Workers Demand Better Jobs, Pay On May Day

ISTANBUL - Activists marking international worker's day Sunday staged a massive march of 200,000 in Turkey's capital and rallied in cities around the world to demand more jobs, better work conditions and higher wages.

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    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • US home building is surging, but job growth isn'tUS home building is surging, but job growth isn't
    The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
  • Unemployment falls to 7.5%; job creation solid in April
    The job market plugged along steadily, and unemployment fell in April, according to new data out Friday, suggesting that the U.S. economy is still expanding. The nation added 165,000 jobs in April as the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, from 7.6 percent in March, the Labor Department said on Friday. More
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 5-Year Low
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than five years, a positive signal for the labor market ahead of Friday's April jobs report. More
  • Unemployment rates fall in 90 pct. of US cities
    Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. cities in March, though most of the declines likely occurred because more Americans stopped looking for work, rather than found jobs. More
  • Community college tuition plan is a 'game changer' - Baltimore Sun
    With health care jobs among the fastest growing fields, the demand for skilled workers is on the rise. ... Employers even pay community colleges to
    01/20/2015 - 3:18 pm | View Link
  • Gaza’s Labor Unrest Is Reaching a Boiling Point - The Nation
    ... a hunger strike to demand unpaid ... payment was issued to more than 15,000 workers in security-related jobs. ... to the PA lest it seek to ...
    01/20/2015 - 2:27 pm | View Link
  • 3 Big Questions for Big Oil in 2015 - Wall St. Cheat Sheet
    ... have supplied thousands of jobs to ... a worldwide sag in demand, which is ... everyone than just what you pay at ... Millions Of American ...
    01/20/2015 - 1:55 pm | View Link
  • Aflac Survey Reveals Nearly 9 in 10 American Workers Say Voluntary ... - WVNS
    ... benefits landscape, the demand for ... care reform has turned workers ... receive cash benefits to help pay for ... or very satisfied with ...
    01/20/2015 - 9:48 am | View Link
  • New salaries in the City up 18 percent - Reuters UK
    New salaries in London's financial services up 18% - Straits Times
    01/12/2015 - 3:50 pm | View Link
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  • OT workers finally get a break
    Van Boekel says sales are through the roof and the plant can’t physically accommodate the amount of workers needed to meet demand — which explains the grueling schedule for existing employees. “There’s no such thing as too much jobs, they’re much ...
    01/25/2015 - 9:04 am | View Link
  • Home health care dilemma: Should workers be paid minimum wage, overtime?
    The workers taking care of your grandma or grandpa don’t necessarily receive minimum wage or overtime pay ... for quality jobs. There’s too much turnover in home care and the best way to stabilize the workforce and meet growing demand, she said ...
    01/25/2015 - 3:38 am | View Link
  • The struggle is not over in Selma; auto workers fight for a better life: guest opinion
    While auto jobs were once a guaranteed ticket to the middle ... When we're not at work, we're collecting signatures for a petition to demand that our company make our workplace safe and raise pay to a level that allows us to support our families.
    01/25/2015 - 12:43 am | View Link
  • Minimum wage at $12.42 for farmers' guest workers
    Last year, Washington farmers brought in nearly triple the 3,194 guest workers they used in 2011, and the demand for legal ... average pay effectively becomes the minimum — with identical pay for jobs ranging from bin checker to tractor driver to ...
    01/24/2015 - 6:01 am | View Link
  • Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
    The AFAP said Jetstar pilots had not received a pay rise for three years and were paid significantly less than their counterparts at Tigerair, Virgin and Qantas. Jetstar’s wage freeze demand is part of management plans to axe 5,000 airline jobs and cut $ ...
    01/23/2015 - 7:00 pm | View Link
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  • Social Work: Low Pay, High Stress | Social Workers Speak
    A headline depicts social work and several related careers as “stressful jobs that pay badly.” However, the actual article highlighted the dedication ...
    01/25/2015 - 2:53 am | View Website
  • 10 Canadian Jobs that Require High Demand of Filipino ...
    The Ontario Ministry of Labor announces top 10 jobs in Canada that require high demand of Filipino workers starting next year, 2015. These odd jobs with high
    01/25/2015 - 2:39 am | View Website
  • Forest and Conservation Workers : Occupational Outlook ...
    Forest and conservation workers typically need a high school diploma before they begin working. Most workers get on-the-job training. Education
    01/24/2015 - 9:24 pm | View Website
  • Skilled worker
    A skilled worker is any worker who has special skill, training, knowledge, and (usually acquired) ability in their work. A skilled worker may have attended a college ...
    01/23/2015 - 11:41 pm | View Website
  • Social Workers : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S ...
    Social workers held about 607,300 jobs in 2012. They work in the following settings: Hospitals, primary care settings, and clinics, including veterans clinics
    01/23/2015 - 4:46 pm | View Website
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