While most health workers are vaccinated, many are still falling sick, exacerbating a staff shortage as more Americans seek hospital care.
Women are more likely to want to work remotely. But what if it ends up working against them?
The prospect of hitting businesses with new testing costs as many struggle to staff back up could harden opposition to Biden’s plan, and hamper the president’s latest push to end the pandemic.
Extreme heat kills more Americans than any other climate-related hazard.
Their absence could hurt the broader U.S. economy, so policymakers are weighing ways to help them return to work.
“I think the gains of workers will be evanescent,” said Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.), a former labor organizer and a strong voice in Congress for workers. “They will not last.”
Business groups have been pressing the federal agency to clarify whether employers could offer paid time off or even cash to encourage vaccination.
Guidance that nixes masks for the vaccinated appears at odds with pending OSHA regulations that were expected to mandate masks on the job.
The Biden administration is advancing emergency workplace safety rules to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after weeks of delay and growing pressure from Democrats and safety advocates.
The unions say the relief is needed because the Education Department’s existing Public Service Loan Forgiveness program has been plagued by problems and mismanagement.
The union drive could become a lightning rod for Democrats’ efforts to push through one of the broadest expansions of collective bargaining rights in nearly a century.
Charlotte Bennett’s lawyer told CNN that others who have experienced similar behavior by the New York governor have been in touch privately.
“We’re not going to let a few people stop it from happening,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said. “Its time has come. Its time is long past due to be enacted. And we’ll do it.”
We now know that the coronavirus can be carried farther than six feet by tiny airborne particles known as aerosols. The CDC and OSHA need to revamp safety rules to address that.
Robb said that if he followed through with Biden’s request it “would set an unfortunate precedent” for labor relations in the U.S.