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Indian factory experiences dangerous worker riots

Jul 20, 2012
Employee riots at India's largest car-maker -- Maruti -- have burned down part of the factory, shut down the plant and killed a human resources manager.
Posted In: India, riots, carmakers, labor

What to expect from June jobs report

Jul 5, 2012
Today's job numbers are good, but economists still think tomorrow's will be mediocre.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, labor

Big labor reels after Scott Walker victory

Jun 6, 2012
Republican Scott Walker won the recall election in Wisconsin yesterday which may have implications for organized labor in other states.
Posted In: labor, unions, Wisconsin, Scott Walker

Former union leader Andy Stern reacts to Walker victory

Jun 6, 2012
Scott Walker's victory yesterday dealt a blow to organized labor in Wisconsin and may have broader implications nationwide. Andy Stern, former head of the Service Employees International Union, gives us his reaction.
Posted In: unions, Wisconsin, labor

How working at home factors into the economy

Apr 12, 2012
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits jumped last week by 13,000 to 380,000. But what about all those Americans working at home?
Posted In: women, labor, Unemployment

Foxconn agrees to raise worker wages

Feb 20, 2012
The Taiwan-based manufacturer will also cut down on excessive overtime. What will this mean for its purchasers -- like Apple -- and consumers?
Posted In: Foxconn, labor, China

Congress considers rules about child labor on farms

Feb 2, 2012
The government was set to impose new rules limiting the work kids are allowed to do on farms, but those rules are being reconsidered after an outcry from farmers.
Posted In: farms, child, labor, Congress

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

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