U.S. employers add a strong 225K jobs; unemployment up to 3.6%

Hiring jumped at the beginning of the year as U.S. employers added 225,000 jobs, bolstering an economy that faces threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing trade war and struggles at Boeing. The Labor Department also said Friday that a half-million people streamed into the job market in January, though not all of them found […]

‘I wouldn’t want that job’: Meet Trump’s teleprompter man

The president was there to make brief remarks about an initial trade deal with China. But each time Donald Trump started into his speech, he got distracted by another thought he wanted to share with the audience. Trump meandered through half an hour of off-the-cuff remarks before a room of lawmakers, Chinese officials and VIP […]

US wage growth slows despite unemployment rate at 50-year low

Employers created 145,000 jobs; below economists’ forecasts for an increase of 160,000 Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/us-unemployment-eage-growth-economy-data-a9278831.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Phil Thornton

Uber rolls out changes to California ride-hailing in wake of new law

Uber is rolling out a number of changes to its ride-hailing service in California due to a new state law with stricter requirements to classify a worker as an independent contractor, according to a new customer email. Why it matters: Uber has said it doesn’t believe the law will force it to reclassify drivers because […]

It’s Time to Stop Using Police Dogs

One overcast day in February 2016, a massive police motorcade coursed through Pittsburgh. Hundreds of officers mourned one of their own—Officer Aren, a five-year-old German Shepherd, a four-year veteran of the city’s Port Authority force. Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/its-time-to-stop-using-police-dogs-1840410941 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: […]

Increasing number of people favouring flexible work, study says

Trend comes from adults seeking better work-life balance Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/flexible-working-freelance-agency-millennials-work-life-balance-a9265301.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Alan Jones

Juul Employees Reportedly Can’t Stop Vaping at Work

Who’d have thought the company that developed a discreet and highly addictive nicotine product would have trouble preventing its very own employees from using it in the workplace? Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/juul-employees-reportedly-cant-stop-vaping-at-work-1840725810 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Catie Keck

2019 was the year tech workers organized

Toxic workplace culture, terrible pay, union busting, weapons contracts, anti-immigrant work, and political misinformation. Tech workers finally had enough. In 2019, white- and blue-collar workers at big tech firms stood up for what they believed in. Here’s a quick recap. Workplace culture and conditions 1. Google contractors speak up Labor politics goes on behind closed […]

Prime time: New York’s Amazon fight returns in 2020 elections

NEW YORK — Democrats who torpedoed Amazon’s plans to set up a second headquarters in New York City are finding their stance could come back to bite them on the 2020 ballot. Under pressure from liberal activists, a group of New York Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won an unexpected victory when they drove one […]

One of the poorest, most desperate regions in Appalachia is experiencing an economic miracle thanks to fiber run by a New Deal-era co-op

Kentucky’s Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative came out of a local electrification co-op set up during the New Deal, and in 1949 it was expanded into a telephone co-op with more federal infrastructure money. Today, the PRTC has used Obama FCC funding to expand into public broadband delivery, wiring up all of Jackson and Owsley Counties, […]