Labor Around The World

Labor Around The World

Increased levels of automation in the workforce are inevitable. However, one thing that isn’t certain is just how much these AI developments are going to impact job quality and availability for human workers. In Japan, the leading country for robots per 10,000 workers...
Labor Around The World

Labor Around The World

The CETA trade deal between Canada and the European Union made some headway last week when the European Parliament voted to approve it. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) would eliminate 98% of the tariffs between Canada and the EU. This has been a...

Labor Around The World

Australian union membership numbers are the lowest they’ve been since at least 1998, as reported by Roy Morgan, a research agency. At 17.4 percent, this number stands a little higher than the 15 percent reported last year by the Australian Bureau of Statistics....
Labor Around The World

Labor Around The World

Canadian auto union, Unifor, has been renegotiating contracts with the Big Three automakers for the past several months. In late September, a deal was reached with GM. Just a couple of weeks ago, Fiat Chrysler avoided a strike when they settled with Unifor. The GM and...

Labor Around The World

Unfortunately for France, things didn’t settle down much this month. Last week, the police reported at least 75,000 protesters in Paris. Some of which threw stones and makeshift firebombs at police, ultimately causing the police to fire teargas. The timing couldn’t...