Monday, July 26

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‘Nobody wants to work anymore’: How a simple phrase became the oversimplified scapegoat for every problem plaguing the American labor market

On a recent trip to Pennsylvania, I heard the phrase "Nobody wants to work anymore" over and over. The phrase has become common since businesses began reopening fully this past spring. Like so many other memes in 2021, this one began on TikTok and quickly spread across the US. LoadingSomething is loading. Maybe you've seen it on a sign at your ...
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The tech industry has a hidden unpaid labor problem

Tech services are increasingly reliant on young, tech-savvy people to explain products to older populations. Media depictions of older people not understanding technology often become self-fulfilling prophecies. Tech services must become more accessible for all age groups. Ingrid Cruz is a freelance writer based in Mississippi. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Biden’s executive order aims to stop businesses suppressing workers’ wages

Biden will issue an executive order Friday designed to stop firms collaborating to suppress wages. He will push the FTC and DOJ for tougher guidance to stop companies sharing wage and benefit data. Biden will call on the FTC to ban or limit non-compete agreements, per notes from the White House. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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If you want to see just how badly workers in the US get screwed over, just look at how baseball players are treated

Last month, minor league baseball players nearly had to sleep in their cars because of low pay and no housing. That's part and parcel for how minor leaguers are treated around the industry. The way baseball treats workers is symptomatic of the way American labor is treated across industries. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Leisure and hospitality workers got a ton of jobs in June — and they got a raise

Leisure and hospitality added 343,000 payrolls in June, making up 40% of total job gains. The June jobs report also showed higher wages for those workers, suggesting pay increases are helping hiring. But wages in the sector are still recovering from the hit caused by the coronavirus recession. See more stories on Insider's business page. The June jobs report added 850,000 payrolls, going beyond expectations as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic. A large chunk of the big jobs gain came from leisure and hospitality, and the reason for this likely comes down to higher wages.Of the 850,000 payrolls added, leisure and ho...
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Only about 2 out of 10 people are leaving unemployment for work. It should be at least 3 out of 10, former Obama economists say.

Former Obama economists Jason Furman and Wilson Powell III said only 24% of the unemployed are returning to work. One would predict 34% would return, they wrote, resulting in 1 million more unemployed finding jobs per month. They said the shortfall is likely temporary and comes down to unemployment benefits and health concerns. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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An Amazon worker says she’s homeless because she can’t afford NYC rent with the $19 she’s paid per hour: Report

Amazon has touted its $15 minimum wage and pushed for increases at the national level. But Vice reported that a worker in New York City making $19.30 per hour still can't afford rent. The woman says she lives in her car in the company's parking lot and struggles to make ends meet. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Amazon employee who works at the company's warehouse on Staten Island in New York City says she lives in her car in the building's parking lot because she can't afford rent in the city with the $19.30 she makes per hour, Vice News reported Friday.The woman, Natalie Monarrez, has been homeless since 2019 afte...