In the Theater, Workers Are Demanding Better Conditions

The requirements of the theater, and the constant physical and emotional risks facing performers, have many demanding their basic needs as humans.

#actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #benanti-laura, #child-care, #culture-arts, #dancing, #elevator-repair-service, #gray-amber, #mcdonald-audra, #nwandu-antoinette, #oregon-shakespeare-festival, #oregon-shakespeare-festival-theater-co, #organized-labor, #playwrights-realm, #shindle-kate, #theater, #warden-claire, #working-hours

Gen Z Knows What It Wants From Employers. And Employers Want Them.

To tap into the creativity of younger workers, and to offset a labor shortage, companies are offering four-day weeks, club memberships and work-from-anywhere flexibility.

#blank-street-coffee, #generation-z, #goodrx-inc, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #legoland, #sage-hospitality-group, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

As Some Office Workers Return, Happy Hour Sees a Wobbly Comeback

Even as companies struggle to coax employees back to the office, some bars report that their after-work crowds are nearing prepandemic levels.

#2twenty2-tavern, #bars-and-nightclubs, #beer-authority-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #everson-royce-bar, #jimmys-corner-manhattan-ny-bar, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #urban-areas, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

Britain Tests a 4-Day Workweek

A six-month program involving thousands of workers across 70 companies in Britain will be the latest effort to assess the effects of a shorter workweek.

#boston-college, #cambridge-university, #great-britain, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #oxford-university, #productivity, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

Working 9 to 2, and Again After Dinner

The pandemic upended the rigid 9-to-5 workday. Enter the age of the “triple peak” day.

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #working-hours

With Four-Day Workweeks, Fridays Are for Free Time

Some lucky workers are only working half-Fridays year-round, if they work Fridays at all. The verdict? “It’s magic.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #working-hours

True Work Flexibility Is About When, Not Just Where, You Work

The pandemic changed where many of us work. It should also change when we work.

#biorhythms, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #sleep, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

Starbucks Is Moving to Oust Workers in Buffalo, Union Supporters Say

Some employees who back unionization efforts have been told they must increase their work availability or leave. The company cites scheduling issues.

#buffalo-ny, #coffeehouses, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #organized-labor, #starbucks-corporation, #starbucks-workers-united, #working-hours

How a Casual Workplace Can Hurt Workers

The pandemic has eroded many of the formalities of white-collar work — changes that may benefit employers more than their employees.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #united-states, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

Is the Four-Day Workweek Finally Within Our Grasp?

After embracing flexible work styles during the pandemic, some companies are now embracing a shorter week.

#labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

Hollywood Crew Union Narrowly Ratifies Its Contracts With Studios

The margin was perilously narrow, with many International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees members viewing the pact as toothless in terms of preventing long working hours.

#collective-bargaining, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #organized-labor, #rust-movie, #wages-and-salaries, #working-hours

What Bosses Really Think About the Future of the Office

C.E.O.s are eager for employees to return — and afraid of alienating those who have grown accustomed to working from home.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #executives-and-management-theory, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

What if It Never Gets Easier to Be a Working Parent?

The shock of the pandemic threw care taking arrangements into disarray. Many families find themselves back in the same precarious arrangement they had before, with the burden still on mothers.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

Could an I.A.T.S.E. Union Strike Fix the Film Industry?

Hollywood is back in full swing, grinding those behind the scenes down to the bone. Can a new union contract fix that?

#alliance-of-motion-picture-and-television-producers, #amazon-com-inc, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #labor-and-jobs, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #organized-labor, #overtime, #strikes, #wages-and-salaries, #working-hours

Long Hours, Low Pay, Loneliness and a Booming Industry

The ranks of home health aides are expected to grow more than any other job in the next decade. What kind of work are they being asked to do?

#americare, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dessin-yvette, #elder-care, #home-health-care, #labor-and-jobs, #medicaid, #monah-helen, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #working-hours, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Productivity Tips: Forget About Being Productive.

People and industries measure how productive they are in similar ways. This extended period of remote work for many has revealed how flawed that can be.

#labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

Want a Can’t Miss Productivity Tip? Forget About Being Productive.

People and industries measure how productive they are in similar ways. This extended period of remote work for many has revealed how flawed that can be.

#labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

Why Everyone Should Care About Workers’ Rights

The impact of rotten jobs radiates far beyond the workplace.

#assn-of-flight-attendants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #mcdonalds-corporation, #minimum-wage, #nursing-homes, #organized-labor, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

What Is Labor Day? A History of the Workers’ Holiday.

President Grover Cleveland made it a national holiday in 1894, during a crisis over federal efforts to end a strike by railroad workers.

#cleveland-grover, #debs-eugene-victor, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-day, #new-york-city, #parades, #strikes, #working-hours

Flight Attendants’ Hellish Summer: ‘I Don’t Even Feel Like a Human’

For cabin crews, the peak travel season has turned into a chronic battle involving frequent delays, overwork and unruly passengers that leaves them feeling battered by the public and the airlines.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #flight-attendants, #frontier-airlines-inc, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #organized-labor, #southwest-airlines-company, #spirit-airlines, #united-airlines, #working-hours, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

‘Lying Flat’: Tired Workers Are Opting Out of Careers and Capitalism

From Diogenes the Cynic to Audre Lorde to a former factory worker in China, the “lying flat” movement is gathering steam.

#black-people, #diogenes-of-sinope, #labor-and-jobs, #lorde-audre-1934-92, #millennial-generation, #sleep, #working-hours

Post-Covid, What Work-Life Balance Needs Is Less Work, More Life

The goal is “one reasonable job per person,” not “two for one and half for another.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

Why Do We Work So Damn Much?

Hunter-gatherers worked 15-hour weeks. Why don’t we?

