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Biden wants Congress to allow $400 billion for home care to help cut the wait, which can last years. Under Biden's plan, Congress would increase home-care funding by $400 billion over eight years to help more people get care. Biden's $400 billion plan wouldn't address all the problems with home care but would make a significant difference for many families who need it, proponents say. The $300 billion home-care industry doesn't have a large market leader lobbying the issue as might typically be seen with other healthcare interests. Casey also said he wasn't sure that all Democrats were willing to vote for the full $400 billion Biden is asking for.
Persons: Biden, Diana Flores, Amelia, Flores, Joe Biden, Ginger Mayeaux, Judy Solomon, I'm, Laura LeBrun Hatcher, Brian Hatcher, Simon, Hatcher, Simon's, they'll, Sen, Shelley Moore Capito, Nicole Jorwic, Jorwic, Marty Walsh, Bob Casey, Tom Williams, Casey, Spencer Perlman, Clinton Crittendon, Clinton, Crittendon Organizations: Biden —, caregiving, Budget, Senate, Wall, Republicans, Republican, West, Capitol, Service Employees International Union, Courthouse, Inc, Getty, White, Aging, Biden, Veda Partners, Liberty Resources Locations: Austin , Texas, In Texas, Puerto Rico, Texas, dealmaking, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Lehigh, Allentown , Pennsylvania, Austin, Philadelphia
Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor Maya Wiley speaks to voters and media while campaigning at the Co-op City housing complex in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoFor months, a trio of liberal Democratic candidates in New York City's mayoral race has vied for the mantle of progressive standard-bearer in a crowded field. "New York is not a progressive city," said Christina Greer, a political science professor at Fordham University. "We know there are a lot of Democratic voters who call themselves progressive and support progressive values but think AOC is a little too far left." "She's clearly the progressive candidate that can win in this race," said Gabby Seay, the political director for the union, which represents healthcare workers.
Persons: New York City Mayor Maya Wiley, Mike Segar, Maya Wiley, Representative Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Elizabeth Warren of, Jumaane Williams, , Andrew Yang, Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Wiley, Adams, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, Bill de Blasio, Christina Greer, Scott Stringer, Dianne Morales, Stringer, Morales, Sochie Nnaemeka, Gabby Seay Organizations: Democratic, New York City Mayor, REUTERS, MSNBC, U.S, Representative, Working Families Party, Brooklyn Borough, New York Police, NYPD, Republican, Democrat, Fordham University, City Hall, Service Employees International Union, Thomson Locations: Bronx, New York City , New York, U.S, New York, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Brooklyn, York
David Tovar, the head of McDonald's US communications team, is leaving the fast-food giant. McDonald's US president said Tovar was key in "two of the most challenging years of our business." David Tovar, the chief US corporate relations officer for McDonald's USA, is leaving the company. Tovar joined McDonald's two years ago, following a stint at Sprint and eight years leading corporate communications at Walmart. His departure, planned for July 2, was announced internally at McDonald's on Wednesday, according to a memo viewed by Insider.
Persons: David Tovar, Tovar, Dave, Joe Erlinger, McDonald's, Steve Easterbrook Organizations: McDonald's USA, McDonald's, Sprint, Walmart, US, Team, Service Employees International Union
How Lyft and Uber are working to shape state measures to protect drivers.
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Gig companies like Uber and Lyft have long resisted classifying workers as employees, stating in regulatory filings that doing so would force them to alter their business model and risk a financial hit. After California passed a law in 2019 that effectively gave gig workers the legal standing of employees, companies like Uber and Lyft spent some $200 million on a ballot initiative exempting their drivers. Industry officials have estimated that making drivers employees could raise labor costs 20 to 30 percent. As California considered its bill in 2019, the companies met repeatedly with a few large unions, including the Service Employees International Union and the Teamsters, to discuss a deal. But the talks collapsed because many in the labor movement refused to make significant concessions while holding the legislative upper hand.
