Description: “One is never too old to yearn” goes the charming Italian proverb — as long as you keep such thoughts concealed. In today’s workplace, open unrequited love is a recipe for a rapid descent into unemployment. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Dec 01, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/executive/careers/1128-biz-hl-levitt-wkpld Questions for discussion: Summarize the advice presented to companies and… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Industrial Relations
Description: SAN FRANCISCO — For more than a year, General Motors has tantalized investors with plans to build its future around self-driving cars. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 30, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/business/gm-driverless-cars.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=12&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What do you think of the progress made at GM? Do you think GM can become a global competitor in the… Read more »
Description: Tight labor markets and simple compassion are among the reasons that small businesses are getting behind fair-chance employment, a movement to level the playing field for job hunters who have a criminal record. But even advocates acknowledge that, despite the momentum, there are hurdles beyond the expected concerns about public safety. Source: NYTimes.com Date:… Read more »
Description: Auto industry analyst believes labour dispute is ‘not going to go beyond 10 to 15 days’ Source: CBC.ca Date: Sep 22, 2017 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/cami-ingersoll-strike-talks-1.4299974 Questions for discussion: Why does the analyst believe the strike will be short-lived? What are the negotiating strengths of each side? Who else is affected by the strike?
Description: MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Tensions over sharp differences in pay between Mexican workers and their Canadian and U.S. counterparts surfaced on Sunday as negotiators discussed labor market rules in talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement. Source: Reuters.ca Date: Sep 03, 2017 Link: https://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCAKCN1BF00H-OCABS Questions for discussion: Summarize the advantages Mexican auto workers enjoy… Read more »
Description: SEATTLE — There is almost no aspect of retail that Amazon has not upended with online shopping. Now, the company is trying to computerize the experience of buying sandwiches and soda from the corner convenience store. Source: NYTimes.com – video report Date: Dec 05, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/technology/amazon-moves-to-cut-checkout-line-promoting-a-grab-and-go-experience.html?ref=business Questions for Discussions: Describe the operation and… Read more »
Description: Across the world, the labor pool isn’t growing fast enough to support our needs. Source: WashingtonPost.com Date: Dec 02, 2016 Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/12/02/robots-wont-kill-the-workforce-theyll-save-the-global-economy/?utm_term=.c3c5ad77bd08 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about changing work environments? How should management and unions deal with these changes?
Description: Princess Cruise Lines has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges and pay a $40 million penalty for polluting the ocean with waste and then trying to cover it up. Federal prosecutors said the payment represents the largest-ever criminal penalty involving deliberate pollution by a ship at sea. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date:… Read more »
Description: Trump claims victory at Carrier, but critics aren’t so sure Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Dec 01, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2016/12/01/trump-carrier-victory-speech-critics.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: What are the concerns about the intervention at Carrier? Do you think this sets precedence for other businesses? How should business managers deal with this item?
Description: In the two hours that President-elect Donald J. Trump spent flying to Indiana on Thursday to boast that he saved 1,000 jobs, about 6,000 private-sector jobs in the United States were probably destroyed. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 01, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/01/upshot/trump-and-carrier-how-a-modern-economy-is-like-a-parking-garage.html?_r=0 Questions for Discussions: What are the economic arguments presented in this article? What… Read more »