Labor / Employment Policy http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6629/more en A Flurry of Discord at Ariens Snowblower Plant http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/flurry-discord-ariens-snowblower-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A walkout at the plant over prayer breaks for Somali Muslim workers is still unresolved. CEO Dan Ariens and a Muslim rights group both weigh in on the issue, along with a pair of employment lawyers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/flurry-discord-ariens-snowblower-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/flurry-discord-ariens-snowblower-plant#comments Engagement Labor / Employment Policy Safety Operations Workforce The Latest Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:28:00 +0000 249721 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images NAM Offers Blueprint to Bolster Manufacturing Competitiveness http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/nam-offers-blueprint-bolster-manufacturing-competitiveness <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons begins a cross-country tour designed to promote a pro-manufacturing agenda he says is vital to American competitiveness.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/nam-offers-blueprint-bolster-manufacturing-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/nam-offers-blueprint-bolster-manufacturing-competitiveness#comments Competitiveness Environment Labor / Employment Policy Information Technology Public Policy Trade Global Economy Innovation Leadership The Latest Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:55:00 +0000 225951 at http://www.industryweek.com David Bohrer, NAM Muslims Walk Off the Job in Prayer Break Dispute at Wisconsin Manufacturer http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/muslims-walk-job-prayer-break-dispute-wisconsin-manufacturer <div class="field-byline"> IW Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Yesterday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations urged the 53 workers to return to their jobs at Ariens in Brillion, Wisc., and continue to seek prayer breaks, even if it means getting fired.</div> <div 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http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/former-goodyear-workers-sentenced-jail-detaining-bosses-french-factory#comments Companies & Executives Labor / Employment Policy Leadership Workforce The Latest Tue, 12 Jan 2016 22:09:00 +0000 210171 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Justin Sullivan, Getty Images What Manufacturing Workers Want, Part 2 http://www.industryweek.com/compensation-strategies/what-manufacturing-workers-want-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A deeper dive into the manufacturing survey results reveals what manufacturing workers look for in getting and keeping a job.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/compensation-strategies/what-manufacturing-workers-want-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/compensation-strategies/what-manufacturing-workers-want-part-2#comments Compensation Strategies Labor / Employment Policy Recruiting / Retention Workforce The Latest Thu, 07 Jan 2016 18:45:00 +0000 208041 at http://www.industryweek.com How the Decline of Unions and Collective Bargaining Hurts Manufacturing and Our Economy http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/how-decline-unions-and-collective-bargaining-hurts-manufacturing-and-our-eco <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Will the decline of collective bargaining and "low-cost-labor first" strategies cripple manufacturers' efforts to hire skilled workers, or worse, our consumer-based economy?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/how-decline-unions-and-collective-bargaining-hurts-manufacturing-and-our-eco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/how-decline-unions-and-collective-bargaining-hurts-manufacturing-and-our-eco#comments Compensation Strategies Competitiveness Labor / Employment Policy Legislation Recruiting / Retention Public Policy Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:50:00 +0000 192271 at http://www.industryweek.com 12-Hour Shifts -- Are They the Best Fit for Your Organization? http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/12-hour-shifts-are-they-best-fit-your-organization <div class="field-byline"> Jason Gogel, implementation manager, Operon Resource </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The challenge with scheduling has been finding the reasonably acceptable shift configuration that provides the most productive use of machinery, has the highest yield of acceptable product and the best application of supervision and available labor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/12-hour-shifts-are-they-best-fit-your-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/12-hour-shifts-are-they-best-fit-your-organization#comments Labor / Employment Policy Workforce The Latest Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:16:00 +0000 204971 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock Union Workers Walk Out over Pay at China-owned US Auto Plant http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/union-workers-walk-out-over-pay-china-owned-us-auto-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Workers had voted overwhelmingly to reject a contract offer from Nexteer Automotive, which was purchased from General Motors by Chinese firm Pacific Century Motors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/union-workers-walk-out-over-pay-china-owned-us-auto-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/union-workers-walk-out-over-pay-china-owned-us-auto-plant#comments Companies & Executives Labor / Employment Policy Workforce The Latest Wed, 09 Dec 2015 02:09:00 +0000 194031 at http://www.industryweek.com What Manufacturing Workers Want http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/what-manufacturing-workers-want <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>These manufacturing workforce survey results will help you create a winning workforce culture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/what-manufacturing-workers-want" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/recruiting-retention/what-manufacturing-workers-want#comments Compensation Strategies Labor / Employment Policy Recruiting / Retention Workforce Skilled Worker Shortage The Latest Mon, 07 Dec 2015 23:00:00 +0000 193881 at http://www.industryweek.com