Elon Musk is calling out the “laptop class” of workers for their privilege of being able to work from home, as a growing number of companies call staff back to the office.
The ruling that frees laid-off workers to speak out
The National Relations Labor Board recently ruled that broad non-disparagement clauses — which some companies make workers sign to receive severance benefits — are unlawful.
Number of women in the workforce tops pre-pandemic levels for first time
Women in the U.S. labor force
Paid family leave still out of reach for most American workers
Share of private sector U.S. workers with paid family leave, by income group
Why labor’s surging popularity isn’t translating to union membership
Share of wage and salary workers represented by unions, 2022
Behind the surge in workers with disabilities: long COVID
Number of disabled Americans in the workforce
How emoji can divide the workplace
As emoji become an increasingly important tool for communication, their meanings can be blurrier than ever.
Overwhelming majority of workers are actually putting in the effort
Eighty-one percent of workers say they’re putting in as much effort — or more — as they were six months ago, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Conference Board.
Pay transparency to further empower workers
Workers are set to hold onto the upper hand they gained over the past two years as more states start requiring pay disclosures on job postings.
Remote workers are increasingly surveilled, as manager paranoia surges
Critics call it bossware.
Georgia ranks among worst states for workers
State lawmakers and business boosters love to tout Georgia’s reputation as a great place to do business. But, according to Oxfam America, it’s a terrible place to work.
Most workers say they’re “quiet quitting”
At least half of American workers say they’re “quiet quitting” — performing only the tasks they’re required to, giving up on going “above and beyond,” according to a new Gallup survey.
America’s labor market is on fire
It’s a hot summer with a labor market to match. The question is no longer “is this a recession,” but rather: “Is the job market too hot for the Fed’s comfort?”
U.S. workplace homicides decline faster than overall murders
Number of workplace homicides in the U.S.
What workers really want: raises that beat inflation
You might have heard that nowadays workers want flexibility or jobs with a sense of purpose. But with inflation on the rise, something far more basic is getting attention: Cost of living wage adjustments (COLAs), or raises that keep up with actual inflation.