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Kaiser Permanente workers in California vote to approve strike

August 13, 2019 |

A swath of Kaiser Permanente workers in California have voted overwhelmingly to approve a strike that could draw in more than 80,000 employees of the healthcare giant across the nation, according to the coalition of unions representing them.


L.A. Times – Business

Sally Pipes: Union workers, be careful what you wish for – 2020 Dems might ruin your excellent health benefits

August 11, 2019 |

Union workers have some of the best health benefits around. “Medicare-for-All” would take those benefits away — and lead to long waits for poor-quality care.
FOX News

CNN

5 Russian nuclear agency workers killed in a blast while testing ‘jet propulsion system’

August 11, 2019 |

Five employees of Russia’s atomic agency have been killed in a blast at a military test site in northern Russia, the state-run Rosatom said Saturday.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Nuclear Workers Were Killed in Rocket Explosion: Russia

August 10, 2019 |

An explosion Thursday during a rocket engine test that caused radiation levels to jump in northern Russia killed five nuclear workers, the country’s nuclear energy agency said. It was the first official word that the agency, Rosatom, was involved, Reuters reports. Three other employees were injured, the agency said. Russian…
Newser

DoorDash’s about-face on tipping shows customers have more clout than workers

July 25, 2019 |

DoorDash abandons tip-skimming policy, heeding customers, not workers.


L.A. Times – Business

Missing Worker’s Body Was in Supermarket for 10 Years

July 23, 2019 |

Workers removing old freezer units from a former supermarket in Council Bluffs, Iowa earlier this year made a horrifying discovery: the body of a worker who vanished almost a decade earlier. Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada, 25, was reported missing Nov. 28, 2009 after he became upset and ran out of his…
Newser

Wildlife Workers Have Clever Way to Find Florida Pythons

July 20, 2019 |

The headline at Smithsonian magazine is “The Snakes That Ate Florida,” and the accompanying story makes clear there isn’t much hyperbole going on. The story looks at the explosion of Burmese pythons in the Everglades. These invasive creatures—which likely got their start in the area when owners who bought…
Newser

Disney calls Abigail Disney’s remarks about workers’ pay ‘gross and unfair’

July 18, 2019 |

A feud between Walt Disney Co. and the granddaughter of co-founder Roy Disney is getting more heated


L.A. Times – Business

85,000 Kaiser Permanente workers head toward a strike vote

July 13, 2019 |

Labor unrest is escalating at Kaiser Permanente, with unions for 85,000 of the healthcare giant’s workers saying Friday that they are taking steps toward a potential strike because talks on a new contract had stalled.

The workers — who include most employees who are not doctors, registered nurses…


L.A. Times – Business

City Workers Hurt in ‘Absolute Embarrassment’ of a Prank

July 11, 2019 |

“Two things that don’t mix—firecrackers and toilets.” That’s an understatement from FOX 2 after an apparent prank gone awry in Detroit resulted in injuries to two municipal employees. The Metro Times reports the General Services Department workers were hurt Wednesday after they used toilets in a fire department repair…
Newser