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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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Bringing a centuries-old craft back to life in County Tyrone

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Bringing a centuries-old craft back to life in County Tyrone

A centuries-old skill is being revived in Northern Ireland.Glass and crystal-cutting in County Tyrone was once world-renowned and the craft in the area dates back to 1771.However, it wasn’t until the company Tyrone Crystal was founded in 1971 that its glass and crystal products were shipped across the world.The company was founded by Catholic priest Fr Austin Eustace, who was a nuclear physicist as well as an expert on glass production.He started the business as a solution to rising unemployment in the area at the time.The Dungannon-based business was a success as crystal became popular for wedding and retirement gifts in the 1970s and 1980s.However, the company experienced a downturn as a demand for its products decreased. The Tyrone Crystal factory closed in 2010 and this saw the glass-cutting craft virtually disappear from the county.Now, more than a decade later, there are fresh attempts to ensure these skills are kept alive.A community-based glassworks has been set up to help train the next generation of glass and crystal craft workers.Tyrone Crafted Glass includes ex-employees of Tyrone Crystal and former master glass-cutters.It has been supported by the Lough Neagh Partnership, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Mid Ulster District Council.Video journalist: Niall McCracken

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Workplace vaccine refusal consequences: workers get fired, not hired or die of COVID

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Workplace vaccine refusal consequences: workers get fired, not hired or die of COVID

Consequences for workplace vaccine refusal are quickly becoming reality as workers get fired for not complying with vaccine mandates, not hired for being unvaccinated or sometimes getting sick from contact with unvaccinated colleagues or customers. Most of the major airlines reported this week that they are moving ahead with vaccine mandates ahead of the federal […]

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Millennials emerge as the U.S.’s most confident generation: LinkedIn

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Millennials emerge as the U.S.’s most confident generation: LinkedIn

By George Anders, LinkedIn — They’re bartenders, aerospace workers and web developers. They’re YouTube stars, financial analysts and nurses. Look for millennials in the U.S. economy, and you’ll find these workers — ages 25 to 40 — practically everywhere. Even so, in both pre-pandemic and current times, there’s a constant media tendency to treat this […]

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Who Qualifies for a Covid Booster? The List Is Growing Longer

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Who Qualifies for a Covid Booster? The List Is Growing Longer

Who Qualifies for a Covid Booster? The List Is Growing Longer September 27, 2021  –On Friday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said people whose jobs put them at risk of coronavirus infection qualify for a shot to boost the protection of their covid-19 vaccination. That step to include people with “institutional […]

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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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Angela Rayner calls for a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work

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Angela Rayner calls for a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner is outlining the party’s plans for fair pay agreements between businesses and employees if it returns to power.The agreements would set legally binding wage levels and terms and conditions on a sector by sector basis – starting with adult social care. Angela Rayner will set out the details when she opens the party’s conference in Brighton.

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How toxic leaders destroy people as well as organizations

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How toxic leaders destroy people as well as organizations

How toxic leaders destroy people as well as organizations Theo Veldsman, University of Johannesburg — There is a growing incidence of toxic leadership in organisations across the world. This is clear from anecdotal evidence as well as research which suggests that one out of every five leaders is toxic. My own research shows that closer […]

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American wage and job growth to chill this fall, warm by year-end

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American wage and job growth to chill this fall, warm by year-end

American wage growth in 2021 has been the most robust in 20 years, spurred by economic reopening as workers get vaccinated, according to economic research group The Conference Board. But that may be about to change. That spurt of American wage growth may be about slow despite continued labor shortages in some businesses and the […]

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Enhanced Pandemic Federal Unemployment Insurance Didn’t Hurt the Economy. Inequality Does.

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Enhanced Pandemic Federal Unemployment  Insurance Didn’t Hurt the Economy. Inequality Does.

By Rebekah Entralgo | September 15, 2021  — An estimated 9 million Americans got the rug pulled out from under them over Labor Day weekend as enhanced pandemic federal unemployment benefits expired, leaving millions of families in the lurch during a record-breaking season for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Some 35 million people — nearly 1 […]

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