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Illinois nursing home strike averted as tentative agreement reached between union workers, companies during COVID-19 crisis

Workers from about 100 nursing homes across Illinois who were on the verge of striking instead reached a tentative agreement overnight for a two-year contract with nursing home owners, the union representing the workers an.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMay 7th, 2020

Greek workers strike, seeking higher wages, tax cuts

Greek workers walked off the job on Wednesday (November 28) demanding an increase in the minimum wage and tax cuts after years of harsh austerity. David Pollard reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersNov 28th, 2018

Santa Clara County may require "hero" pay for some workers during Covid crisis

Santa Clara County is working on an ordinance that would give some retail and food service workers extra “hazard” or “hero” pay during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Tuesday — with President Mike Wasserman ab.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 26th, 2021

Fast-food workers at McDonald"s, Wendy"s and other chains will strike Friday to demand boosting the minimum wage to $15 an hour

Workers at McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food chains will strike in at least 15 cities, calling for higher wages and the right to unionize. Hinterhaus Pro.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytJan 13th, 2021

Despite having intimate knowledge of the pain and death caused by the coronavirus, a surprising number of US healthcare workers are refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine

A significant number of healthcare workers in US hospitals and nursing homes are turning down coronavirus vaccines due to unfounded side-effect fears. A dent.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 10th, 2021

: NBA star Kevin Love to cover stadium workers’ lost wages from the pandemic

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has also pledged money to help struggling workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 28th, 2020

Amazon, Instacart workers launch May Day strike to protest treatment during the coronavirus pandemic

Workers from Amazon, Whole Foods, Target and Instacart are fed up with what they say are inadequate measures from the companies to protect them during the spread of covid-19......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 1st, 2020

Republican senator Mitt Romney wants to ramp up hazard pay for frontline workers in the pandemic

Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx / AP Republican Sen. Mitt Romney introduced a plan on Friday to temporarily increase the wages of healthcare workers and other essential personnel during the corona.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 1st, 2020

These companies have raised wages amid the pandemic

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the global economy. These businesses are giving their workers a little or a lot more in these tough times......»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytApr 30th, 2020

Maryland takes steps to combat Covid-19 outbreaks at poultry plants, nursing homes

Gov. Larry Hogan announced new measures intended to fight coronavirus outbreaks in Maryland, including universal testing at nursing homes and a new testing site for workers at the state’s poultry plants. During a press conference in Annapolis Wed.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 29th, 2020

Fired in a pandemic "because we tried to start a union," workers say

Truck drivers and warehouse workers at Cort Furniture Rental in New Jersey had spent months trying to unionize in the hopes of securing higher wages and better benefits. By early this year, they th.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 28th, 2020

Higher prices, fewer options for meat lovers as coronavirus closes more Illinois meatpacking plants

Where’s the beef? Still on the farm. A bottleneck at slaughterhouses where workers fell ill with COVID-19 is sending ripples across the supply chain and could lead to higher pric.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneApr 27th, 2020

Three Illinois meat plants closed in the past week as COVID-19 cases mount. It could mean higher meat prices, fewer choices at supermarkets and for farmers, ‘some tough choices.’

Where’s the beef? Still on the farm. A bottleneck at slaughterhouses where workers fell ill with COVID-19 is sending ripples across the supply chain and could lead to higher pric.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneApr 25th, 2020

CityWatch: New York state officials to contact nursing homes looking for additional COVID-19 deaths

Nursing home residents in New York City have been heavily impacted by the pandemic, suffering an outsize death toll......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 15th, 2020

Coronavirus death toll in nursing homes could be much worse than recorded, new data show

The number of deaths at Britain’s care homes from suspected Covid-19 infections are higher than the official statistics, new data shows......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 15th, 2020

Hazard pay coming to many state health care workers

The union representing licensed nurses and caregivers working in Massachusetts state hospitals and group homes struck a deal Sunday night with the state to increase pay by as much as $10 an hour for the duration of the COVID-19 health emergency......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 13th, 2020

Thousands of US nursing home patients have died of coronavirus — far higher than the federal government has reported

Getty Images/Andrew Burton Thousands of nursing home residents have died of COVID-19 across the US and nearly 2,500 nursing homes are facing outbre.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 11th, 2020

Instacart workers move forward with nationwide strike beginning today

Instacart workers across the nation are being asked to walk off their jobs starting Monday to protest health, safety and hazard pay issues relating to COVID-19. Gig Workers Collective is calling on 175,000 Instacart shoppers to strike until four deman.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 30th, 2020

Here are the state resources available for businesses affected by COVID-19

A number of measures are being passed or implemented by the state government to support workers and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources include access to capital and lost wages and mortgage and tax deferments. The following is.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 27th, 2020

Why SmileDirectClub"s Stock Is Trading Higher Today

SmileDirectClub (NASDAQ: SDC) shares were trading higher on Friday, after the company announced it's now producing medical-grade face shields for health care workers amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaMar 27th, 2020