Stories tagged: workers
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 29, 2019
Tue., Dec. 3, 2019
Four workers fired from Google last week are planning to file charges against the company with a federal agency, claiming it unfairly retaliated against them for organizing workers around social …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019
McDonald’s has agreed to a $26 million settlement of a long-running class-action lawsuit over wages and work conditions at corporate-run locations in California, the parties said Monday.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
A group of employees from 13 McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the company’s drive for profits puts workers at “daily risk” of physical attack by …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
Roughly a third of American workers say they’ve changed how they act at work in the past year amid the #MeToo movement
UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019
Seniors in major metropolitan areas, especially in the Northeast and around Washington, DC, are more likely to continue working past age 65 than those in other areas around the country.
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019
Police say a couple made laxative-laced cookies for striking school employees because they were tired of the noise from the picket line near their home.
Sun., March 17, 2019
For generations dating back to the 1930s, throughout Mexico, the young would head north to seek out their own version of the American Dream: Jobs. No more.
Sun., March 17, 2019
The growth in America’s workforce – made up of people either working or looking for work – has helped reverse an alarming consequence of the recession: The exit of millions …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
Even as the federal government sues to stop a new Washington state law that helps Hanford workers, some state lawmakers are working to change the new law to allow even …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018
The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis.
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018
Against the backdrop of next week’s midterm elections, the U.S. job market is the healthiest it’s been in at least two decades. And with another strong hiring report expected Friday, …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
Since the International Traffic in Arms Regulation was enacted in 1976, classifying spacecraft and rockets as military technology, international students have been unable to get jobs in the field. Only …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018
Thousands of housekeepers, cooks and other workers at Marriott-affiliated hotels went on strike in San Francisco and San Jose Thursday after months of negotiations for a wage increase.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018
U.S. employers advertised the most jobs on record in July, and the number of workers quitting their jobs also hit a new all-time high.
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018
Starbucks and other employers in California must pay workers for minutes they routinely spend off the clock on tasks such as locking up or setting the store alarm, the state …
Mon., May 21, 2018
About 150 cooks and cashiers blocked the entrance Monday to McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago, protesting what they call unfairly low pay at one of the world’s largest fast-food chains.
UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018
A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated …
Tue., May 1, 2018
Amazon plans to add 2,000 workers to its research and development office in Boston, the company announced Tuesday, confirming reports that the retailer would move into a new waterfront complex …
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018
Workers at a former nuclear production complex in Washington state have reported smelling a suspicious odor.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
Employee bonuses in anticpation of tax savings are one-time payouts, not the permanent pay raises that President Trump and congressional Republicans have said will eventually result from the corporate tax …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
No radioactive contamination has been found at the homes of seven Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers that were surveyed this week.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
Israel’s national trade union on Sunday held a half-day nationwide strike to protest generic drugmaker Teva’s decision to lay off a quarter of its workforce, snarling traffic and shuttering key …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
The Salem-based nonprofit integrates people with disabilities into the community, including finding and helping them keep jobs.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017
Workers represented by Lane County government’s largest labor union went on strike Wednesday, seeking higher wages while trying to fend off an attempt to make them pay for health insurance.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Tesla Motors has fired hundreds of workers after completing its annual performance reviews, even though the automaker is trying to ramp up production to fill orders for its new Model …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
Americans buying salmon for dinner at Walmart or ALDI may inadvertently have subsidized the North Korean government as it builds its nuclear weapons program, an AP investigation has found.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
A federal court ruling says the Department of Energy had no obligation to continue full pension benefits for Hanford nuclear reservation workers who were required to switch from one employer …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 272,000 as Florida continued to absorb the economic impact of Hurricane Irma.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017
Lane County and its largest employee union remain far apart on a new labor contract.