Debates by Category: Labor

February 22, 2012

Employee Happiness Matters More Than You Think

Happy workers will produce more and do their jobs better. Pro or con?

January 30, 2012

Forget the Office: Let Employees Work from Home

Businesses are more efficient and employees more productive when people work remotely instead of at one central office. Pro or con?

November 30, 2010

Vacations Have No Cumulative Effect

Giving workers more vacation time doesn’t mean increased ROI for employers. Pro or con?

August 30, 2010

The Recession Opens the Door for Organized Labor

Workers have been hammered by cutbacks; if companies don’t address the needs and expectations of employees, they will look to third-party support. Pro or con?

June 3, 2010

Prevent Layoffs with WorkShare Laws

More states should enact WorkShare alternative laws. This way, instead of eliminating a position, employers can, for instance, cut one day from the schedule of each of five employees, and each one receives one-fifth of the unemployment compensation. Pro or con?

December 22, 2008

Business Should Spread the Love

Employers need to work harder at inspiring their workers’ loyalty, thus promoting continuity and reducing turnover. Pro or con?

December 16, 2008

Make Paid Sick Days Universal

By federal law, all employees, including hourly and contract workers, should receive at least six paid sick days a year. Pro or con?

June 30, 2008

Work Visas: Let the Market Rule

The U.S. should let private enterprise determine who gets jobs in the U.S. Work visas such as the H-1B are expensive, so companies will not pay for more than they need. Pro or con?

February 7, 2008

No Great Wall for Mexico

The U.S. should stress workplace enforcement of immigration laws instead of constructing barricades along the Mexican border. Pro or con?

April 2, 2007

Let’s Steward Unions Back In

The Employee Free Choice Act should be signed into law to protect U.S. workers from anti-union coercion by corporations. Pro or con?

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