Mothers, Absent and Present

Not all mothers have the luxury of being “absent,” a reader writes. Also: A lawsuit against 16 elite schools; the heart of Christianity; jobs in manufacturing. 

#admissions-standards, #christians-and-christianity, #colleges-and-universities, #factories-and-manufacturing, #financial-aid-education, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #single-mothers, #women-and-girls

What the Supreme Court’s Vaccine Case Was Really About

The justices are turning around long-established law giving government agencies running room to do their jobs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #food-and-drug-administration, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Why There’s a Snowplow Driver Shortage

An upheaval in the labor force has affected the transportation sector, creating shortages of snow-clearing professionals as winter storms pummel the United States.

#american-assn-of-state-highway-and-transportation-officials, #bozeman-mont, #east-coast-us, #jefferson-county-colo, #labor-and-jobs, #national-academies-of-the-united-states, #snow-and-snowstorms, #transportation-research-board, #winter-season

When You’re Stuck in the Middle of a Workplace Battle

What do you do when your company’s leadership has essentially abdicated any culture-creating or policy-setting role to you?

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-selfcare

Millions Have Lost a Step Into the Middle Class, Researchers Say

The new figure points to the challenge for the majority of Americans who do not have a four-year college degree.

#accenture-ltd, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #nonprofit-organizations, #opportunitywork, #shortages, #vocational-training, #wages-and-salaries

Why Is Everyone So Angry? We Investigated.

The Times writer at large Sarah Lyall captured a national feeling with her recent article on consumer rage. She shares how the story came together.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #lyall-sarah, #restaurants, #shortages

Unionizing Starbucks, Inspired by Bernie Sanders

The liberal workers the company has long attracted are expanding a union campaign to other cities after a landmark victory in Buffalo.

#coffeehouses, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #sanders-bernard, #starbucks-corporation, #united-states-economy, #workers-united

Businesses are whipsawed again as the Supreme Court blocks OSHA’s vaccine mandate.

Companies must now decide whether to proceed with planned mandates without cover from the federal government.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #michaels-david-1954, #national-retail-federation, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

But the justices allowed a vaccination requirement for health care workers at facilities that receive federal money.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

For the Climate, Biden Must Be More Aggressive in Ending New Truck and Bus Emissions

To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles. 

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #canada, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #environmental-defense-fund, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #germany, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organized-labor, #quebec-province-canada, #respiratory-diseases, #states-us, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

Lionsgate Studios Yonkers Could Become the ‘Burbank of New York’

A new film and television facility, once fully open, will be ‘hands-down the largest in the Northeast,’ the leader of the project said.

#empire-state-development-corp, #labor-and-jobs, #lionsgate-studios-yonkers, #movies, #real-estate-commercial, #robert-halmi-jr, #television, #yonkers-ny

Economists Pin More Blame on Tech for Rising Inequality

Recent research underlines the central role that automation has played in widening disparities.

#acemoglu-daron, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #income-inequality, #innovation, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

A Fresh Defense of Free Trade

A prominent Republican economist admits that open markets have hurt some people. But tariffs, he says, aren’t the answer.

#cass-oren, #conservatism-us-politics, #customs-tariff, #hubbard-r-glenn, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #protectionism-trade

Barcelona Banks on Superyachts, Becoming a Hub

The city has become a hub for billionaires’ superyachts, banking on the strength of the “blue economy.”

#barcelona-spain, #boats-and-boating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #high-net-worth-individuals, #labor-and-jobs, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mediterranean-sea

Your Head of H.R. Is Now Basically the School Nurse

Vaccine mandates. Boosters. Exemptions. Testing protocol. Just a handful of public health questions that human resources departments now have to answer.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #human-resources, #labor-and-jobs, #workplace-environment

U.S. Sues Shop Owner Who Dumped 91,500 Pennies on Ex-Worker’s Driveway

The Labor Department said the owner of a Georgia auto-repair shop had retaliated against the former employee for reporting that he had not received his final paycheck.

#a-ok-walker-luxury-autoworks-peachtree-city-ga, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #peachtree-city-ga, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

No More Working for Jerks!

