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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Cuomo Could Be Compelled to Testify in Sexual-Harassment Inquiry

The attorney general’s investigation into the governor will give her far-ranging subpoena powers to request documents and call witnesses.

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #elections-governors, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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High Turnover at Nursing Homes Threatens Residents’ Care

A new study highlights the persistent problems caused by an unstable work force, an underlying threat that may have led to staggering death tolls in the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-affairs-journal, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #research, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

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‘Reply All’ Podcast Is Paused After Accusations of Toxic Culture

A co-host and a senior reporter also left the podcast, after accusations that they worked against union efforts that many employees of color saw as necessary to increase diversity.

#gimlet-media, #pinnamaneni-sruthi, #podcasts, #reply-all-radio-program, #vogt-pj, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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America’s Nursing Crisis

Being a nurse was already hard. But in the pandemic, it’s become almost impossible.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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CDC Traces Covid-19 Outbreaks in Gyms, Urging Stricter Precautions

Coronavirus cases at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu were linked to carelessness about masks and symptoms, federal health officials found.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #exercise, #health-clubs, #honolulu-hawaii, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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Two Workers Are Killed at Boston Construction Site

The authorities said they responded to a report that two men had been “struck by a motor vehicle.” Their bodies were recovered from a hole at the scene, officials said.

#accidents-and-safety, #boston-mass, #deaths-fatalities, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Gregory Gourdet Works to Build a Better Restaurant in Portland

Gregory Gourdet has revamped his plans for a Haitian kitchen, after being caught up in a citywide furor over the treatment of restaurant workers.

#chefs, #content-type-personal-profile, #departure-portland-ore-restaurant, #gourdet-gregory-1975, #haitian-americans, #kann-winter-village-portland-ore-restaurant, #portland-ore, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Slate Suspends Podcast Host After Debate Over Racial Slur

Mike Pesca of “The Gist” said he was suspended after defending, in a Slack discussion with colleagues, the use of the slur in some contexts.

#defector-media-llc, #discrimination, #hohlt-jared, #mike-pesca, #news-and-news-media, #podcasts, #race-and-ethnicity, #slate-magazine, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Gunman Who Killed 2 at Louisiana Gun Store Fired 32 Rounds, Sheriff Says

Joshua Williams, who went to the Jefferson Gun Outlet to buy ammunition and “flipped out,” was fatally shot by store employees in the parking lot, the authorities said.

#assaults, #firearms, #gun-control, #jefferson-gun-outlet-metairie-la, #jefferson-parish-la, #lopinto-joseph-p-iii, #louisiana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-orleans-la, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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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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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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Host of ‘Reply All’ Podcast Steps Down After Accusations of Toxic Culture

The host, P.J. Vogt, and a senior reporter, Sruthi Pinnamaneni, each apologized after former colleagues accused them of working against union organizers and “multiple efforts to diversify.”

#black-people, #bon-appetit-magazine, #collective-bargaining, #discrimination, #gimlet-media, #minorities, #organized-labor, #pj-vogt, #podcasts, #polgreen-lydia, #radio, #reply-all-radio-program, #spotify, #sruthi-pinnamaneni, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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For Black Aides on Capitol Hill, Jan. 6 Brought Particular Trauma

Black congressional staff members said the attack brought back memories of how they had tried to avoid people they felt could be prone to racist violence — only to find them at their place of work.

#belford-remmington, #black-people, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #house-of-representatives, #mcknight-jabir, #mcquerry-mike-1970, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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N.Y. Restaurant Fires Waitress Who Wouldn’t Get Covid-19 Vaccine

Bonnie Jacobson, 34, said she was not necessarily opposed to getting vaccinated, but wanted to study the potential effect on fertility first.

#brooklyn-nyc, #red-hook-tavern-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #restaurants, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Mets Quietly Fired Ryan Ellis for Sexual Harassment

Shortly after dismissing the team’s general manager, the Mets also fired Ryan Ellis, a hitting coordinator whose inappropriate behavior was first reported in 2018.

