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  • Sheriff identifies suspect in Pinellas deputy's hit-and-run death (illegal from Mexico)

    09/24/2022 3:12:35 AM PDT · by rarestia · 20 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | 5:10 AM ET SEP. 23, 2022 | Angie Angers
    Officials say a Pinellas County deputy was killed overnight in a hit-and-run crash at a construction site on Interstate 275 near Roosevelt Boulevard. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has announced the suspect in the hit-and-run death of a deputy was taken into custody after an eight-hour search in the Ulmerton Road and I-275 area. According to Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Deputy Michael Hartwick, 51, was killed when he was struck by a front-end loader being driven by a construction worker just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday night. The suspect was initially believed to be Victor Vasquez-Real by deputies. The individual allegedly...
  • Bernie Sanders Blocks Bill to Avert Rail Strike

    09/14/2022 9:57:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/14/2022 | Dominic Pino
    Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has blocked a joint resolution sponsored by Senator Roger Wicker (R., Miss.) and Senator Richard Burr (R., N.C.) that would avert a freight-rail strike. Wicker and Burr introduced a resolution that would adopt the recommendations of the presidential emergency board (PEB) appointed by President Biden as binding for a new, national, freight-rail labor contract. The PEB recommended a 24 percent pay increase over the five-year span of the contract, the largest pay increase in the history of national bargaining. Sanders said, “Rail workers have a right to strike for reliable schedules. They have a right...
  • Millennials want to live a ‘soft life,’ and it’s changing how they work

    09/12/2022 8:30:13 PM PDT · by BuchananBrigadeTrumpFan · 50 replies
    Fortune ^ | 9/11/22 | Trey Williams
    More and more, younger generations are opting to live soft lives, rejecting the struggle, stress, and anxiety that come with working a traditional nine-to-five career and grinding out your days on life's hamster wheel.
  • Di Leo: Hidden Meanings in Proposed Amendment 1

    09/12/2022 4:24:16 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 12, AD 2022 | John F Di Leo
    Launch YouTube, Facebook, or a search engine in Illinois these days - or worse, make the mistake of turning on the television - and you will likely be deluged with television commercials about the so-called "Workers' Rights Amendment," which will appear on our ballot across Illinois next month. Depending on the commercial, this amendment could be presented as being about anything from patients in a hospital being viewed as dollar bills, or dangers in a workplace, or a threat to a worker's right to unionize. Talk about a proposed law being “all things to all people!” In truth, this state...
  • A possible rail strike this week could lead to significant interruptions and higher prices

    09/12/2022 4:33:19 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    poynter.org ^ | September 12, 2022 | Al Tompkins
    ransomnote: see post #1 for potential impacts on crude oil shipmentsA paralyzing railroad strike that has been brewing since January 2020 may unfold this week. Even if it does not come to pass, railroads had already begun preparations Monday by curtailing some shipments.More than 90,000 rail workers from 13 unions around the United States might strike Friday if the unions that represent them can’t reach a contract agreement with the National Railway Labor Conference, which represents the rail companies. The railroads reached an agreement with the leaders of 11 of the 13 unions, but those unions do not include the...
  • Five sectors facing layoffs amid economic uncertainty and high inflation

    09/09/2022 8:31:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Straight Arrow News ^ | 09/09/2022 | Simone Del Rosario (Business Correspondent), Emma Stoltzfus (Editor), Brent Jabbour (Producer)
    Concerns about the state of the economy come with worries about job security. In fact, half of companies are expecting to cut staff according to a PwC survey of more than 700 executives. The same survey found many executives are also planning hiring freezes and even rescinding job offers. But many companies have already trimmed their workforce. Here are the sectors facing layoffs in this week’s Five For Friday.#5: Mortgage and real estateThe housing market has cooled after the COVID-19 pandemic-induced smorgasbord over the last few years. And as the Federal Reserve raises its interest rate, causing home loan rates...
  • The Labor Shortage Will Get Worse and May Last for Decades

