Report shows that for shift workers, schedule uncertainty destroys peace of mind

Feb 3, 2022
It also means they can't always make enough to cover basic costs.
Women and workers of color are more likely to work in the service sector and feel the effects of last-minute schedule changes. Above, fast food workers prepare tortillas in a Texas restaurant.
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Why this longtime bartender quit the service industry

Dec 2, 2021
Neil Cairns of Oregon has been on an employment roller coaster the past two years. Now he’s trying something new.
Neil Cairns is among the unprecedented numbers of workers who recently quit their jobs. Above, Cairns slings drinks at the Game Knight Lounge in Portland, Oregon, in December 2019.
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The return of tourists to Maine takes a toll on restaurant workers

Aug 23, 2021
Some restaurants in the state are boosting wages and benefits to bring workers back.
Bartender Hayley Wilson prepares a drink at the Portland Hunt & Alpine Club in Portland, Maine.
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New report says 12 million jobless workers are about to lose unemployment benefits

Nov 18, 2020
In just 38 days, 12 million jobless workers will lose their benefits. Talks on another relief bill have stalled in Congress.
The restaurant and hospitality industries have experienced plenty of turnover.
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America's lack of sick leave is a problem in COVID-19 outbreak

Feb 26, 2020
About a third of workers in the U.S. don't have sick days, and many that do don't use them.
A woman wears a medical mask while waiting at Los Angeles International Airport on Feb. 2.
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Millions more white-collar workers could get overtime

May 16, 2016
The Labor Department wants to close the wage gap for nearly 5 million employees.
Workers currently don't get overtime if they're managers or administrative workers making at least $23,660 a year.
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What $5 more an hour could buy a low-wage worker

Dec 11, 2012
Fast food employees picketed in New York for a raise to $15 an hour. What difference would that make?

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