For almost two years, couches have been cubicles. Colleagues are instant message avatars. And people are reconsidering how much they should have to put up with from a boss.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executives-and-management-theory, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #working-from-home, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

December Jobs Report: U.S. Added 199,000 Jobs

The gain of 199,000 was the weakest of the year, but not for lack of demand: The unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, and wages increased.

#coronavirus-omicron-variant, #federal-reserve-system, #hiring-and-promotion, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #part-time-employment, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

Supreme Court to Hear Challenges to Biden Vaccine Mandates

Challengers say the administration exceeded its authority in requiring vaccines or testing at large employers and mandating vaccines for many health care workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

The Economic Case for Goldilocks

In 2021, policymakers actually got it mostly right.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment

As Omicron Infects Workers, Subway Service Suffers

With coronavirus cases surging, about 21 percent of subway operators and conductors were absent this week, leading transit officials to suspend three lines and change schedules on others.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #labor-and-jobs, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

What’s in Kathy Hochul’s Proposal on Housing, Economy and Climate

The proposals, released as part of Ms. Hochul’s first State of the State address, reflected her priorities as she prepares to run for a full term as governor.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coalition-for-the-homeless, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #hochul-kathleen-c, #homeless-persons, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city-environmental-justice-alliance, #new-york-state, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #reinvent-albany, #riders-alliance, #small-business, #state-of-the-state-message-nys, #subways, #transit-systems

Watch Kathy Hochul Give Her First State of the State Speech

Gov. Kathy Hochul was set to pledge $10 billion to boost the state’s decimated health care work force, and to direct funds to further combat gun violence.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #criminal-justice, #elections-governors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hochul-kathleen-c, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-of-the-state-message-nys, #taxation, #term-limits-political-office

Supply Chain Woes Prompt a New Push to Revive U.S. Factories

Companies are testing whether the United States can regain some of the manufacturing output it ceded in recent decades to China and other countries.

#america-knits, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #relocation-of-business, #southern-states-us, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy

How Burnout Affects Men

The intense public discussion of burnout during the pandemic has given too little attention to how men experience this problem.

#anxiety-and-stress, #emotions, #labor-and-jobs, #men-and-boys, #parenting

More Workers Quit Than Ever in November as U.S. Job Openings Remain Near a Record.

Government data for November shows the continuing disruption of the coronavirus in the labor market.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

Here’s What Readers Told Us About Customer Service Nightmares

Plus, some small glimmers of hope.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #labor-and-jobs, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #service-industries, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

What We Learned About the Economy in 2021

For once, the government tried overheating the economy. For better and worse, it succeeded.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #polls-and-public-opinion, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

De Blasio’s Costly Legacy: The Biggest City Work Force Ever

The budget soared under Mayor Bill de Blasio, who significantly expanded the size of New York City government. The next mayor, Eric Adams, might have to rein it in.

#adams-eric-l, #budgets-and-budgeting, #de-blasio-bill, #district-council-37, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #local-government, #new-york-city, #organized-labor

Air Travel Is No Holiday as Covid-19 and Winter Storms Cancel Flights

Airlines and passengers are ending the year with many of their plans upended. And New Year’s weekend may be bumpy, too.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #alaska-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #delays-transportation, #flight-attendants, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #labor-and-jobs, #pilots, #travel-and-vacations, #weather

Job Seekers Rethink How to Negotiate Salary

It’s now a common job interview question. It can also be a trap. Here’s how to answer.

#hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries

What Social Trends Told Us About the American Economy in 2021

“Hard pants,” R.T.O. and boomer burnout made for an eventful second pandemic year. They also taught us about the economic future.

#baby-boomers, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #generation-x, #generation-z, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #millennial-generation, #shutdowns-institutional, #supply-chain, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment

On Slaughterhouse Floor, Fear and Anger Remain

Workers say factories are still glossing over virus safety, as the meatpackers that dominate beef production harvest record profits.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jbs-sa, #labor-and-jobs, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Born and Raised in Pakistan, but Living in Legal Limbo

Pakistan has refused to grant the children of Afghan refugees full rights as citizens. A lack of identification documents limits their livelihoods and puts them at risk of deportation.

