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Workplace Culture

Deal offers paid leave for federal workers, but only new parents

by Meghan McCarty Carino Dec 11, 2019
Although it leaves out the majority of workers, the policy change is seen by many as a step in the right direction.
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Workplace Culture

When it pays to smoke with the boss

by Meghan McCarty Carino Dec 9, 2019
Male smokers who work for other male smokers get promoted faster, according to new research.
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Workplace Culture

E-commerce continues to change the nature of seasonal work

by Meghan McCarty Carino Dec 2, 2019
There are fewer seasonal retail jobs, but hiring in warehousing and transportation have picked up the slack.
A woman works at a distribution station at an Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island in February 2019.
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Workplace Culture

The mechanical time clock is itself clocking out

by Jim Burress Nov 29, 2019
Employees all across America once punched into work with Lathem time clocks. The company is now moving with the times.
The break room at Lathem Time's headquarters features most of its current lineup, from mechanical time clocks to biometric fingerprint readers.
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Workplace Culture

Midland, Texas, had fastest growth in pay last year

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 20, 2019
It outperformed San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles.
An oil boom in the Permian Basin has attracted a lot of workers. Above, an oil drill is viewed near a construction site for homes and office buildings in 2015 in Midland, Texas.
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Workplace Culture

New Belgium sale brings end to employee ownership for craft beer maker

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 20, 2019
Only about 6,000 companies in the United States are owned by their workers.
A customer takes a sip of a craft beer n Santa Rosa, California.
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Workplace Culture

Holiday hiring is up despite economic uncertainties

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 15, 2019
But striking the right balance to meet demand is tricky this year.
Companies are offering higher wages, deeper merchandise discounts and more perks to attract seasonal workers.
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Workplace Culture

More and more workers are taking advantage of informal activism

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 8, 2019
What's happening at WeWork is the latest example of informal organizing by workers.
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Workplace Culture

Worker productivity declined for first time in four years

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 6, 2019
No, it's not because of social media or politics.
One economist said we're stuck in the slow lane when it comes to productivity.
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Workplace Culture

There's growing support for a new way of collectively bargaining

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 1, 2019
Several Democratic presidential candidates are pushing for sectoral bargaining, in which whole industries are unionized instead of a single company.
Members of the United Auto Workers and supporters picket outside of General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly during the strike in September.
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