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Las Vegas’ MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment workers to be given panic buttons

July 7, 2018 |

The news marks the second time that the distribution of panic buttons for hotel workers has made headlines this week.
FOX News

Latest minimum wage hike comes as some employers launch bidding wars for scarce workers

July 1, 2018 |

Karen Quintana is keenly aware of how hard it is for companies to find workers who can handle the government red tape and other complexities of shipping containers of electronics, toys and machine parts in and out of the nation’s largest port complex in San Pedro Bay.

Once companies do find a qualified…


L.A. Times – Business

Workers at Trump golf course and Terranea resort file lawsuit over ‘panic button’ ballot measure

June 21, 2018 |

A petition drive to force the exclusive Terranea Resort and nearby Trump National Golf Club to provide employees with panic buttons and wage increases is now the subject of a lawsuit alleging that the city of Rancho Palos Verdes is refusing to put the measure on the ballot.

The Los Angeles County…


L.A. Times – Business

Short of Skilled Medical Workers, U.K. to Relax Visa Limits

June 15, 2018 |

The U.K. plans to relax immigration rules for doctors and nurses, an effort to address a staffing crunch in the state-run National Health Service that has worsened since voters chose to leave the European Union.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Initiative to give Disneyland workers a ‘living wage’ qualifies for the ballot in Anaheim

June 14, 2018 |

Unions that represent workers at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim are one step closer to requiring the theme park to pay its employees a “living wage.”

The Orange County Registrar of Voters has certified that a petition to force major Anaheim employers who get city subsidies to boost their workers’…


L.A. Times – Business

Shale country is out of workers. That means $140,000 for a truck driver and 100% pay hikes

June 10, 2018 |

Jerry Morales, the mayor of Midland, Texas, and a local restaurateur, is being whipsawed by the latest Permian Basin shale-oil boom.

It’s fueling the region and starving it at the same time. Sales-tax revenue is hitting a record high, allowing the city to get around to fixing busted roads. But…


L.A. Times – Business

Lawyer Says Target Workers Made Falsely-Accused Woman Expose Herself

June 6, 2018 |

A lawyer for a black Detroit-area woman says Target employees falsely accused her of stealing a bikini and forced her to expose parts of her body, the AP reports. Attorney Jasmine Rand said Monday 20-year-old Ashanae Davis was shopping at a Target May 22 in Southfield. A security worker grabbed…
Newser

There now are more job openings in the U.S. than unemployed workers to fill them

June 5, 2018 |

The labor market has hit a tipping point that should help boost wages: There are more job openings in the U.S. than unemployed workers to fill them.

It’s the first time that’s happened since the government began tracking job openings in 2000.

Job openings hit a record of 6.7 million in April, the…


L.A. Times – Business

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at rally to call for higher wages for Disneyland Resort workers

June 2, 2018 |

At a rally attended by hundreds of Disneyland Resort workers, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke out Saturday against wealthy corporations that fail to pay their workers a “living wage.”

Emphasizing the themes he relied on during his unsuccessful 2016 presidential campaign, Sanders told the crowd at an…


L.A. Times – Business

Anti-tax group sues California over retirement savings program for workers without benefits

May 31, 2018 |

A California anti-tax group is suing California Treasurer John Chiang as it tries to put the kibosh on a program that would provide retirement savings accounts to millions of California workers whose employers don’t offer a pension or 401(k).

In a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Sacramento,…


L.A. Times – Business