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Restaurant Chain Tries ‘Big Thing’ to Entice Workers

March 16, 2019 |

A burger chain is grappling with America’s tight labor market by trying something new: the four-day work week, Bloomberg reports. Randy Garutti, CEO of Shake Shack Inc, says he hopes to entice workers amid the country’s nearly five-decade low in unemployment. “Here in Las Vegas, in some of our Shacks,…


UN staff and humanitarian workers among victims of Ethiopian Airlines crash

March 11, 2019 |

The ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday was packed with humanitarian workers and international experts, many of whom were bound for a major United Nations environmental summit in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. – RSS Channel – World

Bankrupt PG&E wants to give its workers $235 million in bonuses

March 10, 2019 |

PG&E Corp. the parent of Pacific Gas & Electric Co., is seeking a judge’s approval to pay $ 235 million in bonuses to thousands of employees despite the California utility’s bankruptcy.

The money is intended to provide incentives to workers and would not be distributed if the company doesn’t meet…

L.A. Times – Business

Amazon Lobbied for This. Now Its Workers Know

March 9, 2019 |

Many of Amazon’s Seattle-area employees would be exempt from new labor protections in a bill passed by the state Senate after lobbyists for the tech giant pushed to change a key threshold in the rules, the AP reports. The protections would partially prohibit non-compete clauses—controversial agreements used by tech…

China’s start-ups advertise for ‘good-looking’ tech workers

March 8, 2019 |

A year ago, China’s largest technology companies were lambasted for posting job ads seeking male employees that touted “good-looking” female workers to try to lure coders. The giants scrubbed their posts in response.

Yet the next generation of China’s tech superstar wannabes apparently haven’t…

L.A. Times – Business

Ivanka’s Comments on What Workers Want Get Picked Apart

February 26, 2019 |

Ivanka Trump isn’t so keen on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, and her thoughts on the subject have been quickly picked apart and mocked. In an interview with Fox News’ Steve Hilton that MarketWatch reports will air Sunday, Trump was asked what she would say to people who “will see…

Apple’s ‘black site’ gives contract workers few perks and little job security

February 12, 2019 |

Apple’s new campus in Cupertino, Calif., is a symbol of how the company views itself as an employer: simultaneously inspiring its workers with its magnificent scale while coddling them with its four-story café and 100,000-square-foot fitness center. But one group of Apple contractors finds another…

L.A. Times – Business

How the $1,000 ‘Trump tax bonuses’ have — and haven’t — affected workers’ lives

February 3, 2019 |

In late 2017, companies such as Home Depot, AT&T and Best Buy made headlines for promising their workers lump-sum bonuses of around $ 1,000 — if and when Congress passed the Trump administration’s massive corporate tax cut. Republicans held up these potential bonuses as proof that the president’s…

L.A. Times – Business


Meghan, Duchess of Sussex writes notes of support for sex workers on bananas

February 3, 2019 |

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wrote messages of support and empowerment for sex workers while on an unannounced visit to a charity with her husband Prince Harry on Friday. – RSS Channel – World

Google workers, shareholders ‘sounding the alarm’ on diversity

February 2, 2019 |

Over the last year, employees at Alphabet Inc.’s Google have protested over worker rights, a military contract and the handling of sexual misconduct allegations. Now, along with shareholders, they’ve written a resolution to Alphabet’s board calling for reform in areas including racial and gender…

L.A. Times – Business