When you apply and are approved for a student loan, it might take a while to receive the funding. Just how long it will take really depends on the lender and also whether the loan is federal or private.
By Ashley Sutphin Watkins (LendEdu) Whether someone is applying for federal student loans or private student loans can affect very important factors in the student loan process, such as the interest rate and repayment options. Additionally, the loan application process and processing time can vary significantly between federal and private student loans. If you’re wondering […]
Check online job boards, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for new job postings. These social hubs are also great for making professional connections.
By FreeParalegal.org Being let go from a job is difficult on your emotions, confidence and, especially, your wallet. The average job search lasts 18 weeks, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And given that the typical American worker takes home $34,020 in salary, those 18 weeks between jobs add up to […]
In the United States, women won the liberty to exercise their vote in 1920.
BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — If you are lucky, you have grown up in an era where you or your daughters have seen women like Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton run for vice presidential candidacy and presidential candidacy, respectively. Times, though, was not always so welcoming to women running for political office. America has an […]
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announces his entry into crowded 2020 Democratic field for President.
By Christal Hayes (USA TODAY) Workers on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign voted to unionize on Friday, becoming what is possibly the first presidential campaign staff in history to organize. A majority of the Democrat’s staff signed on to unionize, meaning all current and future employees would be part of the bargaining process for better […]
Collective action is the most effective tool to get policymakers to pay attention to a low-paid workforce, made up mostly of women of color.
By Ben Christopher (CALmatters) A bill introduced by Assemblywoman Monique Limón, a Democrat from Santa Barbara, would allow self-employed child care workers who serve subsidized families to collectively bargain with the state. Included in this new class of organized laborers would be trained workers like Harvey, but also unlicensed friends, family and neighbors who parents turn […]
“The law says employers must make a reasonable effort … under the Human Rights Act … to accommodate the disability. An employer just can’t dislike disabled people and you’re fired." --Employment lawyer Brian Rochel
By Neal St. Anthony (Star Tribune) Employment lawyers are buzzing about a recent Minnesota Supreme Court ruling that liberalized workers’ compensation law to permit related discrimination suits under the Minnesota Human Rights Act that were barred by the court’s ruling 30 years ago. Former Minneapolis firefighter Keith Daniel, 57, forced into early retirement in 2016 […]
Mansa Musa travelled to Mecca with a caravan of 60,000 men and 12,000 slaves. The trip to Mecca helped put Mali and Mansa Musa on the map. In a Catalan Atlas map from 1375, a drawing of an African king sits on a golden throne atop Timbuktu, holding a piece of gold in his hand.
By Naima Mohamud (BBC Africa) The richest man of all time. That title belongs to Mansa Musa, the 14th Century West African ruler who was so rich his generous handouts wrecked an entire country’s economy. “Contemporary accounts of Musa’s wealth are so breathless that it’s almost impossible to get a sense of just how wealthy […]
Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman is among more than 40 people charged in a US college cheating scam, according to unsealed court records.
By BBC The alleged scheme involved helping students cheat on entrance exams, as well as getting non-athletic students admitted on fake athletic scholarships. Elite schools Yale, Stanford and Georgetown were among the destination universities. There was no suggestion that the schools were involved in wrongdoing. Who was a part of the alleged scam? The defendants […]
Chicago Teachers Union publicly states its opposition to any military invasion of the sovereign state of Venezuela, and insists on dialogue, diplomacy, and negotiation as the means to resolve this crisis.
By Chicago Teachers Union The Chicago Teachers Union represents nearly 25,000 teachers and educational support personnel working in schools funded by City of Chicago School District 299, and by extension, the nearly 400,000 students and families they serve. The CTU is an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Federation of Teachers […]
"As we continue to reap the benefits of historic decreases in crime here in Brooklyn and across the country, now is the time to focus on reforming injustices in the system," said Eric Gonzalez
By Brooklyn District Attorney’s Press Office Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced a groundbreaking initiative to transform Brooklyn’s justice system into a progressive model designed to keep Brooklyn safe and strengthen community trust. The Justice 2020 reforms were developed following months of intensive consultations with dedicated committees made up of community members including reform experts, defense […]