President Joe Biden has asked Congress to step in and enact legislation in the hopes of preventing a nationwide railway strike.
Archives for November 2022
How to Write a Thank You Email After an Interview
You’ve just finished an interview for a job opportunity you’re really excited about.
Job Openings Ease, but Layoffs Are Little Changed
Government data for October shows the labor market is still strong, though cooling slightly.
Minnesota Set to Increase Minimum Wage Rates in 2023, Minneapolis and St. Paul Also Raising Minimum Wage Rates
Every year, the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry announces the inflation-adjusted minimum wage rate.
8 Strategies to Improve Your Accountability in the Workplace
With an image of always being accountable, your value and career will be enhanced and appreciated.
How To Fulfill Your Workplace Purpose And Increase Employee Retention
From record rates of quitting, to the rise of so-called “quiet quitting,” to now increasing threats of layoffs – the word “uncertainty” hardly seems adequate to describe how both employees and employers are feeling as we head toward a new year.
Here’s Why Diversity of Thought Is Often a Workplace Oxymoron
We hear a lot about the importance of diversity of thought. But in many workplaces, it is more bromide than reality.
DoD plans to hire 2,000 personnel for ‘first of its kind’ workforce tackling wellness issues
The Pentagon is looking to hire hundreds of clinicians and mental health professionals in the coming months, as part of the initial cohort of a worldwide workforce to prevent suicide and offer a broad range of wellness services to active-duty personnel.
Many American Workers Are Suffering, But Not Those In Not Freight Rail
The rail-labor drama has been on full display since June when twelve labor unions representing 115,000 workers were released from mediation.
Why Are Workers Striking Much More Often in Orange County?
As local workers get hammered by an explosion in costs for housing and healthcare, they’re turning more and more to the nuclear option of negotiating tactics.
House Passes Bill to Avert a Rail Strike, Moving to Impose a Labor Agreement
The House approved a bill to force rail companies and workers to accept a pending agreement. It also passed a separate measure to add seven days of paid leave, a key demand of the employees.
Some Rail Workers, Seeking Sick Days, Say Biden Betrayed Them
The request for Congress to impose contract terms that several unions had rejected rankled rank-and-file members who had rallied behind the president.
The City of Los Angeles Passes Retail Fair Workweek Ordinance
Today, November 29, 2022, the Los Angeles City Council passed the Fair Work Week Ordinance on the second reading. The ordinance now goes to the mayor for final approval. If approved by the mayor, it will take effect on April 1, 2023.
Under the ordinance, covered employers are
House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions
The U.S. House moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September but rejected by some of the 12 unions involved.
An Employer’s Guide to New York State’s New Lawful Absence Law
On November 21, 2022, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law Bill A8092B (the “lawful absence law”), which amends Section 215 of the New York Labor Law (NYLL), to prohibit employers from disciplining employees who take legally protected time off from work.