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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.
CNN.com – 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

Google urged U.S. labor regulators to limit protections for activist workers

January 28, 2019 |

Google, whose employees have captured international attention in recent months through high-profile protests of workplace policies, has been quietly urging the U.S. government to narrow legal protection for workers organizing online.

During the Obama administration, the National Labor Relations…


L.A. Times – Business

Lawyer: Trump Golf Course Suddenly Cans 12 Workers

January 26, 2019 |

A lawyer for a dozen workers at one of President Donald Trump’s golf clubs in New York who are in the United States illegally says they were fired this month even though managers knew of their illegal status years ago, the AP reports. Anibal Romero says a dozen such workers…
Newser

NLRB empowers companies to treat more workers as independent contractors

January 25, 2019 |

The National Labor Relations Board made it easier Friday for companies to treat their workers as independent contractors excluded from federal labor protections, overturning an Obama administration precedent. However, the ruling has limited impact in California.

By a 3-1 party-line vote, Republican…


L.A. Times – Business

Teen Shares PB Bonanza With Furloughed Workers

January 25, 2019 |

A 15-year-old boy in Virginia got his 15 minutes of fame last year when he earned a lifetime supply of peanut butter from the Lidl supermarket chain by securing 72,000 retweets of this I-love-peanut-butter post . (Author Neil Gaiman helped his cause, notes WTOP .) Now, however, Eric McKay of…
Newser

Commerce secretary takes heat for urging furloughed workers to apply for loans during shutdown

January 24, 2019 |

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross faced criticism Thursday for saying he doesn’t know why furloughed federal workers don’t use food banks or take out loans to stay afloat during the government shutdown.
FOX News

Southwest Airlines treated Oakland TSA workers to BBQ lunch

January 24, 2019 |

“It is a difficult time. But I tell you what, it’s times like this that bring people together.”
FOX News

BuzzFeed is laying off 15% of its workers

January 24, 2019 |

BuzzFeed Inc. is eliminating 15% of its workforce, the latest pullback for digital-media sites dealing with a challenging advertising market.

As it trims staff, BuzzFeed has been examining the “the evolving economics of digital platforms,” Chief Executive Jonah Peretti said in a memo to employees….


L.A. Times – Business

Furloughed federal workers are on the hook for work expenses they can’t get reimbursed

January 23, 2019 |

As if going without pay during the month-long partial government shutdown isn’t enough, thousands of federal workers are dealing with another financial indignity: servicing debt on government-issued credit cards.

They are receiving credit card bills — for which they are personally responsible —…


L.A. Times – Business