Unless the majority of India's workers are sufficiently educated and retrained to fulfill skilled jobs, and unless more women are invited to work, Indian companies will find themselves unable to compete on the world stage or to attract foreign capital for growth. In order to address this, Prime Minister Modi can do three things.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) management just ran into a possible game-changing obstacle to its shameful pursuit of a fully privatized post office: labor solidarity.
With an increasing volatile economy, individuals don't feel the same loyalty to their companies that they did in past decades -- a rational response to an environment in which corporations have abandoned long-term commitments to their employees.
No one thinks that this is something that could happen to them. No nurse thinks this is going to be her patient. But it can happen, it does happen, and it is happening every day in the United States.
While watching a DVD of Meet the Fockers, Gwen has a contraction. I grab a pencil and the closest thing to write on (oddly, a scrap of wood) and begin timing. Five minutes apart and lasting one minute! Wahoo! Make the call!
Just as observant Jews created a domain that made sabbath work for them, freelancers are creating a domain within the current economy that's all their own.
A long-awaited Qatar Foundation report recommends a radical overhaul of the labor recruitment system in Asian labor exporting countries as well as the Gulf state that expects to host the 2022 World Cup. The report, however, stops short of calling for the abolition of Qatar's widely criticized kafala or sponsorship system.
The port drivers' story is emblematic of the forces that crushed America's middle class. Good paying, often union jobs were replaced by low wage, no-benefit jobs.
What would our country look like if more of us had the courage to veer "off course" and pursue careers that made our souls sing? You can count me among the optimists who believe, as Arianna Huffington said, "What is good for us as individuals is also good for business."
Because corporations exist in order to put up a barrier between a business and its owners, that means that the religious liberty of the owners cannot be violated by anything the corporation is compelled, by law, to do.
How will America pass this test of character -- this test of our liberty, community, and equality? The clearest step we can take is to demand our liberty, community and equality at the polling place.
If Merkel and her Christian Democratic party can help lead this effort in Germany, and with real results, what accounts for the 19th century U.S. framework of free markets, free trade, elimination of collective bargaining, and the destruction of economic opportunity for all but a few Americans?
To understand what the Supreme Court did and didn't hold, you have to go back to a 1977 case called Abood v. Detroit Board of Education.
The Harris v. Quinn ruling on Monday was a huge step backward in the national effort to develop rights and protections for home care workers. It's also a clear call to action for all of us not to become complacent.
I have worked for CAVA for eight years -- since my oldest son was nine months old. For several years I recommended CAVA to homeschooling friends and colleagues with young children. Then things began to change.
Criminalization of homosexual acts, bans on open military service recognition of married same-sex couples; no nationwide hate crimes or basic employment protections.