Company towns in the United States have been around for nearly as long as corporations.
Archives for March 26, 2023
President Is Ousted in United Auto Workers Election
Shawn Fain, an insurgent, edged Ray Curry after calling for a harder line in contract talks. The union has been dogged by corruption scandals.
The systemic bias of state-level anti-gay legislation
For the past decade, America’s political discussion has focused to an unusual extent on ways in which racism might be built into systems of power.
What is sensehacking? The latest workplace wellbeing trend
The modern office has gone through many changes. In the 2000s, businesses began to favour airy, open-plan workspaces over traditional cubicles. In the last decade, companies tapped into the trend of offering office perks, which included relaxing areas, games rooms and even bars.
Five First Steps For Addressing Workplace Ageism
Ageism is discrimination against individuals or groups based on their age.
Amazon workers fume after HR rejects petition against return to office
Disgruntled Amazon corporate employees are reportedly devastated after a top human resources executive shot down an internal petition that asked the tech giant’s leaders to nix its return-to-office plan.
Elon Musk tells employees to get back in office with 2:30 am memo
Twitter’s CEO Elon Musk sends memo to staff reminding them that ‘office is not optional’ as more companies move away from remote work
The workers quietly backtracking on return-to-office
After years of resisting, some workers are back at their desks. The secret? They don’t hate it.
Why five days in the office don’t add up
Hybrid working helps keep staff and lowers office costs — but some pushback will continue
Former Labor Secretary warns of banking dangers and recession possibility
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich joins Morning Joe to discuss recent bank failures and the decrease in faith in America’s banking system. Reich suggests that uncertainty in the economy is causing fear, and calls for the Fed to stop raising interest rates to avoid a recession.
The Weakness of Labor, Not Automation, Is the Greatest Challenge Facing Workers
Anxiety that automation is coming for workers’ jobs has reached a fever pitch. But talk of robots replacing humans often conceals a less complicated reality: management uses technology to undemocratically reorganize and intensify labor.
Federal Court Awards More Than $2.6 Million to EEOC Against Green JobWorks LLC
Staffing Company Excluded Female Workers From Specific Job Assignments and Duties, Federal Agency Charged
California could become the 1st state to ban caste discrimination
In what could be a watershed moment in the caste equity movement, a state Senate bill aims to clarify discrimination laws to explicitly protect caste.