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Labor leaders, workers and activists attend a rally for a $15 minimum hourly wage on July 22 in New York City.

Finding the fairest minimum wage

Aug 7, 2015
That sweet spot varies from state to state, city to city.
Posted In: minimum wage, workers, labor
So many clocks, so little time.

Who shares the growing productivity pie?

Nov 6, 2014
Productivity is up, but how are employers and workers sharing the gains?
Posted In: productivity, economic pie, companies, shareholders, workers, employee benefits

Obama seeks expanded overtime pay

Mar 12, 2014
The president seeks to change overtime pay rules via executive powers.
Posted In: pay, management, workers, employment, Jobs, Barack Obama

Vienna top city for relocating workers: survey

Feb 19, 2014
U.S. cities don't come close to the best places for relocating workers.
Posted In: Vienna, relocation, workers, Europe, moving

American worker productivity gets revised up

Dec 5, 2012
American workers were doing more and making more in the past few months. U.S. productivity growth has been revised up for the latest quarter, to an annual rate of almost 3 percent.
Posted In: workers, productivity

Young workers seek new paths to jobs

Aug 23, 2012
With the youth unemployment rate at double the national average, many young workers are finding that the path they thought would lead to a career -- go to college, work hard, land a job -- may not be for them.
Posted In: workers, youth, Youth Radio

Does high stress trigger creativity at work?

May 3, 2012
Commentator Teresa Amabile says don't count on it.
Posted In: stress, workers, working

Protesters come out for International Workers' Day

May 1, 2012
It's International Workers' Day -- organized by unions and left-leaning political parties across the world. Thousands of protesters are out on the streets in Greece, France and even Russia.
Posted In: Europe, strike, workers

California court rules lunch optional for workers

Apr 13, 2012
The California Supreme Court has ruled that while employers have to offer workers a lunch break, they don't have to make sure employees actually take a lunch break.
Posted In: workplace, lunch, workers, california

An acclaimed Apple critic made up the details

Mar 16, 2012
The monologist Mike Daisey’s account of Chinese factory conditions in “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” made people think differently about their iPhones and iPads. But after an adaptation aired on This American Life, reaching China, an investigation there of his allegations found they were fabricated. Given other news reports on the conditions, will that matter?
Posted In: apple, Foxconn, iPhone, factory, workers

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