Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tag: jobs

Artificial intelligence wants you (and your job)

We’d better control machines before they control us.

Jobs report coverage lacked context, worker perspective

Workers might be in a better position to push wages up if employers are forced to compete with both the fear of the pandemic and increased unemployment payments.

Sanders urges labor secretary to protect jobless benefits as GOP governors...

Sanders is hardly alone in calling on Walsh to do everything in his power to ensure that jobless workers continue receiving benefits regardless of Republican governors' actions.

The shecession: Women face staggering job & income losses amid the...

“The reason for this is because women are over-represented in the hardest-hit sectors: service, leisure/hospitality, education and healthcare services.”

Jobs, the environment, and a planet in crisis

When it comes to heat, extreme weather, wildfires, and melting glaciers, the planet is now in what the media increasingly refers to as “record” territory,...

Job growth bounces back in June, but unemployment edges upward

While workers are seeing modest real wage growth, it is much less than would be expected with the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years.

Legal marijuana is a job creation machine

We can see this playing out in the states that have legalized marijuana. Early legalizers, Colorado and Washington, saw double-digit jobs growth last year.

Here are the 19 companies that have laid people off after...

More than half of the coalition of companies that fought for slashing the corporate tax rate have made layoffs since the GOP tax bill's enactment.

Trump takes on General Motors (and guess who wins?)

If Trump were serious about his aims, he’d try to reduce the chokehold of Wall Street investors on American corporations while strengthening the hand of American labor unions.

GM, jobs, and corporate America’s incentive to exploit

Executive pay excess is driving decisions that are turning workers – and their communities – into sacrificial lambs.

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CNN suspends Chris Cuomo

“The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense,” former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was accused of sexual harassment.

Shell oil plans to blast South African coastline in search for oil and gas

Shell’s oil and gas exploration on South Africa's Wild Coast will be destructive for people and nature. The best way to mitigate the effects of seismic blasting is NOT TO DO IT!!

Beware fashionable, doomsday pessimism, obstacles to progressive reforms

Current evidence presages more bad news for the Trumpist right before 2024. Democrats must only hold the center to replay in 2024 its 2020 triumphs.

Biden administration is cracking down on corporate recidivists

The Justice Department is ramping up efforts to fight corporate crime, which is particularly bad news for repeat offenders.

Supply-chain woes

The “graveyard shift” in a pandemic world...