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Indiana becomes right-to-work state

Feb 2, 2012
The new law means workers can't be forced to join a union in order to get or keep a job. Proponents say it'll bring more jobs into the state; opponents say it could lead to a decline in working conditions.
Posted In: unions, Indiana, right-to-work, labor

NLRB board vacancies could stall major labor decisions

Dec 28, 2011
The National Labor Relations Board is about to lose the ability to enforce the nation's labor laws. On Dec. 31st, three of the five seats on the Board will become vacant. Without a quorum, the NLRB cannot decide cases.
Posted In: National Labor Relations Board, labor, politics

Home care workers may get minimum wage, overtime

Dec 15, 2011
The administration's proposal could help a growing industry retain workers. But some say high labor costs could limit care for the elderly and disabled.
Posted In: health care, labor, Labor Department

Jill Schlesinger: Reason to smile today, but jobs crisis far from over

Oct 7, 2011
The September jobs report is out and it was better than last month, when I complained that President Obama blew it on jobs. The Labor Department ...
Posted In: Analysis, jill schlesinger, jobs report, labor

The robots are coming! Or, how to spoil a pefectly nice dance party.

Aug 1, 2011
Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and iPads, is reportedly planning to "hire" 1 million robots to take on the boring,...
Posted In: China, Foxconn, iPad, labor, robot, robots, world

National Labor Relations Board going after Reuters in Twitter case

Apr 7, 2011
An employee of Thomson Reuters tweeted something critical of her company's management. Now the NLRB will file a complaint against Thomson Reuters...
Posted In: free speech, labor, Twitter

The best and worst cities for jobs

Mar 3, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department will release its February jobs report on Friday. And that got us thinking about - location, location, location. The...
Posted In: employees, hiring, job seekers, jobless, Jobs, labor, Labor Department, Unemployment

MID-DAY UPDATE: Mixed job indicators, changes to home loan requirements

Mar 2, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report Friday, but other key job indicators give us a sense of what to expect. Job placement...
Posted In: Health, housing market, job applications, jobless, labor, mid-day update, mortgage, soda, Taxes

Support for labor unions vs. support for big corporations

Feb 18, 2011
These final notes today. First of all, a follow-up to our item earlier this week about the guy in Philadelphia who's trying to foreclose on Wells...
Posted In: foreclosures, labor, Wisconsin

MID-DAY UPDATE: Sanofi-Aventis buys Genzyme, inflation is up for January

Feb 16, 2011
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis announced this morning that it will buy American biotech firm Genzyme -- bringing to end over six...
Posted In: bankruptcy, borders, cotton, Genzyme, inflation, labor, mid-day update, Sanofi-Aventis, U.S. Labor Department

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