At Least 2 Workers Killed in Shooting at Alabama Fire Hydrant Plant

Two others were injured, and a person believed to be the shooter was later found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the police said.

#albertville-ala, #deaths-fatalities, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Iowa Man Is Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison After Mask Fight

A 42-year-old Des Moines man was convicted of assault over a fight with a man who confronted him over the way he was wearing a mask.

#assaults, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #des-moines-iowa, #dinning-mark, #masks, #michael-shane-wayne, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Perceived Grievances Drove Virginia Beach Gunman to Kill 12, F.B.I. Finds

DeWayne Craddock, a city engineer who went on a shooting rampage in 2019, had been “fixated for years” on criticism at work, the F.B.I. said.

#craddock-dewayne, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #mass-shootings, #virginia-beach-va, #virginia-beach-va-shooting-2019, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Silicon Valley’s Thin Skins and Giant Egos

Ellen Pao, the former C.E.O. of Reddit, talks Big Tech boys clubs, content moderation and workplace culture.

#audio-neutral-informative, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #pinterest, #reddit-inc, #silicon-valley-calif, #twitter, #venture-capital, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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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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How the World Learns About Bosses Behaving Badly

One firm is guiding employees through the process of going public with stories that companies go to great lengths to keep private.

#metoo-movement, #discrimination, #lioness-media-relations-firm, #nondisclosure-agreements, #scorah-amber, #sexual-harassment, #steinhorn-ariella, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Scott Stringer Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 2nd Woman

The woman, Teresa Logan, accused Mr. Stringer of sexual harassment and making unwanted advances while she was working for him at a bar and restaurant he co-owned in 1992.

#metoo-movement, #bars-and-nightclubs, #elections-mayors, #logan-teresa, #new-york-city, #pastor-patricia, #sexual-harassment, #stringer-scott-m, #uptown-local-manhattan-ny-bar, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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For Many Workers, Change in Mask Policy Is a Nightmare

After a shift by the C.D.C., employers withdrew mask policies that workers felt were protecting them from unvaccinated customers.

#beau-rivage-resort-and-casino, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kroger-company, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #organized-labor, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recreational-equipment-inc, #safeway-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Can I Ask Co-Workers if They’ve Had the Covid Vaccine?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on why asking about vaccine status isn’t a question of etiquette but of public health.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #customs-etiquette-and-manners, #ethics-personal, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Island Residents Protest at the Willows Inn After Workplace Allegations

About 50 people carried signs and shouted ‘shame’ at diners Friday, after a New York Times article chronicled harassment and discrimination claims from former employees.

#chefs, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #restaurants, #sexual-harassment, #wetzel-blaine-chef, #willows-inn-lummi-island-wash-restaurant, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Fears for Bangladesh Garment Workers as Safety Agreement Nears an End

The Rana Plaza collapse led to the agreement, which improved factory safety for workers. Despite a last-minute extension, its legacy may be in jeopardy.

#alliance-for-bangladesh-worker-safety, #bangladesh, #bangladesh-garment-manufacturers-and-exporters-assn, #dhaka-bangladesh, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #rana-plaza-building-collapse-bangladesh-2013, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Culture of Fear at the Firm That Manages Bill Gates’s Fortune

At least four employees at the firm, Cascade Investment, complained to Mr. Gates about Michael Larson, his longtime money manager.

#cascade-investment-llc, #gates-bill, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #gates-melinda, #kirkland-wash, #larson-michael-1959, #microsoft-corp, #sexual-harassment, #stocks-and-bonds, #sydow-robert-e, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #ybarra-stacy

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A New Crop in Pennsylvania: Warehouses

Huge facilities have sprouted up in and around the Lehigh Valley, fueled by the astonishing growth of e-commerce. Some residents say the area’s landscape and long-term economic health could be threatened.

#allentown-pa, #bethlehem-steel-co, #e-commerce, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #pennsylvania, #prologis-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #trucks-and-trucking, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Is It OK to Ask Health Care Providers if They’re Vaccinated?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on navigating a world in which vaccination against Covid-19 is both common and contested.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #ethics-personal, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Seventh Noose Found at Amazon Construction Site in Connecticut, Police Say

The Windsor Police Department said it was investigating what it called “potential hate crime incidents” after a seventh noose was found at a future fulfillment center.

#amazon-com-inc, #black-people, #building-construction, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #nooses, #windsor-conn, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Advised Gov. Cuomo, Raising Ethics Questions

The host Chris Cuomo participated in strategy calls with aides to his brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, after sexual harassment allegations emerged this year.

#cable-television, #cnn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #hannity-sean, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #sexual-harassment, #television, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #zucker-jeff

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India’s Doctors and Medical Workers Face Danger and Trauma

More than 1,000 doctors, and an untold number of medical personnel, have died after coronavirus infections. Many suffer an emotional toll as they make tough decisions about who gets treated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #india, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #rural-areas, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Ex-Aide to Congressman Claims He Was Fired for Voicing Virus Concerns

A former adviser to Representative Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Republican, contends in a federal lawsuit that the congressman flouted safety guidelines, contributing to an outbreak in his office.

#accidents-and-safety, #brandon-pope, #colorado, #colorado-springs-colo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doug-lamborn, #house-of-representatives, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #telecommuting, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Vaccinated Americans May Go Without Masks in Most Places, Federal Officials Say

Fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks or maintain social distance indoors or outdoors, with some exceptions, the C.D.C. advised.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #fauci-anthony-s, #masks, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #walensky-rochelle, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Covid Pandemic Demands Air Quality Changes in the Workplace, Researchers Say

The researchers issued a call to action to improve indoor air quality as a safeguard against the spread of contagions like the coronavirus.

#american-hospital-assn, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #masks, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #science-journal, #water, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-healthcare

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When Sources Stand Together: Reporting on the Willows Inn

A Times food journalist who revealed accusations of misconduct at the restaurant in Washington State discusses how employees came to tell their story.

#new-york-times, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #newspapers, #restaurants, #sexual-harassment, #wetzel-blaine-chef, #willows-inn-lummi-island-wash-restaurant, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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U.S. Asks Mexico to Investigate Labor Issues at G.M. Facility

The administration learned of what appeared to be “serious violations” of labor rights, it said, and is using a new tool in the North American trade deal to seek a review.

#collective-bargaining, #factories-and-manufacturing, #general-motors, #mexico, #office-of-the-united-states-trade-representative, #organized-labor, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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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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Complaint Accuses Mexican Factories of Labor Abuses, Testing New Trade Pact

The A.F.L.-C.I.O. and other groups are seeking to make use of a new enforcement mechanism in the updated North American trade deal.

#american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #brookfield-asset-management, #cardone-industries, #collective-bargaining, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mexico, #organized-labor, #service-employees-international-union, #united-states-politics-and-government, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Mr. Beast, YouTube Star, Wants to Take Over the Business World

Jimmy Donaldson, 22, is out to become the Elon Musk of online creators.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #entrepreneurship, #generation-z, #greenville-nc, #jimmy-donaldson, #mobile-applications, #mr-beast, #mrbeast-burger-mobile-app, #musk-elon, #philanthropy, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #youtube-com

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Roberto Alomar Is Placed on Baseball’s Ineligible List

Following a sexual misconduct investigation, Alomar has been placed on baseball’s ineligible list, but will keep his plaque in the Hall of Fame.

#alomar-roberto, #baseball, #baseball-hall-of-fame, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #rose-pete, #sexual-harassment, #toronto-blue-jays, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Vaccine Fan Fiction, Boom Time for America’s Forests and Political Apathy in N.Y.C.: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#ambulances, #elections-mayors, #forests-and-forestry, #moskin-julia, #rural-areas, #sexual-harassment, #vaccination-and-immunization, #watkins-allison-ali, #wetzel-blaine-chef, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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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

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Despite OSHA’s Efforts, U.S. Workplaces Are Still Too Dangerous

OSHA has saved many lives in its 50 years. But it can do more.

#accidents-and-safety, #labor-and-jobs, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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TV Production Adapted to Weather the Pandemic. Now What?

The unions representing actors and crews are in talks with the studios about extending — and possibly changing — the safety protocols they agreed on in September.

#accidents-and-safety, #actors-and-actresses, #actors-equity-assn, #american-idol-tv-program, #atlanta-ga, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #directors-guild-of-america, #labor-and-jobs, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sag-aftra, #selena-the-series-tv-program, #television, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Workers at Exclusive Montana Resort Reach $1 Million Wage Settlement

A group of guest workers from Jamaica had accused the Yellowstone Club and Hospitality Staffing Solutions of shortchanging their wages and tips.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #jamaica-west-indies, #labor-and-jobs, #montana, #skiing, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #visas, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #yellowstone-club

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At Blaine Wetzel’s Willows Inn, Employees Report Years of Workplace Abuse

Globe-trotting diners flock to the Willows Inn’s serene Northwest setting. But former employees say faked ingredients, sexual harassment and an abusive kitchen are the real story.

#metoo-movement, #asian-americans, #chefs, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #race-and-ethnicity, #restaurants, #sexual-harassment, #soto-innes-daniela, #wetzel-blaine-chef, #willows-inn-lummi-island-wash-restaurant, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How Joe Biden Can Protect Essential Workers from Coronavirus

The Labor Department still (still!) needs to do more to protect employees from getting Covid on the job.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #organized-labor, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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India’s Fashion Artisans Face ‘Extreme Distress’ in Pandemic

The working conditions of the so-called karigars, who make handicrafts for luxury brands, have long been an issue. Now many have no job at all.

#chanel-sa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #couture-fashion, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #hermes-international-sa, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #louis-vuitton, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mumbai-india, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How Scott Rudin Wielded Power in Show Business

For decades, the producer has cultivated and castigated people at all levels of entertainment. Now his past is catching up with him.

#actors-and-actresses, #culture-arts, #diller-barry, #geffen-david, #hello-dolly-play, #jackman-hugh, #movies, #rudin-scott, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #the-book-of-mormon-play, #the-music-man-play, #theater, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #to-kill-a-mockingbird-play, #tony-awards-theater-awards, #west-side-story-play, #wilson-rita, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Colorado Judge Censured for Using Racial Slur Will Resign, Court Says

Natalie T. Chase, a District Court judge in Arapahoe County, agreed to step down after the Colorado Supreme Court censured her for insensitive remarks to Black judicial employees.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #arapahoe-county-colo, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chase-natalie-t, #colorado, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Different Way of Thinking About Cancel Culture

Social media companies and other organizations are looking out for themselves.

#computers-and-the-internet, #corporations, #cyberharassment, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #social-media, #twitter, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Scott Rudin to Step Back From Broadway Amid Bullying Reports

The powerful producer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Book of Mormon” regrets “the pain my behavior caused” and says others will directly run his shows.

#rudin-scott, #theater, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Months Before Season, N.F.L. and Players Clash Over Pandemic Workouts

Players on 15 teams announced they would not attend off-season programming because of concerns about the coronavirus. Some may give up financial benefits in the process.

#brady-tom, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #national-football-league, #national-football-league-players-assn, #organized-labor, #smith-demaurice, #tretter-j-c-1991, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Goldman Sachs’s Top Image Maker, Jake Siewert, Will Leave

Jake Siewert led the firm’s post-financial crisis reputation makeover.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #international-business-machines-corporation, #warburg-pincus, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Karen Olivo Won’t Return to ‘Moulin Rouge!’

Citing recent reports of abusive behavior, including by the powerful producer Scott Rudin, the actress said advocacy mattered more than a lucrative role.

#moulin-rouge-the-musical-play, #olivo-karen, #rudin-scott, #theater, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Her Boss Sent Harassing Texts. So She Beat Him With a Mop.

A government worker in China became an internet sensation after a video emerged of her striking back at a boss she accused of harassment.

#china, #heilongjiang-province-china, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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What Is Hospitality? The Current Answer Doesn’t Work.

The host-guest relationship puts all the onus on the server, particularly during the pandemic, and points to the dysfunction at the heart of the business.

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #tips-and-tipping, #waiters-and-waitresses, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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An NDA Was Designed to Keep Me Quiet

I chose not to be. We need to end gag orders for victims of workplace abuse.

#california, #discrimination, #nondisclosure-agreements, #pinterest, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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‘Bond Girl’ Talk and Groping: Albany’s Toxic Culture for Women

As allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo put a new spotlight on sexual misconduct in New York’s capital, numerous women there described an enduring predatory and misogynistic environment.

#metoo-movement, #albany-ny, #biaggi-alessandra, #cuomo-andrew-m, #gunning-patricia, #men-and-boys, #new-york-state, #salazar-julia-christine, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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My Job and I: Is This a Love Letter?

Readers discuss formative experiences in the workplace, at Google and elsewhere.

#google-inc, #sexual-harassment, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Woman Who Coughed on Pier 1 Shopper Is Sentenced to 30 Days

Debra Hunter, 53, was seen in a widely circulated video last year coughing on a customer who was recording her dispute with employees at a home-goods store in Jacksonville, Fla.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coughs, #florida, #jacksonville-fla, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Cuomo Aide Says Governor ‘Groomed’ Her for Months Before Groping

A woman who has accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her in the Executive Mansion said that she warned him, “You’re going to get us in trouble.”

#albany-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #times-union-albany, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Restaurant Workers Are in a Race to Get Vaccines

As states open vaccines and restaurants to all, wait staff and food service workers are often left behind. Some chefs have even opened pop-up spots to get their employees shots more quickly.

#bayless-rick, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #labor-and-jobs, #restaurants, #texas, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

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A ‘System of Espionage’ Reigned at Ikea, a French Prosecutor Charges

In a case riveting national attention, Ikea France is charged with violating privacy rights by surveilling unions, employees and customers.

#detectives-private, #france, #ikea, #industrial-espionage, #privacy, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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