Why Boeing is Going to War With Its Employees

Unlike a lot of businesses, Boeing’s commercial jet division knows what the future will bring. Its order book is stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey, as the next version of the workhorse 737 rolls on and production of the 787 …

Jobless Claims Up Slightly, But Backlog May Be Hiding Improvements

The number of Americans applying for initial jobless benefits increased less than expected last week, offering an encouraging if still muddled sign that gradual growth in employment is continuing, Bloomberg News reports.

The slight uptick in claims was likely made worse by a backlog of applications in California and Nevada, which both …

5 Myths About Living Wage Laws

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is uncomfortably nestled between a rock and a hard place. Last Friday, the D.C. council sent a bill (The Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013) to the mayor’s desk that would require large retailers like Walmart and Target to pay its workers a “living wage” of $12.50 per hour — significantly higher …

This Labor Day, Much of America Will Be . . . Laboring

Will you be barbecuing this Labor Day, or slaving away at the office? According to new survey data from Bloomberg BNA and, many Americans will have the somewhat ironic pleasure of laboring on the day that’s meant to commemorate the “social and economic achievements of the American worker.”

Bloomberg BNA data shows that 39 …

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