The most popular dream jobs might be astronaut, pop star, and helicopter pilot, but one of the most popular jobs in reality -- in terms of sheer numbers -- is a lot less glamorous. According to the United Nations, at least 52.6 million people worldwide are employed as domestic workers, and the number is likely... Read More »
The maltreatment of workers at factories in China has recently put much focus on electronic-gadget maker Apple Inc. But it's another technology icon -- Amazon.com Inc., the massive Internet retailer that sells everything from books to shoes to cleaning products -- that is drawing scrutiny for the way it treats... Read More »
It's been nearly 50 years since landmark passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that among other things prohibited discrimination in employment based on race or national origin. But that doesn't mean blacks and other minorities don't still face discriminatory practices on the job.
One such allegation in... Read More »
Working in China's burgeoning manufacturing sector is proving exceedingly tough for many Chinese workers. Long hours and intense pressure to quickly churn out the latest high-tech gizmos destined for overseas markets have led to protests and even suicides among some workers, according to media... Read More »
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A report says workers at an Amazon.com warehouse in Pennsylvania who were subjected to sweltering conditions last summer also say they endured frigid wintertime conditions a year ago. Read More »
It's like the Amazon in there.
An investigation conducted by The Morning Call newspaper with 20 employees of an Amazon.com warehouse in Lehigh Valley, Penn., uncovered subpar working conditions. Among the key revelations uncovered by the investigation were building temperatures exceeding 100 degrees... Read More »
By Steve Szkotak
RICHMOND, Va. -- The union attempting to represent workers at IKEA's only U.S. plant is challenging the Swedish furniture giant's vaunted corporate ethos, accusing the retailer of paying its American workers low wages and tolerating unsafe working conditions. Read More »
Utah, best known for great powder skiing, pulling celebrities to its mountains once a year for the Sundance Festival, and the country's center for the Mormon Church might just land on the map for innovative work philosophy. And it was by mistake. Sort of.
About 16 months ago, state workers started putting in... Read More »