A new study from researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst concludes that workers and governments have paid a heavy price in lost employment, wages and taxes over the past 35 years as Main Street firms mimicked Wall Street by...
22-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT
New research published by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Labor Center asserts how the illegal theft of workers’ wages, especially those of undocumented immigrant laborers, has reached epidemic levels in the residential construction...
12-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT
A revolution is coming in flexible electronic technologies as cheaper, more flexible, organic transistors replace expensive, rigid, silicone-based semiconductors, but not enough is known about how bending thin-film electronic devices affects...
5-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Reliable data are lacking on whether the plasticizing chemicals found in such products as cosmetics, shampoo, flooring and medical tubing, or phthalates, affect human breast cancer risk. A large new study will investigate a possible relationship...
30-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT
Margaret Riley, an evolutionary biologist and pioneer research in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, announced a partnership with a Chinese scientist to develop a new drug platform, pheromonicins, with $400 million per year from Beijing. Riley plans to...
25-Feb-2015 11:30 AM EST
Researchers studying interaction between plants, pollinators and parasites say in experiments where bees infected with an intestinal parasite had reduced parasite loads in the gut after seven days when they had consumed natural toxins present in...
18-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST
In some of the first research findings to be published from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, scientists report this week in Science on early measurements of the comet’s subsurface temperature...
22-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST
Help Wanted: Fast Food Cashier, $15 an Hour – New Report Details How the Industry Can Double Its Minimum Wage
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) have released a working paper verifying the ability of American fast food restaurants to more than double the minimum wage of their lowest paid workers to...
20-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST
UMass’ Badgett and Collins Available for Expert Commentary & Analysis of Apr. 28 SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Arguments
24-Apr-2015 9:50 AM EDT
How Jeb Bush’s Plan to Delegate Day-to-Day Campaign Tasks to His Super PAC May Fundamentally Transform Campaign Funding
21-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Federal Judge's Ruling Stalls Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration – Expert Analysis From Paul M. Collins, Jr.
17-Feb-2015 4:20 PM EST
Various Experts Available for Analysis of Midterm Election Results - Political, Economic & Social Impact
4-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST
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Labor Expert Provides Analysis of President Obama’s Executive Orders on Overtime, Federal Contractor Minimum Wage
13-Mar-2014 2:00 PM EDT