Biden Is Saying Things Amazon Doesn’t Want to Hear

The unionization struggle at a year-old warehouse in Alabama will help shape the future of work.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #black-people, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Trump 2.0 Looks an Awful Lot Like Trump 2020

Are we really going to do this again?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-reopenings, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #republican-party, #romney-mitt, #third-party-politics-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Republicans Grapple With Raising the Minimum Wage

The politics of a $15 minimum wage are increasingly muddled, but some Republicans are gravitating toward a higher base pay, citing the economic needs of working-class Americans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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What Would a $15 Minimum Wage Do to Small Businesses?

In Georgia, low-wage service sector workers and their employers are wrestling with the details, and the morality, of a $15 minimum wage.

#minimum-wage, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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How to Get Really Rich!

Getting into the right job is the key.

#a-republic-of-equals-a-manifesto-for-a-just-society-book, #doctors, #income, #inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #wages-and-salaries

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Teenage John Thune Earned $6 an Hour. That Would Be More Than $20 Today.

The senator objects to increasing the minimum wage. He’s taking the wrong lesson from his own experience.

#labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #thune-john-r, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

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New York City’s Arts and Recreation Employment Down 66%, Report Says

The New York State comptroller’s office details the effects of the pandemic’s devastation and says a full recovery would be made only with government assistance.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #dancing, #dinapoli-thomas-p, #finances, #labor-and-jobs, #museums, #music, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #wages-and-salaries

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Anime Is Booming. So Why Are Animators Living in Poverty?

The workers who make the Japanese shows the world is binge-watching can earn as little as $200 a month. Many wonder how much longer they can endure it.

#animated-films, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #japan, #labor-and-jobs, #shirobako-tv-program, #wages-and-salaries

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The Jobs the Pandemic May Devastate

An updated forecast by the Bureau of Labor Statistics has alarming news for people with a high school diploma or less.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Is This the End of Tipping?

The restaurant industry is in crisis. But some see how bad things are for servers — including “maskual harassment” — as a unique chance to make life better.

#anxiety-and-stress, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #service-industries, #sexual-harassment, #tips-and-tipping, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Uber drivers are entitled to worker benefits, a British court rules.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #decisions-and-verdicts, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #great-britain, #supreme-court-of-the-united-kingdom, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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Amazon’s Great Labor Awakening

Covid-19 has cemented the e-commerce giant’s hold on the economy — but it has also spurred employees all around the country to organize.

#amazon-com-inc, #future-of-work-2021, #labor-and-jobs, #san-bernardino-calif, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How a Minimum-Wage Increase Is Being Felt in a Low-Wage City

Is $15 an hour too much, or not enough? Fresno, Calif., may be a laboratory for a debate over the minimum wage that is heating up on the national level.

#california, #fresno-calif, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #restaurants, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Can Biden Save Americans Like My Old Pal Mike?

A childhood friend’s deadly mistakes prompt reflection on our country’s — and my own.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minimum-wage, #oregon, #poverty, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #yamhill-ore

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Minimum Wage Hike Would Help Poverty but Cost Jobs, Budget Office Says

The Congressional Budget Office said raising the federal minimum wage to $15 would also increase the deficit, potentially helping the proposal’s prospects of being included in relief legislation.

#congressional-budget-office, #federal-budget-us, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #minimum-wage, #poverty, #sanders-bernard, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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‘We Are Forgotten’: Grocery Workers Hope for Higher Pay and Vaccinations

Booming business during the pandemic hasn’t always meant better wages, and they have largely been left off vaccine priority lists.

#bonuses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #costco-wholesale-corporation, #kroger-company, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trader-joes, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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My New Job Did a Salary Bait and Switch, and I Want Out

A false promise on pay, a desire to get off the corporate career ladder and fraught co-worker bonding over food are all on deck this week.

#content-type-service, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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Will the Stimulus Plan Help Working Mothers?

