Labor


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    LGBTQ+ workers face a substantial pay gap, Glassdoor says

    Unadjusted, the gap is similar to the pay gap between men and women, though LGBTQ+ workers are disproportionately represented in some industries.

    By Kathryn Moody • June 13, 2024
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    Toyota adds production lines with $282M Alabama expansion

    The Huntsville manufacturing facility will add 350 jobs as a part of the investment.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Border agents reach tentative deal with Canadian government

    The union had threatened to strike on Friday if negotiations continued to stall.

    By Larry Avila • June 11, 2024
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    Canadian border agents set Friday strike deadline

    The union has renewed its threats to take job action if no deal is reached this week.

    By Larry Avila • June 10, 2024
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    UAW reaches tentative agreement with Ultium Cells’ Ohio facility

    The deal includes increased wages for Lordstown workers, which most will see immediately upon ratification.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Canada border agent strike averted, for now

    The union representing border agents called off job action until further notice as mediated talks will continue until Wednesday.

    By Larry Avila • June 7, 2024
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    Canada border disruption? What shippers should know about a possible strike

    If a strike happens, shippers can expect lengthy delays moving freight on trucks between the U.S. and Canada.

    By Larry Avila • Updated June 7, 2024
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    Fixing engagement? Consider employee workload, report says

    Achieving optimal workload, however, isn’t just about eliminating work, said a McLean & Co. leader.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 6, 2024
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    DOL lawsuit targets Hyundai profits, alleges supplier employed 13-year-old

    In a statement, the automaker said the agency used “an unprecedented legal theory” to hold it accountable for the actions of its suppliers.

    By Ryan Golden • Updated June 3, 2024
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    US trade authorities find labor rights denial at Volkswagen plant in Mexico

    Officials found evidence that workers’ freedom of association and collective bargaining rights were denied following a recent union election.

    By Updated May 30, 2024
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    How manufacturers are reskilling factory workers for AI adoption

    Companies are leveraging the metaverse and augmented reality to train workers to use artificial intelligence for assembly and maintenance tasks.

    By Sakshi Udavant • May 30, 2024
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    US workers say they’re satisfied with their PTO but still don’t exhaust it

    Heavy workload is one of the most common reasons behind unused time off in recent research.

    By Ryan Golden • May 29, 2024
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    UAW challenges outcome of Mercedes-Benz vote

    The union claims the automaker interfered with the election by discriminating against Alabama plant workers who supported unionization.

    By May 29, 2024
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    Employers should include workers in AI plans, DOL says

    The agency outlined a list of eight “AI Principles for Developers and Employers,” following up on a 2023 directive from the White House.

    By Ryan Golden • May 23, 2024
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    BMW imported cars to the US using parts from banned supplier: Senate report

    The automaker shipped at least 8,000 Mini Coopers that used components from a company based in China's Xinjiang region.

    By May 22, 2024
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    HR leaders can play a critical role in guiding skills-based transformation

    Companies should meet several fundamental conditions before moving along the spectrum of skills-based hiring, McLean & Co. says.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 22, 2024
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    Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama vote against joining UAW

    UAW President Shawn Fain said what happens next is up to the workers.

    By May 20, 2024
  • Freewire Technologies on the verge of terminating operations

    The EV charging supplier, which already pulled out of non-North American markets in February, is seeking funding amid financial challenges.

    By Brett Dworski • May 17, 2024
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    How to make sexual harassment training effective

    To reduce workplace harassment, a key element is ensuring that learning materials go beyond compliance, experts said.

    By Caroline Colvin • May 14, 2024
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    Job security, work-life balance remain biggest challenges for women in revenue-generating roles

    Women reported fewer promotions and fewer salary increases amid a tightening economy and slashed budgets.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 10, 2024
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    UAW Local 869 votes to authorize strike at Stellantis plant

    The union has put the automaker on notice as workers claim it has failed to address health and safety grievances at the Michigan facility.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Fisker names chief restructuring officer

    The ailing company’s board appointed John DiDonato, managing director of Huron Consulting Group, to the role last month as it attempts to stave off bankruptcy.

    By Kalena Thomhave • May 3, 2024
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    How Mexico’s presidential candidates expect to leverage nearshoring

    Modernizing border crossings, improving legal certainty and improving roads and rail networks were among the ideas candidates raised during a presidential debate.

    By May 3, 2024
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    UAW members at Stellantis plant to vote on strike authorization

    The union claims the automaker has failed to resolve health and safety grievances at the Michigan plant.

    By May 1, 2024
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    EEOC finalizes harassment guidance, addressing remote work and gender identity

    Harassment can include “outing” individuals, misgendering and prohibiting workers from using sex-segregated bathrooms consistent with their gender identity, the agency said.

    By Emilie Shumway • April 30, 2024