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New York City school bus drivers prepare to strike

Jan 15, 2013
If drivers walk off the job, more than 150,000 students could be looking for a ride to school.
Posted In: bus driver, school bus, bus, New York City, strike, labor

Alarms raised over treatment of maids, domestic workers

Jan 9, 2013
The International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency, raised concerns about the legal protections that domestic workers get.
Posted In: labor, United Nations

Robbed on the job: Advice on fighting wage theft

Jan 4, 2013
Imagine working and not getting paid for it. It's more common than you might think. Wage theft happens when companies cheat workers out of earned income. Labor advocate Kim Bobo talks about the pervasiveness of this problem and how to fight it.
Posted In: wage theft, low-wage workers, minimum wage, Jobs, labor

What could happen to jobs and labor in 2013

Dec 28, 2012
As we all patiently await the new year -- and the fiscal cliff -- what will happen to the labor force remains unclear. But there are some clues as to what we can expect.
Posted In: Jobs, hiring, 2013, labor

Amid protest, Michigan advances 'right-to-work' law

Dec 7, 2012
Michigan is likely to join 23 other states with 'right-to-work' laws. Republicans passed legislation yesterday through the state's House and Senate amid strong opposition from unions.
Posted In: Michigan, right to work, union, labor

UPDATE: Walmart added as defendant to warehouse workers lawsuit

Nov 30, 2012
Lawyers say Walmart can be held accountable for working conditions, despite contracting out operations and staffing.
Posted In: Walmart, labor, warehouse

Why fast-food workers struggle to unionize

Nov 29, 2012
A walk-out by workers at several fast-food chains in New York marks latest effort to organize an industry with high worker turnover.
Posted In: McDonald's, strike, protests, union, fast food, labor

Walmart warehouse temps add flexibility -- and save money?

Nov 27, 2012
Walmart's flexible supply chain depends on low-wage "permatemp" workers.
Posted In: Walmart, low-wage, warehouse, permatemp, union, labor, supply chain

Bangladesh mourns factory worker deaths

Nov 27, 2012
Bangladesh is holding a day of mourning following a deadly garment factory fire. It has emerged the factory was making products for western companies, including Wal-Mart.
Posted In: Bangladesh, factory, labor

Testing the 'rules' of public negotiations

Oct 10, 2012
American Airlines airlines has blamed its pilots, who are unhappy with new pay and work rules, for purposefully forcing delays and cancellations in protest.
Posted In: American Airlines, negotiations, labor

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