Labor leaders, workers and activists attend a rally for a $15 minimum hourly wage on Wednesday in New York City.

Jobless claims reach 40-year low. Is wage growth next?

Jul 23, 2015
The labor market is looking much tighter, and that could mean pay raises.
Posted In: wages, labor, labor market
The share of working-age people who have a job or are looking for employment fell to its lowest level since the late '70s.

Jobs report in 4 charts: who's working, who's not

Jul 2, 2015
The labor force made up of people 25 to 54 years old is at a low point.
Posted In: labor market, labor, employees, millennials
Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers. A former Chipotle employee joined a class-action lawsuit against the company with claims related to unpaid overtime.

Working hard for the money — will overtime help?

Jun 30, 2015
President Obama has announced that he will update labor rules to allow workers extra pay for work.
Posted In: labor, overtime, working, employees

After TPP vote, what's next for unions?

Jun 24, 2015
Senate is expected to clear fast-track authority legislation and send it to the president.
Posted In: labor, trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership
A General Motors' worker assembles a Cadillac ATS on the assembly line at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant, 2012.

Ahead of labor talks, GM puts pressure on itself

Mar 11, 2015
GM's $10 billion shareholder payout could have autoworkers pushing for a raise.
Posted In: GM, labor, negotiations, United Auto Workers

For many workers, there's no such thing as a "snow day"

Feb 23, 2015
The pros and cons of asking workers to brave a storm.
Posted In: labor, cold, snow, working

Workers strike while the economy is hot

Feb 12, 2015
Partly because a stronger economy means a stronger bargaining position.
Posted In: strike, labor rights, labor

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