Labor / Employment Policy http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6629/more en Avoiding OSHA Citations: The Best Defense Is (Also) a Good Offense http://www.industryweek.com/safety/avoiding-osha-citations-best-defense-also-good-offense <div class="field-byline"> Stefan Borovina, Goldberg Segalla LLP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The “unpreventable employee misconduct” defense will only be successful if adequate safety practices already existed at the workplace at the time the OSHA citation was issued.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/safety/avoiding-osha-citations-best-defense-also-good-offense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/safety/avoiding-osha-citations-best-defense-also-good-offense#comments Labor / Employment Policy Safety Operations Workforce The Latest Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:21:00 +0000 155941 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Stefan Borovina</p> 'Anyone But the Chinese': Madagascar Workers Demand New Masters http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/anyone-chinese-madagascar-workers-demand-new-masters <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Workers at an embattled Chinese-owned sugar refinery in Madagascar say they are no longer willing to work with the owners and are asking the state to intervene.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/anyone-chinese-madagascar-workers-demand-new-masters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/anyone-chinese-madagascar-workers-demand-new-masters#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce The Latest Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:31:00 +0000 155901 at http://www.industryweek.com Fast-Food Workers Strike Across US for $15 Minimum Pay http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/fast-food-workers-strike-across-us-15-minimum-pay <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fast-food workers and others in low-pay jobs launch one-day strikes and protests across the US demanding a $15 hourly minimum wage and union rights.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/fast-food-workers-strike-across-us-15-minimum-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/fast-food-workers-strike-across-us-15-minimum-pay#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce The Latest Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:42:00 +0000 154981 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Protesters march through the streets of New York today demanding a raise on the minimum wage to $15 per hour. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)</p> Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/supreme-court-hears-pregnancy-discrimination-case <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Supreme Court weighs the issue of workplace discrimination against pregnant women as activists outside the building unfurl banners in support of the UPS delivery driver at the center of the case.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/supreme-court-hears-pregnancy-discrimination-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/supreme-court-hears-pregnancy-discrimination-case#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce The Latest Wed, 03 Dec 2014 22:56:00 +0000 154891 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Peggy Young, right, the plaintiff in Young vs UPS, and her attorney Sharon Fast Gustafson, left, answer questions outside the U.S. Supreme Court after the court heard arguments in her case on December 3 in Washington. The case involves Young, a former UPS driver who requested temporary assignment to avoid lifting heavy packages after she became pregnant. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)</p> US: Chinese Economy Should Wean From Cheap Labor Model http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/us-chinese-economy-should-wean-cheap-labor-model <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>US Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets says China needs to move away from its cheap labor and export-focused economy to maintain growth in the years ahead.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/us-chinese-economy-should-wean-cheap-labor-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/us-chinese-economy-should-wean-cheap-labor-model#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce The Latest Wed, 03 Dec 2014 22:32:00 +0000 154881 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Chinese laborers work at a coal depot, which manufactures coal used for cooking and heating, on November 21, 2014, in Hebei outside Beijing, China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)</p> History of the US Labor Movement - Part 6 - 2000-2010 [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/history-us-labor-movement-part-6-2000-2010-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-6-2000-2010-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/history-us-labor-movement-part-6-2000-2010-slideshow#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:20:00 +0000 154511 at http://www.industryweek.com 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 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 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 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 The Latest Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:41:00 +0000 152371 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)</p>