One in five American jobs is now held by a worker under contract. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the American workforce. Workers across all industries and at all professional levels will be affected by the movement toward independent work — one without the const...
A recent survey shows that 94 percent of U.S. workers — across all industries — are confident that their jobs will NOT be replaced by automation. This optimism was one of the most surprising findings in the new NPR/Marist poll. Typical among the responses was the assured mood of  Chris Beat...
The National Labor Relations Board’s new general counsel announced changes to worker rights approach in new memo. During Obama's presidency, the National Labor Relations Board passed a number of regulations to expand protection for employees who wish to unionize or organize in other ways to lobby...
If you find yourself unhappy, stressed or miserable at your office, you are not alone. More than 50% of American workers report that they don't feel fulfilled at their jobs, according to Gallup's 2017 State of the American Workplace. What's worse, 16% say they are downright miserable. Unfortu...
Americans place one thing above all others when assessing whether an employer is a good corporate citizen: how they treat their workers. That sentiment emerged from a November survey of 10,000 Americans by Just Capital, a nonprofit group founded by billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II that also...
Many of the voters who put Donald Trump in office in November 2016 hoped his "outsider" status would boost job prospects and revive faltering industries. Now that we are one year into his presidency, how do American workers feel about the future of their jobs and industries? BBC Capital commissio...
Prominent business writer Emily Peck recently claimed: "Men run everything, and it’s enough already. Want to stop sexual harassment? Fix this now." By "this," she meant having more women leaders in the U.S. -- from businesses to politics to education to media and entertainment. There have been ...
The most popular explanation for the steep rise in inequality over the last four decades is developments in technology. As the story goes, technology increased demand for sophisticated skills while diminishing the need for manual labor. This explanation has the advantage over competing views -- l...
At major U.S. companies where just 10 percent of leaders are women, half of the male employees say that females were well-represented in the organization’s leadership, according to a recent study of corporate workers put out by McKinsey & Co. and LeanIn.org. In sum, just a couple token w...
Bloomberg analyst Samuel Estreicher recently argued that guest-worker programs put low-skilled Americans at a disadvantage. As he points out, one of the more confusing facts in the U.S. labor market is why, even with unemployment hovering at 4%, wages and salaries remain flat. Economists have propos...