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Opinion: Now Is Not the Time to Loosen Child Labor Regulations – Especially in Dangerous Industries
Child labor laws are trending in the wrong direction and we are putting children's health and development at risk. Now is the time to advocate for legislative changes at the state and national levels.
"...agriculture sector certainly fit that definition, and easing child labor regulations will not serve them or the U.S. well...."

July 21, 2023 Column by Hope Ferdowsian

Labor Day
An escaped convict finds a family of sorts in this new drama by Jason Reitman.
"...work. The forced story is set during a metaphor-heavy Labor Day weekend. Events are artificially compressed, emotional relationships that..."

Jan. 31, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Wanted: High-Tech Labor, Will Train
Will a Tight Labor Market Short Circuit Austin's High-Tech Industry?
"...build a new chip factory here, an already tight labor market could get frantic...."

Aug. 11, 1995 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Arts+Labor Lenses Sundance Webisodes
Video snapshots of production house's fest so far
"...Austin creative content firm Arts+Labor is showing off two films at Sundance – Yen..."

Jan. 23, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Tesla Gigafactory to be Investigated for Labor Standards Violations
Workers Defense Project calls out wage theft, unsafe conditions
"...On Tuesday, the Workers Defense Project filed two labor standards violation referrals to the Department of Labor’s Wage..."

Nov. 16, 2022 News Post by Lina Fisher

Whole Foods’ Labor Market
U.S. Sens. Sanders, Warren probe Austin grocer's labor relations
"...that you need for success when it comes to labor organizing." The animated video, first leaked to Gizmodo in..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council: Labor Protections and Job Evaluations
Marc Ott's job performance goes up for debate this week
"...March 24 meeting, City Council approved a number of labor-friendly measures, including Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo's resolution to..."

April 1, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Arts+Labor Does SXSW
Checking in with a local production house at the Fest
"...Austin's production house Arts+Labor has been busy in preparation for South by Southwest...."

March 13, 2013 SXSW Post by Monica Riese

Labor Day TV Programming
Got the day off? Time to work the couch
"...Sure, you could spend Labor Day at a BBQ cookout or splashing around a..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Spears Gets Nod From Labor
Maxey says tax assessor is a "Johnny-come-lately" on employee protections
"...Last week, with the Central Labor Council endorsements looming, former state Rep. Glen Maxey again..."

Jan. 15, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Love of Labor
More Than Hot Dogs
"...the local mainstream media to recognize the importance of Labor Day and give us coverage of actual labor stories,..."

Sept. 18, 1998 News Column by Lee Nichols

Unionized Nurses Say Ascension Is Cutting Corners in Labor and Delivery
They say hospital chain exploiting market dominance
"...that Ascension has closed over a quarter of its labor and delivery units over the past decade, disproportionately in..."

March 1, 2024 News Feature by Lina Fisher

What Price Labor?
Business as Usual
"...which offers legal assistance to workers at the day labor site at the corner of Second and Guadalupe. "There's..."

Nov. 27, 1998 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Labor Day Plans
"...off, especially when that day is paid. So when Labor Day rolls around each September, Americans are happy to..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Postmarks

Top 10 Labor Stories
Treat your workers right
"...4) Obama Protects Workers ... The U.S. Department of Labor established a rule designed to widen overtime pay to..."

Dec. 30, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Capital Metro Labor Update
Council Member Lee Leffingwell to present resolution that could ultimately result in meet-and-confer negotiations for bus company's employees and end outsourcing of Cap Met jobs
"...The future of Capital Metro's labor force may be dramatically altered next week. On Monday,..."

March 16, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

After 40 Years of Hard Labor, Joe Gunn Steps Down
The longtime AFL-CIO leader ends a chapter of Texas labor history
"...that while he will still work on behalf of labor causes and act in an "advisory" capacity, he thought..."

Aug. 1, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

While Austin Medics Negotiate a Labor Contract, Hays County’s Fight to Unionize
For Hays County's nonprofit EMS team, becoming a union is no easy task
"...decisions, which they could use to advocate for better labor conditions. The organizing committee had hoped for voluntary recognition..."

May 12, 2023 News Feature by Austin Sanders

It's a Wage Shortage – Not a Labor Shortage – and It Disproportionately Affects Women and Persons of Color
It's a complicated economic situation, but one easy solution is increasing pay for restaurant workers
"...into any search engine, the revved up reckoning of labor and wages in the United States' massive hospitality industry..."

May 28, 2021 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Labor: Playing Defense
"...Thus far only a handful of formally labor-related bills have been filed for this session, and a..."

Dec. 14, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Labor Dispute Moves To Arbitration
Cap Metro punts decision over compliance with Senate Bill 650
"...Capital Metro has demanded arbitration in its labor dispute (see "Labor Changes Irk Transit Workers," July 1)...."

July 8, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Labor Changes Irk Transit Workers
New law and money woes prompt Cap Metro changes
"...Nobody's ever really been happy with Capital Metro's convoluted labor structure. And now, nobody seems very happy with the..."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Fruits of Their Labor
How labor-related bills have fared this session
"..."the first session in a very long time where labor has gotten to defend a lot of things, rather..."

May 29, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Medics Seek Relief in Labor Talks, Chief Search
Trying to soothe EMS' chronic pain
"...Union president Selena Xie hopes the city's Labor Relations Office will agree to a $7/hour increase to..."

Dec. 10, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Recently Deceased Labor Relations Officer Replaced
City’s first LRO Larry Watts returns to fill position
"...Negotiations continue for the city's public safety labor groups in the wake of Labor Relations Officer Tom..."

June 9, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Labor: Good, Bad ... and Ugly
Pro-worker bills filed – anti-worker bills with better prospects
"...by Sen. José Rodríguez, D-El Paso, that would strengthen labor protections. SB 151, jointly filed with Sen. Judith Zaffirini,..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Arts + Labor Heads to Sundance
Local production house is freezing in Utah on our behalf
"...on these films, but our friends at Arts + Labor – who co-produced all of these projects – can...."

Jan. 16, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Then There's This: Labor Reps Target Marriott
Construction workers say they're getting stiffed on wages at city-backed project
"...Labor representatives on Wednesday stepped up their claims that hotel..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Cap Met Axes Labor Relations Manager Position
Transit authority's union concerned about unexpected move's impact on upcoming negotiations
"...week Capital Metro did away with the position of labor relations manager. But the job wasn't staffed by just..."

July 27, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Capital Metro's Labor Woes Continue
Accusations fly from union of illegal interference in negotiations
"...no strike funds, and in a state unsympathetic to labor, let's face it: Even if Local 1091 strikes, the..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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