    09/05/2022 1:38:12 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 118 replies
    Barrons ^ | September 2, 2022 | Megan Cassella
    There are far too few workers in the U.S. to meet rising demand, a problem exacerbated by an aging population, low birthrates, and stifled immigration. It could become one of the biggest economic challenges of the next several decades.
  • How long COVID is impacting the nationwide labor shortage

    09/05/2022 11:49:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    The hill ^ | 09/05/2022 | Sylvan Lane
    Persistent COVID-19 symptoms could be keeping millions of Americans out of the workforce. Economists and policymakers have struggled to figure out why a much lower percentage of working-age adults are in the labor force than before the pandemic.
  • Enough, Bosses Say: This Fall, It Really Is Time to Get Back to the Office*; After more than two years, corporate leaders say time is up on avoiding in-person work.

    09/03/2022 6:17:41 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 121 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 3, 2022 | Chip Cutter, Katherine Bindley
    Labor Day marks the line in the corporate sand. Many company leaders say the end-of-summer holiday represents the best chance to finally lean on workers to return to the office this year. After months of encouraging white-collar employees to return, or attempting to coax them back with free pizza, warm cookies and catered lunches, many executives now say they feel emboldened to take a tougher stance. No longer can workers merely come to the office if they so choose; this fall, executives say, attendance is expected and the office resisters will be put on notice. ... ...After Spotify offered most...
  • Biden’s Labor Chief Promotes Worker Replacement, Says Immigrants Are ‘Only Way’ to Fill Jobs

    09/02/2022 5:28:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/02/2022 | Neil Munro
    The Democrat party’s pick for Secretary of Labor says CEOs are being victimized by a shortage of immigrant workers. Companies want to hire another 11 million people, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh told Fox News on September 2, adding: If those 11 million jobs had to be filled tomorrow, we certainly don’t have enough people in the United States to fill those jobs … the issue of workers has to be addressed and the only way [emphasis added] you can do it is through immigration. “When I talk to CEOs from companies all across America, they’re all in favor of immigration...
  • The Washington Post Hits an Iceberg, Major Layoffs Reported on the Way

    08/30/2022 5:48:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Red State ^ | 08/30/2022 | Bonchie
    If you were to ask most conservatives what the worst newspaper in the country is, you’d get a lot of arguments between The New York Times and The Washington Post. But, despite the Times’ deep hatred of Republicans and its clear partisan reporting, in my opinion, the correct answer is the Post.No national newspaper has been as blatant of a mouthpiece for government corruption and political bias, and if you still have doubts, just remember that they also employ Taylor Lorenz, perhaps the worst “reporter” on the planet. Don’t get me wrong, I think the Times is a destructive entity,...
  • California Fast Food Wages Would Be Set by Government Under Bill Passed by State Legislature

    08/29/2022 10:53:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    WSJ ^ | Aug. 29, 2022 | By Heather Haddon and Christine Mai-Duc
    California’s Legislature passed a bill Monday to create a government panel that would set wages for an estimated half-million fast food workers in the state, a first-in-the-U.S. approach to workplace regulation that labor union backers hope will spread nationally. The bill, known as the Fast Act, would establish a panel with members appointed by the governor and legislative leaders composed of workers, union representatives, employers and business advocates. They would set hourly wages of up to $22 for fast food workers starting next year and can increase them annually by the same rate as the consumer-price index, up to a...
  • Half of employers are planning layoffs—here’s how to negotiate your exit if it happens to you

    08/29/2022 3:08:12 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 15 replies
    https://www.cnbc.com ^ | Tue, Aug 23 202211:47 AM EDT | Jennifer Liu
    While layoffs were near record lows in July, according to the Labor Department, headline-making cuts at some of the biggest companies — like Apple, Best Buy, Ford and Walmart in the last few weeks — might make you question the stability of your own job. Half of employers say they already have reduced overall headcount or have a plan in place to do so, according to PwC’s latest pulse survey of 722 U.S. executives in August. There’s not a ton you can do to keep your job from being eliminated, but there are a few ways to make the transition...
  • The Layoff Tsunami Has Begun: 50% Of U.S. Companies Plan To Eliminate Jobs Within The Next 12 Months

