Posts Tagged ‘Labor’

Department of Labor claims that Google systematically underpays its female employees

Department of Labor claims that Google systematically underpays its female employees

In January, the US Department of Labor sued Google, claiming that the company was withholding information relevant to an ongoing compliance audit. Now, the agency claims that it has found “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce.” During a court hearing for the case on Friday, DoL Regional Director Janette...

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Swedish labor union opens ‘mansplaining’ hotline for frustrated women

Swedish labor union opens ‘mansplaining’ hotline for frustrated women

Eric DuVallSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 19 (UPI) — A Swedish trade union has set up a hotline for women to call and vent about “mansplaining,” when condescending male coworkers over-explain something a woman. Latest News – UPI.com

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North Korea: South’s labor unions proposed friendly soccer match

North Korea: South’s labor unions proposed friendly soccer match

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, May 2 (UPI) — North Korea’s preoccupation with its upcoming Seventh Party Congress has not prevented the country from looking ahead. Top News – UPI.com

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U.S. student in North Korea sentenced to 15 years hard labor

U.S. student in North Korea sentenced to 15 years hard labor

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, March 16 (UPI) — Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student detained in North Korea, was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. Top News – UPI.com

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Walmart, Red Lobster shrimp tied to slave, child labor, AP investigation finds

Walmart, Red Lobster shrimp tied to slave, child labor, AP investigation finds

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand — Poor migrant workers and children are being sold to factories in Thailand and forced to peel shrimp that ends up in global supply chains, including those of Walmart and Red Lobster, the world’s largest retailer and the world’s largest seafood restaurant chain, an Associated Press investigation found. At the Gig...

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Service Sector Slows; Labor Market Remains Resilient

Service Sector Slows; Labor Market Remains Resilient

Filed under: Labor, Economic Indicators, GDP, Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON — U.S. service sector activity slowed in November but remained at levels consistent with a steady pace of economic growth for the fourth quarter, a business survey showed Thursday. Other data reported a small increase...

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Unemployment claims rose by 9K last week, Labor Dept. says ahead of jobs report

Unemployment claims rose by 9K last week, Labor Dept. says ahead of jobs report

Doug G. WareWASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) — The number of first-time jobless claims rose by 9,000 last week, the Department of Labor said, to nearly 270,000 — a number still considered historically low. Top News – UPI.com

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Determined Georgia woman takes college exam while in labor

Determined Georgia woman takes college exam while in labor

Daniel UriaMACON, Ga., Nov. 19 (UPI) — 21-year-old Middle Georgia State University student Tommitrise Collins finished a test for her psychology class while in labor at Coliseum Medical Center. Latest News – UPI.com

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North Korea to host friendly soccer match with South’s labor unions

North Korea to host friendly soccer match with South’s labor unions

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Oct. 27 (UPI) — Civic exchanges continue to flourish after the conclusion of North-South family reunions. Top News – UPI.com

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8 Stores to Shop for Easy Labor Day Savings

8 Stores to Shop for Easy Labor Day Savings

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, How to Save Money, Deals, Stores Getty ImagesLabor Day sales offer sweet deals on clothing, furniture and more. By Lori McDaniel Whether you’re looking to start your holiday shopping early or score some great deals while celebrating the (un)official end of summer, Labor Day Sales are worth shopping. Below are...

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