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Workers are being laid off twice as COVID ripples through the economy

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Madi Portes knows she won’t have a job after November 1. She’s just waiting for the phone call from headquarters to tell her it’s official. Portes is one of more than 8,000 part-time workers at Walt Disney World who......
CNBC Business

‘Vulnerable’ garment workers in Bangladesh bear the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bangladeshi worker works at a garment factory in Gazipur outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 6, 2020. Mehedi Hasan| NurPhoto | Getty Images SINGAPORE — The coronavirus outbreak has left the garment sector in Bangladesh reeling — and thousands of......
New York Times - World

The federal deficit balloons to a record $3.1 trillion, even as the pain for jobless workers sharpens.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The federal budget deficit soared to a record $3.1 trillion in the 2020 fiscal year, official figures showed on Friday, as the coronavirus pandemic fueled enormous government spending while tax receipts plunged as households and businesses struggled with......
KHN

Most Home Health Aides ‘Can’t Afford Not to Work’ — Even When Lacking PPE

KHN
In March, Sue Williams-Ward took a new job, with a $1-an-hour raise. The employer, a home health care agency called Together We Can, was paying a premium — $13 an hour — after it started losing aides when COVID-19 safety concerns mounted. Williams-Ward, a 68-year-old Indianapolis native, was a devoted......
CNBC Business

Amazon has resumed policies that penalize workers for taking too many breaks, just in time for Prime Day

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon workers at Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse strike in demand that the facility be shut down and cleaned after one staffer tested positive for the coronavirus on March 30, 2020 in New York. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images......
CBS US News

For employers, testing workers for COVID-19 is easier said than done

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The public debate over whether U.S. employers should reopen for business even as the coronavirus continues to rage has tended to obscure another thorny issue: With COVID-19 showing few signs of letting up, regular testing of millions of workers is......
BBC - Politics

Beauty salon workers ‘belittled, undervalued and angry’

BBC
An MP has described how a “struggling and worried” constituent may not be able to carry on running a beauty salon through the virus pandemic. Carolyn Harris said she had made “countless” pleas for help over the last six months, but these had “fallen on deaf ears”, as she asked......
BBC - Business

Government accused of failing exploited workers

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54499768 Image copyright ViewApart The retail industry has accused the government of failing to act on the exploitation of UK garment workers. In a second letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said there has been no “significant action… to bring this injustice to an end”.......
CBS US News

U.S. airlines furlough thousands of workers as second bailout negotiations stall

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. airline companies began cutting 35,000 employees since last week as their 25 billion dollar bailout fund expired. Negotiations of another bailout has stalled and airlines warn they’ll be forced to furlough thousands more. Kris Van Cleave reports. Source......
BBC - Politics

Labour on ‘slow dithering’ government help for workers

BBC
The shadow chancellor has welcomed a “U-turn” by the government to pay workers made to stay at home in any new lockdowns after the furlough scheme ends. Anneliese Dodds said the chancellor Rishi Sunak realised “there does need to be more wage support”, but added there had been a “slow......
Detroit News

8,800 part-time workers in Florida part of Disney layoffs

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Orlando, Fla. – About 8,800 part-time union workers at Walt Disney World in Florida will be part of the 28,000 layoffs in Disney’s parks division in California and Florida, union officials said Wednesday. The addition of the union workers......
CNBC Business

Some states overpaid coronavirus unemployment insurance. Now workers will have to repay the benefits

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Some workers will have to repay coronavirus jobless benefits Source – Click here for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...
Technology

Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday announced significant changes to the H-1B visa program for high-skilled workers, substantially raising the wages that U.S. companies must pay foreign hires and narrowing eligibility criteria for applicants. Top administration officials framed the changes as a way to protect American jobs during the......
New York Times - Sports

Fear the Beard (Sweat): These N.B.A. Workers Keep the Court Dry

New York Times
Scott Cacciola LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — In the opening game of the N.B.A. finals last week, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers toppled to the court after drawing a foul. As soon as he went down, two people wielding large towels sprang into action from behind the basket.......
BBC - Business

Nearly 20,000 Covid-19 cases among Amazon workers

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54381928 Image copyright Getty Images Amazon said that more than 19,816 of its frontline workers in the US have contracted Covid-19 since March. The number equates to 1.44% of its 1.37 million workers across Amazon and its subsidiary Whole Foods. Amazon had faced criticism from employees, unions and elected officials,......
CNBC Business

Amazon says more than 19,000 workers got Covid-19

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Peter Endig | AFP | Getty Images Amazon on Thursday released comprehensive data into the spread of the coronavirus among its employees, disclosing for the first time that more than 19,000 workers contracted the virus this year. The company arrived......
CBS US News

After LeBron James’ recruiting efforts, more than 10,000 volunteers have signed up to become poll workers

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here More than 10,000 poll workers have been recruited by NBA superstar LeBron James’ voting rights organization More Than A Vote, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), the non-profits announced in a press release Wednesday. Their campaign......
CNBC Business

American Airlines moves ahead with 19,000 furloughs, but will recall workers if aid deal reached

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An airline employee walks past empty American Airlines check-in terminals at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on May 12, 2020. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | Getty Images American Airlines will move ahead with plans to furlough 19,000 workers on Thursday......

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