    08/25/2022 8:00:40 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 8/22/22 | Michael Snyder
    If half of the firms in the entire country really do cut jobs over the next year, what will our economy look like afterwards? All over America, companies are anticipating that a major economic downturn is coming in 2023, and a lot of them are already planning to shed workers in order to cut costs. Of course this sounds so much like what we went through back in 2008 and 2009. Millions of Americans lost their jobs during the “Great Recession”, and it was truly a very dark time in our history. So are we right on the verge of...
  • This Startup Is Selling Tech to Make Call Center Workers Sound Like White Americans

    08/25/2022 6:09:03 AM PDT · by TexasGunLover · 72 replies
    Motherboard- Tech by Vice ^ | 8/24/2022 | Edward Ongweso Jr
    Continuing Silicon Valley’s long and storied history of misreading dystopian satires as instruction manuals, a startup has created a tech product that makes call center workers' voices sound white. The startup, called Sanas and founded by three former Stanford students, was first reported on by Joshua Bote for SFGate on Monday. On Sanas' website, you can “hear the magic”: a simulated conversation between a call center worker with an Indian accent that can be modified with a slider that applies Sanas’s accent translation. After Sanas is applied, the voice sounds more like a text-to-voice reader than another human being, but...
  • WTF is quiet quitting (and why is Gen Z doing it)?

    08/24/2022 8:27:24 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 174 replies
    Worklife News ^ | 8-9-22 | Cloey Callahan
    Move over rage quitting, “quiet quitting” is the latest workplace phenomenon. It may sound like the act of someone silently resigning, but it actually refers to the rejection of “hustle culture” — the expectation to go above and beyond in your job, rather than simply doing the requirements of the job. It’s a term that has gained traction since a wave of TikTok posts recently emerged from people who consider themselves quiet quitters. TikTok creator Zaid Khan, @zkchillin, posted on TikTok about his own discovery of the term in late July — a video that went viral. In the video...
  • Ford cutting 3,000 white-collar jobs in bid to lower costs

    08/22/2022 8:58:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 22, 2022 | By TOM KRISHER
    DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is cutting about 3,000 white-collar jobs as it attempts to lower costs and make the transition from internal combustion to electric vehicles. Leaders of the Dearborn, Michigan, automaker made the announcement Monday in a companywide email, saying that 2,000 full-time salaried workers would be let go along with another 1,000 contract workers. The salaried worker cuts represent about 6% of a 31,000 workforce in the U.S. and Canada. Ford’s 56,000 union factory workers are not affected.
  • Illinois Family (Guatemalan nationals) Charged for Forced Labor of Two Guatemalan Minors

    08/20/2022 5:19:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 8/19/22 | Fatma Khaled
    A federal grand jury has indicted an Illinois family of three siblings for conspiracy to kidnap and commit forced labor of two Guatemalan minors, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Thursday. The family, Domingo Francisco-Juan, Lorenza Domingo-Castaneda, and Catarina Domingo-Juan, who are also Guatemalan nationals, allegedly conspired to bring two minors from Guatemala to the United States to work at their homes between December 2015 and March 2021, according to the indictment. "The defendants compelled the victims to provide childcare, cooking, and cleaning within the homes and to work outside the homes in local hotels, factories, and a restaurant....
  • Layoffs are being planned at more than half of U.S. companies, survey suggests

    08/19/2022 4:51:55 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 40 replies
    https://financialpost.com ^ | 8.19.2022 | link only
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  • American workforce continues to shrink, falls 400k since March after nearly hitting prepandemic levels

    08/14/2022 12:39:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Fox business ^ | 08/14/2022 | Michael Lee
    The number of workers in the U.S. has continued to shrink as businesses struggle to find employees for their openings. "The hope for many to achieve a soft landing is that you meet in the middle, with demand cooling off and labor supply picking up, and we reach a much healthier equilibrium between the two," Michael Pugliese, an economist at Wells Fargo, told the Wall Street Journal Sunday. "But if labor supply flatlines or keeps falling, you need to bring demand down even more in order to cool off wage growth." According to Labor Department data, the number of workers...