State health and safety officials have cited a Northern California manufacturing plant after investigating the death of a worker who was crushed in a machine. Cal-OSHA on Tuesday cited the Henkel Corporation more than $200,000 for six violations after the death of 26-year old David Eleidjian of Antioch in April.
The Tennessee Republican told The Associated Press in a phone interview that he was dismayed when VW last week sent a letter to employees regarding its discussion with the UAW about creating a German-style works council at the Chattanooga plant.
Oshkosh has asked for a five-year extension on the present labor contract with UAW Local 578 that expires in 2016. The extension is needed to help the company compete for a contract to build the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV, a military vehicle that will replace the Army and Marine Corps' Humvees.
A Dubai-based company plans to build a new factory in Buffalo that will employ about 170 workers producing steel pipes for the oil and natural gas industry. Local media outlets report that Alita USA Holdings plans to build its $102 million factory in South Buffalo, near the city's Lake Erie waterfront.
U.S. employers advertised fewer jobs in July but hired more workers, a mixed sign that suggests only modest improvement in the job market. Job openings fell 180,000 in July to 3.7 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That's down from 3.9 million the previous month, which was revised lower.
Forty-two percent of small and midsize manufacturers anticipate revenues will increase in the second half of 2013. A surge in customer demand (55 percent) and launch of new product lines (48 percent) were most often cited as the reasons for the expected increase. Plus, a record number (47 percent) of small and midsize manufacturers expect to hire in the next six months.
Last year, state lawmakers approved a plan that eliminated the energy sales tax on manufacturing plants. At the time, only 14 states added the sales tax onto the utility bills of manufacturing plants. Deal said removing that burden has had a direct hand in companies deciding to move to Georgia or expanding operations in the state.
A financially troubled St. Louis, Mo., furniture company that operates several facilities in Mississippi is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is set to lay off its 1,451-person workforce in the state.Furniture Brands International designs, manufactures and markets furniture under a variety of notable brand names, including Broyhill and Thomasville.
Jaguar Land Rover has announced a substantial new investment in Britain and the creation of 1,700 jobs. The Indian-owned company plans to invest 1.5 billion pounds ($2.3 billion) to produce an advanced new car manufactures out of aluminum.
A new report finds that the implementation of advanced manufacturing in the American South could help the region realize its economic potential and make a vital contribution to an industry-led strategy for a revival in U.S. economic fortunes.
Packaging Corp. of America was cited for 30 alleged safety violations, including failing to provide proper safety equipment and improperly storing hazardous materials. The citations stem from an accident in March at a paper mill in Tomahawk.
The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent, the lowest in nearly five years. But it fell because more Americans stopped looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed. The proportion of Americans working or looking for work reached its lowest point in 35 years.
I would invest training in current employees. These are the people who have helped build our company. At Miller, our average seniority is 19 years with less than two percent turnover. We believe in giving people the chance and the skills to build their careers and want to continue to see them grow.
North Carolina furniture makers are pushing back after Gov. Pat McCrory suggested they are behind a new law giving employers more time to verify the immigration status of workers.McCrory made the comments Wednesday shortly after legislators voted to override his veto of the bill.
One study performed by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor showed that of 108 US industrial companies, 14 percent had concrete plans to bring some of their manufacturing operations back to the States. With rising wages in China and stagnating wages in the US, these trends should only continue. But what is the best way for an operations manager to take advantage of this “manufacturing renaissance”?
The payroll company ADP said professional and business services firms added 50,000 jobs. Manufacturers created 5,000, reversing a drop in July, and construction firms 4,000. Companies in all industries and of all sizes hired in August, ADP said.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, near the lowest level since June 2008. The figure shows that employers are laying off fewer and fewer workers.The Labor Department says weekly applications are just 1,000 above a five-year low reached last month.
With coal industry jobs dwindling and young people leaving the state to find work, speakers at the forum at the Clay Center in Charleston Wednesday stressed workforce training and getting students to take classes that fit the jobs that become available.
The prospect of the United Auto Workers gaining a foothold at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee worries some U.S. Southern politicians, who say laws banning mandatory union membership have helped lure foreign automakers.
The UAW has been trying to organize the factory's roughly 3,000 workers. King has said organizing plants of foreign-based automakers is crucial to the union's survival. VW spokesman Tony Cervone says VW is looking at ways to give workers a voice in plant operations.
A family owned mattress manufacturer in Thomasville is facing a federal lawsuit, saying the company subjected black employees to a racially hostile work environment.The lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Aug. 28 against Carolina Mattress Guild Inc.
Auto parts supplier Calsonic Kansei North America announced Tuesday it will add 1,200 jobs at its plants in Tennessee over the next three years.The Nissan subsidiary said it is investing $109 million at its facilities in Lewisburg, Shelbyville and Smyrna.
The survey, which was conducted on Oxfam America's behalf by Hart Research Associates, found that most low-wage workers barely scrape by month-to-month, are plagued by worries about meeting their families' basic needs, and often turn to loans from family and friends, credit card debt, pawn shops and payday loans, and government programs just to get by.
The AFL-CIO is a key part of the Democratic base, but Obama has a fragile relationship with the group. The White House says Obama will talk about his plans to create jobs, provide better pay and strengthen workplace protections.
In general, workers in U.S. manufacturing are largely unhappy with their current positions, for a variety of reasons, and are more likely to be actively searching for different work, be it at another plant, or another industry. The survey found that close to one-half — 47 percent — of manufacturing workers expressed dissatisfaction with their current job.