While the U.S. economy has struggled in the last decade, South America's has thrived. And as the U.S. deals with near record poverty, South American countries are ramping up social spending and broadening their safety nets. For the first time, it looks like the U.S.
Indiana House Democrats ended their three-day boycott on Monday but they could be right back at it Tuesday. That’s because House Republicans are moving fast to get so-called right-to-work legislation approved as early as this week.The House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee plans to meet
The union representing staff at Chicago libraries picked up discussions Friday with the city for the first time since the library system announced that it would close all neighborhood branch locations on Mondays for the foreseeable future.
The National Labor Relations Board has dropped its challenge against Chicago-based Boeing.Boeing's machinists in Washington state went on strike in 2005 and again in 2008. And when Boeing decided to set up a factory in a right-to-work state, the labor relations board accused the company of brea
This week Eight Forty-Eight heard about the real-life challenges facing workers in the Great Lakes region as part of the Front and Center series. Friday was listeners' chance to share how they were doing in this economy.