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    CHICAGO (CBS) — Who can forget the toilet paper shortage of 2020 – shelves left empty after COVID-19 shut down factories, leaving us all scrambling for a square? Fast forward to 2021 and there is a new shortage – and it is sidelining workers across the country at auto plants. As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reported, the Ford Chicago...
    Idaho Gov. Brad Little (right) and former vice president Mike Pence at the White House on July 16, 2020.Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images At least 11 states are opting out of federal unemployment programs months early. But some workers may be able to keep the extended benefits. The moves, made by officials in Republican-led states, would cut off...
    (CNN)With slowing vaccination rates across the country, the US will need to shift its strategy toward local accessibility to get out of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.President Joe Biden announced a plan Tuesday to administer at least one dose of vaccine to 70% of the nation's adult population by July 4, a target date some officials have set...
    COVID certificates being considered by ministers could amount to unlawful indirect discrimination, the government’s equalities watchdog has warned. The papers – also known as Covid passports – risk creating a “two-tier society” and discriminate against some groups, believes the Equality and Human Rights Commission. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 4Unpaid carer Elle Taylor, 24, receives her first dose...
    The labor market’s recovery may be running into resistance from the government’s boost to unemployment benefits. Job openings in the retail trade sector rose in February, according to data from the Department of Labor’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. In January, employers posted 793,000 help wanted notices. These rose to 817,000 in February. But the number of hires actually...
    (CNN Business)One year to the day after workers first stepped inside a new Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, a milestone union vote at the facility is set to come to an end.Monday is the final day for ballots to be received by the National Labor Relations Board in order to be counted in the election. The vote -- a tally...
    Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty Images Democrats are rushing to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic aid bill by next week and get it to President Joe Biden in time to prevent a gap in unemployment benefits. It's perhaps too late to stop that from happening, according to some experts. "The unfortunate reality is, we waited a little...
            by Andrew Trunsky  A single dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine may offer sufficient protection against the virus for people who have already had COVID-19, two studies published Thursday show. “This could potentially accelerate vaccine rollout,” researchers at University College of London and Public Health England said in the first study. “With increasing variants, wider coverage without...
    A single dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine may offer sufficient protection against the virus for people who have already had COVID-19, two studies published Thursday show. “This could potentially accelerate vaccine rollout,” researchers at University College of London and Public Health England said in the first study. “With increasing variants, wider coverage without compromising vaccine-induced immunity could help reduce variant...
    MILLIONS of self-employed Brits will reportedly be offered grants of up to £7,500 in next week’s budget - but the scheme could be scrapped from May. According to the Telegraph, the fourth round of grants handed out through the Self-Employment Income Scheme (SEISS) will cover February, March and April.  ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 2Self-employed...
    The COVID-19 pandemic spurred a rapid shift to remote work as the threat of the coronavirus and stay-at-home orders shuttered offices and businesses across the D.C. region. But even if only a quarter of employees continue working remotely post-pandemic, the impact of that shift could dramatically alter the region’s economy — including significant hardship for small businesses in D.C.’s downtown...
    VIDEO1:4901:49Availability of remote work is outpacing in-person, says Recruiter.com CEOThe Exchange For many people, remote work is the new normal. But it wasn't meant to last forever. Now, as more Americans are vaccinated against Covid-19, they may be able to return to the workplace as soon as this spring. Roughly 40% of employers that shifted to remote work at the...
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — Elementary schools in Long Beach may be a month or two away from reopening. That’s because new coronavirus case counts have continued to decline, while about a third of the city’s teachers and workers in education have had at least one coronavirus vaccine shot. RELATED: All Of Us Were Football Fans First, Healthcare Workers Second: Frontline...
    Capitol dome CongressMark Makela | Getty Images News | Getty Images President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are hoping to pass $1.9 trillion of additional pandemic relief, including extra jobless benefits. Still, many unemployed workers haven't yet gotten benefit payments from the last stimulus package, which former President Trump signed more than a month ago. States like California, Colorado, Georgia,...
    The COVID-19 vaccine can't come soon enough for U.S. meatpacking plants, an industry plagued by outbreaks, labor shortages and absenteeism due to the deadly virus. Hotbeds for COVID-19 outbreaks, meat and poultry processing facilities face major challenges in getting their hundreds of thousands of employees immunized.  "The resolution to this is a vaccine, and now we have it," Sanderson Farms...
