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Unions make both members and nonmembers happier

It’s no coincidence that American workers have never been more dissatisfied with their jobs, and labor unions’ membership keeps dropping, according to a new study co-authored by University of Notre Dame political scienti ...

dateNov 05, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Wives as the new breadwinners

During the recent recession in the United States, many industries suffered significant layoffs, leaving individuals and families to revise their spending and rethink income opportunities. Many wives are increasingly becoming ...

dateSep 13, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Taiwan's Foxconn raising pay for workers

(AP) -- The Taiwanese electronics company buffeted by a spate of suicides at its China factories said Friday it will raise the pay of workers by an average of 20 percent.

dateMay 28, 2010 in Business
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Job boom, but an economic bust

Baby boomers will need to play a critical role in filling a potentially significant labor shortage later this decade after the economy recovers from its downturn, according to new research by Northeastern University.

dateMar 22, 2010 in Economics & Business
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Finnish technology workers warn of strike

(AP) -- Some 2,000 employees in Finland's technology sector will begin a strike in two weeks time if no agreement is reached in labor talks with company managers, union leaders said Wednesday.

dateNov 16, 2009 in Business
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