Native Americans Try A New Growth Industry: Weed

  Can cannabis revive Oregon’s long-struggling reservation economies? WARM SPRINGS, OregonThe tribes on this reservation, located in the high desert on the eastern side of Mt. Hood, are accustomed to bad deals. Until the 19th century, the Wasco, the Walla Walla, and the Pauite survived off of the Columbia River, catching salmon and, eventually, trading […]

Aside From Culture, What Determines Whether a Job is ‘Male’ or ‘Female’?

  The most commonly cited statistic in the debate over equal paythat American women on average make about 80 cents for every dollar American men makehas come to signify a lot more than just a financial disparity between genders. These days, it also connotes inequity in the workplace, the motherhood penalty, gender-based discrimination, a more […]

Overtime Pay For Millions More Workers

  More than 4 million workers who until now weren’t eligible will soon be covered by the new rules issued Wednesday. The U.S. Labor Department announced new regulations Wednesday under which more than 4 million more workers will become eligible for overtime pay. Labor unions have praised the new rules, with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka […]