Climate Change Threatens Summer Stages and Outdoor Performances

In the West, wildfires are stopping shows. Extreme heat has led to cancellations in the South. And changing weather patterns are hobbling performances in the Northeast.

#ashland-ore, #classical-music, #colorado, #culture-arts, #floods, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #oregon-shakespeare-festival, #oregon-shakespeare-festival-theater-co, #outdoor-performance, #santa-fe-opera, #shakespeare-in-the-park, #summer-season, #tanglewood-music-festival-lenox-mass, #theater, #weather, #wildfires, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Who’s to Blame for a Factory Shutdown: A Company, or California?

The closing of a meatpacking plant near downtown Los Angeles has left its workers reeling and amplified questions about doing business in the state.

#california, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #pork, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shutdowns-institutional, #smithfield-foods-inc, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

For the Jacob Burns Film Center, a Season of Off Screen Turmoil

The Jacob Burns Film Center in Westchester, a celebrated venue that enjoys backing from cinema’s A-list, has been roiled by the dismissal of one of its original leaders who was accused of bullying behavior.

#ackerman-brian-1958, #apkon-stephen-filmmaker, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bullies, #burns-jacob-film-center, #movies, #pleasantville-ny, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #theaters-buildings, #westchester-county-ny, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Medieval Times Employees Vote to Unionize in New Jersey

The horsemen, courtiers, stablehands and other performers at ye olde New Jersey tourist attraction formed a new kind of medieval guild when they voted to unionize.

#actors-and-actresses, #american-guild-of-variety-artists, #horses, #medieval-times, #middle-ages-historical-period, #new-jersey, #organized-labor, #theater, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Drug-Resistant Infections in Hospitals Soared During the Pandemic, C.D.C. Says

A new report says the havoc wrought by the coronavirus reversed gains made by health care facilities to combat deadly pathogens.

#antibiotics, #candida-auris-fungus, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-resistance-microbial, #hospitals, #infections, #medicine-and-health, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

Sweet & Vicious Bar Owner Will Pay $500,000 for Harassing Workers

The state attorney general says employees at the Manhattan bar were subjected to repeated slurs and sexual harassment.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #compensation-for-damages-law, #discrimination, #karamahmutoglu-hakan, #nolita-manhattan-ny, #race-and-ethnicity, #sexual-harassment, #sweetvicious-manhattan-ny-bar, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

4,000 Beagles Are Being Rescued From a Virginia Facility. Now They Need New Homes.

The authorities have about two months to find homes for the dogs, after they were found at a facility that had violated dozens of federal regulations.

#adoptions, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #dogs, #humane-society-of-the-united-states, #kaine-timothy-m, #law-and-legislation, #virginia, #warner-mark-r, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Could Twitter Force Musk to Close the Deal? Here’s What We Know

Twitter is in a good position to sue under a legal doctrine called specific performance, which allows courts to force a transaction to be completed, even if one of the parties wants out.

#artificial-intelligence, #bp-plc, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-taxes, #law-and-legislation, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #state-legislatures, #taxation, #twitter, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

How a Long-Sought Bill Could Make Construction Work Less Deadly

Carlos Moncayo, 22, died seven years ago at a Manhattan construction site. A bill on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s desk aims to make conditions safer for workers like him.

#accidents-and-safety, #building-construction, #manhattan-nyc, #mason-tendersdistrict-council, #moncayo-carlos-d-2015, #new-york-state, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

A Clunky, Reusable Mask May Be the Answer to N95 Waste

Experts say the U.S. government has unintentionally encouraged a dependency on imported masks by failing to promote elastomeric respirators, a reusable mask that is domestically produced.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hospitals, #masks, #national-institute-for-occupational-safety-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

These Companies Will Cover Travel Expenses for Employee Abortions

Dozens of companies have committed to helping their employees get access to reproductive care.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #supreme-court-us, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-economy, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Retail Workers Increasingly Fear for Their Safety

Assaults at stores have been increasing at a faster pace than the national average. Some workers are tired of fearing for their safety.

