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American Airlines subsidiary workers say they must take food stamps, sell blood to get by

February 23, 2018 |

American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, is enjoying strong financial results, but service agents who work for a subsidiary carrier say they aren’t sharing in that wealth.

A survey of 900 workers at regional carrier Envoy Air found that 27% of those who responded said they must accept food…

L.A. Times – Business

Southern California businesses are struggling to attract workers due to high housing costs

February 22, 2018 |

Ace Clearwater Enterprises needs to hire four welders.

The South Bay aerospace company could also use three more machinists, as well as four specialists who use 7-ton drop hammers to form metal parts for fighter jets.

But filling those positions is tough. Many young Californians are going to college,…

L.A. Times – Business


Killing prompts return of Filipino workers

February 19, 2018 |

About 10,000 Philippines workers in Kuwait returned to their homeland after one of their own was found murdered. CNN’s Lynda Kinkade reports. – RSS Channel – World


Maid’s corpse found in freezer. Now thousands of Filipino workers are leaving Kuwait

February 18, 2018 |

Joanna Demafelis’s body arrived home from Kuwait in a coffin Friday, four years after she left the Philippines to work as a maid, and days after her corpse was found stuffed in a freezer, allegedly by her employers. – RSS Channel – World

The Robots Are Coming for Garment Workers

February 16, 2018 |

Automation is finally invading the garment industry, transforming sweatshops and putting people out of work in poor countries like Bangladesh. For the U.S., that means lower prices and new domestic production possibilities. US Business

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra says Trump administration proposal could mean billions in lost tips for workers

February 6, 2018 |

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra joined a coalition Monday to oppose a U.S. Department of Labor proposal governing tips, arguing the new rules could result in workers losing billions of dollars each year.

Becerra, along with 16 other attorneys general, filed a letter of opposition with the…

L.A. Times – Business

Whole Foods’ New System Is Leaving Workers in Tears

February 4, 2018 |

It’s not a TPS report , but it may be just as stress-inducing. Business Insider reports that things aren’t exactly hunky-dory at Whole Foods in the wake of Amazon’s acquisition of it, and the 27 current and newly former employees it spoke with say the OTS system is a big part…

Employers want workers to recognize and act when colleagues are having a crisis

January 14, 2018 |

In a glass conference room in midtown Manhattan, a few dozen employees from Beacon Health Options are taking turns asking each other an incredibly awkward question: “Are you having thoughts of suicide?” There’s a right way to ask and a wrong way, and they’re here to learn the difference.

The exercise…

L.A. Times – Business

Klansman Convicted in Killing of Civil Rights Workers Dies

January 13, 2018 |

A KKK member responsible for the 1964 murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi has died while serving a 60-year-sentence for manslaughter, the Clarion Ledger reports. The Mississippi Department of Corrections tells NPR that Edgar Ray Killen died Thursday night at the age of 92. He was suffering from…