    Protestors call for McDonald’s Corporation to raise wages to a $15 minimum and allow unionization in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on May 23, 2019.Joe Raedle / Getty Images With Joe Biden's inauguration as President of the United States, the country is perhaps closer than ever to a $15 federal minimum wage. In a speech last week, Biden outlined his $1.9 trillion...
    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say forestry workers have unearthed a barrel containing material that may be related to the far-left Red Army Faction group. The plastic barrel was found Friday during tree-pruning work in the Seevetal area, near Hamburg, the state criminal police office in Lower Saxony said. Officials found documents from the 1980s and containers with unknown...
    Robert Lewandowski is on course to break one of European footballs most-storied scoring records These People Are More at Risk of Catching the New COVID Strain, Study Finds 54% of Part-Time Workers Think Retirement Is Unrealistic for Them -- and They May Be Right According to a 2020 report from Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, 54% of part-time workers...
    Nearly as soon as the COVID-19 vaccine was made available in California, accounts started emerging of people skipping the priority line ahead of front-line workers and long-term care residents. Most recently, a 33-year-old Disney employee revealed on Facebook that she received the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine through a relative with connections to Redlands Community Hospital. Even though state officials...
    A drive-in "Let's Feed LA County" food distribution event hosted by the Los Angeles Food Bank on Dec. 4, 2020 in Hacienda Heights, California.FREDERIC J. BROWN | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion Covid relief package into law Sunday. But the extra unemployment benefits it contains may take weeks to arrive. Workers may also get...
    What Kim Ng’s hire means to girls who play baseball Israel arrests Palestinian over West Bank settler murder 25% of Workers Expect to Retire Before 65. Heres Why That Could Be a Problem There's no such thing as the perfect age to retire. The decision should hinge on a number of factors -- your savings, your health, and your...
    When I saw Dr. Anthony Fauci rolling up the sleeve of his blue button-down, averting his eyes (don’t we all) and getting inoculated with other health care workers, my first thought was: I’ll have what he’s having. My second: It’s time to divert some of our worry over those resisting the vaccine to those all too eager to get it,...
    A new online tool shows Americans when they may be able to get the coronavirus vaccine. While the COVID-19 shot began being administered to healthcare workers across the country last Monday, the general public isn’t expected to get access until the spring or summer. Using data from the Vaccine Allocation Planner tool by Ariadne Labs and the Surgo Foundation,...
    More On: tesla Elon Musk says ‘too many MBAs’ are running American companies Elon Musk has left California and moved to Texas Sleeping snakes disrupt Tesla’s German factory plans Tesla to sell up to $5B in stock amid massive rally Tesla factory workers could reportedly be forced to take up to three days of unpaid leave while the company...
    (CNN)A vaccine kit sent to the wrong state. A hospital system in California expecting to get powdered vaccines instead of frozen vials. And tens of thousands of people expect to get vaccinated in the coming weeks, when in reality they are going to have to wait for months.The rollout of the first coronavirus vaccine is already messy, and it has...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As a COVID-19 vaccine moves closer to approval, many may be wondering who will get it first, and how it will be distributed. The beginning of the distribution of the long-awaited vaccine may finally come to Maryland in just a few days. 155,000 doses will be made available to the state as Gov. Larry Hogan said last...
    The president of the Navajo Nation has warned that the winter wave of COVID-19 is hitting harder than the first, as ICU units reach capacity and another three-week lockdown is implemented due to the 'dire' surge in cases.  President Jonathan Nez warned Sunday that healthcare workers will soon be forced to make 'difficult decisions' in treating patients due to a...
    Race and ethnicity could be the deciding factors in determining which essential workers will be second in line for vaccination for the coronavirus. Defenders of this position say COVID-19 harms a higher percentage of racial and ethnic minorities, and so they should be prioritized by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the committee within the Centers for Disease Control and...
