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It's Time to Terminate Temp Abuse, Pass Calif. Bill AB 1897

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Fueled by the growth of "perma-temp" workers who toil for years at the same job for low wages, few if any benefits and with no protections, thousands of employees are increasingly being left behind while their companies reap the benefits of their hard work.

Food Industry Giant's Walmart-Style Labor Practices Leave Bad Taste in Mouth

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Julie Gutman Dickinson

When you hear about poverty wages and extreme anti-union tactics practiced by the largest company of its kind in the world, it's natural to think of Walmart. But California-based Taylor Farms is giving the retail giant a run for its money.

Temp Jobs Jump More Than 50 Percent During So-Called Recovery

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Hiring is exploding in the one corner of the U.S. economy where few want to be hired: Temporary work. From Wal-Mart to General Motors t...

Dave Jamieson

The Hidden Dangers In Temp Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business

The growing use of temporary or "contingent" workers in American industries like construction and warehousing has helped diminish corporate accountabi...

Dave Jamieson

Low-Wage Hotel Workers Win Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

A group of low-wage Indianapolis hotel workers who sued their employer for allegedly shorting them on pay have settled a lawsuit they claim has helped...

Talent-as-a-Service: Why TaaS Is Here to Stay and How Workers Can Benefit From It

Liran Kotzer | Posted 12.31.2012 | Small Business
Liran Kotzer

It makes sense for small businesses to bring in short-term hires to deal with peaks in the overall workload, while keeping the organization lean when there is a trough. This isn't exactly a new phenomenon in itself but it's now something that is more common among all types of business.

Dave Jamieson

Another Strike Hits Chicagoland

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

A strike among warehouse workers in Southern California has spread to northeastern Illinois, where a group of workers at a distribution center for Wal...

Dave Jamieson

City Tries To Curb Hotels' Reliance On Temp Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

In a move that could stem the use of temp agencies in Indianapolis' hotel industry, city lawmakers have passed an ordinance that backers say would mak...

Jason Linkins

Reporter Experiences Harrowing Ordeal As Employee Of Online Shipping Warehouse

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.28.2012 | Media

Mother Jones reporter and official recipient of the Order Of The Eat The Press Empire knighthood Mac McClelland followed up on the visit she made last...

Welcome to the Antique Shop Part Three: Will Granular Work Replace the Full-time Work Week?

Liz Ryan | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

Crowdsourcing lets companies piece out work to people who can do it on the buyer's schedule and to the buyer's specifications, and to learn what works for them and which providers work the way they like to work.

Women Retail Workers Make Less, Get Fewer Benefits Than Men

Alice Hines | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

In a time when jobs are scarce, retail is one of the few industries hiring -- creating about 500,000 temporary jobs this holiday season, according to ...

Dave Jamieson

The New Blue Collar: Temporary Work, Lasting Poverty And The American Warehouse

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

JOLIET, Ill., and FONTANA, Calif. -- Like nearly everyone else in Joliet without good job prospects, Uylonda Dickerson eventually found herself at the...

Dave Jamieson

Workers At Walmart-Contracted Warehouse Claim Wage Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest class-action civil-rights lawsuit in American history, and will soon...

Chicago Area Warehouses Thrive As Low-Paid Temp Workers Struggle

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tory Moore worked at the same packaged-food warehouse in Kankakee for six years, but he was denied a loan and apartment rentals after being told he di...