Labor http://wunc.org en Do Taxi Drivers Experience Time Differently Than Business Travelers? Or Yoga Instructors? http://wunc.org/post/do-taxi-drivers-experience-time-differently-business-travelers-or-yoga-instructors <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">The idea that the world is getting faster is fairly common claim but what does that really mean?</span></font><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></font><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">How does our perception of time affect our bodies and our communities? <a href="http://comm.unc.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty/sarah-sharma/">Sarah Sharma</a>, professor of media and cultural studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, examines how labor changes the way people experience time.&nbsp;</span></font></div><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:13:36 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 31127 at http://wunc.org Do Taxi Drivers Experience Time Differently Than Business Travelers? Or Yoga Instructors? The Rebirth Of The North Carolina Textile Industry http://wunc.org/post/rebirth-north-carolina-textile-industry <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span lang="en-US"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt"><font color="black">For decades, the textile industry was an essential part of North Carolina’ economy. But the industry took a huge hit in the early 2000s due to outsourcing and high rates of automation. </font></span></font></span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:34:43 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 26413 at http://wunc.org The Rebirth Of The North Carolina Textile Industry June Atkinson On The Fight To Save NC Schools http://wunc.org/post/june-atkinson-fight-save-nc-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="">This week, North Carolina teachers protested funding shortages in the education system by staging walk-ins across the state. </span></p><p><span style="">Many were upset by budget cuts that affect instruction for the state’s more than 1.5 million students. Host Frank Stasio talks to North Carolina <a href="http://www.ncpublicschools.org/statesuperintendent/">Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson</a> about the plight facing the state’s K-12 education system.</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:05:11 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 25360 at http://wunc.org June Atkinson On The Fight To Save NC Schools The Evolving Labor Movement in North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/evolving-labor-movement-north-carolina <p><span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Across the country today, thousands of fast food workers are walking off their jobs to demand a living wage and the right to unionize. </span>WalMart<span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;"> employees have also walked off the job as part of an effort to force the company to change their policies. </span>WalMart<span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;"> workers will again strike nationwide next week. </span></p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:16:12 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 21610 at http://wunc.org The Evolving Labor Movement in North Carolina Study Reveals Poor Conditions For Female Migrant Domestic Workers http://wunc.org/post/study-reveals-poor-conditions-female-migrant-domestic-workers <p>It's not uncommon for women from developing countries to migrate to richer nations looking for jobs and better living conditions. They often find jobs as domestic workers, but all too often, these women experience abuse, illness, mental health problems and limited access to medical care once they arrive at their new homes.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Avery Kleinman 20008 at http://wunc.org Study Reveals Poor Conditions For Female Migrant Domestic Workers Workers Who Died On The Job Remembered http://wunc.org/post/workers-who-died-job-remembered <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friends of workers who died on the job honored their memory in Raleigh.&nbsp;&nbsp; An observance of what they're calling Workers' Memorial Day included people reciting the names of employees killed on the job in North Carolina.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:13:59 +0000 Gurnal Scott 14382 at http://wunc.org Workers Who Died On The Job Remembered SAS Tops "World's Best" List http://wunc.org/post/sas-tops-worlds-best-list <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Cary-based SAS has topped the grand-daddy of Best Places to Work lists.&nbsp; SAS is number one on the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list.&nbsp; To make the Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 5444 at http://wunc.org