    Alphabet's self-driving car company Waymo is asking drivers to agree to stricter Covid-19 safety protocols, adding that it may not be able to afford continuing to pay employees in the future, especially if it has to shut down services again. Leadership from Waymo and its contractor, transportation company Transdev, sent drivers and support staff an email with updated policies Tuesday...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Gig workers who are receiving unemployment may be on the hook to pay back some of their benefits due to overpayment. Dianne Christman said she believes she may have to pay EDD between $5,500 and $6,500. “The stress level is off the charts,” she said. “They’re asking money from people who have no income. It’s an...
    The COVID-19 pandemic could force severe cuts that would scale back New York City subway service by as much as 40 per cent, slash bus routes, raise fares by as much as 35 per cent, and lay off more than 9,000 transit workers. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is reportedly considering an austerity plan that would go into effect if the...
    VIDEO4:5104:51New Hampshire governor on remote workers' income tax dispute with MassachusettsSquawk Box Many employees first forced into remote work at home by the coronavirus have, by now, left behind long commutes across state borders for good — New York-New Jersey, Massachusetts-New Hampshire, New Jersey-Pennsylvania being prime examples. But did they also shed the responsibility to pay state wage income taxes...
    The road to the Oval Office cuts straight through Pennsylvania — though it’ll take several more days to get there. As of 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, President Trump was edging out Joe Biden for the presidency with 53.4 percent of the vote, compared to Biden’s 45.4 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State. The margin between the two candidates was...
    By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military will put nearly 9,000 South Korean workers on unpaid leave from April in the absence of an agreement on the sharing of costs of maintaining 28,500 U.S. troops in South Korea, it has told the government. The allies are at odds over how much of the cost South Korea should shoulder...
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Smith Reynolds Regional Airport in Winston-Salem, N.C., September 8, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters It's been nearly two weeks since President Donald Trump's payroll tax deferral took effect – and large employers so far seem to have little appetite for the holiday. Starting on Sept. 1, employers could defer collection of...
    nelsonarts | E+ | Getty Images While private companies decide how to proceed with the payroll tax holiday, one major employer has decided that it's in: the federal government. President Donald Trump's payroll tax deferral, which he issued via executive order, took effect on Sept. 1. It's a temporary suspension of the 6.2% tax employees pay toward Social Security, effective...
    Matthew Rozsa September 6, 2020 12:00PM (UTC) On August 20, 91 cafeteria workers at Yahoo (which is owned by Verizon) were abruptly told that their jobs had been terminated. In response, the labor advocacy group Silicon Valley Rising organized a protest on Thursday, in which they called for Verizon to continue paying subcontracted service workers during the shutdowns caused by the...
    If the pandemic caused you to relocate across state lines, even temporarily, the next surprise could be having to file an extra tax return and potentially pay more taxes. The issue gained national attention in May, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York said out-of-state health care workers who came to help with the pandemic would face New York income...
    Uber have told their users in California that they may be suspending service in the state, after a judge ruled that ride-sharing companies must classify drivers in that state as employees rather than independent contractors.   An Uber user, Krista Maxwell, published a screenshot of the message on Twitter on Tuesday night, which read: 'Ridesharing in CA may be suspended'. She...
    RCR reveals Austin Dillons Junior Johnson-inspired No. 3 throwback We Tasted 5 Fast-Food Vanilla Ice Creams—This Was the Best Amazon is investing $1.4 billion to expand into 6 cities outside of Seattle, and it may be a sign that tech companies are reconsidering the future of the office © Elaine Thompson/AP Elaine Thompson/AP Amazon announced that it's expanding...
    Older workers are disproportionately impacted with job losses during the current pandemic, especially because not all will be able to return to the workforce. 80% of older Americans can't afford to retire - COVID-19 isn't helping Just prior to the crisis, 34 million workers ages 55 to 70 years old were employed and 1.3 million were seeking work, according...
    Health care workers may be less susceptible to COVID-19 infection than people in the communities they serve, according to surprising early data from an ongoing study at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Of some 3,000 workers tested in May and June, only 1% had antibodies to the novel coronavirus in their blood, despite the fact that the Newport Beach hospital has...
    (CNN) — United Airlines is warning nearly half of its frontline workforce that they could be furloughed this fall. The world’s third-largest airline says 36,000 workers — including 15,000 flight attendants, 11,000 customer service and gate agents, 5,550 maintenance employees and 2,250 pilots — will receive layoff notices. The Wednesday announcement paints a grim picture for an air travel recovery...
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