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5 Critical Resources for Working Families

During National Work and Family Month, we’re highlighting the need for equitable practices in the workplace that support all working families. From paid family and medical leave to flexible work hours and access to quality child care, research shows policies that support a healthy work-life balance are good for workers and employers. While there’s much […]

Amazon Subsidy Tracker: How Taxpayer Subsidies Help Build its Monopoly

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Amazon Subsidy Tracker: How Taxpayer Subsidies Help Build its Monopoly

Amazon.com, Inc. is growing rapidly, thanks in no small part to its aggressive strategy for getting tax breaks. Indeed, it has been getting about 20 economic development subsidy packages a year since 2012 for its warehouses and data centers—over $4 billion and counting as of May 2021. Good Jobs First has published extensively on Amazon (as we […]

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Teachers across the US are leaving their jobs in record numbers

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Teachers across the US are leaving their jobs in record numbers

By Michael Sainato, Mon 4 Oct 2021 05.00 EDT — Teachers around the United States are quitting or retiring early as schools have reopened for the new academic year and Covid-19 cases among children have surged in recent weeks in the face of some states banning mask mandates. There have been more than 200,000 reported […]

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Employers and workers support the new COVID-19 risk assessment service for enterprises

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Employers and workers support the new COVID-19 risk assessment service for enterprises
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CEO-Worker Pay Ratios: CEO – Worker Pay Gap Resources

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CEO-Worker Pay Ratios: CEO – Worker Pay Gap Resources

Since 2018, U.S. publicly held corporations have had to annually report the ratio between their CEO and median worker compensation. Corporate lobby groups and allied Republicans fought hard to repeal, delay, or water down this disclosure mandate, a measure initially enacted as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation. But institutional investors weighed in […]

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Pandemic Toll – Six Recommendations for Improving Employee Experience and Organizational Culture

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Pandemic Toll – Six Recommendations for Improving Employee Experience and Organizational Culture

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2021 – The pandemic dramatically changed how, when, and where work gets done. And while a majority of businesses reported that productivity increased as employees settled into working remotely, for many, it came at the expense of the employee experience: Employee burnout, time spent in meetings, and the number of employees […]

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Firefighters on Front Lines, No Strangers to Risk, Push Back Against Covid Vaccine Mandates

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Firefighters on Front Lines, No Strangers to Risk, Push Back Against Covid Vaccine Mandates

By Sandy West, September 27, 2021 — Kentucky firefighter Jimmy Adams saw the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic when he served as a medic who helped care for the sick on medical calls amid surging covid cases. He knew retired firefighters who died of complications from covid-19. But he reasoned that they were older and […]

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ILO and its partners offer free COVID-19 risk assessment service to enhance workplace safety and business continuity

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ILO and its partners offer free COVID-19 risk assessment service to enhance workplace safety and business continuity

JAKARTA (Joint Press Release) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the Ministry of Manpower, and the Embassy of Japan today (28/9) launched a risk assessment service to help businesses identify, assess and manage the distinctive COVID-19 risks within their workplaces. The risk assessment tools were developed based on the national guideline on COVID-19 prevention and control at the workplace to support safer and more sustainable businesses during the pandemic. The launch of the COVID-19 risk assessment service by Ida Fauziyah, Minister of Manpower, Masami Tamura, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Indonesia and Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO for Indonesia The service is provided for free to benefit up to 1,500 workplaces by strengthening their preventive measures as guided by professional occupational safety and health (OSH) doctors. The risk assessment service also allows enterprises to register up to five workplaces and review risk factors in the workplaces. It also conducts employee surveys to assess workers’ risk awareness and behaviors. Preventive actions will help companies and offices to develop a strategy to suppress the spread of the virus in the workplace clusters and beyond. By doing so, it will promote protection of workers’ safety and health as well as ensure business continuity.” Ida Fauziyah, Minister of Manpower Participating enterprises will receive recommendations based on risk assessment results. OSH doctors under the Indonesian Medical Association for Occupational Health (IDKI), as the implementing partner, will provide suggestions on short and long-term infection control measures for each workplace as well as keep the enterprises abreast of public health advice to ensure their preparedness to respond to localized outbreaks. Ida Fauziyah, Minister of Manpower, praised the establishment of the free service as it will reinforce the tripartite collaboration to continue strengthening the OSH regulatory and management system at the national and workplace levels. The service will also help to overcome the intertwined health, social and economic impacts of the pandemic.“Preventive actions will help companies and offices to develop a strategy to suppress the spread of the virus in the workplace clusters and beyond. By doing so, it will promote protection of workers’ safety and health as well as ensure business continuity,” said Minister Fauziyah when officially launching the service. Taking together employers and workers to implement additional safety measures will help create a safe and healthy workplace and workforce which is the foundation of sustainable development.” Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste The ILO has long recognized that protection of workers is essential to ensuring access to decent work. OSH has been a core element of decent work and in the context of COVID-19 pandemic this has become ever more important. “Investing in the OSH management system will build resilience and improve response and recovery in the face of crisis. Taking together employers and workers to implement additional safety measures will help create a safe and healthy workplace and workforce which is the foundation of sustainable development,” said Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of the ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste. I believe that the risk assessment service will contribute to Indonesia’s countermeasures against the COVID-19.” Masami Tamura, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Indonesia Masami Tamura, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Indonesia, emphasized that the Government of Japan has been a long-lasting partner of the country. “In order to protect the health and safety of workers, it is important to recognize where the risk of infection lies at each workplace and to implement appropriate countermeasures against that risk. I believe that the risk assessment service will contribute to Indonesia’s countermeasures against the COVID-19.”The service is rolled out under the ILO’s Enhancing COVID-19 Prevention at and through Workplaces project, funded by the Government of Japan. It aims to enhance the protection of workers’ safety and health by harnessing the public and private sector engagement to build a culture of prevention of the COVID-19 occupational risks.Indonesian enterprises with more than 10 workers in each workplace can access and register to the service today by visiting www.ilocovidproject.id For further information please contact: Gita LinggaILO Senior Communications Officer Email: gita@ilo.orgAdelin Alexandra Communication Project Officer Email: alexandra@ilo.org

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The ILO-WHO International Chemical Safety Cards collection are now translated into 11 languages, in addition to English

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The ILO-WHO International Chemical Safety Cards collection are now translated into 11 languages, in addition to English

The International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSCs), a joint ILO and WHO activity with the support from the European Commission, is now available in 11 languages in addition to English. The most recent language addition is Korean. The technical translation of the English collection of ICSCs into Korean language is the collaborative work of the South […]

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Workplace Vaccine Mandates: Unvaxxed Say They’ll Quit First, Few Do

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Workplace Vaccine Mandates: Unvaxxed Say They’ll Quit First, Few Do

Workplace Vaccine Mandates: Unvaxxed Say They’ll Quit First, Few Do By Jack J. Barry, University of Florida; Ann Christiano, University of Florida, and Annie Neimand, University of Florida — Are workplace vaccine mandates prompting some employees to quit rather than get a shot? A hospital in Lowville, New York, for example, had to shut down […]

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