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The Fight Against Obamacare Continues (Melissa Harris-Perry)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren says that if the Republican-controlled Senate pushes to end subsidies on the federal exchange, it could prove an electoral advantage for the Democrats.
U.S. High-Speed Internet Lags Behind on Price, Cost (Science Friday)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford says that with little federal action, it’s mayors who are pressuring Internet providers to offer faster and cheaper service.
Minimum-Wage Workers Just Got a Raise, But Will Bosses Steal It? (The Nation)
Michelle Chen points out that rampant wage theft in low-wage fields could eliminate the gains from minimum wage increases, making regulation and enforcement even more important today.
Unemployment Is Down: Why Aren’t Americans Buying the Good News? (New Yorker)
Vauhini Vara says that voters may be right in their worries about the economy, as expressed in last week’s exit polling, because labor force participation and wages remain flat.
- Roosevelt Take: Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal points out that economic growth was slower in 2013, which helps put the midterm results in context.
U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since 2008 (The Guardian)
Heidi Moore evaluates the October jobs report. While the numbers look good, many are cautioning that the labor market is certainly not yet back to normal.
Labor Board Says Cablevision Chief Tied Raises to Vote Against a Union (NYT)
Steven Greenhouse reports on the National Labor Relations Board’s charges against Cablevision, which is accused of three years of bargaining in bad faith since workers voted to unionize.