FACTORY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FACTORY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57836146-79/workers-trade-factory-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57836146-79/workers-trade-factory-security.html.csp">Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T09:53:05.544-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 09:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world’s largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute. More than 40,000 workers went on strike this week against Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd., bringing production to a halt at the manufacturer, which makes shoes for companies including Nike and Adidas. About 1,000 work...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578361462014-04-18T09:53:05.544-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-18T09:53:05.544-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836146@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:53:05 MDT Worker strike snowballs at Nike, Adidas shoe factory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831994-79/strike-workers-china-chinese.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57831994-79/strike-workers-china-chinese.html.csp">Worker strike snowballs at Nike, Adidas shoe factory</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DIDI TANG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T11:06:44.359-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 11:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • A strike at the Chinese factories of the world’s biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China. Workers in the southern city of Dongguan want Taiwanese-owned Yu Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd., which makes shoes for companies such as Nike and Adidas, to make social security contributions required by Chinese law and meet other demands. They’ve been striking in i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578319942014-04-17T11:06:44.359-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T11:06:44.359-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57831994@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:06:44 MDT U.S. factory output extended solid gains in March http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826479-79/february-percent-factory-march.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826479-79/february-percent-factory-march.html.csp">U.S. factory output extended solid gains in March</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T07:55:02.057-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 07:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture, clothing, chemicals and aerospace products. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that factory production rose 0.5 percent in March after a revised 1.4 percent surge in February. Manufacturing output has climbed a solid 2.8 percent over the past 12 months. Higher factory output is a sign of greater dema...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578264792014-04-16T07:55:02.057-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T07:55:02.057-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826479@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:55:02 MDT Workers strike at company that makes Nike, Adidas, other brand-name shoes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57822169-79/workers-company-strike-factory.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57822169-79/workers-company-strike-factory.html.csp">Workers strike at company that makes Nike, Adidas, other brand-name shoes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KELVIN CHAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T20:26:40.108-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 08:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hong Kong • Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Yue Yuen, the world’s largest maker of athletic footwear for brands such as Nike and Adidas, are striking in a dispute over benefits. A worker said more than 10,000 employees at Yue Yuen Industrial’s plant in the southern province of Guangdong joined the strike on Tuesday. The number could not be independently verified. A company spokesman could not be reached for comment. The Taiwanese owned company, which employs about 60,000 workers in the Don...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578221692014-04-15T20:26:40.108-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T20:26:40.108-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Factory orders rose 1.6 percent in February, the most in five months, following declines of 1 percent in January and 2 percent in December, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. The February gain reflected a rebound in orders for commercial aircraft and autos. Orders in both categories had fallen for two consecutive months before reboundin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577639212014-04-02T09:29:02.975-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T09:29:02.975-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57763921@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:29:02 MDT Group needs $1.5M to save Rosie the Riveter plant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57743385-68/plant-war-save-group.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57743385-68/plant-war-save-group.html.csp">Group needs $1.5M to save Rosie the Riveter plant</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T13:15:47.17-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 01:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • A group trying to save the Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter became an icon of American female empowerment during World War II said Friday that it must raise $1.5 million in the next few weeks to save the site from being demolished. Those behind the Save the Bomber Plant campaign said they have raised $6.5 million of the $8 million they need by May 1 to buy the Willow Run Bomber Plant west of Detroit. They want to convert the factory where Rose Will Monroe and other workers ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57743385@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:15:47 MDT U.S. factory output rose in Feb. by most in 6 months http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693449-79/percent-january-output-production.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693449-79/percent-january-output-production.html.csp">U.S. factory output rose in Feb. by most in 6 months</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> THE ASSOCIATED PRESS</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T09:13:24.11-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • U.S. factory output rebounded strongly in February after harsh winter storms caused a steep drop-off in production in January. Manufacturers produced more autos, home electronics and chemicals. The Federal Reserve said Monday that factory production surged 0.8 percent, nearly reversing a 0.9 percent plunge in January that was due mainly to weather. February’s gain was the largest in six months. The figures suggest that factories are poised to boost output and drive more economic gro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693449@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:13:24 MDT Kristof: Exposing the horrors of factory farms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57574306-82/pigs-farms-crates-gestation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57574306-82/pigs-farms-crates-gestation.html.csp">Kristof: Exposing the horrors of factory farms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS KRISTOF</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T16:42:54.93-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 04:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Modern factory farms have so much wrong with them, but a starting point is the practice of turning pigs into cannibals. A video, taken secretly by an undercover worker and scheduled to be released Thursday by the Humane Society of the United States, pulls back the curtain on the banal brutality of a huge hog operation in Kentucky called Iron Maiden Farms (which declined to comment). The video shows barns filled with hogs jammed so tightly into tiny individual pens that they can’t move, chewing f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57574306@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:42:54 MDT