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Volkswagen brings German-style vocational training to the US

Aug 19, 2014
In Germany, more than half of high school graduates go into vocational programs.
Posted In: Volkswagen, cars, vocational training, labor
House Construction Building Shell

As housing recovers, a shortage of skilled workers

Aug 1, 2014
During the housing downturn, construction workers moved to other industries.
Posted In: Housing, labor, construction
McDonald's violations

How the McDonald's ruling impacts the franchise industry

Jul 30, 2014
It's not yet clear how the NLRB's decision will affect other companies.
Posted In: McDonald's, liability, labor, franchises

A raise in minimum wage

Mar 21, 2014
What the minimum wage means for individuals and small businesses
Posted In: minimum wage, labor, wages, salary, employment

Legalization won't lift all laborers

Mar 7, 2014
Undocumented workers likely will not leave current jobs even when they can work here legally -- part of our series, City of Dreams.
Posted In: immigration reform, labor

Forced labor, prostitution continues at U.S.-Mexico border

Feb 24, 2014
People, mostly women, are sold and forced into labor or sex.
Posted In: labor, forced, prostitution, border, San Diego, california

It's Monday. Let's talk about stress.

Feb 10, 2014
The Marketplace Datebook for February 11th.
Posted In: stress, labor, commerce

$40 million fund created for Bangladesh factory collapse victims

Dec 24, 2013
Global retailers, labor groups, and the Bangladeshi government have set aside $40 million for victims of the Rana Plaza collapse.
Posted In: Bangladesh, garment factory, labor

Could the Supreme Court deal another blow to unions?

Nov 13, 2013
The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case that could weaken union-organizing efforts.
Posted In: unions, labor, blue collar, Supreme Court, scotus

New campaign to help Bangladeshi workers

Oct 22, 2013
Six months after a factory collapse killed 1,100 people, there's a new international effort to help improve working conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh.
Posted In: Bangladesh, labor, clothing

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