Twinkie workers are back on the job, but making less

Jul 30, 2013
Twinkie bakers follow in the footsteps of foundry workers, baggage handlers, and others, as restructured companies hire employees back at lower wages.
Posted In: Jobs, Labor Unions, labor, union, Twinkies

Protests over fast-food wages spread to retail workers

Jul 29, 2013
Retail workers find common cause with fast-food employees demanding more hours and higher wages.
Posted In: Retail, fast food, labor, McDonald's, Macy's, Victoria's Secret

French workers strike for the right to work on Sundays

Jul 26, 2013
As France is weighed down with economic trouble, a new group of employees from two large hardware store chains is demanding to work more.
Posted In: France, strike, labor

U.S. suspends Bangladesh trade benefits

Jun 28, 2013
The U.S. is suspending its trade benefits for Bangladesh. The Obama administration said the country has not moved quickly enough to address workplace safety following an eight-story factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers.
Posted In: Bangladesh, labor, workplace safety, manufacturing

Will the Bangladesh factory disaster help U.S. labor organize?

May 30, 2013
Walmart employees and other low-wage workers hope the spotlight on U.S. companies in Bangladesh galvanizes support for their campaigns at home.
Posted In: unions, Bangladesh, low-wage work, clothing, labor

A solution to a garment industry crisis?

May 28, 2013
The solution to garment industry worker abuses could lay in the hands of an unexpected retailer.
Posted In: Bangladesh, labor, clothing, factory

Paid sick leave coming to New York City

May 9, 2013
New York's City Council has approved a bill requiring employers with 15 or more employees to offer five paid sick days per year to their employees. The bill, passed by a veto-proof majority, is the latest in a series of cities to take up the idea.
Posted In: sickness, labor, New York City

Stuck in a labor trap: More from ProPublica

Apr 29, 2013
ProPublica and Marketplace team up for a special investigation into an underworld of labor brokers, known as "raiteros," who charge worker fees, pushing their pay below minimum wage.
Posted In: labor, minimum wage, raiteros, Chicago, immigrant

Boston pizzeria gets new ownership - its former employees

Feb 13, 2013
In a twist, former employees who'd been duped out of overtime pay become part-owners of a Harvard Square pizzeria.
Posted In: pizza, labor, overtime, Small Business

Could immigration reform suppress wages for U.S. workers?

Jan 28, 2013
Some economists predict immigration reform will have little effect on wages -- and might even bring higher pay.
Posted In: Immigration, labor, wages