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A European Economy Of, By And For The People

A European Economy Of, By And For The People

The European economy has clearly seen better days. Facing great technological and societal change, it…

Union-Trained, Union-Made Miracle on the Hudson – Flight 1549

Union-Trained, Union-Made Miracle on the Hudson – Flight 1549

Union-trained workers who saved the passengers on Flight 1549, from Captain Sully to the ferry…

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News

  • EU Ministers Cut Youth Employment Initiative Despite Success
  • Economy Still Top Problem In Election Year Fewer American Concerned
  • Doubt Grows About Japan PM’s Plans Aiding Temporary, Irregular Workers
  • EU Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2009
  • State Rules 2 Former Uber Drivers Eligible for Jobless Payments
  • August Job Openings Shrink To 5.4 million; Hires Separations Unchanged

South Africa’s Small-Scale Commercial Fishing Business Tries To Turn The Tide

This is the third and final part of a series exploring how climate change and overfishing are driving a crisis in our seas that is already hitting poor, small-scale fishing communities the hardest. LAMBERTS BAY, South Africa, 21 September 2016 By Obi Anyadike, IRIN Editor-at-Large and Africa Editor — The sea seethes and bubbles when…

South Africa’s Small-Scale Commercial Fishing Business Tries To Turn The Tide

Oklahoma’s Top Court: Companies Can’t Set Own Rules For Injured Workers

By Michael Grabell ProPublica, Sept. 13, 2016 — A national campaign to rewrite state laws and allow businesses to decide how to care for their injured workers suffered a significant setback Sept. 13, 2016, when the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that Oklahoma’s version of the law is unconstitutional. The 2013 legislation gave Oklahoma employers the ability…

Oklahoma’s Top Court: Companies Can’t Set Own Rules For Injured Workers

Title VII Federal Sector Provision Allows Hostile Environment Claims

By Joy Waltemath and Dave Strausfeld, J.D. — An employee of the Department of Homeland Security could bring a sexual harassment claim notwithstanding the government’s argument that Title VII’s federal-sector provision does not permit such claims because it states “[a]ll personnel actions affecting employees . . . shall be made free from any discrimination based on race, color,…

Title VII Federal Sector Provision Allows Hostile Environment Claims

ManpowerGroup Lands First Temporary Staffing License In Vietnam

ManpowerGroup announced that it has become the first foreign-owned workforce solutions company to obtain the new Vietnamese Subleasing License. The new license is one of the most significant aspects of the new labour code adopted by the National Assembly of Vietnam; providing, for the first time, a set of comprehensive guidelines for the provision of…

ManpowerGroup Lands First Temporary Staffing License In Vietnam

Facebook Vacations: Coming And Going On Facebook

Two-thirds of online American adults (67%) are Facebook users, making Facebook the dominant social networking site in this country.1 And new findings from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project indicate there is considerable fluidity in the Facebook user population: 61% of current Facebook users say that at one time or another in…

Facebook Vacations: Coming And Going On Facebook

Labor

EU Ministers Cut Youth Employment Initiative Despite Success

EU Ministers Cut Youth Employment Initiative Despite Success

By Cécile Barbière — European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen defended the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) at a meeting…

South Africa’s Small-Scale Commercial Fishing Business Tries To Turn The Tide

South Africa’s Small-Scale Commercial Fishing Business Tries To Turn The Tide

This is the third and final part of a series exploring how climate change and…

Doubt Grows About Japan PM’s Plans Aiding Temporary, Irregular Workers

Doubt Grows About Japan PM’s Plans Aiding Temporary, Irregular Workers

By Danny Romero — Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe’s planned reform of the labour market in order…

Management

ACICS Terminated, Agency Allowed Predatory For-Profit Colleges To Thrive

ACICS Terminated, Agency Allowed Predatory For-Profit Colleges To Thrive

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, or ACICS, has been under scrutiny for…

Final Overtime Rules Attacked By 21 States, Business Coalition Suing DOL

Final Overtime Rules Attacked By 21 States, Business Coalition Suing DOL

By Joy Waltemath and Pamela Wolf, J.D. — Nevada, joined by 20 other states, has filed a lawsuit in…

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Today Trump announces a deal with United Technologies -- the corporation that owns Carrier Air Conditioning -- that keeps less than 1,000 of the 2,100 jobs in America that were previously scheduled t...

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