Contract negotiations between the Screen Actors Guild and major Hollywood studios broke down earlier this week. The studios have offered to resume talks on May 28. The actor's contract terminates on June 30.
Lebanon's government workers have called a strike to protest wages, in spite of a 60% increase announced last week; The World's Aaron Schachter reports that the issue has become muddied by a standoff between the government and Hezbollah.
Correspondent Ben Gilbert reports on a controversy over migrant workers' rights in the Arab Gulf states, as migrant laborers in Dubai recently took to the streets to demand better pay and working conditions.
Five decades of conflict has driven millions from Colombia's countryside to the cities. For poor, uneducated women from rural areas, domestic work has been one of the few options to make a living. These women say they deserve the rights other workers enjoy.
It's recently emerged that clothes made in North Korea's state-owned factories are being sold by major brands with labels indicating they're from China. Oops. Do you have something in your closet made in North Korea?
The future of work in America is likely to be more flexible, possibly more precarious, for many people, as the gig economy expands. Why is this happening, how can more people thrive in this transition, and what does it mean for America's place in the world in this century? Economic historian Louis Hyman of Cornell University, author of "Debtor Nation" and "Borrow: The American Way of Debt," weighs in.