#afghanistan, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #karachi-pakistan, #khan-imran, #labor-and-jobs, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

The MIT Professor Defining What It Means to Live

With many companies now inching toward more humane pay, the question of how to define a living wage deserves broader public discussion.

#labor-and-jobs, #living-wage, #minimum-wage, #roosevelt-theodore, #wages-and-salaries

Stories From the Great American Labor Shortage: An Update

We speak to businesses scrambling to find workers — and the former employees unwilling to return to those jobs.

#audio-neutral-informative, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states

Policy Shortens Isolation Time for N.Y. Essential Workers Who Test Positive

The new policy, announced on Friday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, is meant to help keep the ranks of employees in key industries from being severely depleted.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hochul-kathleen-c, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-state, #quarantines

On Broadway, Newly Vital Understudies Step Into the Spotlight

As Omicron spreads, shows are relying on replacement actors more than ever. And productions without enough of them have had to cancel performances.

#actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #broadway-league, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #theater

When the Boss Says to Chillax

No executives want to see their staff burn out — and some are starting to take mandatory vacations as seriously as they take their work.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #european-union, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

U.S. Effort to Combat Forced Labor Targets Corporate China Ties

The Biden administration is expected to face scrutiny as it decides how to enforce a new ban on products made with forced labor in the Xinjiang region of China.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #cotton, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #global-warming, #house-of-representatives, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #senate, #solar-energy, #supply-chain, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

Amazon Reaches Labor Deal, Giving Workers More Power to Organize

The agreement’s national scope and its concessions to organizing go further than any previous settlement that the e-commerce giant has made.

#amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

PCE Index Hit Highest Level in November Since 1982

The Fed’s preferred inflation gauge, the Personal Consumption Expenditures index, climbed 5.7 percent in November from a year earlier.

#consumer-confidence-economic-indicator, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #powell-jerome-h, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states-economy

Why Even a 40% Tax Break Won’t Move Japan’s Employers to Raise Pay

The country’s prime minister says lifting long-stagnant wages would jump-start the sputtering economy. Companies call the plan a nonstarter.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #japan, #kishida-fumio, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries

As Workers Gain Pay Leverage, Nonprofits Can’t Keep Up

Schools and social assistance agencies face staffing shortages as they compete with businesses able to raise wages — and services are suffering.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #finances, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #nonprofit-organizations, #shortages, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

Supreme Court to Hold Special Hearing on Biden Vaccine Mandates

Challengers say vaccination or testing requirements at large employers and for health care workers were not authorized by Congress.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #supreme-court-us, #vaccination-and-immunization

Why Uber Won’t Call the Police

Ride-sharing rests on a promise of safety. What if one side isn’t keeping up their end of the bargain?

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #customer-relations, #labor-and-jobs, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil

National Guard Takes on New Roles in Understaffed Nursing Homes

In Minnesota, an ambitious initiative is training hundreds of Guard members to become certified nursing assistants and relieve burned out nursing home workers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #minnesota, #national-guard, #nursing-homes, #reserves-military, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #walz-tim

Architects Are the Latest White-Collar Workers Drawn to Unions

Saying they are overworked and underpaid, architects at a prominent New York firm want to unionize. Others could follow.

#american-institute-of-architects, #architecture, #international-assn-of-machinists, #labor-and-jobs, #manhattan-nyc, #organized-labor, #overtime, #paid-time-off, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shop-architects, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance

The New Get-Rich-Faster Job in Silicon Valley: Crypto Start-Ups

Tech executives and engineers are quitting Google, Meta, Amazon and other large companies for what they say is a once-in-generation opportunity with crypto.

#amazon-com-inc, #bitcoin-currency, #blockchain-technology, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #dorsey-jack, #entrepreneurship, #executive-compensation, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #marcus-david-a, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #social-media, #start-ups, #virtual-currency, #wages-and-salaries

Whiplash on U.S. Vaccine Mandate Leaves Employers ‘Totally Confused’

Companies are struggling to figure out what to do as legal battles and rising Covid cases complicate their plans. Even up in the air: What does “fully vaccinated” mean?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #food-and-drug-administration, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations