Postmates CEO: 3 ways Congress can make sure gig workers are no longer left out

Even before the pandemic, millions of Americans fell somewhere in between these two rigid categories — and many of these workers are people of color, immigrants and others who have too often been discriminated against in the traditional economy. From freelance writers and artists, to child care and domestic workers, to rideshare and delivery drivers, […]

Virginia Businesses Face Up to $130K Fines After State Becomes First to Pass COVID Safety Rules

Northam added that he felt the regulations were necessary because of “federal inaction,” criticizing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) apparent lack of enforcement. OSHA is the federal body in charge with upholding workplace safety.

Expanding our health force can save lives and create jobs simultaneously

Health Force is gaining traction among leading health care organizations. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association supports the Health Force Bill, as do a growing chorus of national groups and experts, from a former FEMA administrator to professors at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Denise Smith of the National Association for Community Health Workers […]

The world’s top suppliers of disposable gloves are thriving because of the pandemic. Their workers aren’t

For workers, life can be just as hard off the factory floor. Auditors who visited a Kossan hostel described rooms accommodating 48 people with piles of rubbish, razor blades and broken furniture strewn everywhere. “There is often a single bathroom and toilet for up to 25 workers, so they have to get up 2 or […]

Nursing Home Workers Were Underpaid, Overworked, and Denied PPE. And Then COVID Hit.

Across different chains and in different parts of the country, these stories varied in severity but were basically the same. Short staffing, low pay, no respect. It’s true, they would all be financially better off flipping burgers. But why? It may be true that as a nation we value a well-cooked burger over safe elder […]

‘I was due to end my life – it’s time to give sex workers more support’

The charity Support For Student Sex Workers offers support to sex workers of any kind in online, face-to-face and phone sessions, as well as career and academic advice and wellbeing helpAnyone experiencing difficulties can contact Samaritans UK on 116 123, or by emailing [email protected]

Sons set up spy cameras and catch carer in the act stealing from elderly mum

When the earrings where discovered, Smith – formerly of Ellesmere Port – changed her story from claiming they’d been planted to saying Mrs Caddick had asked her to fetch the earrings down because she wanted to give them to her granddaughter as a gift.

2 ex-child welfare workers face charges in slain boy case

Charging documents filed with the McHenry County Circuit Clerk’s Office allege that Polovin and Acosta “knowingly caused or permitted (AJ) … to be placed in circumstances that endangered AJ’s life or health.” They’re also accused of recklessly performing an act that “caused great bodily harm or permanent disability” to a child, according to the grand […]

House orders broad mask mandates after Gohmert gets virus

In a letter late Wednesday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., wrote to the House Office of Employee Assistance and, citing Gohmert’s positive test, asked if officials there had “sufficient resources to meet the greater demand for staff counseling created by these incidents.” He asked that the office take additional measures to publicize its services.

Ports of Auckland admits health and safety charge after fatal crane accident

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