Child Care Is Not the Place for Biden to Skimp

While the idiotic controversy over what constitutes infrastructure rages, the president should look to his former rivals to improve his family plan. 

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Boaz Weinstein Paid Little in Income Tax

The multimillionaire Boaz Weinstein disclosed why he paid no or little taxes for several years.

#corporate-social-responsibility, #farhadian-weinstein-tali, #federal-taxes-us, #high-net-worth-individuals, #labor-and-jobs, #shareholder-rights-and-activism, #weinstein-boaz-r

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As Lumber Prices Fall, the Threat of Inflation Loses Its Bite

Costs soared partly because of do-it-yourselfers’ spending stimulus checks, but a month of declines show that consumers aren’t about to trigger runaway increases.

#consumer-price-index, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #wood-and-wood-products

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New York Faces Lasting Economic Toll Even as Pandemic Passes

The city’s prosperity is heavily dependent on patterns of work and travel that may be irreversibly altered.

#commuting, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #travel-and-vacations, #unemployment

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‘I Quit My Job’ Is a Signal of Economic Recovery

With new opportunities and a different perspective as the pandemic eases, workers are choosing to leave their jobs in record numbers.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance

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Welcome to the ‘Life Is Too Short’ Economy

Why this labor economist isn’t worried about the job market — or inflation.

#inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy

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The American Renaissance Has Begun

During the pandemic, Americans have been asking existential questions about their lives; now they are changing them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #entrepreneurship, #labor-and-jobs, #relocation-of-business, #united-states-economy, #venture-capital, #wages-and-salaries

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How Unions and Small Business Can Fight Monopolies

Labor and small business were once natural allies against big business. They should join forces again.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #small-business

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‘Carelessly, Dishonestly and Inhumanely’: How Amazon Treats Its Workers

A former employee and others discuss its management system and high turnover rate. Also: Asian American identity; visas for Afghan interpreters.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #amazon-com-inc, #asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #visas

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After Coronavirus Pandemic and Brexit, UK Begins to See Worker Gaps

As the country’s economy restarts after months of closures, staffing shortages have emerged in some industries. The impact of leaving the European Union could be part of the problem.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #foreign-workers, #labor-and-jobs, #le-gavroche-london-england-restaurant, #london-england, #shortages

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The Fed Meets as Economic Data Offers Surprises and Mixed Signals

The central bank will release its policy statement on Wednesday, followed by a news conference with Chair Jerome H. Powell.

#consumer-price-index, #federal-reserve-system, #government-bonds, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #powell-jerome-h, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states-economy

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New York Is Getting $22 Billion in Federal Aid. How Should It Be Spent?

Business leaders warn the mayor that an influx of aid could be squandered on short-term programs that won’t help the unemployed.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #citizens-budget-commission, #city-council-nyc, #culture-arts, #de-blasio-bill, #federal-aid-us, #garcetti-eric-m, #income-inequality, #johnson-corey, #jones-austin-jennifer, #labor-and-jobs, #lightfoot-lori, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-board-of-new-york, #small-business, #tax-policy-center, #united-states-economy

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How to Have a Roaring 2020s (Without Wild Inflation)

Manage the boom, don’t fight it.

#inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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New Report Paints Bleak Picture of Diversity in the Music Industry

The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative examined 4,060 executives at six types of companies, and found 19.8 percent were from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

#annenberg-inclusion-initiative, #black-people, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #universal-music-group, #university-of-southern-california, #women-and-girls

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Five Takeaways About Amazon’s Employment Machine

Outsiders see a business success story for the ages. Many insiders see an employment system under strain.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #productivity, #wages-and-salaries

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A Fading Coal County Bets on Schools, but There’s One Big Hitch

Hard hit by the decline of mining, a rural area in West Virginia is trying to attract teachers in a comeback effort. What’s lacking are jobs for the graduates.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #education-k-12, #labor-and-jobs, #mcdowell-county-w-va, #population, #rural-areas, #teachers-and-school-employees

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To Fill Millions of Open Jobs, Many Workers Need More Than Skills

Helping people land good jobs with career paths takes more than skills training, labor experts say. Coaching, mentoring and other assistance are also needed.

