Philanthropy is a ‘PR scam,’ says CEO who raised his workers’ minimum pay to $70,000

He’s not buying what America’s billionaires are selling. The CEO known for increasing his employees’ base pay to $70,000 says wealthy people donating their money and getting rewarded with “glowing articles, a hospital named after you and a massive tax write-off” amount to “one of capitalism’s biggest PR scams.” Dan Price, the CEO of the […]

Low wages are just the start of the problems for millions of U.S. workers during COVID-19 — here’s why

A common dilemma job applicants face is balancing salary with working conditions and labor violations. However, new research suggests that lower-paying jobs are also more likely to have poorer working conditions, which compounds issues facing U.S. workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s according to a paper circulated Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research […]

Relief for frontline workers as COVID-19 vaccinations begin

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday raised hopes that the general population could get their injections sooner than the federal government’s predicted October timeline. Loading “The volumes of the vaccine that are arriving have exceeded our expectations,” Ms Berejiklian said. “If we get some good positive news that those supplies have arrived in ample time, […]

Frontline workers begin COVID vaccinations

Frontline workers begin COVID vaccinations Frontline workers begin COVID vaccinations Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 10 Images St Vincent’s Hospital’s, wards person supervisor Eliza Attwood and Incident Disaster Manager Rachel Macfarlane, were among 1200 frontline quarantine and healthcare workers to receive the COVID vaccination on Monday. February 22, 2021 — 5.43pm 1/10 […]

Unions fear big project deals could lock workers out of pay rises for years

Among the changes proposed by the Morrison government after that process are new rules for “greenfields agreements”, which are pay deals that apply to projects worth over $500 million, or $250 million if the minister signs off. They operate primarily on major construction sites and resource projects and determine the pay and conditions of sometimes […]

New York sues Amazon, alleging it’s failed to protect workers from coronavirus

New York’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc.  that accuses the online retailer of not doing enough to protect workers in the state from the coronavirus. Last week, Amazon AMZN, -0.27%  sued New York’s attorney general to prevent the state from taking legal action against the company over its handling of worker safety during the pandemic […]