Persons: Uber, Lyft, Noam Scheiber Organizations: The New York Times . Industry, Service Employees International Union, Teamsters Locations: California
Racial diversity stagnated on corporate boards, study finds
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
But in the two preceding years, progress on increasing racial diversity on boards stagnated, a new study revealed Tuesday. An overwhelming 82.5% of directors among Fortune 500 company boards are white, according to the Missing Pieces Report: A Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards. In contrast, the number of racial minorities on Fortune 500 boards rose by just above a percentage point. Over the past year, more pressure has arisen for boards to focus on racial diversity. But a Vanguard spokeswoman said the investing giant believes "there is no one-size-fits-all mandate for board diversity" and will evaluate each board individually.
Persons: Richard Wyatt, Black, George Floyd, Linda Akutagawa, Gavin Newsom, Carey, Eli Kasargod, Staub, boardrooms, BlackRock, Benjamin Colton Organizations: Station, U.S, Alliance of Board, Deloitte, Fortune, Women, Minorities, ISS Corporate, Alliance for Board Diversity, California Gov, Nasdaq, Securities and Exchange Commission, Deloitte's Center, Financial Times, Service Employees International Union, BlackRock, ISS Analytics, Vanguard, Street Global Advisors Locations: boardrooms, California, Wall, State
Uber and Lyft Ramp Up Legislative Efforts to Shield Business Model
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( Noam Scheiber | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Gig companies like Uber and Lyft have long resisted classifying workers as employees, stating in regulatory filings that doing so would force them to alter their business model and risk a financial hit. Industry officials have estimated that making drivers employees could raise labor costs 20 to 30 percent. But the talks collapsed because many in the labor movement refused to make significant concessions while holding the legislative upper hand. A number of rulings in New York granted gig drivers conventional unemployment benefits in the state, potentially leading to hundreds of millions of dollars in liabilities for the companies. And there were New York City regulations — like a minimum pay standard for drivers amounting to over $17 an hour after expenses — that some gig companies have sought to ease.
Persons: Uber Organizations: Industry, Service Employees International Union, Teamsters, International Association of Machinists, Independent Drivers, New Locations: California, New York, New York City
89 advocacy organizations urged Biden and his party to move ahead on infrastructure without the GOP. This came after Biden's negotiations with Republican senators collapsed on Tuesday without an agreement. Still, Biden is working with a bipartisan group despite calls from Democrats to exclude the GOP from talks. President Joe Biden ended a weeks-long infrastructure negotiation with a group of Republican senators on Tuesday because their offer was too small. Also on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats were preparing to use reconciliation to pass an infrastructure bill.
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, Biden's, Mitch McConnell, West Virginia Sen, Shelley Moore Capito, Capito, Chuck Schumer, Schumer, Joe Manchin, Bill Cassidy of, bipartisanship, Cassidy, Bill Cassidy, M.D Organizations: Republican, Democratic, Invest, America, Republicans, Biden, Service Employees International Union, SEIU, League of Conservation Voters, GOP, West, U.S, Democrats Locations: Sens, West Virginia, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
Can the Next Mayor Make New York Safe Again?
  + stars: | 2021-06-04 | by ( Mene Ukueberuwa | ) + 0.00   time to read: +12 min
“We need a plainclothes unit to go after illegal guns,” Mr. Adams says, adding that he’d fund it by eliminating clerical jobs in the department. We hired them to go after violent crime.”Like his opponents, Mr. Adams opposes widespread stop and frisk. “It is unconscionable that three out of four shooters are still on the loose in Brooklyn.”Mr. Yang’s critics, including Mr. Adams, write him off as unserious. That’s the case for many attendees at an Asian-American rally for Mr. Adams in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens on a Sunday morning. Mr. Jiang notes that many Chinese residents of Flushing support Mr. Yang, whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Taiwan.
