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Disneyland Resort hotel workers approve a new contract with a $15-an-hour minimum wage

September 24, 2018 |

After months of demonstrations and protests, hotel workers at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim overwhelmingly approved a contract that boosts hourly salaries by at least 40% over two years and clears the way for staff to get bonuses that were promised last year.

The five-year contract establishes…


L.A. Times – Business

Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter Travel Ban

September 21, 2018 |

Days after the Trump administration instituted a controversial travel ban in January 2017, Google employees discussed how they could tweak the company’s search-related functions to show users how to contribute to pro-immigration organizations and contact lawmakers and government agencies, according to internal company emails.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Five years later, ballots show fruit workers rejected the UFW

September 21, 2018 |

More than 2,000 workers whose ballots were impounded five years ago saw the results of their vote Tuesday — an ouster of the United Farm Workers as their representative at Gerawan Farming, the state’s largest grower of peaches and other stone fruits.

A preliminary tally showed 1,098 workers voted…


L.A. Times – Business

Disneyland Resort reaches tentative contract agreement with hotel workers

September 19, 2018 |

After a year and a half of negotiations and protests, the Disneyland Resort has reached a tentative contract agreement with the union that represents about 2,700 hotel workers.

The agreement reached early Tuesday by the leadership of Unite Here Local 11 and Disney management would raise the starting…


L.A. Times – Business

Amazon: Workers Taking Bribes From Desperate Sellers

September 17, 2018 |

To best hawk a product on Amazon, third-party sellers hope for a coveted spot on the site’s first page of search results, a ranking that’s boosted by positive reviews. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal those rankings could be affected by “illicit transactions” between sellers and Amazon employees, who are…
Newser

Steel Workers Demand Higher Pay as Tariffs Lift Profits

September 11, 2018 |

Workers at two top U.S. steelmakers are demanding higher compensation as tariffs on foreign metal push prices and profits to their highest point in years.
WSJ.com: US Business

Giant hotel companies plan to give workers ‘panic buttons’ to help prevent sexual assaults

September 6, 2018 |

Hotel employees who work alone or in isolated locations, making them vulnerable to harassment and sexual assault, will be equipped with so-called panic buttons — electronic devices to call for help — the world’s largest hotel companies announced Thursday.

The presidents and chief executives of…


L.A. Times – Business

Amazon plans to hire 300 workers at new San Diego tech hub

September 6, 2018 |

Amazon.com Inc. is set to celebrate the opening of a new office for its San Diego technology hub Thursday, and it said it plans to create 300 technology jobs in San Diego as part of its expansion there.

The Seattle e-commerce giant expects to hire workers in software development, machine learning,…


L.A. Times – Business

Cops: Woman Faked Abduction to Avoid Paying Workers

September 5, 2018 |

A California woman who said she had been kidnapped, robbed, tied up, and possibly sexually assaulted was making it all up because she didn’t want to pay her subcontractors, according to police in Fresno. Police say 32-year-old Maria Gonzalez claimed two black men armed with a handgun abducted her Saturday…
Newser

Here’s what a ‘silver tsunami’ of retiring baby boomer business owners could mean for their workers

September 2, 2018 |

As Labor Day arrives — and economic inequality rises on the political agenda — a little-noticed measure in the recently signed defense spending bill aims to address the widening wealth divide between workers and the owners or top executives who manage them.

The measure, co-sponsored by Sen. Kirsten…


L.A. Times – Business