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Eight more restaurant chains are ending ‘no-poach’ policies that limit workers’ options

August 22, 2018 |

Eight additional restaurant chains have committed to scrap policies that limit workers’ ability to move from one franchise to another in search of better wages and work opportunities, Washington state Atty. Gen. Bob Ferguson announced.

In July, seven restaurant and fast-food chains, including Carl’s…


L.A. Times – Business

1.4K Google Workers on Secret China App: ‘Urgent Ethical Issues’

August 17, 2018 |

There had already been rumblings of Google employees who’d complained or defected from the company altogether to avoid having to work on a censorship-friendly search app reportedly being made for China. Now about 1,400 employees who are still there have banded together in a more cohesive way, penning a…
Newser

Pay Gap Between CEOs, Workers Just Jumped

August 16, 2018 |

For every dollar made by the average Facebook employee, Mark Zuckerberg earned $ 37 in 2017. As far as CEO pay goes, that’s nothing. The CEOs of America’s top 350 publicly held companies earned an average of $ 18.9 million in wages, bonuses, and stock options last year, or 312 times…
Newser

SC Company Laying Off All but 8 Workers Over Tariffs

August 8, 2018 |

As the China-US tariff volley continues—China on Wednesday announced a 25% tariff on an additional $ 16 billion worth of US goods in retaliation for our similar move, reports CNBC —the consequences have become real for one South Carolina company. The State reports TV-maker Element Electronics is citing the tariffs…
Newser

Thousands of North Korean Workers Enter Russia Despite U.N. Ban

August 3, 2018 |

Russia is letting thousands of new North Korean laborers enter and issuing fresh work permits—actions U.S. officials say potentially violate sanctions aimed at cutting cash flows to Pyongyang.
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Job growth remains solid, but workers are still waiting for a real jump in wages

August 3, 2018 |

The U.S. labor market remained in solid shape last month, adding 157,000 jobs while the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9% and wage growth improved — although workers are still waiting for significant gains in their purchasing power because prices are also rising.

The July job creation report…


L.A. Times – Business

Union workers in Long Beach collect enough signatures to qualify hotel ‘panic button’ proposal for ballot

July 31, 2018 |

Union workers in Long Beach have collected enough petition signatures to place on the ballot a measure requiring hotels with more than 50 rooms to give workers a “panic button” to call for help in the event of a sexual assault.

The Long Beach city clerk’s office confirmed Tuesday that hotel workers…


L.A. Times – Business

Disneyland Resort workers approve contract that raises the minimum hourly wage to $15 by next year

July 27, 2018 |

Unions representing nearly 10,000 workers at the Disneyland Resort ended a months-long labor dispute by voting Thursday in favor of a three-year contract that raises hourly wages by as much as 20% immediately and an additional 13% in January.

The employees — including candy makers, custodians,…


L.A. Times – Business

Disneyland Resort workers’ tentative contract agreement leaves room for Anaheim’s ‘living wage’ ballot measure

July 25, 2018 |

The ugly battle over workers’ wages at the Happiest Place on Earth isn’t over.

Although Walt Disney Co. has reached a tentative contract agreement with four unions at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, the media giant and its workers have plenty of fight left in them when it comes to wages for the…


L.A. Times – Business