U.S. Diplomats and Spies Battle Trump Administration Over Suspected Attacks

American officials in China, Cuba and Russia say U.S. agencies are concealing the true extent of the episodes, leaving colleagues vulnerable to hostile actions abroad.

#central-intelligence-agency, #china, #cuba, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #government-employees, #headaches, #microwaves-electromagnetic-waves, #russia, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-office-of-special-counsel, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How Windows Have Caused Anxiety at Hunter College Schools During Pandemic

The building that is home to Manhattan’s Hunter College High temporarily closed after three students tested positive for the virus.

#city-university-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #hunter-college-campus-schools, #hunter-college-high-school, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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My Boss’s Drinking Is Getting Worse. How Do We Intervene?

Also: Dealing with an office mean girl and campaigning for the pay you deserve.

#alcohol-abuse, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-selfcare

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Store Workers to Get New Training: How to Handle Fights Over Masks

The biggest U.S. retail trade group will offer the Covid-19 Customer Conflict Prevention credential to help de-escalate disputes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crisis-prevention-institute, #customer-relations, #masks, #national-retail-federation, #shopping-and-retail, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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For Indian Women Working as Cooks and Nannies, No #MeToo Moment

A new study by Human Rights Watch found that poor Indian women who work in the informal jobs sector are routinely subjected to sexual harassment and abuse despite a groundbreaking law.

#metoo-movement, #human-rights-watch, #india, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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July Is the New January: More Companies Delay Return to the Office

From Ford to Microsoft, white-collar companies are increasingly extending working from home through next summer.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #summer-season, #telecommuting, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Young People Are Stepping Up to Be Poll Workers

Older volunteers are reluctant to work during the pandemic. High school students, who are increasingly politically engaged and have more time, are taking their place.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #volunteers-and-community-service, #voting-and-voters, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #youth

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Virus Hits Foreign Farmhands, Challenging Canadians’ Self-Image

Outbreaks at farms have made Canadians question how well their system is really protecting vulnerable migrant workers.

#agriculture-and-farming, #foreign-workers, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #ontario-canada, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Justice Dept. Suspends All Diversity and Inclusion Training for Staff

The move was the latest effort by the Trump administration to eliminate any training that encourages workers to acknowledge that implicit racial and gender biases exist in the workplace.

#barr-william-p, #discrimination, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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For Postal Workers, the Challenges Go Way Beyond Ballots

Ensuring that the nation can vote by mail is just one of many issues facing the Postal Service, most of which will remain after the election is over.

#absentee-voting, #amazon-com-inc, #american-postal-workers-union, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dejoy-louis, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #masks, #organized-labor, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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After Meat Workers Die of Covid-19, Families Fight for Compensation

Employees of a JBS meat-processing plant in Greeley, Colo., got sick or died, but their families have so far been denied compensation.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #greeley-colo, #jbs-sa, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #workerscompensation-insurance, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Stairwell Collapse in Houston Leaves 3 Workers Dead and 1 Injured

The 15-story building had been inspected hours before the accident.

#accidents-and-safety, #building-construction, #buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #houston-tex, #marathon-oil-corporation, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Coronavirus May Be Adrift in Indoor Air, CDC Acknowledges

After removing guidance from its website acknowledging “airborne” transmission, the agency cited evidence that indoor air can carry virus-laden particles.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #masks, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-science

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The New Museum Is World Class, but Many Find It a Tough Place to Work

Critics acknowledge the success the New Museum in New York has achieved. But they say it has come at the expense of many people who work there.

#art, #deller-jeremy, #gioni-massimiliano, #koolhaas-rem, #museums, #phillips-lisa-museum-executive, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Now the President and Frontline Workers Have Something in Common

The difference is not all frontline workers can protect themselves on the job. The coronavirus race gap, explained.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hispanic-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Arctic Expedition’s Dress Code Raises Concerns About Sexism in Science

The scientific institute leading the trip denied that its policy had been applied to a specific sex, saying, “Women and men participate in our polar expeditions as equals.”

#arctic-regions, #discrimination, #research, #science-and-technology, #sexual-harassment, #ships-and-shipping, #wegener-alfred-institute-for-polar-and-marine-research, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Is Amy Coney Barrett Joining a Supreme Court Built for the Wealthy?

