After decades of exploiting football players as highly inexpensive labor, the clock may be officially ticking on the NCAA. Last year, it was the class action lawsuit settled out of court between college football players (past and present) and EA Sports for video game royalties. The Ed O'Bannon law ... More >>
TaShawn Thomas dreams of one day becoming a professional after college. He's a junior and a forward on the University of Houston's men's basketball team. Without his scholarship he wouldn't be in college, he says. With the money he receives his housing and food are paid for. Still, he thinks it wou ... More >>
Calling your boss a dick on Facebook might no longer be a fireable offense (but I wouldn't test it).
The National Labor Relations Board, through a series of new rules governing small business and social media, has provided greater protections for employees who speak out against employers online. Expanding existing rules, the NLRB said, "workers have a right to discuss work conditions freely and wit ... More >>
Also forgot his "no more debates" plan.When you've provided the signature moment of your doomed campaign in a national debate, what do you do? Try to make some money off it. Rick Perry stumbled badly -- like Gerald Ford badly, like Admiral Stockdale badly -- in last night's GOP debate. He c ... More >>
What is she... Is she literally pouring herself a glass of wine?A few weeks back, I saw a Tweet from my friend Melissa, who found herself alternately captivated and horrified by what she'd come across in her local Kroger. It was a sign advertising a line of Pinot Grigio from Ramona Singer (ab ... More >>
Buh-Bye, Garner; Nice Work?; Union Station
A cruise is a great way to take a break — as long as you're not belowdecks
Labor pains flare in a worker's fight with Wal-Mart
Musicians and management of the Houston Symphony battle over a budget that won’t stay in the black
When the weight can't come down, the linemen do
A January walkout fails to bring representation to Quietflex
Immigrant Hispanic workers at Quietflex spoke out. Now their struggle may reshape organized labor in Houston.
Did the petrochemical giant fudge the facts to get rid of a pesky worker?
A court victory for laid-off Latino workers spotlights the harsh conditions in Houston's surplus of small plastics plants
Can Drayton McLane bring Houston a World Series champion on a budget? Can Houston support major-league baseball to Drayton McLane's satisfaction? It's time to find out.
The employees of Allied Fibers came to America looking for work and freedom. They found work.