Uber Facing Another Lawsuit from Driver Who Claims Employee Status

Uber is once again facing a lawsuit from a driver who says he should be treated as an employee, rather than an independent contractor. A Los Angeles man named Greg Fisher has sued Uber in California Northern District Court. He…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…