#careers-and-professions, #coaches-and-managers, #goodwill-industries, #google-inc, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #markle-foundation, #microsoft-corp, #per-scholas-inc, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #vocational-training

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Why The New Yorker’s Stars Didn’t Join Its Union

The 96-year-old magazine, known for its revered writers and sophisticated audience, is being consumed by a labor dispute.

#collective-bargaining, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #magazines, #new-yorker, #newsguild, #newspaper-guild-the, #organized-labor, #remnick-david, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #writers-guild-of-america, #writing-and-writers

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What the Rich Don’t Want to Admit About the Poor

Why do we leave millions of people in poverty? The answer should make us uncomfortable.

#hamilton-darrick, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #poverty, #shortages, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Companies Are Still Grappling With Their Vaccination Policies

Companies are sending surveys, offering cash rewards and requiring disclosures to find out how much of their work force is vaccinated.

#bank-of-america-corporation, #equal-employment-opportunity-commission, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #labor-and-jobs, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walmart-stores-inc, #workplace-environment

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British Restaurants Are Battling a Staff Crisis, Worsened by Brexit

A shortage of workers is forcing restaurants to turn away eager customers and confront a bigger problem: how to make hospitality an industry where people want to work.

#foreign-workers, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #restaurants

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Europe’s Summer of Recovery Is More Fragile Than It Looks

An anticipated surge of tourism in Portugal is suddenly not at all certain — a symbol of the global economy’s continued struggle with pandemic uncertainty.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-union, #eurozone, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #recession-and-depression, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #wages-and-salaries

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A Little More Remote Work Could Change Rush Hour a Lot

Peak commute time has long ruled our lives, our cities, our tax dollars. But it doesn’t have to.

#commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #roads-and-traffic, #telecommuting

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Huge Paydays for C.E.O.s, as Gap With Workers Widened

The gap between workers and C.E.O.s widened during the pandemic as public companies granted top executives some of the richest pay packages ever.

#airbnb, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #chesky-brian, #doordash-mobile-app, #equilar, #executive-compensation, #iac-interactivecorp, #karp-alex, #labor-and-jobs, #levin-joseph, #musk-elon, #opendoor-open-door-labs-inc, #palantir-technologies, #richison-chad, #shareholder-rights-and-activism, #su-lisa-1969, #tesla-motors-inc, #varner-michael, #wages-and-salaries, #wu-eric-c-1982, #xu-tony

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May 2021 Consumer Price Index Shows Fastest Inflation Since 2008

The Consumer Price Index showed the strongest year-over-year reading since 2008, and a core index popped the most since 1992.

#consumer-price-index, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #powell-jerome-h, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Ambassador Tai to Outline Biden’s Goal of Worker-Focused Trade Policy

The U.S. trade representative will call for stronger worker protections in trade policy as the administration looks to curb the negative impact of globalization.

#canada, #china, #forced-labor, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #mexico, #north-america, #tai-katherine-1974, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement

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Are Vets and Pharmacists Showing How to Make Careers Work for Moms?

The big problem for professional women isn’t old-fashioned discrimination. It’s bigger than that — but there is a way forward.

#children-and-childhood, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #veterinary-medicine, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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How Billionaires Used Tax Loopholes to Save Billions

A bombshell report raises questions about the tax bills of the wealthy.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #federal-taxes-us, #icahn-carl-c, #income-tax, #labor-and-jobs, #musk-elon, #soros-george

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Uber and Lyft Ramp Up Efforts to Shield Business Model

Gig economy companies are backing state laws in New York and elsewhere that would cement drivers’ status as contractors in exchange for a union.

#car-pooling-and-ride-sharing, #collective-bargaining, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #lyft-inc, #new-york-state, #organized-labor, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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New Yorker Employees Stage Protest Outside Anna Wintour’s Townhouse

After more than two years of negotiations with the magazine’s parent company, Condé Nast, more than 100 demonstrators marched on the editorial director’s quiet block.

#ars-technica, #conde-nast-publications-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #magazines, #new-yorker, #newsguild, #organized-labor, #pitchfork-media, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #wintour-anna

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How to Keep the Economy Booming — And Meet the Demand for Workers

Rising demand must be met by rising supply.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hayek-friedrich-a, #keynes-john-maynard, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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From Appetizers to Tuition, Incentives to Job Seekers Grow

Employers are finding ways to get applicants in the door, and to retain employees once they’re hired.

