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Shrinking Japan OKs divisive bill to get more foreign labor

TOKYO (AP) – Japan is set to approve legislation that would officially open the door to foreign workers to do unskilled jobs and possibly eventually become citizens. Lawmakers were due to vote late Friday on a government proposal to allow [...]

Quarry experiencing labor shortage amid immigration debate

DENVER (AP) – Josh Buster should be pretty excited that Denver is working to revamp all of its sidewalks. He’s the general manager of Lyons Sandstone, operators of a quarry that’s has sourced the city’s flagstones since people began [...]
French Workers Resist Labor Code Overhaul
Economical Solutions to Expensive Propositions A protester wears a garbage can during a demonstration against French labour law reform in Nantes, France, May 17, 2016 Source : https://www.telesurtv.net/english/multimedia/Up-All-Night-French-Workers-Resist-Labor-Code-Overhaul-20160517-0017.html . Source: [...]
Macron Faces First Big Street Protests, a Challenge to His Labor Overhaul
But the government is not expected to budge. Mr. Macron is enacting the overhaul to the labor rules by decree, and the changes are expected to be implemented this month. Undercutting the protests’ impact are union divisions, with only [...]
Education isn’t a commodity for labor
This piece originally appeared on The Conversation. When it comes to current debates in politics and policy, even a strident defense of the liberal arts – such as George Anders’s “You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ [...]
Games of labor: These video games celebrate workers and worker struggles
Video games had their origins in the military-industrial complex — the first games were war games — so it’s unsurprising that, for much of the 20th century, most video games were about warfare in some regard. But as the knowledge required [...]
A Country That Hates Workers Celebrates Labor Day
More political groups should say ‘You are cordially asked to hop into the parade.’ We’d hop! Since Ken Layne wrote the Ultimate Snarl about Labor Day in America in 2013, it seems a bit redundant to try saying anything more, Honestly, [...]
Have we forgotten the true meaning of Labor Day?
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Labor Day is a U.S. national holiday held the first Monday every September. Unlike most U.S. holidays, it is a strange celebration without rituals, except for shopping and barbecuing. [...]
Labor group plans sick leave rally in southern Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Labor activists plan to use Labor Day to push for mandatory paid sick leave for all workers in Maine’s largest city. The Southern Maine Workers’ Center said 200 workers, union members and activists will rally [...]
How noncompete clauses clash with US labor laws
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Most Americans with jobs work “at-will”: Employers owe their employees nothing in the relationship and vice versa. Either party may terminate the arrangement at any time for [...]