#baseball, #callaway-mickey, #coaches-and-managers, #ellis-ryan-1978, #new-york-mets, #porter-jared-1979, #rojas-luis-e-1981, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Scientists Call on C.D.C. to Set Air Standards for Workplaces, Now

The agency has not fully reckoned with airborne transmission of the coronavirus in settings like hospitals, schools and meatpacking plants, experts said.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #gounder-celine, #infections, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #michaels-david-1954, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #walensky-rochelle, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-science, #zients-jeffrey-d

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For My Next Trick … Opening a New Musical in Tokyo in a Pandemic

Our writer’s adaptation of “The Illusionist” was slated for a tryout run. Lockdown, a tragic death, cancer and quarantine got in the way, but didn’t stop the show.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duchan-peter, #japan, #nissay-theater-tokyo-japan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #southerland-thom, #the-illusionist-play, #theater, #tokyo-japan, #umeda-arts-theater-co-ltd, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Oregon Is Vaccinating Teachers. It Might Not Be Enough to Reopen Schools.

Oregon is a case study in how Pacific Coast cities are lagging the country in resuming in-person teaching.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brown-kate-1960, #california, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #oregon, #organized-labor, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-state, #western-states-us, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19

The case focuses on two of the company’s facilities in New York.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #james-letitia, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-state, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Was ‘60 Minutes’ TV’s Most Toxic Workplace?

“Ticking Clock,” a new memoir by Ira Rosen, a former producer for the show, recounts the newsmagazine’s pathbreaking journalism and its culture of harassment and abuse.

#metoo-movement, #60-minutes-tv-program, #books-and-literature, #cbs-news, #fager-jeff, #hewitt-don, #news-and-news-media, #rose-charlie, #rosen-ira-television-producer, #sexual-harassment, #television, #ticking-clock-behind-the-scenes-at-60-minutes-book, #wallace-mike-1918-2012, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Lincoln Project Co-Founder Steve Schmidt Resigns

Steve Schmidt said he was stepping down from the board but remaining with the organization, and eight former workers said they wanted to share information about the handling of harassment allegations against another co-founder.

#cyberharassment, #lincoln-project, #schmidt-steve, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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‘I’m Speaking Out:’ Calgary Firefighters Allege Decades of Racism

Accusations stretching back 25 years have spurred city officials to acknowledge racism within the department and pledge to address it.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #calgary-alberta, #discrimination, #fires-and-firefighters, #indigenous-people, #race-and-ethnicity, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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CDC Draws Up a Blueprint for Reopening Schools

Amid an acrid national controversy, the agency proposed detailed criteria for returning students to classrooms.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #organized-labor, #teachers-and-school-employees, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #ventilation, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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Lincoln Project Co-Founder Resigns From Board Amid a Deepening Crisis

Steve Schmidt announced his resignation at the end of a day in which at least eight former staff members said they want to share information about the handling of harassment allegations against another co-founder.

#cyberharassment, #lincoln-project, #schmidt-steve, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Baseball Works to Confront Its Treatment of Women

Recent incidents have served as a “wake-up call” for the sport, leading to an update to its harassment and discrimination policy.

#baseball, #discrimination, #ludtke-melissa, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #meyer-shipp-michele, #ng-kim, #sexual-harassment, #tirado-renee, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Amazon Sues New York Attorney General to Block Covid-19 Charges

The company said the attorney general, Letitia James, had overstepped her authority in investigating workplace safety.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-state-relations-us, #james-letitia, #new-york-city, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Can’t Find an N95 Mask? This Company Has 30 Million That It Can’t Sell.

Health workers are still being forced to ration protective masks, but small U.S. manufacturers can’t find buyers, and some are in a danger of going under.

#3m-company, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #factories-and-manufacturing, #food-and-drug-administration, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #masks, #prestige-ameritech, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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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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‘Nobody Tells Daddy No’: A Housing Boss’s Many Abuse Cases

Victor Rivera gained power and profit as New York’s homeless crisis worsened. Accused of sexual and financial misconduct, he has largely escaped consequences.

#bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #conflicts-of-interest, #content-type-personal-profile, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How the Pandemic Is Coming to Prime Time. (Or Not.)

As series roll out after pandemic delays, they’re trying to predict what audiences want: Television that reflects our shared Covid reality? Or that provides a distraction from it?

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Health Care Workers Hit Hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Vaccines may be on the way, but many on the front-lines are burned out. Has the government done enough to help alleviate their stress?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #shortages, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Parallel Pandemic Hits Health Care Workers: Trauma and Exhaustion

Vaccines may be on the way, but many on the front-lines are burned out. Has the government done enough to help alleviate their stress?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #hospitals, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #nursing-homes, #shortages, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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In Rare Public Statement, Congressional Aides Call for Trump’s Conviction

More than 370 Democratic aides issued an unusual public appeal, notable because congressional staff members rarely publicly express their own views.

#democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #impeachment, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Hidden Epidemic on Travel’s Front Line

More than 6,000 employees of the Transportation Security Administration have contracted the coronavirus. Workers say lax safety measures have contributed to the spread.

#airport-security, #american-federation-of-government-employees, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #transportation-security-administration, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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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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A Georgia Chicken Town Reels After a Plant Disaster

A nitrogen leak killed six workers and injured 11, but many in the heavily undocumented work force, advocates said, are too fearful to go in for medical checks.

#foreign-workers, #foundation-food-group, #gainesville-ga, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #nitrogen, #poultry, #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.

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At Least 6 Dead at Georgia Poultry Plant, Officials Say

The authorities said five people were found dead at a Prime Pak Foods plant in Gainesville, Ga., and a sixth person died at a hospital. At least nine others were hospitalized, officials said.

#gainesville-ga, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #poultry, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Firefighters Battle an Unseen Hazard: Their Gear Could Be Toxic

This week, in a first, firefighters are demanding independent testing for cancer-linked chemicals known as PFAS in their gear and that their union drop sponsorships from chemical and equipment makers.

#cancer, #chemicals, #fires-and-firefighters, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #international-assn-of-fire-fighters, #national-fire-protection-assn, #organized-labor, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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South Korean Mayor Sexually Harassed Secretary, Report Finds

The former mayor of Seoul, who died in July, was accused of making unwanted physical advances. An independent investigation has found that the victim’s allegations were credible.

#metoo-movement, #national-human-rights-commission-korea, #park-won-soon, #politics-and-government, #seoul-south-korea, #sexual-harassment, #south-korea, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Master Tenant Pleads Guilty in Ghost Ship Fire That Killed 36

Some relatives of those killed in the Oakland warehouse fire in 2016 said they were outraged that prosecutors had a deal with the defendant that they said would allow him to avoid additional time behind bars.

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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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‘The Word of the Year Is Fluid’: The Pandemic Brings a New Teaching Style

Like many districts nationwide, schools in Edison, N.J., are struggling to make hybrid instruction work.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #edison-nj, #edison-public-school-district, #education-k-12, #new-jersey, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Biden Tells OSHA to Issue New Covid-19 Guidance to Employers

Unions, which largely support the new president, had complained that the Trump administration did little to protect workers from the coronavirus.

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I Grew Up Witnessing Forced Labor. U.S. Companies Must Step Up.

Otherwise, they risk complicity in the persecution of millions of Uighurs.

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Inside Twitter’s Decision to Cut Off Trump

Jack Dorsey, the chief executive, had reservations about locking the president’s account. But the calls for violence that his tweets provoked were too overwhelming.

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Some Medical Students Wait in Line for Covid Vaccine, While Others Share Selfies of Shots

Across states and schools, medical students’ access to the coronavirus vaccine has varied widely, creating some confusion and stress.

#assn-of-american-medical-colleges, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #medical-schools, #vaccination-and-immunization, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

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Cash, Breakfasts and Firings: An All-Out Push to Vaccinate Wary Medical Workers

Some staff in hospitals and long-term care facilities don’t want to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Their employers are trying to change their minds.

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Chinese Solar Companies Tied to Use of Forced Labor

A new report shows some of the world’s biggest solar companies work with the Chinese government to absorb workers from Xinjiang, programs that are often seen as a red flag for forced labor.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #forced-labor, #horizon-advisory-group-llc, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #minorities, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #solar-energy-industries-assn, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #xinjiang-china

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