US work & careers

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Goodbye to the job: how the pandemic changed Americans’ attitude to work
Millions of workers have been leaving jobs that offer long hours and low pay – and for many the release has been exhilarating

Lauren Aratani

28, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Part of the ‘great resignation’ is actually just mothers forced to leave their jobs | Moira Donegan
During the pandemic, women have exited the labor force at twice the rate of men; their participation in the paid labor force is now the lowest it has been in more than 30 years

Moira Donegan

19, Nov, 2021 @11:24 AM

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The pandemic exposed the human cost of the meatpacking industry’s power: ‘It’s enormously frightening’
The message from companies and regulators has been clear: Americans need meat, and workers need to risk their lives to provide it

Alvin Chang, Michael Sainato, Nina Lakhani, Rashida Kamal and Aliya Uteuova

16, Nov, 2021 @11:05 AM

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Portugal banned bosses from texting employees after work. Could it happen in the US?
Countries protecting people’s right to a healthy work-life balance are responding appropriately to modern work culture

Adrienne Matei

15, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘Workers are very afraid’: HelloFresh employees aim to unionize amid claims of abuse
Workers for the largest meal-kit delivery service in the world say attempts to unionize have been met with retaliation and bullying

Michael Sainato

11, Nov, 2021 @1:14 PM

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New York City taxi drivers end hunger strike after reaching deal on debt relief
Taxi and Limousine Commission agrees to city-backed guarantee to lower monthly payments of taxi medallion owners

Erum Salam in New York

04, Nov, 2021 @12:03 PM

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The Great Resignation has employers sweating. It’s time to escalate the pressure | Erika Rodriguez
This is a once-in-a-generation ‘take this job and shove it’ moment – which gives workers an upper hand. Let’s demand better hours, pay and work-life balance

Erika Rodriguez

01, Nov, 2021 @10:15 AM

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US tech investor Joe Lonsdale refuses to apologise for ‘loser’ paternity tweet
‘Correct masculine response’ to newborn is for men to work harder, says venture capitalist

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

28, Oct, 2021 @6:42 PM

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‘You can’t pay bills on $12 an hour’: Walmart employees left out of raises
Company announced it would raise minimum wage at Sam’s Club to $15, but Walmart workers were only bumped up to $12

Michael Sainato

28, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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How did Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin fail to dominate the billionaire space race?
The company employs the world’s top engineers and has access to unlimited money but is plagued by safety concerns and toxic workplace culture

Daniel Oberhaus

16, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Apple fires employee Janneke Parrish, leader of #AppleToo movement
Parrish said she has been very vocal on the movement and that her firing ‘feels very much like retaliation’

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

16, Oct, 2021 @1:40 AM

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Over 10,000 John Deere workers strike over ‘years’ of poor treatment
Workers wage biggest private sector strike in the US for two years, saying they were forced to do overtime consistently while company made record profits

Michael Sainato

14, Oct, 2021 @12:35 PM

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