In 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes famously predicted that within a century, the normal workweek would decrease to 15 hours. Why was he wrong?
Barring evidence of moral turpitude or excessive absenteeism, former administrators are very hard to force out.
Better training and supervision make younger workers less vulnerable to injuries.
Two labor scholars argue that the balance of power between workers and employers, which has been tilted toward employers for nearly a half-century, is beginning to shift.
Rank-and-file union members employed by the automakers have to ratify the new contracts before they become official.
On Oct. 11, 2023, a new memorial was unveiled at the site of the 1911 fire. A cadre of young Jewish women helped push for change in the wake of the tragedy.
People who object to affirmative action were more likely to discriminate against job candidates with Black-sounding names than those who supported it, whether or not they had to rush.
Reuther was both ambitious and pragmatic, scoring many victories for autoworkers.
Many of the reasons for strikes now – low compensation, technological change, job insecurity and safety concerns – mirror the motives that workers had for walking off the job in decades past.
Tipping seems to be more coercive and less tied to service quality these days.
With more than 2 million migrant workers finding food processing jobs in rural America, their struggle to find adequate health care remains elusive.
A strike would shake up the auto industry, even though both the union’s ranks and the share of the US automotive market controlled by GM, Ford and Stellantis have been shrinking for decades.
The strike would have been the first for the parcel delivery giant since 1997.
Talks between the the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and company bosses have broken down. A supply chain expert explores what could happen next.
Reagan is the only union leader to serve as US President. Paradoxically, he was also one of the most aggressively anti-union presidents of the 20th century.
Some of the ways that streaming has transformed the industry are jeopardizing actors’ livelihoods.
Some of the biggest changes to child labor laws are in Iowa and Arkansas.
Changing workplace culture and the way jobs are designed can stave off depression, anxiety and burnout.
While Lewis Hine’s early-20th century photographs of working children compelled Congress to limit or ban child labor, the US Department of Labor is now under fire for failing to enforce these laws.
Three scholars who are writing a book about menopause and the law suggest ways to protect women experiencing it.