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Unemployment Benefits for Millions in Limbo as Trump Rages

Unemployment Benefits for Millions in Limbo as Trump Rages

By Alexandra Olson and Jill Colvin | Dec 27, 2020

Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet were set to lapse at midnight Saturday night unless President Donald Trump signed an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill.

'We Are Struggling': A Bleak Christmas For America's Jobless

'We Are Struggling': A Bleak Christmas For America's Jobless

By Joseph Pisani and Christopher Rugaber | Dec 25, 2020

Nearly 8 million people have sunk into poverty since June after having spent $1,200 checks that the government gave most Americans in the spring and a $600-a-week supplemental jobless benefit expired in July.

Raise Your Mittens: Outdoor Learning Continues Into Winter

Raise Your Mittens: Outdoor Learning Continues Into Winter

By David Sharp | Dec 25, 2020

Schools nationwide scrambled to get students outdoors during the pandemic to keep them safe & stop the spread of COVID-19. Now, with temperatures plummeting, a smaller number of schools — even in some of the most frigid climes — plan to keep it on going.

Nurses Fear What's to Come: 'Walk Down Our Unit for a Day'

Nurses Fear What's to Come: 'Walk Down Our Unit for a Day'

By Stefanie Dazio | Dec 25, 2020

The nurses of California are afraid. It's Christmas Eve, and they aren't home with their families. They are working, always working, completely gowned up — and worn down.

As Congress Bickers Over Pandemic Relief, Flight Attendant's Life Is in a Holding Pattern

As Congress Bickers Over Pandemic Relief, Flight Attendant's Life Is in a Holding Pattern

By Emmarie Huetteman | Dec 17, 2020

A little over two months ago, just before cutting his hours from few to none, his employer — a major airline — told him Congress could save his job. But lawmakers have shown they can't, or won't, put partisan politics aside.

Survey Seen as Fair Pay Baseline in Italian Luxury Fashion

Survey Seen as Fair Pay Baseline in Italian Luxury Fashion

Dec 17, 2020

Italian luxury producers and suppliers on Wednesday received a "pretty positive" report card from the Fair Wage Network, in the first large-scale survey of pay and working conditions in the sector.

Four NJ High School Teachers Suspended for Homophobic Comments

Four NJ High School Teachers Suspended for Homophobic Comments

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 11, 2020

Four high school teachers who made homophobic comments in a Zoom class last month have been suspended with pay.

NYC Hospital Workers, Knowing How Bad It Can Get, Brace for COVID 2nd Wave

NYC Hospital Workers, Knowing How Bad It Can Get, Brace for COVID 2nd Wave

By Fred Mogul, WNYC | Dec 4, 2020

Many front-line workers are nervous about hospital preparedness, and many observers are less bullish about the effectiveness of the coronavirus testing and tracing infrastructure.

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week

By Markian Hawryluk, Rae Ellen | Nov 27, 2020

In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, nurses can make more than $6,200 a week. A recent posting for a job in Fargo, North Dakota, offered more than $8,000 a week. Some can get as much as $10,000.

Restaurant Workers Out of Work Again as Virus Surges

Restaurant Workers Out of Work Again as Virus Surges

By Tammy Webber, Daniella Peters, Brian Melley | Nov 25, 2020

Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work — again — as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments to combat the nationwide surge in coronavirus infections.

New Yorker Fires Writer Jeffrey Toobin After Zoom Incident

New Yorker Fires Writer Jeffrey Toobin After Zoom Incident

By Hillel Italie | Nov 12, 2020

The New Yorker has fired longtime staff writer Jeffrey Toobin after he reportedly exposed himself during a Zoom conference last month. He had already been on suspension and is also on leave from CNN, where he is chief legal analyst.

State Dept. Halts Diversity and Training Programs, AIDS Foundation Chicago Responds with Conference

State Dept. Halts Diversity and Training Programs, AIDS Foundation Chicago Responds with Conference

Oct 31, 2020

The virtual conference focused on racism and white supremacy in HIV and public health industries and workplace, equipping leaders in public health with tools to battle racism.

Trump Administration Targets Diversity Hiring by Contractors

Trump Administration Targets Diversity Hiring by Contractors

Oct 9, 2020

American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are getting a message from President Donald Trump's administration.

Suit: Amazon Discriminated Against Pregnant Trans Employee

Suit: Amazon Discriminated Against Pregnant Trans Employee

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 8, 2020

A suit that's now in federal court alleges that a pregnant transgender worker at an Amazon warehouse faced discrimination on the job.

Group Sues to Block California Boardroom Diversity Law

Group Sues to Block California Boardroom Diversity Law

By Brian Melley | Oct 6, 2020

A conservative legal group announced Monday that it sued to block California's first-in-the-nation law that requires hundreds of corporations based in the state to have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards.

Out Leadership Releases European LGBTQ Ally Research

Out Leadership Releases European LGBTQ Ally Research

Oct 1, 2020

Out leadership has released a first-of-its-kind study that examines LGBTQ allyship in the workplace.

California Governor Signs Corporate Boardroom Diversity Law

California Governor Signs Corporate Boardroom Diversity Law

By Don Thompson and Robert Jablon | Oct 1, 2020

Hundreds of California-based corporations must have directors from racial or sexual minorities on their boards under a first-in-the-nation bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Just How Much NSFW Multi-taskings is Happening on Work Zoom Calls?

Just How Much NSFW Multi-taskings is Happening on Work Zoom Calls?

Sep 26, 2020

It is easy to get distracted while in a Zoom meeting... But how often is that distraction below the belt?

Carpenters Wow Public with Medieval Techniques at Notre Dame

Carpenters Wow Public with Medieval Techniques at Notre Dame

By Elaine Ganley | Sep 20, 2020

With precision and boundless energy, a team of carpenters used medieval techniques to raise up — by hand — a three-ton oak truss Saturday in front of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Federal Suit Claims Grocery Chain Fired Employees Who Wouldn't Wear 'Gay' Apron

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17, 2020

A federal agency is suing Kroger's grocery chain, claiming that the company discriminated against the religious convictions of two employees who refused to wear aprons embroidered with "gay" hearts.

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