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Amazon defeats warehouse union push, RWDSU challenges results

Efforts to unionize Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama warehouse were defeated by a wide margin in the second day of vote counting. More than half of the…

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Laid off by the pandemic, some workers find robots took their job

After social distancing measures forced layoffs in labor-intensive factories, manufacturers turned to automation, despite the high cost. Now, they aren’t going back. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/manufacturers-embrace-robots-perfect-pandemic-worker-n1263434 Proactive…

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The Majority of Amazon’s Bessemer Workers Cast Ballots, Results of the Union Election Are on Their Way

Breaking from Alabama: We are this much closer to learning the results of the historic union election at Amazon’s Bessemer, AL warehouse. The Retail, Wholesale,…

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Biden rescinds Trump-approved Medicaid work requirements in Michigan, Wisconsin

President Biden this week rescinded former President Trump’s permission for Michigan and Wisconsin to institute work requirements for recipients of Medicaid.The Centers for Medicare and…

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California teachers demand free childcare upon return to classrooms

SACRAMENTO — California teachers are ready to go back to the classroom. But the state’s largest union has a new ask: free childcare for their…

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U.S. economy gains 916,000 jobs as vaccinations spur labor market recovery

“It actually seems like the economy can reopen because the pandemic is getting under control,” said one economist. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/u-s-economy-added-916-000-jobs-march-vaccinations-spur-n1262869 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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How 5G Could Drastically Change Your Job

As 5G connectivity becomes more widespread—fueled by its great hype machine—the wonders promised seem incomprehensible at times. Remote control of fleets of vehicles from hundreds…

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U.S. jobless claims rise to 719K as virus still forces layoffs

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 61,000 last week to 719,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs…

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The staying power of the stay-at-home economy

The pandemic proved a large swath of the population can produce services and consume goods without leaving their homes — if supported by other workers….

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Amazon Is Getting Sued for Failing to Give Warehouse Workers Meal and Rest Breaks

It’s well documented that some Amazon employees work in grueling, physically taxing, and unsafe conditions. In fact, a former Amazon warehouse employee in California has…

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Elon Musk’s Anti-Union Tweet Found to Violate U.S. Labor Laws

The National Labor Relations Board decided on Thursday that Tesla repeatedly violated U.S. labor law over the past few years: first when the company fired…

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Florida school district fires teacher for medical marijuana use

A Florida school district fired a teacher after learning she had been using medical marijuana prescribed by a doctor.Allison Enright, who was a teacher at…

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U.S. jobless claims fall to 684,000, fewest since pandemic

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,000, the fewest since the pandemic erupted a year ago and a sign…

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Pelosi, White House recognize Equal Pay Day

The White House and lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday recognized Equal Pay Day, holding events throughout Washington to shine light on the economic inequality…

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Global chip shortage worsens, forces production cuts at GM, Hyundai

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) The auto industry continues to suffer the effects of a worldwide shortage of silicon chips. General Motors will…

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Senate Democratic moderates push for minimum wage compromise

Moderate Senate Democrats are pushing their leaders for a more modest approach to the party’s signature minimum wage hike, arguing for a compromise that can…

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A lockdown silver lining for workers with disabilities

The pandemic normalized working from home, and that could open doors for America’s workers with disabilities. The big picture: All sorts of hurdles — like…

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House set to pass $1.9T Covid relief bill, handing Biden his first major win

The measure will deliver $1,400 stimulus checks to millions of Americans, extend unemployment benefits and increase funding for vaccine distribution and schools. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-set-pass-1-9t-covid-relief-bill-handing-biden-n1260393 Droolin’…

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House passes labor overhaul, pitting unions against the filibuster

The House passed Democrats’ wide-ranging overhaul of labor laws Tuesday, inching President Joe Biden closer to fulfilling a campaign promise and coinciding with Amazon workers’…

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Once ‘essential,’ grocery workers now feel ‘expendable’

“We have to feed ourselves and pay rent. So we don’t get tested, and we pretend everything is OK,” one grocery worker said. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/once-categorized-essential-grocery-workers-say-they-now-feel-expendable-n1259646…

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U.S. adds a strong 379,000 jobs in hopeful sign for economy

U.S. employers added a robust 379,000 jobs last month, the most since October and a sign that the economy is strengthening as confirmed viral cases…

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