Consumers face higher car prices, lower inventory with auto workers on strike

BY: - September 15, 2023

Economic experts and researchers say that the auto workers strike could have far-reaching economic consequences for businesses and consumers, depending on its duration. In addition to workers’ job losses, consumers could see higher prices for cars and depleted inventory. The United Auto Workers union, representing about 150,000 auto workers, walked off the job at midnight […]

Millions more workers would receive overtime pay under proposed Biden administration rule

BY: - September 11, 2023

Salaried workers who have been ineligible for overtime pay would benefit from a proposed Biden administration regulation. The Department of Labor’s new rule would require employers compensate full-time workers in management, administrative, or other professional roles for any overtime worked if they make less than $55,068 annually. Currently, the salary threshold is $35,568. The change […]

Oklahoma among worst states for workers, report found 

BY: - September 6, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma is one of the worst states for employees, according to an annual analysis from a global group that focuses on ending inequality and poverty. Oxfam ranked Oklahoma 44th in its Best States to Work Index. The organization considered wages, employee protections and right to organize in compiling its rankings.   California, Oregon […]


Commentary: Workers are key part of Oklahoma’s past and future

BY: - September 3, 2023

The annual celebration of Labor Day in Oklahoma is coming again. The summer heat is about to come to an end, and the State Fair is not far away.  Most kids are either back in school, or will be, and most folks look forward to a three-day holiday at the end of a grueling summer […]