Workers who feel over-pressured yet powerless are more at danger than those who suffer less stress
Being in a stressful job where you are bossed around could raise the risk of a heart attack by a quarter, warn researchers.
They said workers who feel over-pressured yet powerless are more at danger than counterparts who suffer less stress.
Their major review of heart health among 200,000 workers examined the risk for all occupations, from [...]
With women being denied roles in Army combat units, they have sought out an alternative way to showcase their strength and training: cage fighting.
And they are not just competing against their own – they are taking on men in a battle to prove they are just as worthy fighters both in the field and away from it.
One competition, held at Ford Hood in Texas last month, saw 300 men and [...]
A July report from the National Employment Law Project, a New York–based advocacy group, found that while employment losses during the recession were concentrated in midwage occupations, gains during the early part of the recovery were greatest in lower-wage occupations. During the early recovery, there was relatively large employment growth in lower-wage jobs such as retail salespeople and office clerks, compared with losses in higher-wage occupations such as [...]
Though the stress of an especially hectic work day may make you wish you’d stayed in bed, a new study shows that it’s actually a slow day at the office that makes an employee more likely to call in sick.
In the study, participants were 2.5 times more likely to call in sick on days they expected to have a light workload, compared with days when they had a normal workload, [...]
Job Polarization in the United States: A Widening Gap and Shrinking Middle
High Wage- High Skill jobs and Low Wage-Low Skill jobs have been growing in the US workforce since the 1980′s. It’s the Mid Wage-Mid Skill jobs that are contracting hollowing out the middle workforce segment.
In which occupations did jobs grow the most between 1980 and 2009? As it turns out, job growth occurred disproportionately at the upper and lower [...]
Here is an honest assessment of what’s going on with the Occupy Wall Street protest by someone who has been part of it for, it seems, at least several days. It was forwarded to an email list I monitor by a friend of the writer. If is assessment is correct, it’s important to pay attention to this movement as it could lead to all sorts of [...]
The Daily Bail
August 28, 2011
We can sit on our collective petards, or we can fight peacefully through protest. The decision is for all of us to make.
Anonymous has now joined forces with AdBusters in calling for a non-violent occupation of Wall Street beginning on September 17th. Simultaneous occupations of financial districts are now being planned in New York City, Madrid, Milan, London, Paris and [...]
Warning! Children in hazardous work – End child labour
The ILO’s most recent global estimate is that 115 million children are involved in hazardous work. This is work that by its nature or the circumstances in which it is carried out, is likely to harm children’s health, safety or morals. Children working in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to such risks and the [...]