt reaches record high


u.s. household debt reached a record high in the first three months of this year, topping the previous peak reached in 2008, when the financial crisis plunged the economy into a deep recession.






target tests online restocking service for household essentials


target is testing a program that lets customers order household essentials such as laundry detergent, paper towels and peanut butter and have them delivered to their homes the next day. the service, being tested with employees for now, is similar to amazon pantry, and comes as target is trying...






u.s. household debt tops 2008 peak, but this time americans' finances are better


the recovery from the great recession has hit a milestone: total household debt climbed to $12.73 trillion in the first quarter to top the peak reached in 2008 before the housing market crash and severe economic downturn led to a historic reduction, according to government data released wednesday....






us senate confirms acosta to head labor department


r. alexander acosta was confirmed on thursday by the u.s. senate to head the labor department. acosta, a former member of the national labor relations board and dean of the florida international university college of law in miami, was nominated in mid-february by president donald trump to be labor s...






'fun home' composer jeanine tesori hears the music in everyday life


the sounds of a rambunctious household are turned into music as “fun home” sifts through  one woman’s 1970s childhood, seeking clues to her father’s abrupt death. jeanine tesori, the show’s composer, thought back to her own youth as the creative team envisioned the household of alison bechdel, author...






bay area labor, advocates celebrate puzder’s withdrawal


labor advocates in the bay area and beyond are celebrating the news that president trump's choice to serve as the next secretary of labor has withdrawn his nomination.






target testing a restocking program for household essentials


new york (ap) — target is testing a program that lets customers order household essentials like laundry detergent, paper towels and peanut butter and have them delivered to their homes the next day. the service, being tested with employees for now, is similar to amazon pantry, and comes as target is trying to enhance its […]






as tensions grow, major labor group splits in two


after years of internal drama and disagreements, the region’s influential union organization has split in two, raising questions about labor’s political power heading into next year’s midterm elections. eight unions withdrew from the san diego and imperial counties labor council on tuesday and...






us household wealth ticks up 1.4 percent to $94.8 trillion


washington (ap) — buoyed by higher stock prices, americans’ household net worth rose 1.4 percent to $94.8 trillion in the first three months of this year, a trend that could support future spending. the federal reserve says that u.s. stock and mutual fund portfolios jumped $1.3 trillion in value in the january-march quarter. home values […]






trump to name ex-labor board member acosta as labor secretary


president donald trump on thursday nominated former national labor relations board member r. alexander acosta to serve as u.s. secretary of labor, one day after trump’s original choice withdrew. acosta is dean of the florida international university college of law in miami and is trump’s first...






us household wealth ticks up 1.4 percent to $94.8 trillion


washington (ap) — buoyed by higher stock prices, americans’ household net worth rose 1.4 percent to $94.8 trillion in the first three months of this year, a trend that could support future spending. u.s. stock and mutual fund portfolios jumped $1.3 trillion in value in the january-march quarter, the federal reserve said thursday. home values […]






stock market surge lifts us household wealth to $92.8t


washington (ap) — the stock market’s rise to record levels fueled a big increase in u.s. household wealth in the final three months of last year. the wealth gains could lead to more spending, lifting the economy, but the increases aren’t widely shared. the federal reserve says americans’ stock and mutual fund portfolios jumped $728 […]






social media swirls with royal rumors after buckingham palace staff meeting is c


a buckingham palace official tells the associated press that a meeting of royal household staff has been called, but that there is “no cause for concern.” the official spoke thursday after a report by britain's daily mail of an unusual meeting of royal household staff sparked speculation about...






u.s. labor market rebounds as employers add 211,000 jobs; unemployment rate fall


solid job growth returned last month as the labor market rebounded from what appears to have been a steep weather-related march slowdown, the labor department said friday. the u.s. economy added 211,000 net new jobs in april, up sharply from a downwardly revised 79,000 the previous month that was...






trump nominates ex-nlrb member alexander acosta as labor secretary


president donald trump named former national labor relations board member r. alexander acosta as his new nominee for labor secretary, the first hispanic he has chosen for his cabinet. trump said acosta will be "a tremendous secretary of labor." acosta replaces trump's first nominee for the position,...






unfair labor practices charged at volkswagen's us plant


the national labor relations board has filed another unfair labor practices complaint against volkswagen for hiking health insurance premiums and changing working hours of employees who voted for union representation at the german automaker's only u.s. plant.






labor department walks back obama-era guidance on 'joint employers' and gig work


in a departure from the obama administration’s worker-friendly approach to labor violations, the u.s. labor department on wednesday said it has retracted a standard for determining whether companies are responsible as “joint employers” for working conditions of people employed by franchisees, temp...






a gmail plugin to do "emotional labor"


install the emotional labor extension and it will automatically add social niceties to your outbound mail -- phrases like "hey, lovely! i've been thinking of you." (via 4 short links)






buckingham palace official tells ap staff called for meeting


london (ap) — a buckingham palace official tells the associated press that a meeting of royal household staff has been called, but that there is “no cause for concern.” the official spoke thursday after a report by britain’s daily mail of an unusual meeting of royal household staff sparked speculation about the health of queen […]






trump’s pick for labor secretary withdraws his nomination amid concerns over per


andrew puzder, president trump's choice to serve as the next labor secretary, has withdrawn his nomination amidst growing resistance from republicans and democrats in the senate. "after careful consideration and discussions with my family, i am withdrawing my nomination for secretary of labor,"...






u.s. productivity falls in first quarter; labor costs rise


the productivity of american workers was flat in the first three months of this year, while labor costs rose at the fastest pace since the second quarter of last year. the labor department said monday that productivity growth was zero in the january-march quarter after rising at a 1.8% annual rate...






us labor secretary says fiduciary rule to take effect on june 9


the u.s. labor department will implement its fiduciary rule on june 9 with no further delays, u.s. labor secretary alexander acosta said on tuesday. the department’s rule, which requires brokers offering retirement investment advice to act in the best interest of their customers, has been heav...






gorilla gives birth with help from doctors who treat people


philadelphia (ap) — a gorilla at the philadelphia zoo has given birth to a healthy baby after a difficult labor that required medical techniques typically used for delivering humans. the zoo says a keeper noticed 17-year-old kira had gone into labor on thursday. gorilla labor is typically very quick, but by friday, it had not […]






senate panel to weigh trump nominee alexander acosta for labor secretary


r. alexander acosta, tapped by president donald trump to head the u.s. labor department, will appear before a senate panel on wednesday morning for an initial hearing on how he would lead the agency. acosta, a former member of the national labor relations board and dean of the florida international ...






senate confirms acosta as trump's secretary of labor


the senate on thursday confirmed alex acosta as secretary of labor, filling out president trump's cabinet. the 60-38 vote confirms acosta to the post. once sworn as the nation's 27th secretary of labor, the son of cuban immigrants will lead a sprawling agency that enforces more than 180 federal...






senate hearing ahead, labor nominee has been there before


washington (ap) — president donald trump and a leading republican are highlighting a key fact about labor secretary nominee alexander acosta: he has been confirmed three times by the senate. acosta, who would be the first hispanic member of trump’s cabinet, has won confirmation to the national labor relations board, as the head of the […]






trump to announce labor secretary nominee


andrew puzder, the president's first choice for labor secretary, withdrew his name from consideration wednesday