How President Biden’s proposed stimulus package might affect women and families.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #parenting, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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Abolish the Racist, Sexist Subminimum Wage

Biden’s Raise the Wage Act should ensure that tipped workers receive fair pay.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #national-restaurant-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #senate, #tips-and-tipping, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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The Exponential Power of a $15 Wage Floor

Biden can improve the lives of hundreds of thousands with a single executive order.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #collective-bargaining, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #labor-and-jobs, #manchin-joe-iii, #minimum-wage, #obama-barack, #paid-time-off, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Pinduoduo Employee Deaths Ignites China Debate Over Work

The deaths of two young employees of Pinduoduo, an e-commerce platform, have reignited longstanding concerns about working conditions at internet giants.

#china, #computers-and-the-internet, #deaths-fatalities, #delivery-services, #labor-and-jobs, #overtime, #pinduoduo-mobile-app, #wages-and-salaries, #working-hours, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Health Care Unions Find a Voice as the Pandemic Rages

Faced with the urgent need to protect their members and patients from the virus, labor organizations are pushing hospitals to do more.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mission-hospital-asheville-nc, #national-nurses-united, #nursing-and-nurses, #organized-labor, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #service-employees-international-union, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

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Is the N.F.L.’s Salary Cap a Myth?

A Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should not be fiscally possible on paper, but here we are.

#brady-tom, #football, #free-agents-sports, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #wages-and-salaries, #winchester-james-1989

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Why Market Workers Are on Strike: They Want $1-an-Hour Raise

Six workers at Hunts Point Market died from Covid, and hundreds fell ill. They say they deserve higher wages after risking their health to supply the city with food.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hunts-point-bronx-ny, #hunts-point-market, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #new-york-city, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #organized-labor, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

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Biden Plans Executive Action to Expand Food Stamps and Speed Stimulus Checks

The president’s latest executive orders include an effort to protect employees who fear for their safety from coronavirus infection at work.

#collective-bargaining, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Who’s Radical Now? The Case of Minimum Wages

Evidence has a well-known liberal bias.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Biden Should Help Protect Uber and Lyft Drivers

The Biden administration has an opportunity to restore basic labor protections to the people who deliver our groceries and drive for Uber and Lyft.

#albertsons-inc, #car-services-and-livery-cabs, #doordash-mobile-app, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #lyft-inc, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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A Look at What’s in Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan

The president-elect is rolling out a large spending package aimed at helping battle the virus and alleviate the economic toll it has taken.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries

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The Coronavirus Is Erasing Minority Women from the Workforce

Those hard-won gains were never guaranteed to last. Now we’re seeing just how precarious they were all along.

#black-people, #bureau-of-labor-statistics, #cambridge-university, #income-inequality, #minimum-wage, #minorities, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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27 Places Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

The new year brings another round of increases, nearly a decade after workers started campaigning for higher pay.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #florida, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #minimum-wage, #national-employment-law-project, #restaurants, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Cryptocurrency Start-Up Underpaid Women and Black Employees, Data Shows

An analysis of internal pay data at the San Francisco company Coinbase shows disparities that were much larger than those in the tech industry.

#armstrong-brian-1983, #black-people, #coinbase-inc, #corporate-social-responsibility, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #start-ups, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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What Biden and Harris Owe the Poor

They must reject the politics of austerity and fulfill their commitment to policies that address human needs.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #poor-peoples-campaign-coalition, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries

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Pinterest Settles Gender Discrimination Suit for $22.5 Million

The suit had been brought by Françoise Brougher, Pinterest’s former chief operating officer, who said she was fired after speaking up about mistreatment.

#boards-of-directors, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #discrimination, #francoise-brougher, #philanthropy, #pinterest, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Female Workers Could Take Another Pandemic Hit: To Their Retirements

Unequal job losses now will translate into smaller nest eggs and Social Security benefits down the road.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defrancesco-soto-victoria-m, #income-inequality, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #retirement, #social-security-us, #unemployment, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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New York Philharmonic Musicians Agree to Years of Pandemic Pay Cuts

Anticipating a long road to financial recovery, the orchestra has decided on cuts that will gradually lessen.

#borda-deborah, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-philharmonic, #wages-and-salaries

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Up to 30 Million in U.S. Have the Skills to Earn 70% More, Researchers Say

The findings point to the potential of upward mobility for people without a college degree.

