labor

  • September 18, 2012   BY News Desk  

    Chicago Teachers Union leaders voted Tuesday to end a strike that has closed classrooms for more than a week in the nation’s third-largest school district. Union President Karen Lewis led the walkout on Sept. 10, a result of a dispute … Continue reading

  • June 20, 2012  

    As local governments roll back employee pensions and benefits, the nation’s largest public labor union is preparing for an internal leadership battle that could shape its external mission. Gwen Ifill analyzes the stakes with Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times and Alec MacGillis of the New Republic. Continue reading

  • October 12, 2011  

    One provision of President Obama’s jobs bill that has some bipartisan support is modeled after a program in Georgia that allows employers to try out workers for eight weeks on a volunteer basis while the person receives unemployment benefits and training. Paul Solman explores Georgia Works’ pros and cons, plus its scalability. Continue reading

  • September 5, 2011  

    How powerful are labor unions in the U.S.? Ray Suarez looks at the state of labor unions — on a day honoring Americans who work — with the Heritage Foundation’s James Sherk, AFL-CIO’s Thea Lee and The New York Times’ Steven Greehouse. Continue reading

  • June 17, 2011  

    A new $750 million Boeing factory in South Carolina is at the heart of a controversial National Labor Relations Board case. It was opened as a second location to build 787 Dreamliner jets after a series of union strikes in Washington state plants. Margaret Warner discusses the matter with The New York Times’ Steven Greenhouse. Continue reading

  • March 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Friday’s query: Name: Richard R. Palmer, MD Question: I hope that prior to the 25th of March … Continue reading

  • March 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Richard R. Palmer, MD Question: I hope that prior to the 25th of March you will note on the show that March 25 is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. (Perhaps you agree with me that after … Continue reading

  • March 25, 2011   BY Elizabeth Shell 

    March 25, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, where 146 workers died. Some were consumed by flames; others jumped to their deaths from the eighth, ninth and tenth floors to avoid the fire. Note: some photos show images that some viewers may find disturbing. Continue reading

  • February 9, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Jean Maier Question: Hello Mr. Solman, I enjoy your economic reports on the NewsHour often. I imagine that you will be attending the AEA meeting this January. I’ll have to say that I question a lot of what I … Continue reading

  • February 4, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today’s unemployment data are a muddle. The two surveys – of individuals and of employers – seem to say very different things. Unemployment dropped – to 9 percent, according to the “household survey.” Three cheers. But the “payroll survey” reports … Continue reading

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