Future decisions by a very conservative majority could give corporations even more weight and workers less.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #constitution-us, #corporate-social-responsibility, #federal-state-relations-us, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #supreme-court-us, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Plight of the ‘Physical Worker’: Worn-Out Bodies and Little Savings

Americans laboring on farms, in factories and on cleaning crews often have to retire before safety-net programs kick in and without assets in employer plans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #retirement, #savings, #transamerica-center-for-retirement-studies-transamerica-institute, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Dust Off Desks and Boot Up Terminals: Wall St. Returns, Fitfully

New York’s finance industry is beginning to reoccupy offices in fits and starts, impeded by uncertainty around the virus.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #mudrick-capital, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Ellen DeGeneres Returns to Show With Apology for Toxic Workplace

“Things happen here that never should have happened,” the host says. Warner Bros. started investigating her show in July, after complaints of a toxic workplace culture. Three top producers have been ousted.

#att-inc, #degeneres-ellen, #television, #the-ellen-degeneres-show-tv-program, #warner-brothers, #warner-media-llc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Ellen DeGeneres Returns to Her Talk Show With an Apology

“Things happen here that never should have happened,” the host says. Warner Bros. started investigating her show in July, after complaints of a toxic workplace culture. Three top producers have been ousted.

#att-inc, #degeneres-ellen, #television, #the-ellen-degeneres-show-tv-program, #warner-brothers, #warner-media-llc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How Companies Are Getting Speedy Coronavirus Tests for Employees

Intermediaries are finding labs with capacity for companies seeking to make sure workers are virus-free. But many employers choose to avoid the cost.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #medicine-and-health, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tests-medical, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Under Trump, OSHA’s Covid-19 Response Is Failing Workers

Businesses have little to fear from the government’s workplace safety office.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #fines-penalties, #jbs-sa, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #overhill-farms-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Global Health Star Under Fire

Former and current employees accuse Dr. Lucica Ditiu, leader of Stop TB, of harassment and bullying. The complaints threaten to slow prevention efforts worldwide.

#africa, #black-people, #bullies, #discrimination, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hiring-and-promotion, #mexico, #race-and-ethnicity, #stop-tb-partnership, #tuberculosis, #united-nations, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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‘Covid Will Not Win’: Meet the Force Powering Brooklyn Hospital

During the surge of Covid-19 cases this spring that filled Brooklyn Hospital with the critically ill and the dying, the staff went in day after day, trying to save as many lives as they could. Now they are bracing for a second wave.

#brooklyn-hospital-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hospitals, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Hotel Housekeepers Say New Cleaning Protocols Put Their Jobs at Risk

The hotel industry says doing away with daily room cleanings keeps guests and staff safe. But housekeepers say it is a step toward cutting earnings and job security.

#american-hotel-and-lodging-assn, #building-service-employees, #cleaning-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #marriott-international-inc, #organized-labor, #san-francisco-calif, #sheraton-hotelsresorts, #travel-and-vacations, #unite-here, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Franchise Workers Win Victory Over U.S. Effort to Curb Lawsuits

A judge rebuffed a Labor Department move that made it harder for employees to win judgments against parent companies over pay violations.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #fast-food-industry, #franchises, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #minimum-wage, #overtime, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Refinery29 Finds Next Top Editor at Facebook

Simone Oliver, who has worked at The New York Times and Condé Nast, will inherit a workplace described as “toxic.”

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barberich-christene, #fashion-and-apparel, #oliver-simone-s, #refinery29-inc, #vice-media-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Investigations at Essence Find No Evidence of Abusive Work Culture

Two law firms interviewed current and former employees after an anonymous essay accused company leaders of bullying and harassment.

#black-people, #bullies, #dennis-richelieu, #discrimination, #essence-magazine, #magazines, #morgan-lewisbockius, #proskauer-rose, #sexual-harassment, #wanga-caroline-a, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Could Many Coronavirus Deaths in Nursing Homes Have Been Avoided?

Nursing home residents and staff members account for around 40 percent of coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. There’s no justifiable reason for that.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #nursing-homes, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Pandemic of Work-From-Home Injuries

Chiropractors report a surge in problems as millions of workers have spent months clacking away on sofas and beds and awkward kitchen counters.

#chairs, #chiropractors, #computer-monitors, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ergonomics, #laptop-computers, #telecommuting, #text-messaging, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Stiffing Workers on Wages Grows Worse With Recession

New research shows that minimum-wage violations spike as low-paid workers become more vulnerable and less inclined to complain.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #recession-and-depression, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #wages-and-salaries, #washington-center-for-equitable-growth, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Preaching Equality, Start-Up Didn’t Practice It With Employees

Current and former workers at Carta, a hot Silicon Valley fintech company, said they were belittled, excluded and punished if they spoke up.

