To Do Politics or Not Do Politics? Tech Start-Ups Are Divided

Coinbase, Expensify, Soylent, Clubhouse and others are embroiled in a culture war over politics and the workplace.

#clubhouse-mobile-app, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #entrepreneurship, #expensify-inc, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #presidential-election-of-2020, #silicon-valley-calif, #social-media, #soylent, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #workplace-environment

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What Counts as Race Discrimination? A Suit Against JPMorgan Is a Test

A former employee accuses JPMorgan Chase of failing to stop what she said was racially driven bullying. The bank says race had nothing to do with it.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-people, #dimon-james, #discrimination, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #labor-and-jobs, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-environment

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The Strand Calls for Help, and Book Lovers Answer

“It’s awkward because the track record for the ownership here is not great,” one customer said. “But it’s also an institution. My parents shopped here.”

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #labor-and-jobs, #manhattan-nyc, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #strand-bookstore-manhattan-ny

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How the Virus Slowed the Booming Wind Energy Business

Renewable energy developers have struggled to finish projects as the pandemic disrupts construction and global supply chains.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #edf-renewables, #electricite-de-france-edf, #energy-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #milligan-neb, #nebraska, #wind-power

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Why N.Y.C.’s Economic Recovery May Lag the Rest of the Country’s

More than one million residents are out of work, and the unemployment rate is nearly double the national average.

#building-service-employees, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #local-32bj, #new-school, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #zandi-mark

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Trump’s Manufacturing Promises Disappoint as Economy Sours

Foxconn’s failure to deliver on a Wisconsin project underscores the limits of the president’s power to make companies bend to his will.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-taxes, #customs-tariff, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #presidential-election-of-2020, #relocation-of-business, #steel-and-iron, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #united-states-economy

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In South Korea, Draft Resisters Still Go to Prison. But Now It’s a Job.

A court ruled that conscientious objectors must be allowed to serve their country in other ways. The government says they’ll still have to do so behind prison walls.

#conscientious-objectors, #decisions-and-verdicts, #defense-and-military-forces, #draft-and-recruitment-military, #jehovahs-witnesses, #labor-and-jobs, #prisons-and-prisoners, #south-korea, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Oil Industry Expresses Concern, Not Alarm, About Biden Comments

After the candidate called for a “transition” away from oil and gas, executives said the country would need fossil fuels for decades to come.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #coal, #debates-political, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pennsylvania, #presidential-election-of-2020, #shale, #texas, #united-states

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It’s a Ballot Fight for Survival for Gig Companies Like Uber

A group that also includes Lyft and DoorDash has spent nearly $200 million to support a California proposition that could save them from a new labor law.

#california, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #doordash-mobile-app, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #instacart, #khosrowshahi-dara, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #mobile-applications, #political-advertising, #postmates-inc, #uber-technologies-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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What Will New York Real Estate Look Like Next Year?

City planners, developers and local officials weigh in on how the pandemic could change the city’s housing markets, land use and policy.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #elections-mayors, #gentrification, #labor-and-jobs, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Appeals Court Says Uber and Lyft Must Treat California Drivers as Employees

The ruling adds new urgency to a ballot measure in the state that would exempt the companies from a new labor law intended to give gig workers more employment rights.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #uber-technologies-inc

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Trump Issues Order Giving Him More Leeway to Hire and Fire Federal Workers

The move would give the president greater freedom to weed out what he sees as a “deep state” bureaucracy. The executive order, which could be rescinded if he is not re-elected, was condemned by civil service unions.

#american-federation-of-government-employees, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #mcentee-john, #office-of-management-and-budget-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-office-of-presidential-personnel

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Making a New Start in a Business of Their Own

Whether because of layoffs or a desire for a new challenge, older people are becoming entrepreneurs at an increasing rate.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #entrepreneurship, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #retirement

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Your Work Friends Knew Exactly What Kind of Week You’d Had

A future without chats in the office kitchen seems pretty lonely.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #labor-and-jobs, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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After the Pandemic, a Revolution in Education and Work Awaits

Providing more Americans with portable health care, portable pensions and opportunities for lifelong learning is what politics needs to be about post-Nov. 3.

#e-learning, #education, #infosys-technologies-ltd, #innovation, #jobs-steven-p, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #united-states

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Six Enormous Hot-Dog-Shaped Vehicles Travel America, Spreading Only Brand Awareness and Joy

A pandemic cannot stop either marketing or human emotions.