#colleges-and-universities, #hiring-and-promotion, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #research, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Biden’s Economic Picks Suggest Focus on Workers and Income Equality

In the White House and elsewhere, the president-elect’s selections are heavy on labor economists and champions of organized labor.

#adeyemo-adewale, #bernstein-jared, #boushey-heather, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #federal-taxes-us, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #rouse-cecilia-e, #tanden-neera, #taxation, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #yellen-janet-l

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Food Delivery Apps Are Booming. Their Workers Are Often Struggling.

Delivery drivers have been essential to feeding New York, while boosting sales for companies like DoorDash and Uber. But they say work conditions have gotten worse.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #cornell-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delivery-services, #doordash-mobile-app, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #grubhub-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #mobile-applications, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #uber-eats, #wages-and-salaries

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Let’s Talk About Higher Wages

The nation, and the Democratic Party, desperately needs a replacement for the tired story that tax cuts drive economic growth.

#democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #taxation, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring Spree Without Equal

The company has added 427,300 employees in 10 months, bringing its global work force to more than 1.2 million.

#amazon-com-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Job for Life, or Not? A Class Divide Deepens in Japan

Two court rulings threaten to further entrench distinctions in Japan between “regular” workers and the growing ranks of nonregular employees, many of whom are women.

#hiring-and-promotion, #japan, #labor-and-jobs, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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Virus Cases Rise, but Hazard Pay for Retail Workers Doesn’t

They were hailed as heroes during the first wave of the pandemic, but wage increases were fleeting, and companies, whose businesses are booming, have been slow to pay out more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dollar-general-corp, #kroger-company, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #romney-mitt, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries, #walmart-stores-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Racism Impoverishes the Whole Economy

While the targets unquestionably suffer the most, denying people equal opportunities diminishes the finances of millions of Americans.

#bell-laboratories, #black-people, #boards-of-directors, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #forbes-magazine, #gross-domestic-product, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #innovation, #inventions-and-patents, #michigan-state-university, #minorities, #musk-elon, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #small-business-administration, #united-states-economy, #venture-capital, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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Don’t Fear the Robots, and Other Lessons From a Study of the Digital Economy

A task force assembled by M.I.T. examined how technology has changed, and will change, the work force.

#community-colleges, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-learning, #labor-and-jobs, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #research, #united-states-economy, #vocational-training, #wages-and-salaries

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Indian Designer Manish Arora’s Downfall

Manish Arora was the breakout fashion star of India. Today, his business is in tatters, with a trail of debts. What happened?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delhi-india, #fashion-and-apparel, #france, #galliano-john, #handicrafts, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #luxury-goods-and-services, #rabanne-paco, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries

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How to End ‘Women’s Work’ and its Pay Gap

New Zealand is pursuing a century-old idea to close the gender pay gap: not equal pay for equal work, but equal pay for work of equal value.

#ardern-jacinda, #discrimination, #labor-and-jobs, #new-zealand, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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BBC Pay Discrimination Ruling Is Disputed

A British equal rights commission found no evidence of illegal pay practices, but said the broadcaster needed to “rebuild trust with women.”

#ahmed-samira-1968, #british-broadcasting-corp, #discrimination, #equality-and-human-rights-commission-great-britain, #gracie-carrie, #labor-and-jobs, #news-and-news-media, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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On Alibaba’s Singles’ Day, China’s Couriers Demand More

The country’s booming e-commerce sector relies on millions of delivery workers, some of whom are protesting low wages and grueling working conditions.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #singles-day, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries

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Apple Suspends iPhone Maker Pegatron Over China Labor Abuses

The technology giant said it had suspended future business with the iPhone assembler Pegatron pending corrective actions. The Taiwanese manufacturer broke rules limiting student employee work hours.

#apple-inc, #china, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #pegatron-corp, #taiwan, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Why California’s Prop 22 Puts Our Labor Laws in Danger

The gig companies wrote new labor laws that are almost impossible to change.

#doordash-mobile-app, #employee-fringe-benefits, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #lyft-inc, #postmates-inc, #referendums, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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