#kroger-company, #national-retail-federation, #safeway-inc, #shoplifting-and-employee-theft-retail, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Elon Musk and Kraken’s Jesse Powell Shouldn’t Claim to Be Free Speech Advocates

In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs are lauded as innovators whose vision exceeds that of ordinary mortals. Sometimes they start believing the hype.

#armstrong-brian-1983, #black-people, #coinbase-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #kraken-payward-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #musk-elon, #powell-jesse-cryptocurrency-executive, #race-and-ethnicity, #silicon-valley-calif, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #twitter, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Panel Finds Daniel Snyder Interfered With Sexual Harassment Investigation

In a memo, a Congressional panel said it found evidence that the Washington Commanders owner conducted a “shadow investigation” of accusers.

#goodell-roger, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #maloney-carolyn-b, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-commanders, #wilkinson-beth-a, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Why a Rhodes Scholar’s Ambition Led Her to a Job at Starbucks

Jaz Brisack became a barista for the same reasons that talented young people have long chosen their career paths: a mix of idealism and ambition.

#american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #careers-and-professions, #collective-bargaining, #content-type-personal-profile, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #rhodes-scholarship, #starbucks-corporation, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Musk to Attend Twitter All-Hands Meeting

Musk will attend a virtual all-hands meeting as his $44 billion acquisition of the company moves ahead, despite his hand-wringing about bots.

#abbott-laboratories, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #arm-holdings-plc, #artificial-intelligence, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blackstone-group-the, #celsius-network-llc, #citigroup-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #crown-resorts-ltd, #environmental-protection-agency, #federal-reserve-system, #infant-formulas, #interest-rates, #internal-storyline-no, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #musk-elon, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #relocation-of-business, #social-media, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Charles Kernaghan, Scourge of Sweatshops, Is Dead at 74

He specialized in taking down high-profile brands that used low-wage labor, including a line of clothing licensed by Kathie Lee Gifford.

#deaths-obituaries, #fashion-and-apparel, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kathie-lee-gifford, #kernaghan-charles, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-committee, #sweatshops, #the-gap, #walmart, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

The Grenfell Fire, 5 Years Later: What Happened, and What Has Changed

The fire quickly engulfed the apartment building, fueled by cladding now banned. An investigation is continuing. But the families of the 72 who died find accountability slow in coming.

#buildings-structures, #england, #fires-and-firefighters, #great-britain, #grenfell-tower-fire-june-2017, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Bangladesh Firefighters Unaware of Chemicals Stored on Site

Nine firefighters were among at least 41 people killed in a blaze and a subsequent series of explosions.

#bangladesh, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fires-and-firefighters, #sitakunda-bangladesh, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

For Truck Drivers Across the U.S., Major Change Is Approaching Fast

As truck drivers are forced to adapt to increasing difficulties on the road, the support system that serves them is at risk of disappearing.

#careers-and-professions, #driver-distraction-and-fatigue, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #supply-chain, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Elon Musk’s Tesla Management Is a Bad Sign for Twitter

His long list of unfulfilled commitments wildly exceeds his achievements.

#automobiles, #engineering-and-engineers, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

The Men Lost to 20 Bruckner Boulevard

They were transforming a century-old Bronx ice house into a charter school. It became one of the deadliest construction sites in New York City in almost two decades.

#accidents-and-safety, #bronx-nyc, #building-construction, #buildings-structures, #buildings-department-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #daves-michael-1971, #deaths-fatalities, #drew-katz, #jorge-madruga, #lewis-katz, #marco-martinez, #mauricio-sanchez, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #yonin-pineda

The Fall of the ‘Sun King’ of French TV, and the Myth of Seduction

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, known as a great seducer, has been accused by more than 20 women of rape, sexual assault and harassment in France’s belated #MeToo reckoning.

#metoo-movement, #delarue-cecile, #deneuve-catherine, #devynck-helene, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mediapart, #news-and-news-media, #poivre-darvor-patrick, #porcel-florence, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #television, #tf1-group, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

The Foot Soldiers in India’s Battle to Improve Public Health

Over a million female health workers treat India’s most at-risk women and children, for little pay and sometimes at the cost of their own lives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #rajasthan-india, #rural-areas, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Las Vegas Raiders Franchise Riddled With Dysfunction and Executive Departures

Former employees described an N.F.L. franchise bedeviled by executive departures, poor financial management, unpaid electric bills and a raft of firings, payouts and N.D.A.s.

