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London Underground Workers Go On 48-Hour Strike

London Underground Workers Go On 48-Hour Strike

By Val Powell April 29, 2014

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 …

Unemployment Benefits Claims Down From Last Year 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 …

Foxconn Raises Age Limit For Hiring 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 …

Want To See Two Guys Go Through Labor Pains? Want To See Two Guys Go Through Labor Pains?

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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 …

Samsung Takes Action On Labor Conditions in China 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 …

Samsung Labor Practices Under Fire Once Again 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 …

Should Apple Accept Blame For Its Foxconn Factories? Should Apple Accept Blame For Its Foxconn Factories?
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Apple, the company that’s considered to be many consumers’ favorite gadget maker, is under fire for what’s happening at its Foxconn factories in China. Aside from numerous reports of suicide and suicide attempts, in January, The New York Times revealed specific details about the working conditions in the factories, which sparked a lot of controversy over the tech company.

Should You Be Fired For Bitching About Your Job On Facebook? Should You Be Fired For Bitching About Your Job On Facebook?
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It won’t take much time on a “funniest of Facebook” site like Lamebook or Failbook to find someone railing about their boss or coworkers, forgetting that they had friended them during some Friday night booze-a-thon a few months ago. The …

Why Bloggers Don’t Need a Labor Union

It appears some left-wing political bloggers are trying to form a labor union in hopes they’ll receive health insurance and better working standards. Here are five reasons why this is a stupid move.

1. Where do we draw the line?

It seems we can barely agree on how to define a blogger, so how do we decided who gets to join the union?

Do Bloggers Need To Unionize?
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There have always been pro-union people and anti-union people, and you can usually guess who’s what depending on their individual caste. In this case, though it carries with it the same arguments, it will have to be decided first if an industry has emerged from nebulous existence and into a viable, thriving industry.

IBM Crisis Averted: Suit Settled

IBM announced last week that a settlement had been reached in a civil suit with a very high price tag.

Are Employers Liable For Technology Addiction?

The advent of the always-connected workforce has spurred a management researcher to ponder the liability of employers who take advantage of employee’s “propensity toward workaholism and technology addiction” as employees remain on-call even during leisure time.

HR Watch 2005

Company policy asking employees to report union “harassment” violated the National Labor Relations Act.

Business Ownership & Labor Day

Traditionally, supporters mark Labor Day in the context of labor versus corporations, as working people versus big business. But, now that labor has become so involved in business ownership through contributions to pension funds and mutual funds, is it time to think again, to celebrate something new?

Teamsters Union and Service Employees International Union Leave Labor Federation

Two unions have dropped out of the labor federation to form their own group, the Change to Win Coalition. These two unions are the Teamsters Union and the Service Employees International Union.

Two Unions Leave Labor Federation, Two More May Join Them

The Teamsters Union and the Service Employees International Union have withdrawn from the labor federation to form their own group, the Change to Win Coalition.

Can United and Its Labor Unions Negotiate to Prevent a Strike?

United Airlines has been planning to cut $9.9 billion in pension accounts which has angered its labor unions. If the cuts go through, the unions said that they will strike.