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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Closing your laptop at 5 p.m. Doing only your assigned tasks. Spending more time with family. These are just some of the common examples used to… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — More than two years after Georgia Linders first got sick with COVID, her heart still races at random times. She’s often exhausted. She can’t digest certain… Read More
BOTHELL, Wash. (NPR) — To Jonathan Pruiett, it just didn’t make sense. A geospatial analyst who updates Google maps for a living, Pruiett had been called back to his company’s… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — In early September, President Biden announced he was taking steps to get more Americans vaccinated and turn the tide on COVID-19. On Thursday, the administration rolled… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The bill would allow 14- and 15-year-olds to work until 9pm on a school night. Current law says those teenagers have to stop working at… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees union reached an agreement on a new film and TV contract this weekend, averting a strike that would have ground… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare many vulnerabilities in America’s healthcare system, including a worsening shortage of nurses and physicians. But recent data indicates a new surge… Read More
Many Americans plan to do the bulk of their retirement saving in their 50s. But what happens if you lose your job at that age instead? According to researchers, the… Read More
A group trying to increase the minimum wage through a constitutional amendment can begin collecting signatures to put the issue on the November ballot. The so-called “Raise The Wage” amendment… Read More
Employees at Microsoft Japan worked four days a week, enjoyed a three-day weekend — and got their normal, five-day paycheck. As part of the trial, the company also capped meetings at 30 minutes.
The number of workers getting less than seven hours of sleep a night is rising. Stress and our culture of constant connection may be to blame.
Bobby Bowman mined coal in West Virginia for 12 years before his employer shut down. “I don’t think that mine will ever open again,” he said. Bowman lives in Welch,… Read More
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is taking on President Donald Trump’s new overtime rule, saying the increased salary threshold to require overtime pay isn’t high enough. A rule created under… Read More
A long-awaited update to federal overtime rules means about 1.3 million workers will be entitled to extra pay when they work more than 40 hours. But critics say it doesn’t go far enough.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from July to August. State officials on Friday said the unemployment rate was 4.1% in August, compared with 4%… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say the state’s unemployment rate rose slightly in August. The Kentucky Center for Statistics says the state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.4% last… Read More
DETROIT (AP) — Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers that brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two Democratic lawmakers in Kentucky say they have a proposal that would eventually more than double the state’s minimum wage. Sen. Reggie Thomas of Lexington and… Read More
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, more than double the current $7.25 rate, which has not changed in a… Read More
A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would boost the wages of 17 million workers and lift about 1.3 million people… Read More
The House Financial Services Committee is grilling executives from seven banks Wednesday about overdraft fees and executive pay. The hearing comes 10 years after the financial crisis.
Employers added 196,000 jobs in March, bouncing back from February’s weak growth, the Labor Department said Friday. The jobless rate was unchanged at nearly 50-year lows.
Store managers are told to make “every effort” to offer new job options as the greeter position goes away. Workers and their families tell NPR about chaos and anxiety of being in limbo.