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As the labor market tightens, quitting workers aren’t bothering to give two weeks’ notice

December 24, 2018 |

The bartender arrived early, stayed late and offered to help other kitchen staffers. Still, he said, his boss told him to “show initiative” — then slashed his hours.

So, 20 minutes before his shift started on a recent Friday, Lucas fired off a parting group text to management: “I deserve better…


L.A. Times – Business

3 more high-end L.A. hotels reach tentative agreements with workers union to avoid strike; 15 to go

December 21, 2018 |

Hotel management and union leaders reached tentative agreements to avoid strikes at three hotels in the Los Angeles area, two days after similar deals were reached at six other high-end hotels in the region.

The latest agreements apply to the Loews Hollywood Hotel, the Sheraton Universal Hotel…


L.A. Times – Business

A floral foam company is paying its workers average holiday bonuses of $14,000

December 21, 2018 |

The average holiday bonus in 2017 — among workers who actually get them — was about $ 1,800, according to one survey of accountants. But a floral foam maker based in Ludington, Mich., is making that number look almost Grinchy, announcing a bonus that is likely to average more than $ 14,000 per worker.


L.A. Times – Business

Wildfire Cleanup Workers Fired for ‘Reprehensible’ Photos

December 17, 2018 |

Three wildfire cleanup workers in California have been fired for clowning around in the ruins of people’s homes and posting what the town of Paradise calls “reprehensible” photos on social media. One photos shows the burned remains of a pet cat with a bottle near its mouth and the caption:…
Newser

Huawei’s U.S.-Based Workers Grow Wary After Arrest

December 14, 2018 |

The arrest of Huawei’s finance chief has stirred job insecurity among the Chinese company’s 1,500 U.S.-based workers, already uneasy about Washington’s campaign against their employer.
WSJ.com: US Business

2 Workers Die in Unexplained Accident at US Antarctic Station

December 13, 2018 |

Tragedy in Antarctica: Two technicians are dead after an unexplained accident at an American research station, the National Science Foundation says. The NSF says the two men had been working on a fire-suppression system for a McMurdo Station building that houses a generator for a radio transmitter, Reuters reports. They…
Newser

Workers demonstrate at four hotels, a preview of a possible strike

December 12, 2018 |

Nearly 800 hotels workers demonstrated Wednesday in front of four high-end hotels in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Anaheim, in what union leaders say is a preview of upcoming strikes if contract agreements are not reached.

The workers from Unite Here Local 11 marched, banged drums and chanted…


L.A. Times – Business

Hotel workers ready to strike as early as Wednesday in Southern California

December 11, 2018 |

About two dozen Southern California hotels could be hit with a strike as early as Wednesday, as 7,500 local workers try to exercise their union’s growing muscle, built through a series of successful strikes against hotels this year around the nation.

Members of Unite Here Local 11 in Los Angeles…


L.A. Times – Business

Bear Spray Incident Sends Amazon Workers to Hospital

December 5, 2018 |

Amazon sells everything, including bear spray, a fact that made for a pretty rough workday for some employees at an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, NJ. ABC News reports bear repellent spray was accidentally released on the third floor of the 1.3 million-square foot facility, sending 24 workers to…
Newser

Marriott and workers settle San Francisco hotel strike

December 4, 2018 |

Workers at Marriott hotels in San Francisco overwhelmingly voted Monday to settle a nine-week strike, ending the last of a series of walkouts that involved 7,700 workers in eight markets across the country.

Union leaders for workers at Marriott hotels in San Francisco said their members had voted…


L.A. Times – Business