Persons: Bill de Blasio, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, Michael LiPetri, de Blasio, Giuliani, Ray Kelly, Eric Adams, he’s, Frederick Douglass, Mr, Adams, , Adams’s, Avi Cotter, , Cotter, Maria Danzilo, de, defunding, I’ve, Maya Wiley, Eric, isn’t, Andrew Yang, Debra L, Rothenberg, Yang, pare, Wiley, Scott Stringer, who’ve, ” Mr, Sonia Gordon, Gordon, Peter Koo, “ Eric Adams, Jim Jiang, Jiang, Messrs . Yang, Kathryn Garcia, Williams, falters, Sally Gonzalez, — Giuliani, Tova Schiff, Ms, Gonzalez, Schiff, “ Giuliani, Garcia, Spencer Platt, Messrs, Emerson, Stringer, Garcia’s, hasn’t, Ukueberuwa Organizations: New York City Police Department’s, City, Times, Democratic, NYPD, Frederick Douglass Houses, heckler, NY1, West Side, City Council, Yorkers, Zuma, Life Christian, Mr, University of Connecticut, Messrs, Emerson College, Bloomberg, Williams Plaza, Former New York, Republican, United Federation of Teachers, Sanitation Department, Teamsters, Service Employees International Union, Transport Workers Union, Hotel, New York Democrats Locations: York, Washington, Greenwich, Brooklyn, , Wednesday’s, Manhattan, , Bronx, South Bronx, Flushing, Queens, Taiwan, Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, City Hall, Former New York City, New York
Amazon warehouse workers are injured at higher rates than those at rival companies, according to a new study. Amazon's 2020 injury rates were higher than Walmart, one of its closest retail competitors. But Amazon workers, former OSHA officials and union representatives told the Post that Amazon's productivity quotas are partly to blame for rising injury rates. The company requires warehouse workers to pick, pack and stow a certain number of items per hour. The SOC study also identified that injury rates across Amazon's contracted delivery network are higher than those in its fulfillment centers.
Persons: Jeff Bezos, stow, DSPs Organizations: Strategic, Center, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Service Employees International Union, Amazon, Occupational Safety, Health Administration, Walmart, Washington Post, OSHA Locations: doorsteps
Supporters of the recall rallied outside the district attorney's office in downtown Los Angeles to kick off signature-gathering ahead of the October deadline. Organizers must collect 597,000 verified signatures, about 10 percent of registered voters in Los Angeles County, by Oct. 27 to qualify for a recall election. In the last month alone, at least 14 city councils in Los Angeles County have issued votes of no confidence against Gascón, the Los Angeles Times reported. In November, he unseated Jackie Lacey, the first Black woman to lead the Los Angeles County prosecutor's office. Lacey's predecessor, Steve Cooley, was among those who gathered at Wednesday's rally to kick off the recall effort.
Persons: Alex Villanueva, District Attorney George Gascón, Gavin Newsom, Gascón, George Gascón, Desiree Andrade, backpedaled, Kamala Harris, Jackie Lacey, Steve Cooley, Verrett, George Gascon, Melina Abdullah, Lacey's, it's, Chesa Boudin Organizations: ANGELES, District Attorney, California Gov, Gascón, Los Angeles Times, NBC Nightly, Service Employees International Union, Voters, Gascón's Locations: Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, sheriff's, Mesa , Arizona, Francisco, San Francisco's, Angeles County, criminalization, America, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Baltimore, Chicago
Job applicants are ghosting interviewers, sometimes because of bigger unemployment checks. Some franchise operators said their home-care job applicants were explicitly pointing to better income from unemployment benefits when turning down job offers. Rebecca Smith, an Always Best Care franchise operator in Northern California, has had similar issues recruiting home-care workers. Home-care workers say their pay isn't enough to make ends meetNYC nursing-home workers protest lack of PPE, hazard pay, and respect from employers on May 21, 2020. But for now, home-care workers told Insider their pay wasn't enough to make ends meet.
