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More than 5,000 hotels add security devices to protect workers from sexual harassment

October 7, 2019 |

Under pressure from hotel unions, about 5,000 hotels add security measures to protect workers from sexual harassment. Unions say it is not enough.


L.A. Times – Business

GM, Workers Hit a Big Snag —and Mexico Plays a Role

October 6, 2019 |

Contract talks aimed at ending a 21-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors have taken a turn for the worse, hitting a big snag over product commitments for US factories, a union official wrote in an email to members, the AP reports. The letter from UAW Vice…
Newser

California has a new law for contract workers. But many businesses aren’t ready for change

September 29, 2019 |

California companies are scrambling to figure out how AB 5, a sweeping new hiring law, affects them.


L.A. Times – Business

‘$70K CEO’ Opens New Office, Give Workers Huge Pay Rise

September 26, 2019 |

When Gravity Payments bought Boise, Idaho firm ChargeItPro three years ago, the lowest-paid employees made $ 24,000 a year. That soon went up to $ 40,000—and Gravity CEO Dan Price says it will be $ 70,000 by 2024. To mark the opening of a new Gravity office in the…
Newser

Jeff Bezos promises Amazon will be net-zero carbon by 2040. His workers want more

September 20, 2019 |

Amazon expands its pledge to fight climate change after a growing number of Amazon workers say the e-commerce giant isn’t moving fast enough. Hundreds of them plan to walk out Friday as part of a global “climate strike.”


L.A. Times – Business

More than 80,000 Kaiser Permanente workers to strike in October

September 17, 2019 |

The healthcare giant’s workers will strike in California and across five other states after talks stalled in July, marking one of the largest strikes in the past few decades.


L.A. Times – Business

49K Striking Auto Workers Shut Down 33 Plants

September 16, 2019 |

More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike. Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the US, as well as 22 parts…
Newser

Nearly 2K Whole Foods Workers May Lose Benefits

September 14, 2019 |

Whole Foods, the grocery chain owned by Amazon, is cutting health care benefits for its part-time workers, a move that could leave about 1,900 of its employees without medical coverage. Starting next year, Whole Foods employees have to work at least 30 hours a week to qualify for its…
Newser

Wendy’s Is Hiring 20K New Workers

September 10, 2019 |

Wendy’s plans to roll out breakfast offerings like the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit and the Breakfast Baconator at all 6,000 or so of its US restaurants next year—and it needs 20,000 new employees to serve them. The fast food chain, which currently serves breakfast at around 300…
Newser

Black Government Worker’s Office ‘Targeted’ in Attack

August 24, 2019 |

A black employee’s office at the US Department of Education has been vandalized in what looks like a racially motivated attack, NBC News reports. The employee hasn’t been identified, but her school desegregation poster was damaged and African figurines disfigured. “She had some dolls in her office that were decapitated,…
Newser