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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

Risks remain for American despite CEO apology

Oct 9, 2012
American Airlines could face continued business fallout even as CEO apologizes to passengers for delays and talks resume with pilots.
Posted In: American Airlines, labor, unions

American Airlines threatens to sue pilots' union

Sep 28, 2012
American is trying to impose new pay and work rules on its pilots -- and they’re not happy. Their union hasn’t called for any official action, but American says pilots are filing more maintenance complaints and flying circuitous routes.
Posted In: American Airlines, labor, unions

Controversial call costs Packers more than a victory

Sep 25, 2012
Last night's decision by replacement refs has ripple effects on teams, betting outfits, and the referee's labor dispute
Posted In: Sports, football, labor, NFL

NFL is back, but with replacement refs

Sep 5, 2012
The NFL season kicks off when the New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys, but regular referees won't be there because of a contract dispute. We check out the financial lives of the men who wear black and white to make some green.
Posted In: football, labor, referees, Sports

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