Persons: that's, Dunkin, they'd, Jennifer Tucker, Tucker, Kirk Fisher, Fisher, Joe Raedle, Rebecca Smith, Smith, There's, Dan Sweiger, Sweiger, you've, Stephanie Keith, Biden, Carlena, LaTonya Jones, Costa, Jones, We've, he's, doesn't Organizations: Washington Post, Chipotle, HomeWatch, Service Employees International Union, California BrightStar Locations: America, Williamsport , Pennsylvania, Northern California, California, San Diego, Midwest, Georgia, Atlanta, Pennsylvania
McDonald's is raising its minimum wage in corporate-owned stores, as fast-food chains struggle to hire employees. According to the company, the pay increases — which have already started and will roll out over the next several months — will boost workers' pay by an average of 10 percent. The higher pay will impact employees at corporate-owned locations, which make up roughly 5% of total US restaurants or about 650 locations. At the vast majority of locations, franchisees decide workers' wages, along with other policies related to hiring and firing. McDonald's workers recently announced plans to strike in 15 cities on May 19, demanding that employees make a minimum of $15 per hour.
Persons: McDonald's, Joe Erlinger, Erlinger, Chris Kempczinski, Hakim Dumkia, Louis, Dumkia, Chipotle, Read, Price, Dunkin, it's Organizations: Service Employees International Union, Starbucks, National Owners Association, Big Locations: St, Washington, Florida
Live McDonald’s to Increase Wages as Job Market Tightens: Live Updates RIGHT NOW McDonald’s will raise wages at some restaurants to attract new workers. At its company-owned restaurants, McDonald’s said the average employee wage would increase to $13 an hour, with some restaurants achieving an average wage of $15 an hour later this year. The Fight for $15 organization is spearheading a strike by McDonald’s employees in several cities across the country on Wednesday ahead of the company’s annual shareholder meeting. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and several Republican governors have asserted that a temporary $300-a-week federal unemployment supplement has made workers reluctant to return to the job. “There are still major supply constraints and unemployment benefits are not the most important one.
Persons: McDonald’s, Mike Blake, Chris Kempczinski, Kempczinski, Jacob Moscovitch, South Carolina —, , Gregory Daco, Mr, Daco, “ You’re, Jonathan Drake, CoinDesk, Elon Musk, Tesla Organizations: Service Employees International Union, Wall Street, The New York Times, Labor Department, U.S . Chamber of Commerce, U.S . Labor Department, Oxford Economics, Nationwide, Colonial Pipeline, Reuters, Nasdaq, Nikkei, U.S, Consumer, Bloomberg, Federal Reserve, Commodities, New Jersey . West Texas Intermediate Locations: United States, Columbia, Mo, — Iowa, Mississippi , Missouri, Montana , North Dakota, South Carolina, Iowa, Mississippi, Tennessee , Arkansas , Alabama , Wyoming, Idaho, Tennessee, Alabama, Chapel Hill, N.C, Texas, New Jersey, Reuters U.S, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, U.S
McDonald's announced on Thursday it is raising workers' pay at all company-owned locations. Just 5% of McDonald's US locations are owned by the company, meaning 95% will not be impacted. McDonald's is raising wages — but only roughly 5% of restaurants will be impacted by the change. On May 19, McDonald's workers plan to strike in 15 cities, calling for a $15 minimum wage. According to the letter, McDonald's has been working with franchisees on how to offer competitive benefits, without a standardized pay raise across the system.
