US work & careers

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Revealed: Starbucks fired over 20 US union leaders in recent months
Workers at the coffee chain have filed petitions for union elections at more than 250 stores, but chief Howard Schultz publicly opposes the movement

Michael Sainato

19, May, 2022 @2:53 PM

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Elon Musk praises Chinese workers for ‘burning the 3am oil’ – here’s what that really looks like
Tesla’s massive Shanghai ‘Giga-factory’ pushes its workers to the limit to meet production targets amid an ongoing pandemic lockdown

Wilfred Chan

12, May, 2022 @1:13 PM

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The jobless Americans chasing the dream of ‘passive income’
Workers say they’re replacing career ambitions with low-stakes side hustles. But are many of the schemes too good to be true?

Luke Winkie

05, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Being open about pay would make it harder to hire minorities? That sounds like corporate BS to me | Arwa Mahdawi
New York passed a law to improve pay transparency, which would shrink the gender pay gap. But a group of companies are using some vile tactics to delay it

Arwa Mahdawi

03, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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US man gets $450,000 after unwanted work birthday party triggered panic attack
Kentucky man says former employer ignored his request not to celebrate his birthday due to his anxiety disorder

Maya Yang

18, Apr, 2022 @5:17 PM

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Work remote, get paid less? The battle dividing offices will define the future of work
Mobility and freedom are the new prizes for the professional working class. But some companies fail to grasp the scale and sweep of change

Julia Hobsbawm

12, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘The revolution is here’: Chris Smalls’ union win sparks a movement at other Amazon warehouses
Staff at more than 50 locations have contacted the organizers as a second warehouse is set to vote on a union later this month

Gloria Oladipo

06, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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US graduate students protest against low pay while universities profit from their work
Student workers often earn ‘below the minimum living wage’ for helping teach courses and assisting with research

Michael Sainato

30, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Are the days of high-heels at work finally over? | Tayo Bero
A new study shows that women wearing high heels are taken less seriously – but if you don’t wear them, you’re ‘unprofessional’. Enough of this sexist nonsense

Tayo Bero

21, Mar, 2022 @10:13 AM

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Turns out the Great Resignation may be followed by the Great Regret | Gene Marks
Yes, there’s lots of turnover and people changing jobs – but maybe the problem isn’t all with the employer

Gene Marks

20, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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There is a heavy burden of being black in white spaces | Elijah Anderson
White gatekeepers repeatedly approach Black people with a disingenuous ‘can I help you?’ It never stops

Elijah Anderson

07, Mar, 2022 @11:24 AM

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Farewell emails: what is the perfect way to say goodbye to colleagues?
The great resignation has led to a number of great (and not-so-great) final messages to co-workers. But is a short note (or a long song) the way to go?

01, Mar, 2022 @1:10 PM

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