Thursday, July 29

Workers

Economy, gen z, labor shortage, Restaurants, Retail, Teens, Workers

The teen employment boom is slowing in states that have scrapped unemployment benefits, new data suggests

Teen employment rates slowed in states that scrapped unemployment benefits early, new data shows. Older workers filled empty roles in these states, according to an analysis commissioned by The Washington Post. Overall employment didn't rise in these states, the analysis from Gusto found. LoadingSomething is loading. Teen employment rates soared...
BI Commentary, Commentary Freelancer, Congress, Economy, Fight for 15, McDonald's, Minimum Wage, Opinión, Politics, Retail, Workers

It’s been 12 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage. As a McDonald’s worker who makes just $10 an hour, I’m getting sick of Congress delaying another much-needed raise.

It's been 12 years since the federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25 per hour. I'm a McDonald's worker who makes just $10 per hour. Millions of people across the country can no longer afford to wait — Congress must raise the minimum wage and lift workers out of poverty. Jarmier Owens has worked at a McDonald's location in Detroit for four years. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
BI Commentary, Climate change, COVID-19, Economy, Farmers, Healthcare, Heatwaves, Opinión, permalancer, Politics, Science, Workers

Heatwaves are killing workers on the job. The government needs to set new rules for employers before more Americans needlessly die.

Extreme heat is a public health crisis, just like the coronavirus pandemic. Essential workers and communities of color are put at higher risk for heat-related illness and lack protections, just as they have during the pandemic. While emissions need to be cut, the present impacts of heat on people need to be addressed with changes to regulations and infrastructure. Abdullah Shihipar is a writer who covers public health, class, and race. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
discount stores, Dollar General, Dollar Store, grocery, Hiring, labor shortage, Retail, Workers

Dollar General plans to hire 50,000 workers in less than 2 months as the labor shortage intensifies and workers rage-quit for better-paying jobs

Dollar General has embarked on a hiring spree to recruit 50,000 workers within a few months. The discount chain is one of many retail businesses to be hard hit by the labor shortage. Some of its store workers have been rage-quitting jobs over working conditions and low pay. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
AFL-CIO, CEO pay, Finance, Pay Gap, Retail, Workers

The average CEO made nearly 300 times the median employee pay last year, and that gap is only growing, a new AFL-CIO analysis finds

The average CEO-to-worker pay ratio at S&P 500 companies was 299-to-1 in 2020, the AFL-CIO says. Its report says S&P 500 CEOs saw their pay increase by $712,720 on average over the year prior. The findings come as many companies scramble to find workers to fill jobs at existing wages. See more stories on Insider's business page. The gap between the salaries of CEOs and their workers grew wider in 2020, according to a new analysis from the AFL-CIO. The average CEO of an S&P 500 company made 299 times more money than the median employee last year, the union federation said in a press release issued Wednesday. This is greater than the...
Fast Food, Hiring, labor shortage, rage quitting, Restaurants, Retail, Workers

A California taco restaurant posted a sign blaming government handouts for slow service and a staff shortage

A California taco restaurant blamed a staff shortage and slow service on "state handouts." Some businesses are blaming workers and government handouts for the labor shortage. Others say the solution is simply to pay workers more. See more stories on Insider's business page. A taqueria in California posted a sign in its window blaming government handouts for a staff shortage, and asked customers to be patient with slow service. "Sadly, due to government and state handouts no one wants to work anymore. Therefore, we are short-staffed," the sign at Taco Loco restaurant in Folsom, California said, per CBS Sacramento."Please be patient ...
Cars, Elon Musk, Factory, Racism, Tesla, Transportation, Workers

A Tesla factory worker said he was called the N-word ‘100 times’ by coworkers, according to a sworn testimony

Protocol obtained sworn testimony from Tesla workers who said they were routinely called the N-word. The testimonies were part of a 2017 lawsuit filed by former Black workers at Tesla's Fremont plant. Former workers at multiple US plants sued Tesla, alleging racial harassment. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Colorado, Economy, Employees, Future of Work, Remote Work, Strategy, Workers

Colorado forced companies to disclose salaries on job listings — and now some companies won’t hire workers from the Centennial State

Some companies are seeking remote workers from all states except from Colorado, the WSJ reported. Colorado enacted a law on Jan. 1 requiring employers to disclose salaries in job listings. The move was to help ensure equal pay for equal work. See more stories on Insider's business page. Colorado passed a law that required employers tell prospective employees how much a job pays — and six months later companies are rejecting applicants from the state altogether.Johnson & Johnson, McKesson, CBRE Group, and Cardinal Health recently posted job listings seeking workers in every US location "except Colorado," The Wall Street Journal's Ch...