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Britain’s Boohoo may link executive bonuses to improved worker rights

Reuters
A woman poses with a smartphone showing the Boohoo app in front of the Boohoo logo on display in this illustration taken September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration British online fashion retailer Boohoo (BOOH.L) is considering linking bosses’ multi-million pound bonuses to Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) improvements, including workers’ rights,......

Library Worker Erick Walker Wants to Elevate Resident Resilience in Ward 4 City Council Run

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click to enlarge McKinley Wiley / The Dark Room Co. A longtime employee of the Cleveland Public Library has launched his candidacy for Cleveland City Council in Ward 4. Erick Walker, a Mt. Pleasant resident, will be one of at least a dozen candidates to replace multi-decade incumbent Ken Johnson,......

Calls Mount for Biden to Track US Health Care Worker Deaths from Covid

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Ed Pilkington, The Guardian This story also ran on The Guardian. It can be republished for free. Calls are mounting for the Biden administration to set up a national tracking system of covid-19 deaths among front-line health care workers to honor the thousands of nurses, doctors and support staffers who......

Colorado bill seeking to increase worker protections to be heard in committee this week

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Colorado’s Senate Judiciary Committee will hear testimony this week on a bill that would make several changes to the state’s anti-discrimination statute. If passed, Senate Bill 21-176, also known as the Protecting Opportunities And Workers Act (POWR) Act, would......

Firefighter describes dramatic rescue from Houston blaze

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Firefighter describes dramatic rescue from Houston blaze – CBS News Watch CBSN Live A construction worker caught on a fifth floor ledge while a raging fire consumed an unfinished apartment complex in Houston was saved by a firefighter mere......

Wisconsin food warehouse worker kills 2 co-workers

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Oconomowoc, Wis. – A worker at a supermarket distribution center near Milwaukee shot and killed two co-workers, a union official said Wednesday. The shootings happened Tuesday night in different locations inside the Roundy’s distribution center in Oconomowoc, about 30......

Uber grants U.K. drivers worker status after losing major labor battle

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A smartphone displaying the Uber app in London. Oli Scarff | Getty Images On the heels of losing a major labor battle in the United Kingdom, Uber will reclassify all U.K.-based drivers as workers.  Under the new designation, more than......

Man falls through ice in Monroe County, saved by fire worker, siblings

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here An 81-year-old man was rescued Sunday after falling through the ice on a pond in Monroe County, thanks to a local fire department employee who happened to be driving nearby and took action, county officials said. Monroe County Sheriff Troy......

Uber Drivers Are Entitled to Worker Benefits, a British Court Rules

New York Times
Uber suffered a major defeat in one of its most important markets on Friday when Britain’s Supreme Court, in a ruling that could threaten the future of the already unprofitable company, said that a group of drivers should be classified as workers entitled to a minimum wage and vacation time.......

Uber faces UK Supreme Court ruling on worker rights in gig economy test

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Supreme Court will rule on Friday in a battle over workers’ rights at taxi app Uber that could have ramifications for millions of people in the gig economy. FILE PHOTO: The Uber application is seen on a mobile phone in London, Britain, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah......

Police warn of person posing as electrical worker in Madison Heights

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Police are warning Madison Heights residents about a person who posed as an electrical worker Tuesday, walking away with cash from a resident. The person approached the victim’s home, telling the homeowner there was a problem with the home’s electrical......

Spain migrant worker camp fire: ‘Our house is burning’

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A fire destroyed dozens of shacks, home to hundreds of undocumented workers, in southern Spain last night. Incidents like this are not rare in the area, last December 200 people were made homeless after a fire devastated shacks in Nijar. Undocumented migrants from Africa often find work in the greenhouses......

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