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Calculating the High Cost of a Layoff -- to an Employer

Frank Koller | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Frank Koller

Here's help -- an interesting new web-based calculator which allows an employer to plug in a few readily-available numbers and estimate what it can cost to lay off a worker and then replace her down the road.

A Family's Work Is Never Done

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D.

During National Work and Family Month, employers should take the time to examine whether their workplaces are designed to support all families -- wherever they are in their life course.

Dave Jamieson

For Workers Stuck Part-Time, ‘Hours Are The New Bonus’ | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A little over two years ago, Floyd Kelly, then an associate at Walmart, transferred from one company store in Washington State to anothe...

Federal Government Pays Dead Workers $120 Million A Year: Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

As politicians debate the best way to address the national deficit, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has found one line-item that would seem ea...

Dave Jamieson

Key Dem Lawmaker Fights Raise For Crab Pickers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- At the end of this month, many of the foreign guest workers employed in low-wage American jobs will be getting a raise, courtesy of a ne...

Reflections on Labor Day

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 11.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

The stratification of the job market is even more acute today than it was in my youth. Adult immigrants are trying to raise families on the kind of jobs I did as a way of contributing to my college expenses.

America's Best Cities For Educated Workers

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Michael B. Sauter | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The job market has remained relatively stagnant since 2009. To make matters worse, the educational requirements of the average U.S...

Celebrating Social Security: The Workers' Program

Daniel Marans | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Daniel Marans

As we return to work after Labor Day weekend, it is important to recognize all that Social Security does for American workers. The best way to do that is to make sure workers know the facts about the program.

We Do the Work

David Macaray | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
David Macaray

While it's the workers who keep the operation running smoothly, it's management who gets the credit. It's management who gets the credit, the glory, the promotions, and, ultimately, the compensation.

Best Art About Work

Wyatt Closs | Posted 11.04.2011 | Arts
Wyatt Closs

Art at work? Well, art portraying work or workers' values and struggles has been going on for centuries, but portraying work in dramatic or readily ac...

Workers' Malaise Foreshadows Wider Social Issues

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Mohamed A. El-Erian

America is now on the growing list of advanced countries where social cohesion is coming under increasing pressure. If left to fester through inadequate public and private sector responses, this phenomenon will damage the welfare of current and future generations.

How Green Is Google? An Insider's View

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 10.30.2011 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

How is Google greening its rapidly growing army of Googlers, on and off campus? Biodiesel buses, Google bikes... But pogo sticks -- really?

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Confidence, Career Certainty Are Keys To Helping Young Adults Find And Keep Jobs | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 10.29.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May, Emma Goldstein moved back in with her parents and quickly learned to adj...

In Search of Business That Cooperates: What We Can Learn From the World's Most Successful Worker Cooperatives

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Hollender

The success of worker cooperative models in Italy and Spain present a compelling model for building a new sustainable economy in the United States.

Workers March The Mag Mile For A Higher Minimum Wage

Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

Low-wage workers, community, labor and religious advocacy groups will march down Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile,” a shopping and tourist area with ...

Home Health Workers Are Sick of Being Shut Out of Labor Law

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

We ought to ask ourselves what society owes to the workers with whom we entrust the health and comfort of loved ones. Your grandmother's home caregiver, who may be just like family, has a family of her own to take care of when she goes home.

The Debt Ceiling vs. the Job Ceiling in South LA: Lift Both Now

Laphonza Butler | Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

The real ceiling is in South Los Angeles, where the lack of jobs continues to hurt our communities with the continued overall rise in unemployment.

Professional Flexibility for Hourly Workers

Joan Williams | Posted 09.13.2011 | San Francisco
Joan Williams

Does that chic new restaurant create situations that leave minor children home alone? Often hourly workers can't arrange suitable care at such short notice, so they get fired a lot.

March on Washington for Jobs, Hope and Real Change

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

It is time for the real heirs to Samuel Adams, and John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, to come Washington and answer the pretenders who do things in the name of the Founding Fathers that violate the ideals of the Founding Fathers.

How 'Maximizing Value' for Shareholders Robs Workers and Taxpayers

William Lazonick | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business
William Lazonick

Want to solve the mystery of the American economy's current employment and competitiveness problems? Take a close look at the current corporate obsession with "maximizing shareholder value."

How The Meat Industry Turned Abuse Into A Business Model

Mother Jones | Tom Philpott | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home

As a long-time student of the meat industry, I read Ted Genoways' extraordinary article on conditions at the "head table" of a factory-scale pig-proce...

Major Corporations Oppose New Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs, Workers

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

Corporate America would rather not say how much it pays typical workers. In a lobbying push that adds to the slew of attacks on last year's financi...

Unions Hitting Back on Every Front, Including the Comedic One

Lee Camp | Posted 08.20.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

With several states around the country undercutting workers' rights and passing anti-collective bargaining laws, AFL-CIO has come out swinging on many fronts, including the comedic one.

Peter S. Goodman

Same As It Ever Was: Executive Pay Soars, Worker Pay Stagnates | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

Nearly three years after the public bailed out Wall Street, ordinary working people are still waiting for the tiniest slice of the spoils, while the people who are getting the biggest share -- the executives -- are left free to gamble for profits.

Shavuot: Remembering Sinai And Foreign Workers

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

The lesson of Shavuot is that at the very moment when we embrace God, we need to think of the foreigners, the illegal workers, and the migrants -- and embrace them as God has embraced us.