The Fair Labor Association has released a report acknowledging that Foxconn and Apple are making progress on improving work conditions, but the companies are still exceeding working-hour laws. Apple and Foxconn have agreed to complyShow More Summary
Employees at the Chinese factories of Apple supplier Foxconn continue to work beyond the country's legal limit of 49 hours a month, according to a report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA). But the Taiwanese manufacturer is making overall steady progress in improving the working conditions at a select group of factories in China, it said. Show More Summary
Labor MP Craig Thomson has been found by a Fair Work Australia investigation to have misappropriated union money. He has been charged by police. He…
Workers at Apple Inc.’s largest supplier, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd., are getting more involved in unions but still working more than Chinese labor law allows, according to a new investigation by the Fair Labor Association.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1406) yesterday, which would amend the country's 75-year-old Fair Labor Standards Act by allowing employers and workers to "choose" to take compensatory time off rather than get time-and-a half overtime pay. Show More Summary
Jamie Pallot, who has some job with Vanity Fair's website, is leaving the magazine voluntarily, because, as he tells Erik Maza, “There’s a summer house in Sagaponack that’s calling my name." Read more...
Evil-free recyclable mobe uses ethical ingredients, fair labor practices... and Android Fairphone, a social enterprise aiming “to bring a fair smartphone to the market – one designed and produced with minimal harm to people and planet” will next week offer pre-sales of its first handset, and if it can find 5,000 buyers the phone will become a reality.…
The mountain just got taller In 1938 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law one of the most important pieces of legislation concerning American labor, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This act established the minimum...Show More Summary
When the NFL and NFLPA ended their labor dispute in 2011, they agreed that HGH testing was needed, the problem was acknowledged, two years later, the problem still has not been addressed. The NFLPA claims it wants a fair process, the league has yet to do much beyond tough talk, Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee [...]
A Wall Street Journal columnist cited a new Urban Institute study on the increased wealth gap between communities of color and whites to both revive the debunked accusations that fair housing policies caused the subprime mortgage bubble...Show More Summary
Sixteen months ago, President Obama promised to end the exclusion of home health aides from the Fair Labor Standards Act, which guarantees minimum wage and overtime to workers. The aides are still waiting.
During the discussion around my piece calling for international safety standards at the workplace with real enforcement teeth that could implicate American corporations subcontracting with unscrupulous employers, a reader suggested I read Augustine Sedgwick’s March 2012 article in International Labor and Working-Class History. Show More Summary
The Frieze Art Fair has provoked a number of union leaders and government officials for outsourcing its labor, as it vies for world's largest tent. Frieze denies any involvement with a labor dispute.
New York City councilmembers and labor leaders, united under the auspices of Teamsters Joint Council 16, gave a press conference on the steps of City Hall yesterday, again blasting the use of non-union labor for Frieze Art Fair on Randall’s Island.
60 current and former servers have filed a class action lawsuit against Milwaukee restaurant group La Fuente for violating Fair Labor Standards Act and Wisconsin wage and hour laws, the Journal-Sentinel reports. The suit claims several instances of wrong-doing including...
Moody's economist Mark Zandi has a fairly solid/negative take on the state of the labor market. Here's what he told Ben White of POLITICO, per today's Morning Money newsletter. I expect payroll employment increased by 175K in March, and unemployment to tick higher to 7.8 percent. Show More Summary
Eight writers on E!'s reality show "Fashion Police" on Wednesday filed a claim with state labor officials alleging that they're not being fairly compensated for the hours they've been working. “The most I’ve been paid for a show has been for eight hours of work,” said "Fashion Police" writer Eliza Skinner. Show More Summary
Theo Chocolate has been accused of union busting by the International Labor Rights Forum and Teamsters, who say that the fair trade chocolate company is not living up to expectations. We got to work and interviewed some of Theo's supporters and critics, and received some surprising answers. Show More Summary
Unions fight for better pay, wages and pensions that guarantee workers dignity in retirement. We do this because the Labor Movement, at its heart, is about fairness.
Lawrence D. Rosenthal, The Supreme Court's Interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act's Anti-Retaliation Provision in Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp.: Putting Policy Over Plain Language?, 64 Mercer L. Rev. 459 (2013). William R. Corbett, Unmasking a Pretext for...