On Aug. 11, thousands of American workers will come together in Philadelphia in the first major action of the Workers Stand for America campaign, the centerpiece of which is America’s Second Bill of Rights:
The goal of the Workers Stand for America mobilization, announced earlier this month by Electrical Workers (IBEW) President Edwin Hill and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, is to counter those forces preaching austerity for the vast majority of working families and focus national attention on jobs, economic opportunity and restoring the American Dream for all.
At the rally participants will be encouraged to sign America’s Second Bill of Rights and then to call on lawmakers of both parties to add their signatures of support. Say
The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has announced that the number of applications it received for trade union recognition last year rose by half (54%).
In its annual report, the CAC said that it had received 43 applications for trade union recognition in the year ending 31 March 2012, a significant rise from the 28 applications received the previous year.
However, chairman of the CAC, Sir Michael Burton, noted that this was a return to the level of applications for trade union recognition two years ago, when there were 42 applications.
He commented in the report: “The number of applications dealt with by the CAC showed a noticeable increase over the previous year.
The pivot is the most popular move in Silicon Valley today. Normally, it’s a suggestion that start-ups, or even relatively adolescent outfits need to be able to switch directions on a tack. It’s not necessarily an idea that gets attached too comfortably to larger incumbents. Apple is the notable exception.
But Yahoo’s decision to hire Google exec Marissa Mayer, and by extension Mayer’s decision to take the gig as Yahoo CEO, has strategic pivot written all over it.
Michael Arrington in his Uncrunched blog wrote, “But what the press has missed so far is that this is a paradigm shift for Yahoo. Mayer is completely out of Yahoo’s league. So
Because I’ve written a book on hiring best practices (Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer), I receive emails out of the blue from executives considering a shift in their recruiting strategy. T
Whirlpool Corp. closed its Fort Smith Arkansas factory on June 29 laying off 826 hourly workers and eight salaried employees. The production of side-by-side refrigerators will continue in Mexico, while built-in refrigerators are now being produced at a plant in Amana, Iowa. Now, the Fort Smith Community will lose more than $3.1 million a week, according to United Steelworkers Local 370 President Rick Nemeth.
The factory had 4,600 workers as recently as 2006.
A group of 30 union members, elected officials and political candidates met at the United Steelworkers hall in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to voice support for the Bring Jobs Home Act, on Saturday, July 7, a little more than a week after Whirlpool Corp. closed it
In order to manage reward programs effectively, compensation practitioners and senior management need to understand how competitive those programs are. In making that determination, though, just how precise does the analysis have to be? To what lengths should one go to increase the level of exactitude in the analysis, and is that effort worthwhile? Does the effort to squeeze out greater precision bring meaningful results?
Whats the additional value of dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s?
As you know, the competitive marketplace for reward program surveys is an imprecise animal, subject to numerous variations and interpretations.
The troubled Pinnacle Airlines Corp. has said that it will have to furlough around 450 of its pilot jobs over the next 18 months, as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.
The airline sought bankruptcy protection on April 1, after failing to work out a deal on revenues with its bigger airline partners and costs of labor, credit, vendors and suppliers. The furloughing of the pilot jobs is the first indication of how a reorganization is likely to affect the company’s 3,500 employees.
The furloughs would put the most junior pilots on temporary unpaid leave, with more senior pilots being offered options to train on and fly the other planes in the fleet. P Read more…