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Employers appear to be using proceeds from corporate tax cuts to continue the practice of rewarding shareholders and executives over workers. ... period, they would show $6.1 trillion in buybacks and deals to $2.6 trillion in wages, or only slightly above the previous five-year pace for worker raises. investors

Some PDVSA offices now have lines outside with dozens of workers waiting to quit. In at least one administrative office in Zulia state, human resources staff quit processing out the quitters, hanging a sign, "we do not accept resignations," an oil worker there told Reuters. Official workforce statistics have become a ... Venezuela oil company
M&S to close distribution centre, putting 450 workers at risk. Retailer's decision to close centre near Warrington brings total number of job losses this year to more than 1,300. Press Association. Tue 17 Apr 2018 12.15 EDT Last modified on Tue 17 Apr 2018 12.19 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email
As American workers spend more than a third of their lives working, LinkedIn's survey shows that over half of professionals are putting themselves at risk for worker burnout. Annie McKee, author of "How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship," says that the "slow-burning ...

A massive 81 per cent say they would never apply for an Amazon job again with one worker complaining, "from their [Amazon's] point of view, we don't have the right to be ill." A second wave of results showed targets increasing. Many workers say they have lost weight significantly since joining and a ...
Robert Halfon: 'The Tory party should change its name to the Workers' party'. Interview: The chair of the education select committee, dubbed 'a white-van Tory', on why he now has more power than a minister. Peter Wilby. Tue 17 Apr 2018 02.15 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more ...
Facebook FB, +0.19% calculated the 37-to-1 pay ratio by comparing Zuckerberg's compensation to that of a specific individual identified as a median worker. Facebook factored in the salary, bonus or sales commission and the value of equity awards granted to that employee as of Oct. 31, 2017. Many of ...
PRAGUE — When Zbynek Frolik needed new employees to handle surging orders at his cavernous factories in central Bohemia, he fanned advertisements across the Czech Republic. But in a prosperous economy where nearly everyone had work, there were few takers. Raising wages didn't help. Nor did ... Tax
Amazon warehouse workers are forced to pee in bottles or forego their bathroom breaks entirely because fulfillment demands are too high, according to journalist James Bloodworth, who went undercover as an Amazon worker for his book, Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain. Targets have ... Tax
Injuries were reported by workers to supervisors or managers, but the complaints were dismissed. California law requires injuries sustained at the workplace to be reported, but Tesla reportedly used other ways to avoid reporting. It's not the first report of employee problems at the Fremont factory. In October ... Tax
Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested when employees said they were trespassing. Johnson, who has called the arrests "reprehensible," arrived ... Tax
Watchdog: 2 city workers out after sexual harassment investigations ... Two city workers are out after being investigated for sexual harassment, the city's top watchdog reported Monday, as City Hall works to address the issue highlighted by the nationwide #MeToo ... The report did not identify either worker. Tax
Growing numbers of NHS personnel in England have been the victim of a violent attack at work, with understaffing and delays in patients accessing services being blamed for the rise. Figures supplied by hospital trusts have shown that they recorded 56,435 physical assaults on staff in 2016-17, up 9.7% on ... Tax
And union leaders said at the time they were holding off on entering formal negotiations with the state pending a state Supreme Court ruling on funding for government worker pensions they said would set the tone for those talks. After the contracts expired, Christie, a Republican, suspended these ... Tax

