[caption id="attachment_6092" align="alignright" width="300"] Janine Howard recovered after being shot in the face and now she is fighting to regain her job.[/caption] Rikers Island, the New York island detention complex between Queens and the Bronx, has developed a bad rap in recent years. Under p...
Human Resources manager Liz Ryan recently published a piece in Forbes titled “The Truth About Lying On Your Resume”. Here, she shares the frustrations that arise every time she extends a job offer only to find that the candidate’s background check doesn’t quite square up. The most common is...
Most of us have been there: in the middle of an interview, just when everything seems to be going well, the interviewer asks "What's your biggest weakness?" Of course we all want to avoid mentioning our actual biggest flaw – whatever that may be (arrogance, irritability, laziness – and so we ...
Seattle’s quest for the title of the first major U.S. city with a $15 minimum wage has hit a road bump: resistance from waiters and bartenders themselves. Worried about a drop in income from tips, many are contacting local politicians to say they support the status quo. In Washington state, that ...
In a vote last month, union machinists at Boeing rejected a multi-year contract to build the new 777x jetliner, choosing workers’ rights and dignity over a paycheck. The International Association of Machinists District 751 states that it will not accept a proposal that would have gutted workers' p...
Recent polls by Gallup, Time, the New York Times, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and others have shown that less than 50% of Americans are happy with their jobs. In the wake of these reports, employers are looking to increase workplace satisfaction, which is proven to boost both productivity and pro...
Margaret Mary Vojtko taught French for Duquesne University in Pittsburgh for more than 25 years. Last spring, at the age of 83, she was terminated by the university and then died shortly afterward, completely broke and on the verge of homelessness. In the months that have followed, he story has trig...
[caption id="attachment_3811" align="alignright" width="300"] Workers strike outside Starbucks on 4th Ave in Seattle[/caption] In Seattle and 60 other cities today, fast-food workers are striking at McDonald's, Burger Kings and other establishments in their latest effort to raise wages in the servi...
The rate of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 15,000 earlier this month to a seasonally adjusted 320,000. While that figure is certainly nothing to boast about, it does mark the lowest point since October of 2007 – another indication that layoffs have stalled, and that the pa...
According to a controversial ruling by a Superior Court judge in New Jersey, casino waitresses are essentially "sex objects" (a direct quote), who can be terminated for gaining weight. The decision by Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson put the nail in the coffin of a workplace discrimination an...