Labor / Employment Policy http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6629/more en 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 News 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 News 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 News 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 News 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 NAM/IndustryWeek 3Q 2014 Survey: Confidence, Investment on the Rise http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/namindustryweek-3q-2014-survey-confidence-investment-rise <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Frustration with Washington continues to hang like a cloud over manufacturers; however, U.S. manufacturers are overwhelmingly optimistic about the outlook for their businesses, according to the 3Q 2014 NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/namindustryweek-3q-2014-survey-confidence-investment-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/namindustryweek-3q-2014-survey-confidence-investment-rise#comments Labor / Employment Policy Regulations Global Economy Leadership Workforce News Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:39:00 +0000 147281 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Chad Moutray, chief economist of the National Association of Manufacturers, reveals results of the NAM/IndustryWeek 3Q Manufacturing Survey.</p> NAM/IndustryWeek 3Q 2014 Survey of Manufacturers: Survey Responses http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/namindustryweek-3q-2014-survey-manufacturers-survey-responses <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How are manufacturers feeling about their businesses and the economy? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/namindustryweek-3q-2014-survey-manufacturers-survey-responses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/namindustryweek-3q-2014-survey-manufacturers-survey-responses#comments Labor / Employment Policy Regulations Global Economy Leadership Workforce Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:08:00 +0000 147351 at http://www.industryweek.com History of the U.S. Labor Movement—Part 4: 1950-1975 [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/history-us-labor-movement-part-4-1950-1975-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><strong>The roots of the labor movement in the United States</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-4-1950-1975-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/history-us-labor-movement-part-4-1950-1975-slideshow#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:52:00 +0000 146701 at http://www.industryweek.com S. Korea's Top Two Automakers Hit by Strike http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/s-koreas-top-two-automakers-hit-strike <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Unionists at Hyundai Motor Co. and its subsidiary Kia Motors Corp. downed tools for four hours.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/s-koreas-top-two-automakers-hit-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/s-koreas-top-two-automakers-hit-strike#comments Labor / Employment Policy Transportation Supply Chain Workforce News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:54:00 +0000 146261 at http://www.industryweek.com Joe Raedle, Getty Images