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California says Amazon must stop hiding COVID case counts from workers

Enlarge / Amazon fulfillment center and warehouse in Sacramento on August 23, 2019. (credit: Getty Images | Sundry Photography) California’s attorney general yesterday said that…

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America’s teacher shortage will outlast the pandemic

The pandemic triggered a teacher exodus, and the shortage of instructors is still squeezing America’s schools. The big picture: Demand for teachers is drastically outpacing…

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U.S. hiring rebounded in October, with 531,000 jobs added

America’s employers stepped up their hiring in October, adding a solid 531,000 jobs, the most since July and a sign that the recovery from the…

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New York City aiding taxi drivers after hunger strike

After New York City taxi taxi drivers staged a hunger strike demanding the city gaurantee their loans, officials announced an expanded deal Wednesday to help drivers crippled…

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U.S. unemployment claims fall to lowest level since pandemic

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since the pandemic began, a sign the job market is still improving…

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Allstate selling headquarters as more employees telecommute

Allstate announced it will sell its longtime headquarters near Chicago as 95 percent of its employees continue to work from home during the pandemic.After 54 years…

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U.S. employers add a weak 194,000 jobs as Delta maintains hold

U.S. employers added just 194,000 jobs in September, a second straight tepid gain and evidence that the pandemic still has a grip on the economy…

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American, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue the latest carriers to mandate COVID vaccines for workers

American Airlines, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines have joined United Airlines in mandating that employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19, per the Wall Street Journal. Why…

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Behind the teacher shortage, an unexpected culprit: Covid relief money

“I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything like this,” one expert said. “There’s a lot of money flowing.” Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/education/behind-teacher-shortage-unexpected-culprit-covid-relief-money-n1280491 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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U.S. jobless claims reach a pandemic low as economy recovers

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign that the surge in Covid-19 cases caused…

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California judge: gig-worker exemption from labor law was unconstitutional

In November, California voters approved Prop 22, which gave Uber, Lyft and other companies exemptions from labor law—and imposed those exemptions on gig workers. A…

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California judge finds Prop 22 gig worker measure unconstitutional

A California judge has ruled that Proposition 22, the measure that allows companies like Uber and Lyft to keep classifying app-based drivers in the state…

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The unvaccinated need not apply: Mandates sweep Corporate America

Companies are acting where government is not and pushing workers to get the jab to get the job. Driving the news: The share of job…

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Argentinians protest for more jobs, food amid economic crisis

About 42 percent of people in Argentina live below the poverty line amid an economic downturn worsened by COVID-19. Source: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/7/argentinians-protest-for-more-jobs-food-amid-economic-crisis Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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United Airlines will require all 67,000 U.S. employees to get vaccinated — or risk termination

United’s requirement is one of the strictest vaccine mandates from a U.S. company. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/united-airlines-will-require-all-67-000-u-s-employees-n1276156 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with…

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Unemployment rate hits new pandemic-era low as U.S. adds 943,000 jobs in July

The U.S. economy added 943,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate fell from 5.9% to a new pandemic-era low of 5.4%. Why it matters:…

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CVS will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour

CVS upping its base pay to $15 an hour is a milestone because it employs 300,000 people and puts pressure on other small-store retailers (such…

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U.S. jobless claims down 14,000 to 385,000 as economy rebounds

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week by 14,000 to 385,000, more evidence that the economy and the job market are…

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Why companies aren’t paying more amid labor shortages

If companies raised pay high enough, then maybe they wouldn’t complain about labor shortages that have forced them to forgo sales. But there seems to…

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Activision Blizzard “Walkout for Equality” to protest management inaction

Enlarge / A em>Warcraft-themed statue sites in front of the Blizzard employee campus. (credit: Flickr / gordontarpley) A group of Activision Blizzard employees is planning…

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40 Burger King Locations Fined for Denying Workers Sick Leave During Pandemic

Tri City Foods, the owner of dozens of Burger King restaurants in the Midwest, has been ordered to pay $458,931 in restitution to workers and…

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The Delta variant doesn’t want you back in the office

Resurgent outbreaks — including breakthrough infections among vaccinated people — could throw a wrench in plans to bring workers fully back to offices in September….

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