Labor / Employment Policy http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6629/more en Consumer Confidence Slips in February, Remains Strong http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-confidence-slips-february-remains-strong <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The index now sits at 96.4, down from 103.8 in January, but still above pre-recession levels. Despite the drop, consumers remain positive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-confidence-slips-february-remains-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/consumer-confidence-slips-february-remains-strong#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Finance Global Economy Workforce The Latest Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:32:00 +0000 160801 at http://www.industryweek.com Andrew Burton/Getty Images USW Refinery Strike Grows, Thousands More Hit Picket Lines http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/usw-refinery-strike-grows-thousands-more-hit-picket-lines <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Shell called the decision by the USW to expand the strike disappointing, and in a letter to employees said it was working to resolve matters, but the union isn't doing its part.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/usw-refinery-strike-grows-thousands-more-hit-picket-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/usw-refinery-strike-grows-thousands-more-hit-picket-lines#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Regulations Finance Global Economy Workforce The Latest Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:58:00 +0000 160641 at http://www.industryweek.com Scott Olson/Getty Images General Motors Workers Strike in Brazil http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/general-motors-workers-strike-brazil <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>General Motors said the union had not informed the automaker of Friday's stoppage, a legal requirement in Brazil, and that the union was misrepresenting GM's proposals to shed staff.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/general-motors-workers-strike-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/general-motors-workers-strike-brazil#comments Companies & Executives Labor / Employment Policy Leadership Workforce The Latest Fri, 20 Feb 2015 23:00:00 +0000 160611 at http://www.industryweek.com West Coast Ports Dispute Dragging on Economy http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/west-coast-ports-dispute-dragging-economy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Massive container ships were backed up around key ports from Long Beach, California, to Tacoma, Washington, as longshoremen continued their work slowdown to pressure port owners to agree a new contract.</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/workforce/west-coast-ports-dispute-dragging-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/west-coast-ports-dispute-dragging-economy#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Trade Finance Global Economy Workforce The Latest Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:20:00 +0000 160531 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Container ships sit moored at the Port of Oakland on February 11, 2015.</p> Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Unemployment Claims Take Another Dive http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-take-another-dive <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Economic forecasters predicted claims at around 290,000, but still below the 300,000 number that would indicate a slowdown in jobs growth. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-take-another-dive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-take-another-dive#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Finance Global Economy Workforce The Latest Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:29:00 +0000 160501 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple Sued for Battery Engineer Hires http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/apple-sued-battery-engineer-hires <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The lawsuit says Apple nabbed top engineers from A123 and Tesla, and is trying to fast track an expansive battery division. Another clue Apple is serious about making its own electric car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/apple-sued-battery-engineer-hires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/apple-sued-battery-engineer-hires#comments Competitiveness Corporate Culture Emerging Technologies Labor / Employment Policy Recruiting / Retention Global Economy The Latest Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:37:00 +0000 160471 at http://www.industryweek.com Bryan Mitchell/Getty Images West Coast Port Dispute Forces Some Companies to the Air http://www.industryweek.com/trade/west-coast-port-dispute-forces-some-companies-air <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Dock workers on the US West Coast are reportedly on a go-slow and have not been supplying full crews for months in a bid to gain bargaining leverage in labor negotiations.</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/trade/west-coast-port-dispute-forces-some-companies-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/west-coast-port-dispute-forces-some-companies-air#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Regulations Trade Finance Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:23:00 +0000 160281 at http://www.industryweek.com David McNew/Getty Images Unemployment Claims Jump, Jobs Market Stays Strong http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-jump-jobs-market-stays-strong <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A look at the more reliable moving-average over four weeks shows the number at just under 290,000, down 14% from a year ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-jump-jobs-market-stays-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/unemployment-claims-jump-jobs-market-stays-strong#comments Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Global Economy Workforce The Latest Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:49:00 +0000 159921 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Factories Adding Robots at a Faster Pace http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/factories-adding-robots-faster-pace <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>U.S. factories are among the top adopters of robotic technologies along with factories in China, Japan, Canada, Russia and the U.K.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/factories-adding-robots-faster-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/factories-adding-robots-faster-pace#comments Automation Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Robotics Global Economy Innovation Workforce The Latest Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:57:00 +0000 159731 at http://www.industryweek.com Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Evolving Conscious Leadership from Contract to Covenant http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-culture/evolving-conscious-leadership-contract-covenant <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How leaders must change as we move from the Information Age to the Social Age.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-culture/evolving-conscious-leadership-contract-covenant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-culture/evolving-conscious-leadership-contract-covenant#comments Ideaxchange Corporate Culture Labor / Employment Policy Leadership The Latest Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:15:00 +0000 159541 at http://www.industryweek.com ThinkStock