Labor may enjoy a few more fruits

Jan 5, 2007
In America, Europe and Japan, workers could be in for a bigger slice of the prosperity pie as labor gains a stronger bargaining position. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Jobs

Unions throw down the (protective) glove

Jan 4, 2007
A loophole in workplace rules lets some employers force workers to buy their own protective gear. The Labor Department hasn't fixed the rule, so two unions are forcing the issue. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Jobs

No new tax breaks

Jan 3, 2007
Congress is expected to increase the minimum wage after Democrats take control this week. President Bush wants tax breaks for small businesses as a concession, but Robert Reich says that's just not necessary.
Posted In: Jobs

Job rush on the Hill

Jan 3, 2007
Lawmakers need staff and that means young and hungry Democratic job seekers are scrambling to get hired on the Hill as the new Congress moves in. Hillary Wicai has the story.
Posted In: Jobs

Time to get organized? Not so fast

Jan 2, 2007
Neatness might not be so virtuous — or profitable — after all. David Freedman talks about his new book on the topic, "A Perfect Mess," with host Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

Jobs forecast: Sluggish

Jan 2, 2007
Some economists are predicting that we'll see a slow rise in unemployment in 2007 — but the rest of us might have more money in our wallets. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Jobs

What to do with all that extra cash. . .

Dec 29, 2006
Big investment banks on Wall Street are expected to hand out a record $24 billion in bonuses this season. Amy Scott asks some of the lucky recipients how they're going to spend theirs.
Posted In: Jobs, Wall Street

A new brand of labor talks

Dec 28, 2006
Striking Goodyear workers vote on a new labor contract today — one that was painstakingly negotiated between management and the labor union and retirees and ... Steve Tripoli has the rest.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Least productive workday of the year

Dec 26, 2006
Not many people are showing up at offices around the country this week, and the ones who are probably aren't getting much done — but that may not be such a bad thing. Steve Tripoli explains.
Posted In: Jobs

Day in the Work Life: Air traffic controller

Dec 22, 2006
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life" -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we take off with an air traffic controller.
Posted In: Jobs