#coaches-and-managers, #davis-al, #davis-mark-1955, #football, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #oakland-calif, #oakland-raiders, #washington-commanders, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Meatpackers Misled Public and Influenced Trump Administration During Covid, Report Says

A congressional report claimed that meatpacking companies issued “baseless” warnings about food shortages and influenced government decisions to keep plants open early in the pandemic.

#clyburn-james-e, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #meat, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #pence-mike, #perdue-sonny, #shortages, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

D.H.S. Watchdog Said Damaging Findings Removed From Reports Were Already Known

Two House committees were so concerned by the explanation that they requested an array of internal documents related to the reports on sexual misconduct and domestic violence.

#cuffari-joseph-v, #domestic-violence, #homeland-security-department, #house-committee-on-homeland-security, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #inspectors-general, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Emergent Hid Evidence of Covid Vaccine Problems at Plant, Report Says

A report sheds new light on Emergent executives’ own worries about deficiencies in the company’s quality control systems at its troubled Baltimore plant; no contaminated doses were ever released to the public.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #food-and-drug-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Will the Fashion Workers Act End Exploitation in the Fashion Industry?

The Fashion Workers Act, a bill working its way through the New York Legislature, takes on a largely unregulated industry.

#fashion-and-apparel, #fashion-workers-act, #hoylman-brad-m, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #model-alliance-the, #models-professional, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Justice Dept. Inquiry Finds ‘Systemic Failures’ at Mississippi Prison

A report singled out solitary confinement and enforced segregation as particularly harmful practices that contributed to the poor mental and physical health of prisoners.

#capital-punishment, #clarke-kristen-1974, #justice-department, #mississippi, #mississippi-state-penitentiary, #parchman-miss, #prisons-and-prisoners, #reeves-tate-1974, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

From Amazon to Starbucks, America Is Unionizing. Will Politics Catch Up?

A debate on how unions build power today and whether politicians — particularly Democrats — are still behind them.

#amazon-labor-union, #amazon-com-inc, #american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #audio-neutral-informative, #collective-bargaining, #democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #shuler-liz-1970, #starbucks-workers-united, #strikes, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Frank Langella Fired From Netflix Show After Misconduct Investigation

The actor was removed from his leading role in the mini-series “The Fall of the House of Usher.” The production plans to reshoot the scenes in which he had appeared.

#actors-and-actresses, #langella-frank, #netflix-inc, #television, #the-fall-of-the-house-of-usher-tv-program, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

U.S. Tries New Tactic to Protect Workers’ Pay: Antitrust Law

The Justice Department is using antitrust law to charge employers with colluding to hold down wages. The move adds to a barrage of civil challenges.

#adobe-systems-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #duke-university, #google-inc, #heather-sean, #intel-corporation, #justice-department, #labor-and-jobs, #mekki-doha, #penguin-random-house, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #simonschuster-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-chamber-of-commerce, #united-states-economy, #university-of-north-carolina, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

U.S.P.S. Stops Mail to Santa Monica Block After ‘Assaults’

The United States Postal Service briefly stopped delivering mail to a block in Santa Monica, Calif., after multiple “assaults and threats of assault” against its workers.

#national-assn-of-letter-carriers, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #santa-monica-calif, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Black Whiskey Maker Sues Diageo Over Discrimination at Bulleit

Eboni Major was blending award-winning bourbon at Bulleit but she alleges that just as she was becoming a public face of the brand, she faced discrimination at the distillery.

#black-people, #bourbon-whiskey, #bulleit-distilling-co, #diageo-plc, #discrimination, #major-eboni, #race-and-ethnicity, #shelbyville-ky, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #whiskey, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Football Asks Me to Make Moral Compromises. I love It Anyway.

I’m not proud of myself, but nothing can keep me from this game.

