labor unions

Jobless Claims Unchanged Last Week

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits was unchanged last week, pointing to a labor market that was treading water.

Workers' Rights 100 Years After the Triangle Fire

A century after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire claimed the lives of 146 seamstresses in New York, worker protections are eroding around the world. As government and corporate interests from Bangladesh to Wisconsin wage war on the rights of labor, have the lessons of the Triangle disaster been forgotten?

This Could Be the End of Labor Unions

If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gets his way on restricting collective bargaining for state workers, other governors are sure to follow suit. With labor unions already suffering from a sharp drop in membership, these changes could be a death knell.

People@Work: Hard Times Haven't Made Workers Any Smarter

If the recession and subsequent high employment proves anything, it's this: The scarcity of jobs hasn't made workers any smarter. Just-fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez is a good example. Unfortunately, he's hardly the only one.

In Greece, the Battle Between Austerity and Labor Deepens

Greece's budget cutting has caused widespread strikes that have lead to shutdowns of parts of the public and business sectors. Prime Minister Papandreou now says the cuts are sufficient, but that announcement didn't assuage the unions.