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Obama Vetoes Union Election Rule

April 1, 2015 9:09 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

President Barack Obama, as promised, vetoed legislation Tuesday that would overturn a federal rule to speed up the process for union certification elections.

Report: Job Stats Should Include Broader View of Manufacturing

March 31, 2015 12:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

U.S. job training efforts and economic statistics should include a broader look at manufacturing...

Low Crude Prices Curb Job Growth for Oil-Producing States

March 30, 2015 3:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. gained 295,000 jobs in February to continue strong hiring patterns from 2014. But newly...

Business Forecasters Boost 2-year Outlook for U.S. Economy

March 30, 2015 1:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and...

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Union Vote Set Next Month at Boeing's South Carolina Plants

March 26, 2015 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 3,000 production workers at Boeing plants in South Carolina will decide next month whether they want representation by the Machinists union.

Republicans Lawmakers Target 'Micro-Unions'

March 26, 2015 9:43 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Republican lawmakers fired yet another salvo on federal labor regulators this month with the introduction of a proposal banning so-called "micro-unions."

U.S. Steel to Idle Illinois Plant, Lay Off More Than 2,000

March 26, 2015 9:16 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

United States Steel Corp. announced it would temporarily idle a plant near St. Louis and issue layoff notices to its 2,080 workers.

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UAW Chief Rejects Lower Wage Tier

March 25, 2015 1:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The president of the United Auto Workers union rejected a new wage tier Wednesday after reports indicated U.S. automakers could float the idea during upcoming contract talks. 

For Millions, 401(k) Plans Have Fallen Short

March 24, 2015 3:26 pm | by Kelley Holland, CNBC | Videos | Comments

In a special report for CNBC, Kelley Holland warns that 401(k) plans may be failing millions of Americans.

SC plant, workers have produced 3 million BMW vehicles

March 24, 2015 3:13 pm | News | Comments

BMW Manufacturing Co. and its workforce are celebrating the production of its 3 millionth vehicle in South Carolina.

Report: GM, Ford Could Seek Lower Wage Tier from UAW

March 24, 2015 3:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Motors and Ford might seek a new, lower wage tier from the United Auto Workers union after a report showed they have the highest labor costs among U.S. automakers.

China Manufacturing Lowest in Nearly a Year

March 24, 2015 11:03 am | by Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's manufacturing fell to the lowest level in nearly a year as new orders shrank, according to a report Tuesday that underscored the weakening outlook for the world's second biggest economy.

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Obama To Announce $240M In New Pledges For STEM

March 23, 2015 3:32 pm | by Darlene Superville, The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math.

Caterpillar Moving 2 Joliet Production Lines to Mexico

March 23, 2015 10:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The latest move is part of a series of cuts at the factory, where 770 workers are currently employed, compared with 7,000 in the late 1970s.

By the Numbers: Federal Report Says 'Extreme Long-Term Unemployment' Remained High in 2014

March 19, 2015 10:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report from the federal Labor Department says the nation's level of "extreme long-term unemployment" remained high in 2014 despite a strong year for hiring. 

General Mills Completes Plan To Cut About 800 Jobs

March 18, 2015 2:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Mills said that the previously announced job cuts, which were mostly in the U.S., were part of a restructuring plan called Project Catalyst that was approved during its fiscal second quarter.

Saudi Arabia Hopes to Lure Shale Workers From the U.S.

March 18, 2015 2:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The boom in U.S. oil production over the past decade led thousands of workers to prairie cities from Texas to North Dakota. Now, Saudi Arabia hopes those workers--many of them casualties of the ongoing downturn in crude prices--will consider the deserts of the Middle East instead.

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March Madness Could Cost Employers Nearly $2 Billion

March 17, 2015 10:12 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

From the time the NCAA tournament field of 68 was announced Sunday evening until the national champion is crowned April 6, millions of employees will spend work hours filling out brackets and watching tournament games, creating a major drag on workplace productivity.

Machinists Union Seeks Election at South Carolina Boeing Plant

March 16, 2015 2:08 pm | by Bruce Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The machinists union on Monday asked for an election so about 2,500 Boeing production workers in South Carolina can decide whether they want union representation.

It Will Take Decades to Close Gender Wage Gap, Study Says

March 13, 2015 2:47 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research forecasts the national gender wage gap will close in the year 2058. That means women will not receive equal pay for the next 43 years.

Litigation Abounds When Competitors Hire One Another's Employees

March 13, 2015 11:06 am | by Fred Mendelsohn, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C. in Chicago | Articles | Comments

A recent case gives flavor to the types of claims that are often brought when one competitor hires one or more employees of another competitor. It also serves as a reminder of the "Do's" and "Don'ts" when hiring experienced employees. 

Tesla Announces Job Cuts in China

March 13, 2015 10:34 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

After selling only half of projected vehicle sales, Tesla has reported that it will be cutting jobs in China. 

Why More People Quitting Their Jobs is a Good Sign

March 12, 2015 3:13 pm | by NewsyBusiness | Videos | Comments

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported more Americans are quitting their jobs, which could be an indicator of a healthy economy.

Rights Group: Big Brands Should Fight Labor Abuse

March 12, 2015 2:58 pm | by Sopheng Cheang, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Leading clothing retailers such as Gap and H7H need to help alleviate labor abuses at factories in Cambodia that manufacture their products, according to New York-based human right organization Human Rights Watch. 

Applications for U.S. Unemployment Benefits Fall Sharply

March 12, 2015 9:46 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that strong hiring will likely continue.

Michigan Paying the Price Now for Tax Plan to Save Businesses

March 11, 2015 2:09 pm | by David Eggert, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Four years ago the state promised to provide $2.9 billion in tax credits to help upgrade Michigan auto plants. Now, while few are saying the deals were a bad idea the sense of celebration is long gone. The bill for the job rescue — and similar ones in other states that used tax credits aggressively — is now coming due and providing a lesson in the downside of such measures.

It's Getting Easier to Get a Job

March 11, 2015 1:10 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

There are 1.7 job seekers for every one opening. At the height of the recession, it was nearly 7. Plus, more people are saying "take this job and shove it," a sign of confidence in the labor market.

Report: Robotic Welding to Grow Sharply by 2020

March 11, 2015 12:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A newly released report expects revenues for the robotic welding market to increase by nearly 40 percent as emerging nations gain awareness of its potential benefits. 

U.S. Job Openings Reach a 14-Year High, and More Workers Quit

March 10, 2015 3:21 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. employers advertised the most jobs in 14 years in January, and more workers quit — both signs of a steadily strengthening job market.

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