Persons: McDonald's, Read, Joe Erlinger, Erlinger, NOA, Blake Casper, Casper Organizations: Big, Labor, Service Employees International Union, National Owners Association, SEIU Locations: McDonald's, Fayetteville , North Carolina, Florida
Jones-Costa is one of the nation's estimated 4.6 million home-care workers providing long-term support to older Americans and those with disabilities. PapaThe home-care industry is largely privatized, with 76% of the industry composed of for-profit providers as of 2017, according to PHI, a nonprofit home-care worker advocacy and research group. However, Olson said, the combined industry, nonmedical caregiving and skilled nursing alike, isn't necessarily a high-profit-margin business. Fed up with the stagnant wages and lack of medical benefits or job security, she is now working to form a home-care workers' union in the Atlanta area as a chapter of the Service Employees International Union, which represents 740,000 home-care workers. Stephanie Keith/Getty ImagesBut this number makes up just 16% of the nation's estimated 4.6 million home-care workers.
Persons: Biden's, LaTonya Jones, Costa, Jones, Wendy Cerrato, Joe Raedle, They're, Joof, John Tlumacki, Anthony Olson, Olson, " Olson, Caregiving, Joe Biden, VCs, Papa Pal, Papa, Kevin O'Leary, nonmedical caregiving, it's, Stephanie Keith, BrightStar, Helen Adeosun, Adeosun Organizations: Industry, Bureau of Labor Statistics —, Service, Medicare, Major, Boston Globe, Fortune, Inc, Jobs, New, Tiger Global, PHI, Training, Synergy, NexPhase, Medicaid, Home Health Care News, Workers, Service Employees International Union Locations: Atlanta, Massachusetts, Florida, Tampa, New York, York
Former Obama Counselor John Podesta urged Biden to drop infrastructure negotiations with the GOP. Joined by other progressive leaders, Podesta argued economic recovery is too urgent to stall. This comes on a week when Biden is meeting with different groups of lawmakers to talk infrastructure. This week, President Joe Biden has been entrenched in bipartisan infrastructure talks, from meeting with the most powerful congressional leaders to a group of Republicans pushing a smaller infrastructure plan. But progressive leaders are worried these talks are slowing down urgent efforts to repair the economy and the climate.
Persons: John Podesta, Biden, Podesta, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell, Pelosi, Schumer —, West Virginia Sen, Shelley Moore Capito, Politico, Moderate Democratic Senators Kyrsten, Joe Manchin Organizations: GOP, American Progress, Service Employees International Union, Sierra Club, Republicans, West, Moderate Democratic Senators, Democratic Locations: Arizona, West Virginia
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The AFL-CIO, the biggest U.S. labor federation, on Monday will file the first petition for the U.S. government to bring a labor complaint against Mexico under the trade deal that replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement, the union said. Under USMCA’s “Rapid Response Mechanism,” firms in Mexico and the United States can face tariffs and other penalties for failing to ensure worker rights, such as freedom of association. The AFL-CIO’s petition marks the first time the trade deal’s labor enforcement is being put to use, and will be closely watched by companies and labor activists. “This is precedent-setting,” said Cathy Feingold, director of the international department of the AFL-CIO, which lobbied for better worker rights provisions in the USMCA. Davis said Mexico still has an obligation to guarantee the reform is playing out on the ground.
Persons: Trucks, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Susana Prieto, Prieto, , Cathy Feingold, “ It’s, Benjamin Davis, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Davis Organizations: MEXICO CITY, AFL, U.S, North American Free Trade, REUTERS, Reuters, Organisation for Economic Cooperation, Development, Tridonex, Cardone Industries, Canadian, Brookfield Asset Management, CIO, U.S . Office of Trade, Labor Affairs, United Steelworkers, Service Employees International Union, Citizen’s, Trade Watch Locations: MEXICO, Mexico, U.S, Zaragoza, Ysleta, Ciudad Juarez, Matamoros, Mexican, Texas, United States, Canada, Philadelphia, Tamaulipas
Complaint Accuses Mexican Factories of Labor Abuses, Testing New Trade Pact
  + stars: | 2021-05-10 | by ( Thomas Kaplan | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
The complaint is being brought under a novel “rapid response” mechanism in the trade deal that allows for complaints about labor violations to be brought against an individual factory and for penalties to be applied to that factory. The complaint is set to be filed by the A.F.L.-C.I.O., the Service Employees International Union, SNITIS and Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. requires Mexico to end the reign of protection unions and their corrupt deals with employers,” Richard L. Trumka, the president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., said in a statement, using the abbreviation for the trade deal. Enforcement of the pact is one of the main trade challenges facing the Biden administration. It also accuses the state of Tamaulipas of denying the right of workers to choose the union that represents them.
