Millennials United: Labor Unions Enjoy a Youthful Surge

Mark Medina and his coworker John Szalay had spoken about their working conditions before — how hard it was to live on such low wages, the meager benefits they received and the lack of respect they felt on the job at Burgerville. But their conversation one chilly May 2016 evening in Portland, Oregon, was different. […]

Samsung chairman indicted for allegedly suppressing labor unions

Today, the board chairman of Samsung, Lee Sang-hoon, was indicted by South Korean prosecutors for illegally sabotaging a labor union. This comes after years of whispers about Samsung’s intolerance of labor unions, according to Bloomberg. Twenty-seven other people from Samsung and its partner companies have also been indicted. The charges stem from 2013, when Sang-hoon […]

12 fall-appropriate pieces of white clothing any guy can get away with wearing — even after Labor Day

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. In the old days of fashion, wearing white after Labor Day was a big mistake. The rule originated from back when wealthy people would put away their airy white linens […]

The secret history of not wearing white after Labor Day

John Sciulli/Getty Images The INSIDER Summary: The old fashion rule to not wear white after Labor Day is going out of style.  It may have originated because people wanted to stay cool or because it was a sign of wealth.  But now people are wearing white whenever they want.  The end of summer is just about here and, […]

Here’s why Americans don’t have to work on Labor Day

The nation will observe Labor Day this coming Monday, allowing millions to enjoy the waning days of summer, as well their last chance to wear white pants without earning a "tsk tsk" from Miss Manners. How did this early September holiday get its start? Though President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day a national holiday in […]

Let science be your guide for the perfect Labor Day BBQ

Enlarge / The secret to yummy brisket and ribs lies in food chemistry and phase transitions. (credit: TayFos/Getty Images) Imagine this nightmare Labor Day scenario. You’ve invited a large group of friends over for pulled BBQ pork or a delicious beef brisket. That morning, you confidently place your meat in the smoker, handy digital thermometer […]

50+ of the best Labor Day sales you should know about — including mattresses, clothes, and 4K TVs

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Labor Day weekend is everyone’s last summer hurrah — a great time to grill, hit the beach, and of course, shop. When you’re not paying tribute to the […]

Missouri’s Labor Victory Won’t Reverse the Decline of Unions

On Tuesday night, as it became clear that voters in Missouri had—by a two-to-one margin—rejected a state law meant to reduce unions’ power, the president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, declared, “The defeat of this poisonous anti-worker legislation is a victory for all workers across the country.” He added, “Tonight is the latest act of […]