How does picking the tomato compare to the onion? And what about strawberries? One Mexican American migrant farmworker who lives in California's Central Valley took us to the produce aisle to tell us what he sees when he's at the supermarket.
As many as 1,000 foreign workers have been killed on construction sites in Qatar since it was awarded the 2022 World Cup four years ago. Poor pay, inhumane conditions, malnutrition and death — all are part of life for the men trying to build the new stadiums and hotels, while supporting their families.
If you're familiar with Gordon Ramsay, you probably know how high-pressure professional kitchens can be. But in the face of long-running verbal and physical abuse from their bosses, some French cooks have created a manifesto to put an end to kitchen hazing.
More and more tasks are being handled by specialized machines. There's the autopilot for flying planes, automated mail sorters at the post office and, perhaps soon, even a self-driving car. But all this automation comes at a price.
Facebook and Apple are now helping female employees cover the cost of freezing their eggs. It may seem like an important family-friendly perk, but some women say it's not much without bigger steps to help women — and men — plan for and support their families.
Uniqlo, a Japanese clothing store, has become a darling in the US for its design and clean, cheery shopping experience. But some workers say that's possible because of a harsh company culture that imposes strict rules and mistreats employees.
Bolivian President Evo Morales is staking his bid for a third term on improving the lot of his poorest citizens. But many of those poor Bolivians work in mines, where conditions are deadly and there's little sign that anything is set to improve.
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.
The housing bust and the rising cost of gasoline are a global concern and in Spain, they're affecting a new group of unemployed -- construction workers, many of whom are immigrants brought in during the country's housing boom
American screen actors are locked in a labor dispute with major Hollywood studios and just last year, U.S. screenwriters went out on strike, and many European screenwriters look on with envy at the bargaining
Construction in Beijing is on hiatus for two months to control pollution for the Olympic Games. The measure has left tens of thousands of migrant workers on forced, unpaid vacation, as The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.
Spain has the highest jobless rate in Europe. And just how is the government proposing to deal with it? By floating a controversial plan to eliminate visas for foreign workers. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.
Shopkeepers in the main bazaar of Iran's capital, Tehran, shut down for the day on Sunday. They were protesting a sales tax imposed by Iran's president. The work stoppage worked -- the tax was suspended.