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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 US Job Openings Reach 13-Year High http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/us-job-openings-reach-13-year-high <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The number of U.S. job openings point to a tightening labor market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/us-job-openings-reach-13-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/us-job-openings-reach-13-year-high#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Global Economy Workforce News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:16:00 +0000 145421 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>&nbsp;Job seekers meet with a recruiter during a career fair at the Southeast Community Facility Commission on May 21, 2014, in San Francisco.</p> July Jobs Report: Manufacturing Gains Strong but Uneven http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/july-jobs-report-manufacturing-gains-strong-uneven <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. manufacturers posted strong job gains in July, but some nagging laggards remain among the gainers.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/july-jobs-report-manufacturing-gains-strong-uneven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/july-jobs-report-manufacturing-gains-strong-uneven#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce News Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:44:00 +0000 144591 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>A worker installs carpet in a Jeep Liberty at the Toledo Assembly Complex in Toledo, Ohio. American manufacturers added 28,000 jobs in July, and the auto sector accounted for more than half of that total. (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)</p> Workforce: Attacking STEM at Its Roots http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/workforce-attacking-stem-its-roots <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Here’s what manufacturers are learning about the dearth of science, tech, engineering and math skills that confronts them: Uprooting deep-seated problems takes heavy digging.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/workforce-attacking-stem-its-roots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/workforce-attacking-stem-its-roots#comments Education / Training Labor / Employment Policy Recruiting / Retention Workforce Gold News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:04:00 +0000 144421 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>President Obama looks at a paint robot created by Sylvia Todd of Auburn, Calif., during the 2013 White House Science Fair. The annual event recognizes student achievements in science, technology, engineering and math competitions from across the U.S.</p> Aude Guerrucci-Pool | Getty Images History of the U.S. Labor Movement—Part 3: 1925-1950 [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/history-us-labor-movement-part-3-1925-1950-slideshow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><em><strong>The roots of the labor movement in the United States</strong></em> 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-3-1925-1950-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/history-us-labor-movement-part-3-1925-1950-slideshow#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:58:00 +0000 143951 at http://www.industryweek.com Hundreds of Bombardier Workers Strike in Canada http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/hundreds-bombardier-workers-strike-canada <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>About 900 employees of Canadian engineering giant Bombardier went on strike Monday at their Ontario factory over benefits and pension plans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/hundreds-bombardier-workers-strike-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/hundreds-bombardier-workers-strike-canada#comments Compensation Strategies Labor / Employment Policy Workforce News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:31:00 +0000 142741 at http://www.industryweek.com Pilots, Other Labor Unions Split on Ex-Im Bank Reforms http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/pilots-other-labor-unions-split-ex-im-bank-reforms <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The fight within Congress over reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank has created a tricky split between airline pilots and manufacturing unions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/pilots-other-labor-unions-split-ex-im-bank-reforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/pilots-other-labor-unions-split-ex-im-bank-reforms#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce News Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:16:00 +0000 142611 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, left, and Export-Import Bank President Fred Hochberg speak at the 2014 annual conference of the Export-Import Bank in Washington on April 25. The two-day event focused on the global business environment and prospects for growth. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)</p> Samsung Electronics Looks into Child Labor Allegations at China Supplier http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/samsung-electronics-looks-child-labor-allegations-china-supplier <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>China Labor Watch claims to have found at least five underage workers at supplier, Dongguan Shinyang Electronic, despite Samsung's 'thorough' March 2013 audit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/samsung-electronics-looks-child-labor-allegations-china-supplier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/samsung-electronics-looks-child-labor-allegations-china-supplier#comments Companies & Executives Digital Tools Labor / Employment Policy Global Economy Leadership Technology Workforce News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:30:00 +0000 142451 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Auto Union to Form Branch at VW Plant in Tennessee http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/auto-union-form-branch-vw-plant-tennessee <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The United Auto Workers will form a local union in Tennessee to represent workers at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant, The Tennessean newspaper reported on Thursday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/auto-union-form-branch-vw-plant-tennessee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/auto-union-form-branch-vw-plant-tennessee#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:46:00 +0000 142441 at http://www.industryweek.com House Clears Job Training Bill for Obama's Signature http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/house-clears-job-training-bill-obamas-signature <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Facing criticism for partisan gridlock and low productivity, Congress saved a face a bit yesterday as the House passed a $58 billion adult education and job training bill.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/house-clears-job-training-bill-obamas-signature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/house-clears-job-training-bill-obamas-signature#comments Education / Training Labor / Employment Policy Workforce News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:16:00 +0000 142421 at http://www.industryweek.com Photo by Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images