FROM Gillian White
More Low-Wage Jobs: Chipotle Hires 4000 in One Day Chipotle has announced that it will hire 4000 new employees on Wednesday. The chain plans to hold open interviews for 60 applicants at each of its US locations. They’re calling it their national career day, but most of the positions they’ll fill are entrée level crew jobs. A hiring blitz like that sounds like good news for the economy but it’s also a reminder, on this Labor Day, that even as the economy has recovered, many low-paying jobs like those in fast-food, have replaced many better paying middle-class positions. Barbara Bogaev speaks with Gillian B. White, senior associate editor for The Atlantic , who writes on labor and wages.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.