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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

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.

Report: TMZ Workplace Allegedly Abusive and Sexist

Report: TMZ Workplace Allegedly Abusive and Sexist

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 9, 2020

The brash and aggressive style of TMZ apparently carries over into the workplace, where current and former employees have alleged regular occurences of verbal abuse, misogyny, racism, and more, according to Buzzfeed.

'Oh Say Can You See' — The Naked Rancher Goes Viral

'Oh Say Can You See' — The Naked Rancher Goes Viral

Sep 8, 2020

Dick Powers is happy to be known as The Naked Rancher, as his cheeky (in more ways than one) Instagram posts can attest.

Big Tippers: Alaska Man Joins Push to Aid Restaurant Workers

Big Tippers: Alaska Man Joins Push to Aid Restaurant Workers

By Mark Thiessen | Sep 7, 2020

It was a busy Taco Tuesday at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. in Anchorage, Alaska — a blessing these days at any restaurant — when a guy at a table with three buddies wanted to chat with their waitress.

Unions Threaten Work Stoppages Amid Calls For Racial Justice

Unions Threaten Work Stoppages Amid Calls For Racial Justice

By Aaron Morrison | Sep 6, 2020

Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to authorize work stoppages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement amid calls for concrete measures that address racial injustice.

HRC Study Finds LGBTQ Employment Impacted by Pandemic

HRC Study Finds LGBTQ Employment Impacted by Pandemic

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 4, 2020

Human Rights Campaign and PSB Insights recently conducted a study on the disproportionated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ people versus non-LGBTQ people.

Watch: Former Waitress Says Ellen Tried to Get Her Suspended Over Chipped Nail Polish

Watch: Former Waitress Says Ellen Tried to Get Her Suspended Over Chipped Nail Polish

Aug 22, 2020

A comedian and actress told the Daily Mail this week that Ellen DeGeneres tried to get her suspended from her job as a server in Los Angeles back in 2014...because she had chipped nail polish.

Nurses and Doctors Sick With COVID Feel Pressured to Get Back to Work

Nurses and Doctors Sick With COVID Feel Pressured to Get Back to Work

By Emmarie Huetteman | Aug 12, 2020

Hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities have flouted that simple guidance, pressuring workers who contract COVID-19 to return to work sooner than public health standards suggest.

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