#automobiles, #careers-and-professions, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #your-feed-selfcare

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Mask Mandate? In a Montana Town, It ‘Puts Us at Odds With Customers’

In Hamilton, business owners are walking a tightrope between keeping people safe from the coronavirus and not driving them away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hamilton-mont, #labor-and-jobs, #masks, #montana, #restaurants, #small-business

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Migrant Farmworkers Under Lockdown: ‘You’re Practically a Slave’

The guest workers have been restricted to avoid contracting or spreading Covid-19. ‘I never expected to lose my freedom,’ said one, but it has successfully kept down infection rates.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-workers, #labor-and-jobs, #lipman-family-farms-llc, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #quarantines, #temporary-employment, #tomatoes, #virginia

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Remote but Inclusive for Years, and Now Showing Other Companies How

Ultranauts has been developing creative ways to hire, manage and motivate a far-flung and diverse work force for seven years.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #autism, #computers-and-the-internet, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #start-ups

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A Regulatory Rush by Federal Agencies to Secure Trump’s Legacy

With the president’s re-election in doubt, cabinet departments are scrambling to finish dozens of new rules affecting millions of Americans.

#air-pollution, #dudley-susan-e, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #murray-patty, #nessel-dana, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #schaitberger-harold-a, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transportation, #transportation-department-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Unemployed Workers Built Up Some Savings. Then the $600 Stimulus Checks Stopped

Anonymized bank data shows what happened next, as balances shrank and hopes dimmed for action from Washington.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #credit-and-debt, #labor-and-jobs, #savings, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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As Open Enrollment Begins, Health Benefits May Not Change Much

Costs are expected to rise about 4 to 5 percent, in line with increases in recent years, as employers seek to avoid adding to their workers’ stress.

#content-type-service, #employee-fringe-benefits, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #healthcare-gov, #labor-and-jobs, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #personal-finances, #supreme-court-us, #unemployment

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Donald Trump’s Fake Populism

The president tricked working-class voters. But the problems he railed about are real.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Jobless Workers Built Up Some Savings. Then the $600 Checks Stopped.

Anonymized bank data shows what happened next, as balances shrank and hopes dimmed for action from Washington.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #credit-and-debt, #labor-and-jobs, #savings, #unemployment, #united-states-economy

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Unemployment Claims Rise Anew in Latest Sign of Economic Distress

Hopes for a rebound of the American economy have been clouded by layoffs, a surge in virus cases and a lack of fresh federal aid.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #states-us, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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How United Airlines Is Trying to Plan Around a Pandemic

The airline has to figure out which planes to stash in the desert and which ones to park at airports without knowing when demand will recover.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Mothers are the ‘Shock Absorbers’ of Our Society

The pandemic is forcing moms out of work at great financial, societal and marital costs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #unemployment, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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Manhattan Emptied Out During the Pandemic. But Big Tech Is Moving In.

The four companies known as Big Tech — Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google — now have more than 22,000 employees in the city, with thousands added just this year.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #mongodb-inc, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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Google Employees Are Free to Speak Up. Except on Antitrust.

A company operating in the shadow of government regulators has some very particular rules about what workers can say about it.

#alphabet-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-mail, #google-inc, #justice-department, #labor-and-jobs, #pichai-sundar, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #search-engines

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Why Are Schools Closed if Child Care Centers Are Open?

School is (whisper it) a form of child care. Child care, at its best, fosters children’s development. So how did we come to treat them so differently?

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting

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California, Reject Prop 22

Gig workers deserve the dignity of fair compensation.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #doordash-mobile-app, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #khosrowshahi-dara, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #paid-time-off, #uber-eats, #wages-and-salaries

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Their Bosses Asked Them to Lead Diversity Reviews. Guess Why.

When corporations try to belatedly address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, they often drop the responsibility on their few Black employees.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #race-and-ethnicity

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Are Amazon Jobs Worth 1,400 Loads of Traffic? French Region Is Split

The picturesque Gard desperately needs more employment. But environmentalists are pushing back at what they see as a looming blight.

#amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #fournes-france, #france, #gard-france, #labor-and-jobs, #pollution, #roads-and-traffic, #unemployment

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Europe’s Economic Recovery Is a Summer Memory

As the coronavirus resumes spreading rapidly across the continent, hopes for an economic revival have given way to diminished expectations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #euro-currency, #europe, #eurozone, #france, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #italy, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #politics-and-government, #recession-and-depression, #stimulus-economic, #wages-and-salaries

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Protests Spread Across Indonesia Over Jobs Law

The government hopes the measure will draw investment. Labor leaders say that workers’ protections will be slashed, particularly for women.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #foreign-investments, #indonesia, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #strikes

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Workers With Health Insurance Face Rising Out-of-Pocket Costs

A new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows annual premiums for a family now top $21,000, and deductibles have more than doubled since 2010.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #kaiser-family-foundation, #labor-and-jobs, #your-feed-healthcare

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The Stars of Black LinkedIn Have Had It With Corporate Racism

The tamest social network has become a thriving outlet for Black users to call out marginalization in the workplace — and on LinkedIn itself.

#black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #linkedin-corporation, #microsoft-corp, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media, #workplace-environment

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Pandemic Exposes Holes in Sweden’s Generous Social Welfare State

Decades of budget-cutting and market reforms laid the ground for a wave of death in Swedish nursing homes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #labor-and-jobs, #nursing-homes, #politics-and-government, #sweden, #taxation, #wages-and-salaries

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New Stimulus Hopes Fade While Economic Risks Grow

President Trump cut off negotiations over a new aid package on Tuesday. Economists of all stripes agree that could be a costly mistake.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #federal-aid-us, #federal-taxes-us, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #republican-party, #small-business, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Parenting Was Never Meant to Be This Isolating

Nuclear families have always relied on a community for practical support.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #women-and-girls

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Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers

Four weeks before the election, the Trump administration has announced stricter rules for the H-1B visa program, which U.S. companies have long valued.

#foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #visas, #wages-and-salaries

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‘The Coal Industry Is Back,’ Trump Proclaimed. It Wasn’t.

The demise of coal-fired power plants in Arizona and Kentucky shows how the president, despite promises to restore jobs, failed to counter the forces decimating the industry.

#arizona, #bureau-of-reclamation, #cameron-scott-j, #coal, #craft-joseph-w-iii, #environmental-protection-agency, #gosar-paul-1958, #grand-canyon-ariz, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #interior-department, #jewell-sally, #kentucky, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #lazard-llc, #mcconnell-mitch, #mines-and-mining, #murray-energy-corp, #murray-robert-e, #navajo-generating-station, #navajo-indians, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #prine-john, #pruitt-scott, #shutdowns-institutional, #solar-energy, #tennessee-valley-authority, #trump-donald-j, #united-mine-workers-of-america, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wehrum-william-l, #wheeler-andrew-r, #zinke-ryan-1961

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Why Did Hundreds of Thousands of Women Drop Out of the Workforce?

In some families buckling under the caregiving burden, the lower wage earner is leaving the workforce. Usually that’s the wife.

#labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy, #work-life-balance

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Workers Face Permanent Job Losses as the Virus Persists

Soon, a wave of people will have been out of work for more than six months, the threshold for long-term unemployment.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment

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The Pandemic Depression Is Over. The Pandemic Recession Has Just Begun.

Signs of a slower, grinding recovery sure look familiar.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment

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Three Decades After Reunification, Germans Wonder: How United Are We?

With Germany now an established, reunified democracy, it is taking stock of what is working and what still needs work, especially as the economy continues to lag in the former East.

#alternative-for-germany, #berlin-wall, #east-germany, #germany, #labor-and-jobs, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #university-college-london, #women-and-girls

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As Trump’s Diagnosis Spooks G.O.P., Pelosi Projects Optimism on Stimulus Deal

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president’s positive coronavirus test could change the dynamic and produce an agreement on additional pandemic relief, but a compromise remained elusive.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #pelosi-nancy, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Jobs Report Shows Further Slowdown in U.S. Economic Recovery

Payrolls grew last month, but permanent layoffs are rising, the labor force is contracting, and fewer women are employed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #women-and-girls

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It’s Time for Diners to Ask the Servers: How Are You Doing?

As indoor dining returns to New York, the danger to restaurant workers increases. So does the need to protect them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants

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Indians Firms May Benefit From Trump’s H-1B Limits

As the president clashes with the courts, some companies and investors say tougher limits on temporary work visas will help push jobs overseas.

#computers-and-the-internet, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #outsourcing, #telecommuting, #visas

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