In response to fears that stricter enforcement of immigration laws will create a shortage of farm workers, the U.S. agricultural industry has headed to Mexico to recruit temporary — and legal — migrant workers. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on the farm industry’s recruitment attempts and worker shortfalls. Continue reading
Recently released economic statistics show the U.S. lost 63,000 jobs in February. An executive at a job placement firm and a former top-level Department of Labor official examine the factors behind these job-market losses and what lies ahead for the American economy. Continue reading
With polls showing Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton running a tight race in Ohio, the debate among Ohioans over which candidate to back in Tuesday’s primary is being echoed from the Buckeye State’s solidly Democratic labor unions. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
- Is there is a chance of rejuvenation of the American textile industry, or is it too late and gone forever to China, Korea, India and Pakistan?
Question/Comment: I felt so encouraged by talk of Rust Belt life improving and of the death of U.S. manufacturing being greatly exaggerated! I am a textile designer and I wonder if you feel there is a chance of any such … Continue reading
With prominent union-friendly states such as Nevada and California moving up their primaries in the 2008 presidential race, organized labor hopes to only increase its traditional influence in the Democratic nomination process. Continue reading
The Senate on Thursday passed an immigration bill that tightens border security and puts many illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship. Continue reading