Persons: , ” Richard L, Susana Prieto, Biden, Cardone Organizations: Service Employees International Union, Citizen’s, Trade Watch, Cardone Industries, Brookfield Asset Management Locations: Mexico, United States, Philadelphia, Toronto, Tamaulipas
Takes Aim at Jobless Benefits President Biden announced efforts aimed at making it easier for employers to hire new workers and to help more people take jobs. On Monday, President Biden gave an update on the economic outlook for the country after a disappointing monthly jobs report on Friday. “We’ll insist that the law is followed with respect to benefits, but we’re not going to turn our backs on our fellow Americans,” Mr. Biden said. President Biden said on Monday that the government has mitigated any impact the pipeline hack might have on the U.S. fuel supply. “To all transgender Americans watching at home, especially the young people: You’re so brave,” Mr. Biden said in his speech.
Persons: Biden, ’ Biden, we’ve, Doug Mills, Monday, “ We’ll, we’re, ” Mr, , Mr, they’re, , Spencer Cox, Mitch McConnell, Tom Carper, Joe Manchin III, Ted Shaffrey, Anne Neuberger, ’ ransomware, Colonial, David E, Sanger, Janet L, Yellen, Erin Scott, They’ll, Justin Gilliland, Biden’s, Donald J, Trump, ” Xavier Becerra, Rachel Levine, Eliana Lord, Carly Mihovich, Stephanie Justice, Nick Hansen, Andrew Harnik, William P, Barr, George Floyd, Trump strode, Jen Psaki, Ms, Psaki, Liz Cheney, Elise Stefanik, Erik S Lesser, Kevin McCarthy, Cheney, McCarthy, Maria Bartiromo, Stefanik’s, Stefanik, Steve Scalise, Anna Moneymaker, Jim Banks, Chris Wallace, , Bill Cassidy of, Cassidy, Adam Kinzinger, I’m, Luke Broadwater, Gabby Jones, Ripple, Hillary Clinton, Mary Jo White, Obama, Perianne, haven’t, Daina Solomon, Susana Prieto Terrazas Organizations: Credit, New York Times, White, Treasury Department, American, Republican, Labor Department, , Democratic, Colonial, Associated, Pipeline, Energy, The New York Times, Treasury, Biden, ” Treasury, White House, Department of Health, Human Services, Affordable, Civil, Columbia, ., Secret, National, Service, Pennsylvania, Shutterstock, Republicans, Sunday, Fox News, Trump —, Senate, “ Fox, Capitol, Press, Times, Blockchain Association . Credit, Ripple Labs, Securities and Exchange Commission, Chamber of Digital Commerce, North American Free Trade, Service Employees International Union, Citizen’s, Trade Watch Locations: U.S, Covid, Utah, “ State, Kentucky, Delaware, West Virginia, Woodbridge , N.J, Coast, Russia, Gulf, New York Harbor, East, Lafayette, New York, Wyoming, Louisiana, Jim Banks of Indiana, Afghanistan, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Illinois, Washington, Matamoros , Mexico, Mexico, American, Matamoros, Brownsville , Texas, Mexican, United States, Canada
A coalition of 15 prominent political organizations, advocates and labor groups is taking its support of a sweeping federal voting rights bill to the airwaves with a million-dollar ad campaign set to debut Monday, the group said. The 30-second spots will air in New Hampshire, Georgia, Arizona and Washington, D.C."It's a matter of making sure that the public knows what the real deal is and making sure that the Senate knows that we're watching," said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. The legislation, which passed in the House last month, seeks to change campaign finance, voting and ethics laws. The bill would also expand access to the ballot box in many states by creating federal standards for voting access, including automatic voter registration, early voting, and modernized voting systems. The fight over voting rights has reached new heights: Hundreds of corporations and business leaders signed a joint letter last week opposing discriminatory voting legislation, and top private law firms began forming a coalition to send lawyers to fight restrictions that pass in court.
