Labor

Tesla Injury Rate Much Worse Auto Than Industry Averages: Report

Since an assembly line worker's February blog post, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been peppered with charges of long hours, low wages and high injury rates. A report published Wednesday ...
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American Workers Use Only Half of Their Vacation Time

Work hard, play hard. For American workers, that old bromide might more appropriately be "work harder, play a little." According to a recent study, in the past 12 months, ...
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How Many Jobs Will Self-Driving Trucks Eliminate?

The jobs of as many as 3.1 million U.S. truck drivers are at risk as autonomous (self-driving) technology for the big rigs continues to be developed. That's about 2% of ...
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Tesla in the Crosshairs Again Over Factory Conditions

A recent story in The Guardian once more focuses attention on working conditions for the employees who build cars for Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA). The report details the toll of ...
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SpaceX Settles Low-Pay Suit for $500

Two companies headed by Elon Musk, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) and SpaceX, were among the lowest paying tech firms, according to a 2016 survey at PayScale. Some 4,100 current and ...
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Workers Participating in Mass General Strike in the US on May Day

The first organized U.S. May Day strikes occurred on May 1, 1886, when more than a quarter million U.S. workers walked off their jobs demanding an 8-hour workday. Chicago strikes ...
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Unemployment Rate Drops Below 2.9% in 5 States

The national unemployment rate for March was 4.5%. In five states is it much lower, below 2.9%, which shows how much the jobless situation can differ from place to place. ...
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Boeing to Fire Hundreds as Aircraft Sales Slow

The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) will shed more employees as it faces new orders and production slow down for some of the company's current commercial jets. According to reports Monday ...
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Black Unemployment Rate at 8.1%

The unemployment rate among black Americans was 8.1% in March, well above the national rate of 4.5%. Of the 4.97 million unemployed Americans, 1.6 million were black, which is 32%. ...
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Amazon to Add 30,000 Part-Time Jobs, Some Can Work From Home

As it continues its rapid growth, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) said it would add 30,000 jobs in the United States over the next year. These will be part-time jobs, and ...
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IBM Begins Firings at North Carolina Site

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has confirmed that the company is laying off a "relatively small" number of people at its Research Triangle Park location in Durham, North Carolina. ...
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A Single Robot May Cost Up to 6 Workers’ Jobs

The word "robot" first appeared in a play called "R.U.R.," written in 1920 by Czech playwright Karel Capek. Depending on who you believe, in just over 100 years, by 2025, ...
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Pace of Wage Growth Quickens as Minimum Wage Rises

In 2016, 17 states and the District of Columbia raised state-mandated minimum wages. In those states, total wage growth for workers in the 10th (lowest) percentile of the population rose ...
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McDonald’s Beats Back Workers’ Lawsuit

A U.S. District Court in Northern California ruled last Friday that McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) does not control wages paid to workers at its franchised stores and is not liable ...
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Major League Baseball Faces Class Action Suit From Minor League Players

A federal judge in California last week certified a class action suit brought by former minor league baseball players against Major League Baseball (MLB). At issue is the salary paid ...
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