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VIAW Newswire 07.04.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Families Skeptical of Pratt Cancer Study Findings
For jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney, a long-simmering dispute over worker illnesses was settled by a massive 11-year study that found no elevated risk of brain cancer at its plants. But for dead workers’ relatives who first raised concerns years ago, the matter is far from closed.

Aging Workforce Changes Workers’ Compensation Trends
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – America’s aging workforce brings with it some valuable experience but it also comes with concerns over increased workplace injuries.

The Expendables: How The Temps Who Power Corporate Giants Are Getting Crushed
It’s 4:18 a.m. and the strip mall is deserted. But tucked in back, next to a closed-down video store, an employment agency is already filling up. Rosa Ramirez walks in, as she has done nearly every morning for the past six months. She signs in and sits down in one of the 100 or so blue plastic chairs that fill the office. Over the next three hours, dispatchers will bark out the names of who will work today. Rosa waits, wondering if she will make her rent.

Study Shows U.S. Employees Not Engaged at Work
The overwhelming majority of U.S. employees aren’t engaged at work, according to an ongoing Gallup study. In its most recent report, “The State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders,” the firm reported that 70 percent of workers aren’t reaching their potential in the office—and it’s affecting their performance as well as their employers’.

12 Reasons to Stop Multitasking
We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In today’s society, doing just one thing at a time seems downright luxurious, even wasteful.

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