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Higgins incorporators vote to close and move collectionnew

Higgins Armory museum board of trustees vote to close the museum and transfer the collection to Worcester Art Museum
Worcester Magazine  |  Brittany Durgin  |  04-07-2013  |  Business & Labor

Turnabout's Fair Paynew

Lilly Ledbetter says her bill is just the beginning.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Kirsten Akens  |  04-03-2013  |  Business & Labor

Who Would Jesus Fire?new

The religious exemption that allows Catholic hospitals to discriminate against employees.
The Stranger  |  Cienna Madrid  |  04-02-2013  |  Business & Labor

Grocery Squeezenew

Walmart's exploitation of food deserts becomes a preemptive concern for the Living Wage Coalition.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Rachel Dovey  |  03-13-2013  |  Business & Labor

Organizing in the Southnew

The spirit of revival certainly was in the air at Tougaloo College's Holmes Hall 
Jan. 29, where a crowd of 200 or more gathered to show support for Nissan workers seeking a union election at the giant plant in Canton.
Jackson Free Press  |  Joe Atkins  |  02-15-2013  |  Business & Labor

San Diego, Haven for Pyramid Schemesnew

San Diego is a haven for multilevel marketing scams, which are often pyramid schemes.
San Diego Reader  |  Don Bauder  |  02-06-2013  |  Business & Labor

Notes From the Underground Economynew

Are companies at the Port of Long Beach cheating truckers out of their rightful wages?
OC Weekly  |  Joseph Lapin  |  01-11-2013  |  Business & Labor

Engineers dislike H-1B; bosses gloatnew

H-1B visa opponents say corporations such as Qualcomm are using the program to lower the prevailing wage for engineers and tech employees across the board.
San Diego Reader  |  Don Bauder  |  01-10-2013  |  Business & Labor

Attention Walmart Shoppersnew

Walmart's "chintzy" attitude toward the wages and benefits of its workers isn't news. What may be news to many, however, is just how bad it is for workers at Walmart suppliers around the world.
Jackson Free Press  |  Joe Atkins  |  12-21-2012  |  Business & Labor

Donation Deniednew

A Tucson nonprofit questions Walmart's benevolence
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  12-20-2012  |  Business & Labor

Office Clerks Outsourcing Strike Ends Years of Fruitless Bargainingnew

After an eight-day strike by the Office Clerical Unit of ILWU idled most of the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex, the terminals are now bustling again, and the workers and the union seemingly couldn't be happier with the outcome.
Random Lengths News  |  Paul Rosenberg  |  12-14-2012  |  Business & Labor

Bob King's Failed Promise and Labor's Perilnew

Bob King seems likely to be remembered as the worst leader the United Auto Workers has ever had.
Metro Times  |  Jack Lessenberry  |  12-12-2012  |  Business & Labor

Coupon Buggednew

A Seattle-based company is offering discounts on New Orleans businesses -- but shouldn't someone tell the businesses?
Gambit  |  Alex Woodward  |  12-10-2012  |  Business & Labor

Domestic Workers: Vulnerable, Underpaid, and Abusednew

Groundbreaking national survey finds domestic workers are often overworked, underpaid, abused, and excluded from protections that regulate other professions.
San Antonio Current  |  Michael Barajas  |  12-07-2012  |  Business & Labor

The Next Peet's?new

Blue Bottle Coffee was recently purchased by a trio of venture capitalists known for growing small start-ups and then selling them to big companies.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  11-28-2012  |  Business & Labor

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