The monthly salaries for tens of thousands of Gaza-based employees of the Palestinian Authority are now a week overdue. The authority, based in the occupied West Bank, says it is a technical glitch. The workers' union says it is a deliberate move to increase pressure on Hamas, which controls the Gaza ... Tax
The Colorado state Senate recently passed legislation based on the proposition that in the brave new economy, platform business models that provide flexible employment opportunities can require their workers to bear the downside risks of wage theft, unemployment, injuries, and even sexual harassment ... Tax
The largest city in America will soon require employers to put their workers through annual training aimed at preventing sexual harassment. The New York City Council passed a package of bills this week aimed at addressing sexual harassment at work -- one of the strongest legislative responses yet to a ... Tax
A worker was seriously injured while at a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority job site in Westwood on Sunday morning, officials said. The injury happened around 10:45 a.m, Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan said in a statement. The worker is now recovering at Beth Israel Deaconess ... Tax
"American portraiture has been about the elite, where the wealthy subject was able to hire an artist," said Dorothy Moss, co-curator of the exhibition "The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers." "So you wanted to open it up?" asked Miller. "Oh, definitely, yes. It's very important to make sure that ... Tax
"The Democratic Party is a champion of labor rights, except where its own laborers are concerned," reads the sign-on letter for the Campaign Workers .... After initially agreeing the sign the deal, campaign officials dragged their feet, the worker said, and then kicked the unionizing workers out of the office, ... Tax
Thousands of cafeteria workers, bus drivers, custodians, special education assistants and other school workers in the Los Angeles Unified School District have voted to authorize their bargaining committee to call a strike if necessary, union officials announced. Some 94 percent of the membership voted to ... Tax
Recruiters in the domestic workers' home countries often charge more than US$3,000 (Dh11,000) to provide them jobs in GCC countries. Despite the high fees, the candidates are willing to pay since a domestic worker's salary in a GCC state compares favourably to what even skilled workers make in their ... Tax
However, critics of the so-called two-tiered wage system argue that it exposes tipped workers to disproportionate levels of poverty and financial uncertainty. While many people might think of a tipped worker in a high-end establishment, frequently picking up $20 bills at the end of a meal, the vast majority of ... Tax
With overtime, workers can earn as much as $70,000, even $90,000, after a couple of years, Marshall said. The median salary in Bruni is about $50,000, but about 30 percent of the town's 281 residents -- and more than half of its children -- live below the poverty line. Perhaps the best part about wind jobs, ... Tax
Some employers maintain that the foreign domestic worker signed the contract, so why should she complain? However, as organisations such as Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) have pointed out over the years, many women, prior to leaving their own countries, are given a false impression of working ... Tax
A wave of disruptive strikes has been rolling through France for the past few weeks. From train workers to Air France staff and others, employees have walked out and largely paralyzed the country's transport systems. That created a knock-on effect for executives attending this week's Mip-TV market in ... Tax
A worker was shot during a robbery of a smoke shop in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn Thursday morning. The 38-year-old employee was shot inside the store on Fifth Avenue just before 12:15 a.m.. The gunman barged in, barking, "Give me the money! Give me the money!" The worker handed over the ... Tax
A Disneyland spokeswoman said the survey is unrepresentative of the resort's 30,000 workers. “While we recognize that socio-economic challenges exist for many people living in Southern California, we take pride in our employment experience,” she added. The Walt Disney Co. continues to post record ... Tax
MOUNT POCONO, Pa. -- Dave Elders has been working and maintaining busy roads in Mount Pocono for many years. He understands just how dangerous the job can be. "Sometimes we think we are taking our life in our own hands when we are out working in the road because people have tunnel vision. Tax
Nearly nine years after the Great Recession ended, there are still more involuntary part-time workers than there were before the crisis began, according to the Labor Department. Some experts outside the Fed call it "hidden unemployment" because the extra hours workers want go unpaid. Workers describe ... Tax
“The average worker in America has seen zero — zero — wage growth over the past year, after adjusting for inflation,” he said, citing the bureau's report. ... the report showed amount earned per hour of work was a flat figure and most workers earned a price-adjusted $9.21 per hour in March — no different ... Tax
There are places in the Midwest with high unemployment and many displaced workers. Those areas are great candidates for human capital investment — worker retraining, assistance to families and industry-specific or even firm-specific job skills development. Many others, like nearly all of nonmetropolitan ... Tax
... CHP spokesperson Art Montiel said of the incidents, "we all know these buses look like." What's it like being a tech worker amid all this hype? Hear from tech workers in their own words in the slideshow above. Michelle Robertson is an SFGATE staff writer. Email her at or find ... Tax
About 15 percent of noise-exposed workers in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (AFFH) sector experience hearing loss, according to a new NIOSH hearing loss study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. While the 15 percent figure is below that found in other sectors, the ... Tax
Workers' compensation insurer Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Co. has begun writing business in Missouri and Tennessee. Stonetrust, which is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is also writing in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Nebraska — in addition to Missouri and ... Tax
That means that every worker can be seen as part of an “employee constituency,” in the words of the corporate managers I interviewed, with the potential to be mobilized as a force for lobbying government. Managers also emphasized that messages to their employees often have ripple effects. “If you have a ... Tax
Unions fear that if Macron triumphs in the rail dispute, he could soon push through controversial reforms in areas such as education and pensions. Air France workers also walked out Tuesday in a separate and continuing dispute over pay, leading to the cancellation of around 25% of flights. Three further ... Tax
The state's fiscal 2019 budget includes the creation of the New York Secure Choice Savings Program. Participation would be voluntary for both businesses and workers. Since 2012, more than 40 states have acted to implement or consider legislation to establish government-run retirement programs for ... Tax
The national arm of the Republican Party tasked with defending the GOP's control of Congress will open a West Coast office in advance the upcoming primary election — in Irvine, so officials can be near four GOP-held seats that Democrats are targeting to flip. The entrance of the National Republican ... Tax
Tucker had sold a previous lawn company, and when he got back into the business with CLIP in 2002, he had trouble finding workers. ... CLIP laid off an office worker, and when the company didn't get a good response to ads seeking workers, representatives went to halfway houses and other places to try ... Tax
It is understood that the sports minister, Tracey Crouch, will use her next meeting with Premier League bosses, soon after Easter, to make the case that clubs that pay such huge sums to players should ensure all workers are paid at least the so-called real living wage. Field said he hoped the league could ... Tax
A typical government worker puts in 1,000 more hours per year than their equivalents in other countries, which could easily affect their long-term health. Seoul's Metropolitan Government may have a simple technology-based solution, however: force workers' computers to shut down. It's launching an ... Tax
At a time when the nation's workers' compensation system is facing an aging workforce and a pending widespread labor shortage, federal policies on immigration and health insurance promise to exacerbate these challenges and contribute to causing far more claims and higher costs in the years ahead, ... Tax
The system would not affect the right of a boss to order the employee to do a certain task, although it may influence the time it takes to perform it. Naturally, a boss expects a great many tasks to be completed in a timely manner, and the worker has no freedom to decide how much work is asked of them under ... Tax
A new Colorado State University study of Colorado's legal cannabis industry found that while most of its employees were high on their jobs, a sizable portion of those employees were also high at their jobs. That might not seem like such a surprise, much less a sin...though it could have ramifications for a ... Tax
Built Robotics is a startup from Noah Ready-Campbell, a former Google engineer and son of a construction worker who's designing self-operating excavators, backhoes, and other construction vehicles. “The idea behind Built Robotics is to use automation technology make construction safer, faster, and ... Tax
In late 2017, Hoi Lai Estate, a public housing complex in Cheung Sha Wan, became an unlikely battleground for labour rights when its cleaning workers went on strike. “Do not trick us out of the fruits of our labour,” protest banners read. The workers told reporters that they were cheated out of their ... Tax


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