Yuki Noguchi http://kccu.org en Postal Workers Protest At Staples Over Shift In Jobs http://kccu.org/post/postal-workers-protest-staples-over-shift-jobs U.S. postal workers took to the streets Thursday to protest in front of Staples office supply stores around the country. At issue is a decision to open Postal Service counters in Staples stores — something they say is siphoning away union jobs.<p>The postal workers' grievances come as their employer faces pressures to find new avenues of business.<p>Both the American Postal Workers Union and the leadership of the U.S. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 54964 at http://kccu.org Postal Workers Protest At Staples Over Shift In Jobs Online Sales Taxes Shift Consumer Behavior, Study Shows http://kccu.org/post/online-sales-taxes-shift-consumer-behavior-study-shows Technically, consumers are supposed to pay taxes on things they buy online. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 54796 at http://kccu.org Online Sales Taxes Shift Consumer Behavior, Study Shows When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job http://kccu.org/post/when-being-pregnant-also-means-being-out-job The workplace has become a more understanding place for pregnant women or new moms these days. Many companies now have lactation rooms and offer more liberal maternity and paternity leave policies than in years past.<p>But for some women, pregnancy can still be a career liability.<p>Heather Myers was fresh out of high school and working at a Wal-Mart in Salina, Kan., in 2006 when she found out she was pregnant. She kept a water bottle with her on the sales floor, as her doctor recommended. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:12:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 54534 at http://kccu.org When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business http://kccu.org/post/when-divorce-leads-happily-ever-after-small-business Married couples in America co-own 3.7 million small businesses, according to the Census Bureau, and the arrangement can be fruitful when both marriage and business are going well. But what happens when it doesn't? Most of the time, when the love dies, the business relationship ends, too.<p>But that's not always the case.<p>Take Rhonda Sanderson and her ex-husband. They divorced the way many do, fighting over money and various other things. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:27:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 54472 at http://kccu.org When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business Can't Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead http://kccu.org/post/cant-ask-some-job-interviewers-go-social-media-instead Many of Don Kluemper's management students at the University of Illinois at Chicago have had this experience: After going on a job interview, they sometimes receive "friend" requests from their interviewers.<p>It puts the students in a bind, he says. They fear that not accepting the request might hurt their job chances, but they also feel compelled to scrub their profiles before accepting.<p>"They didn't know why they were being friended," Kluemper says. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 54200 at http://kccu.org Can't Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead