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A Vote by Activision Workers Could Give Unions a Foothold in Gaming

New York Times
Jessica Gonzalez can sometimes still hear the eerie theme music for one of the Call of Duty video games in her mind. She jokes that the soundtrack will play on a loop in her subconscious when she gets older. Throughout the mid-2010s, Ms. Gonzalez spent months working grueling, 14-hour overnight......

What a recession means for return-to-office battle between workers and companies

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People enter the Goldman Sachs headquarters building in New York, U.S., on Monday, June 14, 2021. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images A long-running employee’s market had made it difficult for employers to tug the reins and force remote......

Assam: The wild mushrooms killing India tea garden workers

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In 2008, 20 people died after consuming poisonous mushrooms – the highest so far – after which the state government constituted a panel to investigate the matter. Even then, most victims were tea garden workers, says Dilip Kumar Sarma, a scientist at the Assam Agricultural University and one of the......

U.S. files third labor complaint in Mexico, on behalf of Panasonic workers

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MEXICO CITY, May 18 (Reuters) – U.S. labor officials asked Mexico on Wednesday to probe whether workers at a Panasonic (6752.T) auto parts factory were denied their rights, marking the third U.S. labor complaint under a new trade deal that aims to improve workplace conditions in Mexico. The request from......

Amazon accused of discrimination against pregnant and disabled workers in New York

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Staff make their way around the aisles collecting items before sending them to the on-site dispatch hall to be packaged inside one of Britain’s largest Amazon warehouses in Dunfermline, Fife. Jane Barlow | PA Images | Getty Images New York......

35 Times Service Industry Workers Celebrated Moments Of ‘Instant Karma’ After Dealing With Extremely Rude Customers

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They say there are no bad customers, only wrong attitudes. But anyone who’s ever worked in the service industry will tell you that’s far from the truth. Customers who rant for hours on end, who snap their fingers at you, and forget to treat you as a human being are......

US warns over risk of hiring North Korea IT workers

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61474771?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA “These IT workers take advantage of existing demands for specific IT skills, such as software and mobile application development, to obtain freelance employment contracts from clients around the world, including in North America, Europe, and East Asia,” it said. BBC – For more and to sign up click here......

McDonald’s to sell its Russian business, try to keep workers

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here McDonald’s said Monday that it has started the process of selling its Russian business, which includes 850 restaurants that employ 62,000 people, making it the latest major Western corporation to exit Russia since it invaded Ukraine in February. The fast food......

Poor workers bear the brunt of India’s heatwave

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NOIDA, India, May 16 (Reuters) – For construction worker Yogendra Tundre, life at a building site on the outskirts of the Indian capital New Delhi is hard enough. This year, record high temperatures are making it unbearable. As India grapples with an unprecedented heatwave, the country’s vast majority of poor......

McDonald’s franchisees are worried the company’s new grading system will alienate workers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here McDonald’s franchise owners are expressing concern and frustration over a new grading system the fast food giant is planning to roll out early next year, with some saying it is poor timing due to unprecedented pressures in the workforce. The......

Workers have been enjoying fatter paychecks. A slowdown may be ahead

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bymuratdeniz | E+ | Getty Images Workers continue to see pay increases at a fast clip, but there are signs of a slowdown ahead. Average earnings for all workers grew by 0.3% in April, to $31.85 an hour, the Labor......

Job growth and wages were strong in April, but some workers just disappeared

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here April’s job growth was strong and wage gains were solid, yet for some reason fewer Americans were working or looking for jobs than in March.  That means workers did not return to the labor force in the numbers expected, and......

North Korea mobilises office workers to fight drought amid food shortages

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North Korean farmers work in a field of a collective farm in the South Hwanghae province, North Korea, September 30, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, May 4 (Reuters) – North Korea’s office workers and factory labourers have been dispatched to farming......

Starbucks to hike wages, double training for workers as CEO Schultz tries to head off union push

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Starbucks barista fulfills an order in a South Philadelphia store. Mark Makela | Reuters Starbucks said it will hike wages for tenured workers and double training for new employees as the company and its CEO, Howard Schultz, seek to......

Apple Store workers in Maryland reportedly begin union drive

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York. Lucas Jackson | Reuters Workers at an Apple store in Maryland are taking steps to unionize, according to The Washington Post. It’s......

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