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SHRM: Design for the Future

June 3, 2013
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Workforce revisits a story we did five years ago on the HR profession's largest association--the Society for Human Resource Management. We found that while SHRM members are generally happy with the organization, some critics still take issue with SHRM's direction.
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Ford Seeks to Close $15-an-hour Canada Labor Gap With U.S.

July 18, 2012
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Ford, which lists 7,400 employees at five plants in Canada on its website, pays $79 an hour for wages and benefits to its hourly workers in the country, said the official, who asked not to be identified because negotiations with the union are private. That labor rate is the highest Ford faces worldwide and compares with $64 an hour in the United States, a company official said.
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Jacksonville Jaguars Owner Targeted by UAW Effort to Organize Auto Parts Plants

July 5, 2012
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Shahid Khan, the Pakistan-born self-made billionaire who bought the Jaguars for more than $700 million in January, traditionally has been a private figure in the auto industry, but his profile this year became more public as the owner of an NFL franchise. His emerging visibility in the NFL has given the UAW a public platform as it campaigns to organize workers at Flex-N-Gate's nonunion plants.
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Apple and Foxconn: Beginning to See the Light

February 29, 2012
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In remarkable moves, Apple and its major supplier Foxconn recently gave into public demands for better treatment of the workers who assemble electronic gadgets in China.
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Kraft to Cut 1,600 Jobs in U.S., Canada

January 18, 2012
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The Northfield, Illinois-based company will reorganize its domestic sales team, consolidate its U.S. management centers and trim the corporate and business units.
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Recruit Co. Lands Staffing Firm for $410 Million

January 4, 2012
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It marks the latest large-scale acquisition for Tokyo-based Recruit, and will result in Advantage Resourcing divesting most of its non-Japanese operations.
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Data Bank Focus: The International Picture

November 1, 2011
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