Labor / Employment Policy http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6629/more en Hyundai Shipyard Union Stages First Strike in 18 Years http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/hyundai-shipyard-union-stages-first-strike-18-years <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Unionized workers at South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries stage a walkout as the world's largest shipbuilder reels from a protracted business slump.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/hyundai-shipyard-union-stages-first-strike-18-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/hyundai-shipyard-union-stages-first-strike-18-years#comments Labor / Employment Policy Global Economy Workforce Include in the Latest Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:39:00 +0000 154041 at http://www.industryweek.com Italian Unions Call General Strike http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/italian-unions-call-general-strike <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Italy's biggest trade union confederation calls a general strike against the economic and social policies of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/italian-unions-call-general-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/italian-unions-call-general-strike#comments Labor / Employment Policy Global Economy Workforce Include in the Latest Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:23:00 +0000 153151 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrives at a dinner for European heads of state in Brussels in May. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)</p> German Metalworkers Union To Demand Wage Hikes http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/german-metalworkers-union-demand-wage-hikes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IG Metall, Germany's metalworkers union, says it will seek pay hikes of 5% to 6% in an upcoming wage round used as a benchmark for much of German industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/german-metalworkers-union-demand-wage-hikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/german-metalworkers-union-demand-wage-hikes#comments Labor / Employment Policy Global Economy Workforce Include in the Latest Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:14:00 +0000 152801 at http://www.industryweek.com Judge Denies EEOC Plea to Halt Honeywell Worker-Health Penalties http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/judge-denies-eeoc-plea-halt-honeywell-worker-health-penalties <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A judge rules that Honeywell International can penalize employees who don't participate in wellness testing while a lawsuit opposing that practice is litigated.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/judge-denies-eeoc-plea-halt-honeywell-worker-health-penalties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/judge-denies-eeoc-plea-halt-honeywell-worker-health-penalties#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce Include in the Latest Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:41:00 +0000 152371 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)</p> Dan DiMicco: The Four Steps Needed for Job Creation http://www.industryweek.com/blog/dan-dimicco-four-steps-needed-job-creation <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Manufacturing leader Dan DiMicco cites dire unemployment picture in U.S. and prescribes a four-step plan for job creation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/inside-california-manufacturing">Inside California Manufacturing</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/blog/dan-dimicco-four-steps-needed-job-creation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/blog/dan-dimicco-four-steps-needed-job-creation#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Public Policy Regulations Trade Global Economy Workforce Inside California Manufacturing Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:20:00 +0000 151851 at http://www.industryweek.com The Labor Volatility Index (LVIX) http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/labor-volatility-index-lvix <div class="field-byline"> John Frehse and Robert Henley </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Volatility rarely impacted individuals in the past because volatility challenges were handled with high levels of inventory.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/labor-volatility-index-lvix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/labor-volatility-index-lvix#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce Include in the Latest Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:43:00 +0000 151301 at http://www.industryweek.com Foxconn Workers Strike at China Factory http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/foxconn-workers-strike-china-factory <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>According to the U.S.-based China Labor Watch, the workers were demanding pay raises and improved benefits following reduced production orders from tech firm Hewlett-Packard at the plant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/foxconn-workers-strike-china-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/foxconn-workers-strike-china-factory#comments Compensation Strategies Companies & Executives Labor / Employment Policy Leadership Technology Workforce Include in the Latest Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:07:00 +0000 150421 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images Walmart Cuts Health Benefits for Some US Part-Time Staff http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/walmart-cuts-health-benefits-some-us-part-time-staff <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Walmart says it plans to eliminate health insurance benefits for some part-time workers in the U.S. and to raise insurance premiums overall to offset rising health-care costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/walmart-cuts-health-benefits-some-us-part-time-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/walmart-cuts-health-benefits-some-us-part-time-staff#comments Compensation Strategies Labor / Employment Policy Global Economy Workforce Include in the Latest Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:52:00 +0000 150311 at http://www.industryweek.com (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images UAW Union Forming Alabama Local, Aims to Represent Mercedes Plant http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/uaw-union-forming-alabama-local-aims-represent-mercedes-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The local chapter is being developed with help from German trade union IG Metal at the only Daimler manufacturing plant without a union.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/uaw-union-forming-alabama-local-aims-represent-mercedes-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/uaw-union-forming-alabama-local-aims-represent-mercedes-plant#comments Labor / Employment Policy Leadership Workforce Include in the Latest Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:09:00 +0000 150081 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala., employs about 3,400 workers.</p> Daimler History of the US Labor Movement—Part 5: 1975-2000 [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/history-us-labor-movement-part-5-1975-2000-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><strong><em>The roots of the labor movement in the United States</em></strong> can be traced at least as far back as the settlement of first British colony in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, when, according to the AFL-CIO&#39;s Labor History Timeline,&quot;English planters founded the Jamestown colony and complained about the lack of laborers.&quot;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/history-us-labor-movement-part-5-1975-2000-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/history-us-labor-movement-part-5-1975-2000-slideshow#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:19:00 +0000 149421 at http://www.industryweek.com