#football, #internal-sub-only-nl, #national-football-league, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Homeland Security Watchdog Omitted Damaging Findings From Reports

The findings were removed from inspector general investigations of domestic violence and sexual misconduct committed by officers in the department’s law enforcement agencies.

#cuffari-joseph-v, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #domestic-violence, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #inspectors-general, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #transportation-security-administration, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

At Least 50 People Have Been Killed Doing Gig Driving Since 2017, Report Says

Much attention has been paid to the risks passengers face accepting rides from Uber or Lyft, but drivers can also be in danger.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #doordash-mobile-app, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #lyft-inc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #uber-technologies-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Attorneys General Threaten to Investigate N.F.L.’s Treatment of Female Employees

Six state attorneys general, led by New York’s Letitia James, have “grave concerns” about reports of a workplace culture within the N.F.L. that is “overtly hostile to women.”

#attorneys-general, #discrimination, #flores-brian-1981, #football, #goodell-roger, #james-letitia, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Maybe Amazon Shouldn’t Have Dissed Its Own Workers

The successful organization of a warehouse in Staten Island offers a real glimmer of hope for the American working class.

#amazon-labor-union, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #race-and-ethnicity, #staten-island-nyc, #united-states-economy, #warehouses, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

NLRB Sues Amazon Over Labor Practices at a Staten Island Facility

The labor agency wants a federal judge to order changes there in the case of a fired worker before a union election starts next week.

#amazon-com-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Former San Jose State Trainer Is Charged With Violating Athletes

The charges in Federal District Court came after the Justice Department found Title IX violations at the university.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #colleges-and-universities, #san-jose-state-university, #sexual-harassment, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Former Worker in Libby, Mont., Wins $36.5 Million in Asbestos Case

The verdict was the first of hundreds of cases pending against the company hired to oversee medical care and safety for workers at a mine and mill in Libby, Mont.

#asbestos, #compensation-for-damages-law, #decisions-and-verdicts, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #libby-mont, #maryland-casualty, #mines-and-mining, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #superfund, #w-l-grace, #workerscompensation-insurance, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #zurich-insurance-group

A Key to Returning to Normal Is Paid Sick Leave, Democrats Say

There were a record number of people home sick with Covid in January. Democrats are trying to revive paid pandemic sick leave.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #paid-time-off, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Japan’s Unions ‘Are Built Around Men.’ Can a Female Leader Change That?

To attract working women, the once-mighty Japanese labor movement must prove it can be a strong ally on issues like child care and sexual harassment.

#discrimination, #japan, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #sexual-harassment, #tomoko-yoshino, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Making ‘Dinobabies’ Extinct: IBM’s Push for a Younger Work Force

Documents released in an age-discrimination case appear to show high-level discussion about paring the ranks of older employees.

#age-chronological, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #international-business-machines-corporation, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #liss-riordan-shannon, #rometty-virginia-m, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Jeff Zucker Was Right to Resign. But I Can’t Judge Him.

Strong feelings can develop, even within the confines of strong — and necessary —boundaries.

#dating-and-relationships, #news-and-news-media, #single-persons, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #zucker-jeff

Nearly 3,000 N.Y.C. Workers Have a Day to Get Vaccinated or Be Fired

Mayor Eric Adams has embraced a vaccine mandate for city workers and warned that thousands would get fired this week if they were not vaccinated.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #government-employees, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Senate Passes Bill to Bar Forced Arbitration in Sexual Misconduct Cases

Senate passage was the latest evidence that Democrats, fresh off a string of legislative failures on their broader domestic agenda, are focusing on narrower measures with bipartisan support.

#metoo-movement, #arbitration-conciliation-and-mediation, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carlson-gretchen, #gillibrand-kirsten-e, #graham-lindsey, #law-and-legislation, #schumer-charles-e, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Australian Lawmakers Apologize for Sexual Harassment in Parliament

The move by the prime minister and others acknowledged calls for change after an account of rape inside the defense minister’s office.

#metoo-movement, #apologies, #australia, #canberra-australia, #discrimination, #higgins-brittany, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations