Labor & Economic News Blog


Monday, August 17, 2015

Robot-run restaurants? Pay hikes may spur automation.

Robot-run restaurants? Pay hikes may spur automation.

Robot-run restaurants? Pay hikes may spur automation. Many chains are looking for ways to use fewer workers.

 

Racial Wealth Gap Persists Despite Degree, Study Says

Racial Wealth Gap Persists Despite Degree, Study Says

New research shakes the long-held belief that higher education clears a path to financial equality for blacks and Hispanics, and contends that the problem is deeply rooted and persistent.

 

Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Won’t Tolerate ‘Callous’ Management Practices

Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Won’t Tolerate ‘Callous’ Management Practices

The company’s chief told employees that he didn’t recognize the “soulless, dystopian workplace” that he said was depicted in a New York Times article.

 

Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace

Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace

 

Board Says Players at Northwestern Can’t Unionize

Board Says Players at Northwestern Can’t Unionize

The ruling concerning Northwestern’s football players was a victory for the college sports establishment and reaffirmed one of the N.C.A.A.’s core principles: that college athletes are primarily students.

 

A minimum wage arms race has broken out in the Bay Area

A minimum wage arms race has broken out in the Bay Area

The push for a $15 hourly wage has made strides nationwide. But the changes have come particularly fast to the liberal Bay Area, now known for the highest cost of living in the nation.

 

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

In California’s Inland Empire, an Economic Recovery Brimming With Industrial Complexes

In California’s Inland Empire, an Economic Recovery Brimming With Industrial Complexes

The Inland Empire region, which includes San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, is experiencing a boom in development of warehouses and logistics centers.

 

Latinos' rising fortunes are epitomized in Downey, the 'Mexican Beverly Hills'

Latinos' rising fortunes are epitomized in Downey, the 'Mexican Beverly Hills'

Latinos' incomes still lag behind those of whites, but they are rising quickly as immigrants move out of densely populated urban areas into the suburbs. And demographers expect Latino buying power and education levels to keep increasing.

 

Monday, July 27, 2015

‘Sea Slaves’: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock

‘Sea Slaves’: The Human Misery That Feeds Pets and Livestock

Fishermen who have fled forced labor recount the sick being cast overboard and the disobedient beheaded or sealed below deck in a dark, fetid fishing hold.

 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SCOTUS Comes Calling on Public Sector Unions

SCOTUS Comes Calling on Public Sector Unions

A case that could decimate public sector unions is now headed to the Supreme Court. 

 

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