In N.C.A.A. Case, Supreme Court Backs Payments to Student-Athletes

The N.C.A.A. argued that the payments were a threat to amateurism and that barring them did not violate the antitrust laws.

#colleges-and-universities, #decisions-and-verdicts, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #student-athlete-compensation, #supreme-court-us, #wages-and-salaries

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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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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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New Yorker Union Reaches Deal With Condé Nast After Threatening to Strike

Condé Nast, the venerable magazine’s parent company, agreed to a minimum salary of $60,000 by April 2023, the union said. The deal also covers workers at the digital publications Ars Technica and Pitchfork.

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

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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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Here’s Why Uber Prices Are Soaring and You Can’t Find a Cab

The number of drivers and for-hire cars on the streets plunged during the pandemic, frustrating those seeking rides as the city starts to recover.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cotton-rick, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #new-york-taxi-workers-alliance, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Republican Filibuster Blocks Pay Equity Bill in the Senate

In a vote choreographed to fail, Democrats tried to bring to the Senate floor a bill to make it easier to sue over compensation discrimination, hoping to make the case to end the filibuster.

#filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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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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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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U.S. Aid to Central America Hasn’t Slowed Migration. Can Kamala Harris?

A stark reality faces the vice president as she visits the region: Expanding aid programs have failed to stem migration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #foreign-aid, #guatemala, #harris-kamala-d, #immigration-and-emigration, #wages-and-salaries

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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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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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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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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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Here Are The 5 Ways 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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Americans Don’t Want to Return to Lousy Low Wage Jobs

But it’s helping people finally be picky about turning down lousy jobs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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To Motivate Workers, Republican Governors Experiment With Pain

Why does the federal government tolerate stingy state unemployment programs?

#labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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The Luckiest Workers in America? Teenagers.

Teens are picking up jobs — and higher wages — as companies scramble to hire. But that trend could have a downside.

#education-k-12, #employee-fringe-benefits, #foreign-workers, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries, #youth

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Uber and Lyft Surges: What to Know

The companies say they are charging extra because they don’t have enough drivers to match rebounding customer demand.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #mobile-applications, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #uber-technologies-inc, #unemployment-insurance, #wages-and-salaries

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What Digital Nomads Need to Know About Taxes Abroad

Working remotely while abroad has obvious appeal. But the tax consequences vary depending on where you go. Here’s what to know.

#americans-abroad, #aruba, #barbados, #bermuda, #cayman-islands, #content-type-service, #corporate-taxes, #costa-rica, #estonia, #federal-taxes-us, #iceland, #mauritius, #mexico, #taxation, #telecommuting, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

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New Zealanders Are Flooding Home. Will the Old Problems Push Them Back Out?

More than 50,000 have escaped the pandemic by moving back, offering the country a rare chance to regain talented citizens. But they are confronting entrenched housing and employment challenges.

#affordable-housing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #new-zealand, #wages-and-salaries

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Defying Critics, Biden and Federal Reserve Insist Economic Recovery Remains on Track

Confidence from the White House runs counter to warnings from Republicans, some investors and even a few liberal economists.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #polls-and-public-opinion, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Is It Time to Panic About Inflation? Ask These 5 Questions First.

Focus on exactly how and why prices are changing over time, and how these shifts might affect you.

#content-type-service, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Met Opera Protest: Unions Rally Against Proposed Pay Cuts

The Metropolitan Opera hopes to reopen in September after its long pandemic closure, but simmering labor tensions have called that date into question.

#american-federation-of-musicians, #american-guild-of-musical-artists, #claffey-james-j-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gelb-peter, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #metropolitan-opera, #new-york-city, #opera, #organized-labor, #wages-and-salaries

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McDonald’s Will Raise Wages at Company-Owned Restaurants

The fast-food company is raising wages at company-owned restaurants, but the move still falls short of demands for a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

#fast-food-industry, #fight-for-15, #labor-and-jobs, #mcdonalds-corporation, #minimum-wage, #wages-and-salaries

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Middle-Class Pay Lost Pace. Is Washington to Blame?

A new paper by liberal economists presents evidence that policymakers helped hold down wages for four decades.

#bivens-josh, #economic-policy-institute, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #income, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #mishel-lawrence, #productivity, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Panicking About That Jobs Report? Breathe. Look at the Data.

Federal unemployment benefits are an unlikely reason for the underwhelming April jobs numbers.

#labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Metropolitan Opera Reaches Deal With Union Representing Chorus

Labor troubles have cast the company’s planned reopening in September in doubt; two other major unions have yet to reach deals.

#american-guild-of-musical-artists, #classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #metropolitan-opera, #organized-labor, #wages-and-salaries

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Mandate Covid Vaccines for Students

Now that those 12 and older will be eligible, a former principal urges that they be required to be vaccinated when they return to school. Also: Underpaid workers; a fund for black colleges; fewer showers.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #slavery-historical, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries

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Hindu Sect Is Accused of Using Forced Labor to Build N.J. Temple

Federal agents descended on the massive temple in Robbinsville, N.J., as a lawsuit claimed low-caste men had been lured from India to work for about $1 an hour.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #bochasanwasi-akshar-purushottam-swaminarayan-sanstha, #caste-systems, #foreign-workers, #human-trafficking, #immigration-and-emigration, #indian-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #modi-narendra, #new-jersey, #pramukh-swami-maharaj-1921-2016, #temples-religious, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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F.B.I. Asking Questions After a Pension Fund Aimed High and Fell Short

The Pennsylvania teachers’ retirement fund put more than half its assets into risky alternative investments. The math didn’t work out, spurring an investigation.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #kurds, #pennsylvania, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #property-taxes, #teachers-and-school-employees, #wages-and-salaries

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Luring Labor as a Beach Economy Booms

Restaurants are cutting lunch hours and gas stations are paying signing bonuses as a beach town’s boom serves as a possible preview to the nation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #foreign-workers, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #rehoboth-beach-del, #shortages, #summer-season, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Republicans Are Still Waging War on Workers

Times are good? Punish the unemployed. Times are bad? Punish the unemployed.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-taxes, #labor-and-jobs, #republican-party, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Mother and Daughter Do the Same Job. Why Does One Make $9 More an Hour?

A tale of two home care workers.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #wages-and-salaries

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Seeing the Real Faces of Silicon Valley

For many midlevel engineers and food truck workers and longtime residents, a region filled with extremes has become increasingly inhospitable.

#homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #silicon-valley-calif, #wages-and-salaries

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April 2021 Jobs Report Shows Slowdown in Hiring

Vaccinations, declining Covid-19 infection rates and an easing of business restrictions are helping the labor market to heal.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #shortages, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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The Perfect Gift for Moms: Money

Moms are celebrated once a year, but on every other day, our labor is taken for granted. 

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Boom?

Rising prices here and there aren’t a sign of runaway inflation.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #yellen-janet-l

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Why Trump Still Has Millions of Americans in His Grip

Many of the forces that helped bring him to power have only intensified.

#artificial-intelligence, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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