All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Labor’

Uber Drivers Are Employees, Not Contractors, Says Calif. Labor Commission

Uber Drivers Are Employees, Not Contractors, Says Calif. Labor Commission

In a decision that could have far-reaching consequences for Uber and the whole ridesharing industry, the California Labor Commission has ruled that Uber drivers are actually employees. According to Reuters, “the ruling earlier this month and filed Tuesday in state court in San Francisco, said Uber is ‘involved in every aspect of the operation.’” Of course, Uber has always argued …

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Vitamin D: The Answer To Painful Labor Pains?

For all of those women out there who have experienced those awful labor pains … don’t you wish you didn’t have to do that? Good news … there may be a way to ease those awful pains and make childbirth more enjoyable! According to a new study, having low levels of Vitamin D can cause a woman to experience a …

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London Underground Workers Go On 48-Hour Strike

Workers of the London Underground (LU) went on a strike, which began at 9pm on April 28 and will last for 48 hours. The strike was done in protest of the plans to close the Tube’s ticket offices. The closure will cause hundreds of Tube workers to lose their jobs, as well as threaten the safety of commuters. According to …

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McDonald’s Employees Sue, Claim Wage Theft

According to the Chicago Tribune, there have been seven class-action lawsuits filed by McDonald’s restaurant employees recently. The suits charge McDonald’s with systematically stealing wages from employees in a variety of ways. Some of the plaintiffs said that the burger chain did not pay overtime as they were required to do. Others said they were forced to do work “off …

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North Korean Prisons Make Hell Look like a Vacation

Below this sentence lies graphic content  that will make you lose faith in humanity. If you don’t want to read and see drawings about another atrocity in the world, click here. You’ve been warned.   It takes only an accusation of political “offense” or “unreliability” to be sent off to an internment camp in North Korea. This includes guilt by …

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Chinese Holiday to Affect Notebook Shipments

Though notebook shipments languished over the summer, manufacturers still have the holiday buying season to look forward to. Now, it appears that a labor shortage in China could restrict notebook shipments even further. DigiTimes is reporting that China is currently experiencing a labor shortage, and that this shortage could lower predicted shipments for the month. The report’s unnamed “sources from …

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Royal Baby: The Duchess of Cambridge Goes Into Labor

It’s the moment the world has been anxiously waiting for: at approximately 6:00AM BST, or 1:00AM on the eastern seaboard in the United States, Catherine and the Duke of Cambridge arrived at St Mary’s Hospital in west London, the BBC reports. Following their arrival, a crowd surged in anticipation. Although an official due date was never formally announced, speculation suggested …

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Unemployment Benefits Claims Down From Last Year

The U.S. Department of Labor this week revealed that initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits was down to 334,000 for the week ending July 13. That number is down 24,000 from the previous week, and down 48,000 from the same week one year ago. The numbers spark hope that the U.S. economy, or at least hiring numbers, is improving. The …

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Foxconn Raises Age Limit For Hiring

Ever since Foxconn became Apple’s main manufacturer of the iPhone, the Chinese company has become the focus of many human rights and worker’s rights organizations around the world. Through Apple, the company has become one of the most closely watched manufacturing operations in the world. Largely due to poor past inspections of its working conditions, Foxconn has raised worker pay …

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Want To See Two Guys Go Through Labor Pains?

The question of which hurts more (childbirth or a kick in the balls) continues to plague the curious, as it has for generations. Well, here a couple guys you might be able to ask. Labor Pain Simulation from Kensington on Vimeo. They say it was worse than they expected, with reactions like, “That was not good,” and, “It sucked.” But …

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Samsung Takes Action On Labor Conditions in China

As Samsung has increased its share of the mobile devices market and emerged as the main competitor to Apple, increased scrutiny has also been placed on the Korean company’s manufacturing processes. In August, human rights organization China Labor Watch published an investigative report into a factory that supplies components to Samsung, accusing the factory of hiring children under the age …

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Samsung Labor Practices Under Fire Once Again

Over the past two years, Samsung has achieved its goal of rivaling Apple in the smartphone space. According to the latest ComScore numbers, Samsung now sells a full quarter of the mobile handsets sold in the U.S. Samsung is now learning, though, that being an industry leader comes with increased scrutiny and oversight from watchdog organizations. One month ago China …

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