Persons: Randi Weingarten, they've, aren't, Dan Kalik, Sen, Amy Klobuchar, Donald Trump, Brennan, Derrick Johnson, Ralph Quintana Organizations: Democracy, NAACP, Service Employees International Union, American Federation of Teachers, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, Working Families Party, Administration Committee, Republicans, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law Locations: New Hampshire , Georgia, Arizona, Washington, United States, New Hampshire, Georgia
California hotels and airports must prioritize former staff laid off due to the pandemic when they are hiring. Hospitality workers in California who lost their jobs during the pandemic will get priority for new roles with their former employers, per a statewide bill Gov. The bill requires employers in the hospitality and business-services industries, including hotels, airports, and large event centers, to give qualified former employees priority jobs access through 2024. The COVID-19 pandemic has crushed the hospitality sector as companies laid off workers during waves of shutdown orders. Nearly 40% of all jobs lost during the pandemic in California have been in the hospitality industry, the union said.
Persons: Newsom, Gavin Newsom, Read, isn't, Phil Ting Organizations: Gov, Hospitality, Service Employees International Union California, LA Times, Employers, Companies, San Francisco, CBS, Development Department Locations: California, Los Angeles, Long, Angeles, Florida
Teachers’ Union Backs Stringer for N.Y.C. Mayor, Giving Him a Boost
  + stars: | 2021-04-19 | by ( Eliza Shapiro | Katie Glueck | ) sentiment -0.50   time to read: +2 min
Mr. Stringer’s promise to put two teachers in every elementary school classroom as mayor is attractive to the union, since it would boost its membership. Mr. Stringer’s campaign is likely to use the U.F.T. The U.F.T.’s choice of Mr. Stringer also carries enormous stakes for the union. throughout his tenure, went so far as to call the union’s endorsement “the kiss of death” during the 2013 race to replace him. endorsement settled, most major municipal unions have made their endorsements — with the notable exception of the union representing transit workers.
Persons: Stringer’s, , Stringer, David N, Dinkins, Michael R, , Mr, Bloomberg, , Adams, Wiley Organizations: Bloomberg, , Service Employees International Union
Bipartisan Effort to Relieve Poor Drivers Skirts Policing Disputes
  + stars: | 2021-04-16 | by ( Gabriel T. Rubin | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
POLICING OVERHAULS at the federal level have stalled, with mutual recriminations over who sunk last year’s legislative efforts. Case in point: the steady successes of the movement to protect drivers from having their licenses suspended because they can’t afford to pay outstanding traffic fines. Doug Duceysigned legislation to end license suspensions for outstanding fines. Opposition to these laws comes primarily from small municipalities who derive a significant percentage of their income from traffic fines, and from political apathy about changing laws currently on the books. Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware introduced a bill last month to give states grants if they end license suspensions for nonpayment.
