Labor / Employment Policy http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6629/more en 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 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>