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Three Ways to Fill High-Skilled Jobs

Laura Shaw | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
Laura Shaw

The high-wage jobs found in industries like aerospace, defense and bioscience require high-skilled employees, and there are simply not enough qualified people who can apply for and fill the positions.

Boeing Strike Looming At Worst Possible Time

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 02.02.2013 | Business

-- Just when Boeing really needs its engineers, they're voting on whether to strike. It's bad timing for Boeing. The aircraft maker is working aroun...

Pilots Reject Contract Offer As Bankruptcy Looms

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business

DALLAS (AP) — The pilots' union on Wednesday rejected the latest contract offer from American Airlines, which is awaiting a judge's ruling on whethe...

Want To Close The Income Gap? Here's An Idea

Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

Looking for a way to close the gap between the rich and poor? Give boosting union membership a shot. The dramatic rise in inequality has correspon...

Cheerios Maker To Axe Hundreds Of Workers

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business

MINNEAPOLIS — Food maker General Mills Inc. said Tuesday it will cut about 850 jobs as part of a plan to lower costs and boost efficiency. The ...

Major Manufacturer Faces Huge Strike

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business

* 800 workers on strike after expired contract * Caterpillar utilizing replacement workers * IAM says negotiations are n...

Union To Oil Giant: 'Treat Us Equally'

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

* USW says Exxon has failed to offer key safety provision * Talks for a new contract to continue till mid-June HOUSTON, ...

Why Chinese Workers May Be Getting Paid More

AP | JOE McDONALD and MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

BEIJING — Consumers probably won't have to pay more for iPads, iPhones and other popular consumer electronics despite a Chinese company's pledge...

They're Forming A Union Where?

Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

Wall Street workers and union hands may seem like total opposites, but employees at an iconic investment bank are countering those preconceived notion...

Stay Classy: Bargain Airline CEO Mocks Competitor's Laid-Off Workers

Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

Getting laid off is one thing. But getting mocked by the head of another rival after it? That's even worse. At a Spanish airport this week, Michael...

Oil Giant Reaches Tentative Deal With Union

AP | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business

DALLAS -- The United Steelworkers union and Shell Oil have as announced a tentative deal on a new three-year contract covering Shell refinery workers ...

Union Membership Grew Slightly Last Year, After Years Of Decline

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Union membership grew slightly last year, giving labor leaders hope that a period of steep declines has finally bottomed out. The numbe...

Federal Probe Finds Company Didn't Act Before Deadly Fires

AP | By TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

GALLATIN, Tenn. -- A federal investigation into flash fires that killed five people this year at a Gallatin metal powders plant found that multiple re...

As Agencies Debate Rules, Dust Explosions Killing Factory Workers

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When an accumulation of sugar dust ignited and blew up the Imperial Sugar plant in Port Wentworth, Ga., in 2008, killing 14 a...

Labor Board Accuses Target Of Threatening Workers Before Union Vote

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

More evidence has come to light indicating that Target might have threatened to close one its New York stores if workers decided to unionize, accordin...

Lila Shapiro

Online Labor Demand Rises To Pre-Recession Levels As Labor Market Slows

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.02.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The unemployment rate remains high, but online demand for workers has reached levels not seen since before the recession, according to a n...