Persons: Doug Duceysigned, ” Ducey, Donald Trump’s, Jeff Sessions, Republican Sen, Roger Wicker of, Democratic Sen, Chris Coons, Steve Hill Organizations: Arizona Republican Gov, D.C, Justice Center, Department, Prosperity, Service Employees International Union, Republican, Democratic, Las Vegas Convention, Visitors Authority, Senate Commerce Committee, Industry Locations: Washington, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Delaware
A Pentagon spokesperson said the Defense Department and VA are "continuing to fund studies to provide more evidence on the potential long-term effects of burn pit exposure." “What the first responders were standing on top of was essentially a burn pit,” he said. Paul Morigi / Getty ImagesStewart got involved in the effort after being approached by Rosie Torres, the founder of the nonprofit Burn Pits 360. Veterans must prove to the VA that they were exposed to a burn pit during their service, and that the exposure caused their condition. Courtesy Gina Cancelino“I said, ‘Hon, burn pits, burn pits in Iraq,” she recalls telling the former Marine Corps gunnery sergeant.
Persons: Scott Evans, Evans, Justin Kase Conder, Evans ’, I'd, , Tom Abrams, Dana, Andrew Burton, Abrams, , wheezing, Sen, Kirsten Gillibrand, Marco Rubio, Jon Stewart, Lester Holt, Stewart, ” Jon Stewart, Capitol . Sen, Paul Morigi, Rosie Torres, Torres, constrictive, ” Stewart, Gina Cancelino, Joseph, Joseph Cancelino, Gina Cancelino “, , ’ ” Joseph Cancelino, ” Gina Cancelino, I'm, Gen, Michael Heston, Heston Heston’s, Heston, Hannah Rappleye, NBC News Abrams, Farber oncologist, ” Abrams, ” Andrew Myatt, he’d, Anita Ritchie, ” Ritchie, Myatt, Andrew Myatt, hasn’t, Joe Biden, Biden, Joker, Scott Evans Evans, it's, ” Scott Evans Organizations: Marine, NBC News, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Farber Cancer Institute, U.S, Army, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Pentagon, Defense Department, Lawmakers, Capitol Hill, NBC, World Trade, Capitol ., Marine Corps, New York City Police Department, Vermont Army National Guard, Harvard Medical School, Army National Guard, Legislators, Balad Air Base, Service Employees International Union Locations: Afghanistan, North Carolina, Iraq, Kandahar Province, Washington, New, Iraqi, East, Labrador
Live Corporate Leaders Urged to Wade Into Debate Over Voting Laws: Live Updates RIGHT NOW After its worst recession in 300 years, the U.K. economy is like a ‘coiled spring,’ economists say. Corporate leaders discuss their next move in the debate over restrictive voting laws. Ken Frazier, the Merck chief executive, has called on corporate executives to publicly state their support for broader ballot access. The voting-rights debate is fraught for companies, putting them at the center of an increasingly heated partisan battle. Recently, Aramco was tapped by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s main policymaker, to lead a new domestic investment drive to build up the Saudi economy.
Persons: Wade, Ken Frazier, Mike Cohen, Ken Chenault, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, “ We’re, , Reshma Saujani, Amr Alfiky, , “ We’ve, we’re, Andrew Testa, hasn't, ” Andy Haldane, Brett Wolstencroft, , ” Mr, Wolstencroft, you’re, Kate Nicholls, Ahmed Jadallah, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Jerome Powell, Jerome H, Powell, Spencer, Ann Carrns, Elaine Cromie, Noam Scheiber, Ruth, Stuart Appelbaum, Jesse Case Organizations: Corporate, Merck, The New York Times, American Express, Yale, Morning, League, New York Times, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Latina, National Women’s Law, U.S . Census, Bank of England, , , Hospitality, Saudi, Credit, Reuters, Reuters Saudi Aramco, EIG Global Energy Partners, Aramco, Federal Reserve, Federal, West Texas Intermediate, Treasury, JD Sports, Marks, Internal Revenue Service, Service Employees International Union, Graduate Center, City University of New, ” Labor, Amazon, Teamsters Locations: U.K, United States, Georgia, England, Britain, British, Saudi Aramco, Reuters Saudi, Saudi Arabia, Washington, Aramco, Saudi, Abu Dhabi, Europe, South America, U.S, Maryland, Amazon’s, Bessemer, Ala, City University of New York, Iowa
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