South Carolina lawmakers believe their state has the upper hand in the competition to land Volvo's new U.S. manufacturing plant.
Construction research firm CMD expects starts of industrial construction projects to increase 7.8 percent this year due in large part to reshoring efforts by U.S. manufacturers.
ProPublica and NPR recently released a joint investigation that had some startling results. It found that workers compensation benefits and access to such benefits has been drastically reduced as of late, benefiting employers and insurance companies.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, promoting his message of income equality, pressed influential New York City business leaders on Thursday to raise their workers' starting pay to $13 an hour.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since May, though the pace of applications remains at a level consistent with steady hiring.
U.S. worker productivity was even weaker than first thought from October through December while labor costs rose at a faster rate.
Despite widespread support in Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature and the endorsement of right-to-work by the national GOP, one Minnesota Republican harshly criticized the proposed law and invited affected companies to consider moving across the Mississippi River.
U.S. businesses added more than 200,000 jobs in February for the 13th straight month, a private survey found. It was the latest sign that strong hiring should boost the economy this year.
The U.S. Labor Department highlighted millwrights, industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers on a recent list of "10 Good Jobs that Don't Need a Degree."
An old abandoned factory can go beyond being a rusty eyesore.
The Institute for Supply Management reports on a survey about U.S. manufacturing production, orders and other activity in February.
For many city residents with limited skills and education, Detroit is an employment desert, having lost tens of thousands of blue-collar jobs in manufacturing cutbacks and service jobs as the population dwindled.
State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said that it may have been "a mistake" for Tennessee to subsidize the development of the General Motors plant outside Nashville because it has a United Auto Workers union contract.
A survey by the Greater Baton Rouge Industrial Alliance finds most of the Baton Rouge area's major industrial employers expect spending and employment at the plants to remain the same or expand during the next six months.
The Wisconsin state Senate passed "right-to-work" legislation late Wednesday, moving the state one step closer to prohibiting membership in a union as a condition of employment.
Labor unions historically developed out of a desperate need to protect the rights of the worker. They are responsible for better wages, reasonable hours, safe working conditions, the end of child labor and even health benefits. So why do they often seem to be under so much scrutiny?
Workers at an automotive seat factory in Mississippi are protesting what they say are low wages and poor working conditions as they attempt to unionize in what could become a new front for the United Auto Workers in the state.
Last week's announcement that the Bentonville, Arkansas company would spend more than $1 billion to raise pay for 500,000 of its employees – or 40 percent of its U.S. workforce – made serious waves in business and political circles.
A strike by union members at oil refineries continues to expand with some 6,550 workers now off the job at 15 plants or refineries across the country.
The head of the United Autoworkers union recognizes the need to ensure the long-term health of the U.S. auto industry. But as the UAW prepares to enter negotiations with the "Big Three" auto companies — General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler — Dennis Williams says the union is prepared to call for its members to walk out.
The Wisconsin Legislature is planning to vote on a bill that would make it the country's 25th "right-to-work" state.
The union representing thousands of Canadian National Railway Company employees says it is considering a strike vote as labor issues persist among the country's largest rail operators.
The U.S. solar energy sector employed nearly 174,000 workers in manufacturing, construction, engineering, sales and other industries as of November 2014, an increase of nearly 22 percent compared to the previous year.
A refinery strike would seem like an understandable reason for increased gas prices. Yet three weeks into a walkout at 11 refineries around the country, the impact on the prices of gasoline, diesel and other fuels is barely discernable. Here's why.
Volkswagen has certified a group called the American Council of Employees to represent workers at its Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, setting the stage for the group's continued showdowns with the United Autoworkers union.