#applebees-international, #chuck-e-cheese, #employee-fringe-benefits, #hiring-and-promotion, #jbs-sa, #labor-and-jobs, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #omni-hotels, #wages-and-salaries, #waste-management-inc

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To Fight Climate Change, Replace Fossil Fuels at Home and Work

To slow global warming, we need to electrify vast parts of our economy and power it with clean energy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #home-appliances, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy

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Employers Are Begging for Workers. Maybe That’s a Good Thing.

The political scientist Jamila Michener discusses employer panic, America’s poverty addiction and the messy politics of work.

#labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Cost of Being an ‘Interchangeable Asian’

At some top companies, Asian Americans are overrepresented in midlevel roles and underrepresented in leadership. The root of this workplace inequality could stem from the all-too-common experience of being confused for someone else.

#asian-americans, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #names-personal, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Yellen Won a Global Tax Deal. Now She Must Sell It to Congress.

The Treasury secretary worked with finance ministers from the G7 to win support for a global minimum tax. But selling the idea to Republican lawmakers will not be easy.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #corporate-taxes, #federal-taxes-us, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yellen-janet-l

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Republicans, Don’t Ignore the Evidence on ‘Labor Shortages’

The latest jobs report shows just how misguided their plans to cut unemployment benefits are.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #shortages, #unemployment-insurance, #wages-and-salaries

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Naomi Osaka and the Cost of Ambition

Naomi Osaka has given a public face to a growing, and long overdue, revolt.

#anxiety-and-stress, #labor-and-jobs, #osaka-naomi-1997, #womens-rights

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Workers Are Gaining Leverage Over Employers Right Before Our Eyes

“Employers are becoming much more cognizant that yes, it’s about money, but also about quality of life.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #unemployment, #wages-and-salaries

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Federal Unemployment Aid Is Now a Political Lightning Rod

Republican-led states are cutting off relief months ahead of schedule, citing openings aplenty. Some jobless workers face hardships and tough choices.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #labor-and-jobs, #republican-party, #states-us, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Biden Says Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Will Expire Soon

As Republicans blame enhanced unemployment insurance for slower-than-expected job gains, the White House stresses that the benefit will expire in September as planned.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #federal-reserve-system, #labor-and-jobs, #republican-party, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Was the Jobs Report Good? It’s in the Eye of the Beholder.

With Americans divided over who bears credit for the economic recovery, we spoke with our reporter Ben Casselman about the latest job numbers.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Jobs Report Shows Why Some Unemployment Is Here to Stay

The unemployed and potential employers are like single people at a giant mixer — there are opportunities, but most won’t find the perfect match right away.

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

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May 2021 Jobs Report: U.S. Adds 559,000 to Payrolls

Many employers report having trouble finding applicants. Economists say the labor market may simply need time to get sorted out.

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

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At Grocery Stores, It’s Hard Work Picking Your Online Order

The technology needed to fulfill orders is costly for stores, and the workers who pick items off the shelves often feel the pressure of being tracked.

#delivery-services, #e-commerce, #instacart, #kroger-company, #labor-and-jobs, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #wearable-computing

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Hot Vax Summer Is Looking Lukewarm

The latest jobs report suggests that getting the economy back up to speed is not going to be effortless.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Here Are Some Tips for Teenagers on Landing a Summer Job

Openings abound now but may go quickly, so it’s wise to submit applications soon. And don’t wear jeans and a T-shirt to the interview.

#american-camp-assn, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #income-tax, #labor-and-jobs, #personal-finances, #summer-season

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Biden’s Covid Recovery Package Could Hinge on Tomorrow’s Job’s Report

Hint: The employment figures only tell part of the story.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #gross-domestic-product, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #southern-states-us, #summers-lawrence-h, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Wage Growth Is Holding Up in Aftermath of the Economic Crash

The pay increases are giving Democrats a bragging point. But it comes with risks: Gains could fade, or spark quicker price inflation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-reserve-bank-of-atlanta, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #savings, #service-industries, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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How to Track the United States’ Economic Recovery

The ebbing of the pandemic has brought price increases, supply bottlenecks and labor shortages. Key indicators will show whether it’s just a stage.

#consumer-behavior, #consumer-price-index, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #part-time-employment, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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