#labor-and-jobs, #suzman-james, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

‘Disorder and Chaos’ in N.Y.C. Jails as Pandemic Recedes

Six incarcerated people have died, a man accused of murder was accidentally released and a captain was charged with criminally negligent homicide, while the future of Rikers Island remains unclear.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-defender-services, #correction-department-nyc, #correctional-health-services, #hillman-rebecca, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-city, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #schiraldi-vincent-n, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #wilson-ryan-d-2020, #working-hours

Working Less Is a Matter of Life and Death

Putting limits on labor isn’t just a perk. It’s a way to safeguard workers’ health. 

#labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #working-hours

Chipotle Is Sued by New York City Over Scheduling Practices

The city seeks $150 million in relief for employees, accusing the fast-food giant of “complete disregard” of a law governing workweeks.

#chipotle-mexican-grill-inc, #fast-food-industry, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #working-hours, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

What Working Too Much Does to Your Body

Excess work isn’t good for anyone, employers included. So why are we still doing it?

#goldman-sachs-group-inc, #productivity, #saturdaynewsletter, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

How Wall Street Deals with Banker Burnout

Junior bankers are burning out. What should banks do about it?

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #careers-and-professions, #labor-and-jobs, #saturdaynewsletter, #wages-and-salaries, #working-hours

What Frustrated Workers Heard in That Dolly Parton Ad

A protest song about degrading work becomes a rousing call to do even more work after that.

#advertising-and-marketing, #future-of-work-2021, #labor-and-jobs, #parton-dolly, #squarespace-inc, #working-hours

The Working Woman’s Anthem ‘9 to 5’ Needed an Update. But This?

A Super Bowl ad has remade Dolly Parton’s feminist classic into an ode to hustle culture. It isn’t quite as empowering as the original.

#9-to-5-song, #advertising-and-marketing, #mcmillan-cottom-tressie, #music, #parton-dolly, #squarespace-inc, #women-and-girls, #working-hours

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

Delivery Workers in South Korea Say They’re Dying of ‘Overwork’

More than a dozen couriers have died this year. Some died after complaining of unbearable workloads that kept them on the clock from dawn until past midnight.

#boycotts, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #labor-and-jobs, #seoul-south-korea, #strikes, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

A 4-Day Workweek for 5 Days’ Pay? Unilever New Zealand Is the Latest to Try

“If we find that we’re all working the same number of hours as before but in four days, then we’ve missed the opportunity,” the company’s managing director said.

#content-type-service, #executives-and-management-theory, #new-zealand, #unilever-nv, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

How Quarantine Killed the Weekend

With work changed and play curtailed, what does “time off” even mean anymore?

#leisure, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seasons-and-months, #telecommuting, #travel-and-vacations, #working-hours

Remote Work Isn’t Working? Maybe Your Company Is Doing It Wrong

Experts have tips on the office routines that need to change when everyone’s working from home. Meetings, for one.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #telecommuting, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

Is Corporate Change Really Possible?

On setting boundaries in an unpaid internship, navigating corporate bias and mandatory social check-ins.

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #corporations, #internships, #labor-and-jobs, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-environment, #your-feed-selfcare

‘They Go to Mommy First’

How the pandemic is disproportionately disrupting mothers’ careers.

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #part-time-employment, #quarantines, #telecommuting, #women-and-girls, #working-hours

Work-From-Home Could Make the Gender Wage Gap Worse

An increase in remote workers won’t automatically usher in a gender-equal utopia. If we want it, we have to make it so.

#labor-and-jobs, #men-and-boys, #telecommuting, #women-and-girls, #working-hours

Farewell to Gummy Bear Jars: Tech Offices Get a Virus Safety Makeover

Companies like Salesforce created workplaces with all the comforts of home. But now they may feel more like hospitals.

#benioff-marc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #elizabeth-pinkham, #facebook-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #remote-working, #salesforce-com-inc, #work-from-anywhere, #work-from-home, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

Pandemic Could Scar a Generation of Working Mothers

Working from home has highlighted and compounded the heavier domestic burden borne by women. Now office reopenings may force new career sacrifices.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #quarantines, #telecommuting, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

It’s OK to Not Be a Perfect Quarantine Employee

We’re all rightfully cutting ourselves some slack on the parenting front. So why aren’t we and our employers doing the same when it comes to work?

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #quarantines, #united-states, #working-hours

How My Boss Monitors Me While I Work From Home

As we shelter in place in the pandemic, more employers are using software to track our work — and us.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #hubstaff, #privacy, #productivity, #quarantines, #working-hours, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

I Never Planned to Face the Coronavirus as a Worker at Dollar General

No barriers, not enough staffing, low wages. They seem to not know there’s a danger to employees.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #louisiana, #paid-time-off, #working-hours

During Coronavirus, Unions Resist New Demands on Teachers

Educators say they want to teach from home during the pandemic, but are fighting to limit work hours and counter demands that they consider unreasonable.

#american-federation-of-teachers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education, #education-k-12, #labor-and-jobs, #mulgrew-michael, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-federation-of-teachers, #weingarten-randi, #working-hours

Sephora Never Valued Workers Like Me

I was an ideal employee, but the company treated me terribly, even before it laid me off amid the coronavirus crisis.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #part-time-employment, #sephora, #working-hours

How Job Stress Can Age Us

Long hours, disrupted sleep and constant stress can take a biological toll on newly minted doctors. Down to the level of their genes.

#age-chronological, #chromosomes, #depression-mental, #doctors, #genetics-and-heredity, #sleep, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #working-hours

Work. Walk 5 Minutes. Work.

Standing up and walking around for five minutes every hour during the workday could lift your mood, combat lethargy and even dull hunger pangs.

#exercise, #happiness, #working-hours