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Fighting for Employment: Veterans in the '40s and Today

February 22, 2012
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To celebrate Workforce Management's 90th anniversary, we're running a series of articles looking at important workforce-related issues with a then-and-now theme. This installment examines employment for veterans returning from war with a focus on the 1940s and the aftermath of World War II. Next month, we look at the 1950s and the generational workforce.
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Chat Transcript: Is the Work-More Economy Working?

February 16, 2012
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Read the transcript from a live conversation with Senior Editor Ed Frauenheim about today's "Work-More Economy," in which job demands have risen. Are firms going too far, hurting themselves and workers? The live chat took place on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. ET.
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Push for Green Jobs: An Interview With David Foster of the Blue Green Alliance

February 2, 2012
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The executive director of the not-for-profit group Blue Green Alliance is an advocate for renewable energy, recycling and energy efficiency, all things he says will help push our overall economy forward.
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American Airlines Wants to Terminate Pension Plans

February 1, 2012
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The termination, if approved, would shift billions of dollars of promised but unfunded benefits to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., resulting in the biggest loss ever for the agency.
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A Third of New Yorkers Say They Can't Retire

January 26, 2012
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About 40 percent of New York workers had access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan in 2009, compared with the national average of 53 percent, according to the report by the New School's Bernard Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis.
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Novartis Agrees to $99M Settlement in Sales Rep Wage Dispute

January 25, 2012
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The $99 million settlement resolves the wage-and-hour claims brought in 2006, as well as additional wage-and-hour claims covering a more recent time period, according to the joint announcement by Novartis and Sanford Wittels.
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Move to Flexible Workforce Is Permanent, Consultants Say

January 18, 2012
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The online M Squared poll of independent consultants was conducted in December 2011 and included responses from 530 professional independent consultants.
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Archer Daniels Midland Announces Plan to Cut 1,000 Jobs

January 11, 2012
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The cutbacks represent 3 percent of the company's total workforce, according to a release issued Jan. 11.
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Twelve Prescriptions—Not Predictions—for 2012

January 10, 2012
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To get through all of this, we need to do more with less in terms of how leaders lead, the standards we set, what we must learn, understand and apply, and how we act and communicate to prevent, detect and correct problems while remaining faithful to our values and missions.
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Morgan Stanley to Pare Workforce by 1,600

December 15, 2011
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Reps are safe, but 'business won't entirely escape the belt-tightening.'
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