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Reform unemployment, US workers say, as Covid reveals chaotic systems

Millions thrown out of work by the pandemic faced months-long backlogs in receiving benefits, if they arrived at all Unemployed workers are pushing for reforms…

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Burger King employees go viral for sign to management: ‘We all quit’

The former staff of a Nebraska Burger King went viral for a sign announcing to management, “We all quit.”Rachael Flores, the former general manager of the Lincoln,…

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In a pandemic, US workers without paid medical leave can’t afford a sick day

Coronavirus focuses new attention on need for laws requiring paid time off The coronavirus pandemic has fueled the demand for American workers to be provided…

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Jobless claims unexpectedly rise to 373,000

First-time claims are up, a potential warning sign for job growth in the coming months. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/jobless-claims-unexpectedly-rise-373-000-job-growth-slows-n1273344 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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Ketchum, Idaho, Has Plenty of Available Jobs, but Workers Can’t Afford Housing

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Four-day working week trial an “overwhelming success” in Iceland

A series of trials in which workers were moved to shorter working weeks, without reduction in pay, are reportedly an “overwhelming success”. Productivity “remained the…

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These cities and states just raised their minimum wage

Minimum wage workers in various parts of the country got a pay increase Thursday, the first day of the new fiscal year for most state…

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Few unemployed people are actively looking for jobs

There are around 10 million unemployed Americans and over 9 million open positions. But most people aren’t urgently seeking out those jobs. The big picture:…

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Why jobless claims have become a useless economic indicator

The Department of Labor’s weekly tally of initial claims for unemployment insurance has become an unreliable economic indicator. Why it matters: Initial claims data has…

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Fed up, Argentina’s domestic workers demand a better deal

Argentina’s domestic workers, badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, are unionising for better pay and job security.  Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/6/24/fed-up-argentinas-domestic-workers-demand-a-better-deal Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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‘Scarlett letter?’ Farm laborers to wear masks if they haven’t been vaccinated.

America’s largest garlic farm needs 1,000 workers to harvest its annual crop, but the new regulations are an unexpected hurdle. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/scarlett-letter-farm-laborers-wear-masks-if-they-haven-t-n1271561 Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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Major companies ask Colorado residents not to apply for remote positions

Major companies have said in recent job postings that Colorado residents are ineligible to apply for certain remote positions because a new state law requires…

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Attempting to reform gig work via co-ops

Ride-hailing service The Drivers Cooperative recently debuted in New York City, claiming that its lack of VC funding would result in better driver pay and…

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Median annual wage for Black workers is 30% lower than for white workers

As we prepare for tomorrow’s federal Juneteenth holiday, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Americans in Texas, our economy remains marred by the legacy of slavery…

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Income inequality is primarily automation-driven, economists argue

Automation technology has been the primary driver in U.S. income inequality over the past 40 years, according to a new paper by two prominent economists…

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Maine offering $1,500 payments to people on unemployment who go back to work

The Maine state government on Tuesday announced it would be providing $1,500 payments to be given to employees who start working between June 15-30 to…

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First four states cut off federal unemployment benefits

Alaska, Iowa, Missouri and Mississippi eliminated their federal unemployment programs on Saturday, ending federal assistance for almost 340,000 workers. The states are the first four of…

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Unemployed workers in these four states lose their federal benefits this weekend

The Republican governors of Alaska, Iowa, Missouri and Mississippi are all shutting off federal pandemic unemployment benefits three months early. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/unemployed-one-these-four-states-you-lose-your-federal-benefits-n1270385 Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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New York Times Tech Workers Say Publisher’s Union Busting Is Out of Control

Tech workers at the New York Times are officially fed up with the company’s union busting behavior. Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/new-york-times-tech-workers-say-publisher-s-union-busti-1847056578 Proactive Computing found this…

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Senate GOP blocks bill to combat gender pay gap

Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked legislation aimed at addressing pay inequality, marking their second successful use of the filibuster under President Biden.Senators voted 49-50 to try…

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U.S. adds modest 559,000 jobs, a sign of more hiring struggles

U.S. employers added 559,000 jobs in May, an improvement from April’s sluggish gain but still evidence that many companies are struggling to find enough workers…

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U.S. jobless claims drop to 385,000, another pandemic low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low, the latest evidence that the…

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