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Google tells workers they can relocate ‘without justification’ following Supreme Court decision

Google will allow employees to move between states in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In an email obtained by…

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The city of Austin raises minimum wage for city employees to $22

The conversation around raising the minimum wage has intensified over the last decade. With the dollar’s purchasing power shrinking every year, millions of Americans are…

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Starbucks is reportedly threatening trans healthcare benefits to prevent union organizing

Happy Pride month everybody! Bloomberg just reported that Starbucks’ latest union-busting efforts include an explicit threat to the healthcare benefits of trans employee, in order…

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What workers really want: raises that beat inflation

You might have heard that nowadays workers want flexibility or jobs with a sense of purpose. But with inflation on the rise, something far more…

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Airlines cancel hundreds of flights before summer travel season because of pilot shortage

Faced with staffing shortages, airlines are canceling thousands of flights heading into the busy summer travel season. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/airlines-pilot-shortage-flight-cancellations-summer-travel-rcna32613 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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Wage gap between CEOs and US workers jumped to 670-to-1 last year, study finds

Report on 300 top US companies found CEOs making an average of $10.6m, with the median worker getting $23,968 The wage gap between chief executives…

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Remote work may not be working any more

The challenges of remote work are getting harder and harder to ignore, as employees and bosses alike grapple with the realities of indefinite separation from…

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New deep learning technique paves path to pizza-making robots

This article is part of our coverage of the latest in AI research. For humans, working with deformable objects is not significantly more difficult than…

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Adding salary ranges to job listings stops people from wasting their time

The effective date of aNYC law requiring job postings to have salary ranges was delayed, but hat shouldn’t thwart its ultimate implementation. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/nyc-pay-transparency-job-listings-stops-wasting-peoples-time-rcna29027 Droolin’…

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Hitting the Books: Dodge, Detroit and the Revolutionary Union Movement of 1968

After decades on the decline intro, America’s labor movement is undergoing a massive renaissance with Starbucks, Amazon and Apple Store employees leading the way. Though…

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New York lawmakers want to limit warehouse productivity quotas

New York State Senator Jessica Ramos and Assembly Member Latoya Joyner have introduced a new bill meant to limit production quotas for warehouse workers. The…

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When it comes to remote work, be careful what you wish for

Work-from-home and flexible hours office policies thanks to pandemic workplace changes can seem great. But there are downsides. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/work-home-flexible-hours-office-policies-can-seem-great-are-downsides-rcna26423 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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Airbnb joins Twitter, Reddit, Dropbox; finally admits remote work wins

Airbnb CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky on Thursday announced the company’s 5-point plan to enable employees to live and work anywhere, all the time. Ostensibly…

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Amazon workers in New York accuse the company of retaliatory firings

An independent group of Amazon workers called Amazonians United is accusing the e-commerce giant of firing four workers in Queens because they “supported a labor…

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‘I cannot teach in Florida’: LGBTQ educators fear fallout from new education law

Following the enactment of what critics call the “Don’t Say Gay” law, some LGBTQ teachers have quit the professional altogether. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/-cannot-teach-florida-lgbtq-educators-fear-fallout-new-school-law-rcna22106 Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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Washington is first state to guarantee pay and benefits for Uber and Lyft drivers

Washington State legislation guaranteeing pay and benefits for ride-hail workers has become a practical reality. Reutersreports Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law a measure…

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Amazon workers in New York close to forming historic union after key vote

Elsewhere, a unionization vote by Alabama workers is pending as hundreds of votes were challenged Amazon workers in New York are close to voting to…

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House staff turnover highest in 20 years: study

Turnover among House staffers is at its highest rate in at least 20 years amid a push among some Democrats to unionize, according to a…

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Everything You Should Do on the First Day of a Remote Job

Many of us adjusted to WFH life over the past two years, maybe even joining the so-called “great resignation” to avoid a forced return to…

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Ten states hit record-low unemployment rates

Two years after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic caused a round of mass layoffs not seen since the Great Depression, 10 states have now…

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As locals are priced out, Colorado mountain towns fight to keep workers

As locals are priced out of Colorado mountain towns, communities are fighting back with lease limits and loan programs intended to retain their workforces. Source:…

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Babysitting rates skyrocket

Adapted from UrbanSitter; Chart: Sara Wise/Axios The average hourly rate for a babysitter leapt 11% in 2021 to $20.57 an hour — far outpacing the…

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