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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Bureau of Labor Statistics" ...
This report explores how long-term economic forces in Oregon are redrawing the state map, resulting in political gridlock and conflicting views on how best to compete in the global economy. By analyzing a database they created using statistics from the Census, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the state Employment Data, the team from the Oregonian outlined nine distinctive regions in the state. Coupled with extensive interviews from people, the information showed how each of these regions exhibits its owns values, economic approach and political outlook.
Mother Jones looks at the meatpacking industry, which is described by the Bureau of Labor statistics as "the nation's most dangerous occupation." In Texas, meatpacking is even more dangerous because the local government has laws that protect businesses, not workers.
The story looks at the booming staff-leasing industry that is "outsourcing liability for American companies - and leaving workers in the lurch." Leased employees can be hired and fired at will, and often get unfair benefits and pensions, the report finds. Legal ambiguities, including uncertainty about who the actual employer is, permit companies to additionally erode the rights of the employees. The statistics quoted in the story show that today more than 1,700 firms lease 2 million to 3 million workers.
Tags: National association of Professional Employer Organization; OSHA; workers' compensation; unions; retirement; Kelly; Manpower; Department of Labor; Bureau of Labor Statistics; National Association of Temporary Staffing Services
The Washington Monthly examines the effectiveness of The Sheriff's Labor Assistance Program (SLAP) administered in New Jersey. The program allows offenders to serve their jail time on weekends, while keeping their jobs and maintain their families. At times when nationwide millions of convicted criminals are ignoring their punishment, SLAP enhances collection of fines from offenders, decreases the recidivism rate, and saves jail costs to the state, the story reveals. Some participants, however, have complained that it makes good use of "public shaming," and have felt embarrassed to work on county projects dressed in conspicuous orange jerseys.
Southern Exposure investigates child labor in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there are 5 million youth in the work force, but the agency does not collect data on those under 15. Farm work is notably unregulated when it comes to young workers, leaving many children working in situations detrimental to their social and educational development, health, and their lives.(Fall/ Winter 1995)