#carta, #discrimination, #start-ups, #ward-henry, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Hotels Tout Cleaning, But Guests Say, ‘My Room Was Dirty’

Hotel companies have been promoting new cleaning initiatives for months as a way to regain traveler confidence. But guests at some hotels in the United States say they are not living up to the promises.

#american-hotel-and-lodging-assn, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #cleaning-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-loyalty-programs, #embassy-suites-hotels, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #travel-and-vacations, #westin-hotelsresorts, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #world-health-organization

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10 Months After New Orleans Hotel Collapse, Third Body Recovered From Rubble

The body of Jose Ponce Arreola, a 63-year-old construction worker, was recovered almost a year after a Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapsed.

#accidents-and-safety, #cantrell-latoya, #demolition, #hard-rock-hotel-inc, #new-orleans-la, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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A Novel Way to Combat Covid-19 in Nursing Homes: Strike Teams

Borrowing from a model used for natural disasters, states are sending teams of responders to help facilities with outbreaks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #nursing-homes, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

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Judge Blocks Trump Officials’ Attempt to End Transgender Health Protections

The decision arrived a day before a Trump administration rule narrowing the legal definition of sex discrimination was set to take effect.

#block-frederic-l, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #health-and-human-services-department, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Who is Louis DeJoy?

The official at the center of the controversy over the Postal Service is a major Trump donor with a career in logistics.

#absentee-voting, #dejoy-louis, #greensboro-nc, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Pinterest Employees Demand Gender and Race Equality

More than 200 said they stood in solidarity with three former co-workers who have accused the company of discrimination.

#brougher-fancoise, #discrimination, #executive-compensation, #pinterest, #silbermann-ben, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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The Nation Wanted to Eat Out Again. Everyone Has Paid the Price.

Governments and restaurant owners wanted to get back to business. But bars and restaurants have become a focal point for clusters of Covid infections.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #masks, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-healthcare

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Pinterest Accused of Gender Bias in Suit by Former No. 2 Executive

Françoise Brougher, Pinterest’s former chief operating officer, said she was fired after speaking up about mistreatment.

#metoo-movement, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #executive-compensation, #francoise-brougher, #gender, #pinterest, #silbermann-ben, #social-media, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Zomato Draws Praise for Introducing Period Leave for Employees

Zomato, a global food-delivery company based in India, drew praise for introducing the policy. Its chief executive says there is no “shame or stigma” in applying for the time off.

#discrimination, #estrogen, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #menstruation, #sexual-harassment, #united-nations-childrens-fund, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #zomato-media-pvt-ltd

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How to Prepare for Your Return to the Office

Nervous about the possibility of going back to the workplace? Here’s what to take into consideration.

#better-balance-a, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

Transmission, even in New York City, is well below thresholds experts say are safe, but issues like adequate ventilation to combat aerosol spread of the virus remain.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-science

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This Is Not a Desk Chair

The pandemic has put video game equipment in unusually high demand. The gaming chair is ascendant.

#chairs, #computer-and-video-games, #ergonomics, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Children Vulnerable to Abuse Are Imperiled as Caseworkers Stay Home

Scores of investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect have been delayed or sharply curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic, records and interviews show.

#california, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #newsom-gavin, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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NBCUniversal Pushes Out Chairman of NBC Entertainment

Paul Telegdy leaves the network ahead of a pending investigation into his workplace behavior.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cable-television, #comcast-corporation, #nbcuniversal, #paul-telegdy, #television, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Employers Are Discriminating Against Mothers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

‘I have been given two options: either resign or get fired.’

#child-care, #discrimination, #family-leaves, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Lebanon’s Explosion Is Down to Incompetence

Yesterday’s explosion, which destroyed Beirut’s port, much of the city and countless lives, was the result of business as usual.

#beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #corruption-institutional, #hariri-rafik, #hezbollah, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Louie Gohmert’s Coronavirus Case Reveals a Dangerous Reality in Congress

Congress, which is tasked with shepherding the nation through the pandemic, itself lacks consistent procedures for protecting its members and its work force.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #davis-rodney-lee-1970, #democratic-party, #gohmert-louis-b-jr, #house-of-representatives, #masks, #pelosi-nancy, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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