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Inhaler firm Vectura removed from conference over Philip Morris takeover

Inhaler firm Vectura removed from conference over Philip Morris takeover

Philip Morris International Inhaler firm Vectura removed from conference over Philip Morris takeover Academics object to UK company’s sponsorship of pharmaceutical event after tobacco giant seals £1.1bn deal Julia Kollewe and Rob Davies Thu 16 Sep 2021 14.00 EDT First published on Thu 16 Sep 2021 02.32 EDT Asthma inhaler maker Vectura has been excluded […]

‘I worry what’s going to happen’: how Covid has made airline work risky and exhausting in the US

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‘I worry what’s going to happen’: how Covid has made airline work risky and exhausting in the US

Airline industry ‘I worry what’s going to happen’: how Covid has made airline work risky and exhausting in the US As flight attendants are forced to manage disruptive passengers, other workers in the industry get by with no health insurance or sick leave Michael Sainato Thu 16 Sep 2021 05.00 EDT Last modified on Thu […]

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Anti-masker abuse, subpar healthcare, and a 5 cent raise: CVS workers say enough is enough

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US unions Anti-masker abuse, subpar healthcare, and a 5 cent raise: CVS workers say enough is enough California employees looking for a better deal in union negotiations as the company posts record profits Michael Sainato Wed 15 Sep 2021 06.00 EDT Last modified on Wed 15 Sep 2021 07.21 EDT Thousands of workers at CVS […]

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US poverty fell in 2020 as government support offset pandemic damage

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US poverty fell in 2020 as government support offset pandemic damage

Census US poverty fell in 2020 as government support offset pandemic damage Figures released by Census Bureau showing drop in poverty rate to 9.1% bolster arguments about effectiveness of state intervention Amanda Holpuch in New York @holpuch Tue 14 Sep 2021 13.26 EDT Last modified on Tue 14 Sep 2021 13.44 EDT US poverty fell […]

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Amazon offers $3,000 sign-on bonuses to US delivery and warehouse workers

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Amazon Amazon offers $3,000 sign-on bonuses to US delivery and warehouse workers Online retailer will also raise its average starting wage to $18 an hour to help recruit 125,000 people Sarah Butler @whatbutlersaw Tue 14 Sep 2021 12.06 EDT Last modified on Tue 14 Sep 2021 12.45 EDT Amazon is offering sign-on bonuses of up […]

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Revealed: Google illegally underpaid thousands of workers across dozens of countries

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Google Revealed: Google illegally underpaid thousands of workers across dozens of countries Documents show company dragged feet to correct disparity after learning it was failing to comply with laws in UK, Europe and Asia Julia Carrie Wong @juliacarriew Fri 10 Sep 2021 13.13 EDT Last modified on Fri 10 Sep 2021 13.49 EDT Google has […]

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Amazon offers to pay college fees of 750,000 frontline US workers

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Amazon Amazon offers to pay college fees of 750,000 frontline US workers Company is latest big US firm to offer education-focused perks to workers after Walmart, Target and Kroger Mark Sweney @marksweney Fri 10 Sep 2021 04.58 EDT Last modified on Fri 10 Sep 2021 05.35 EDT Amazon has offered to pay the cost of […]

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Union seeks Hollywood ending for film industry’s tale of exploitation

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US unions Union seeks Hollywood ending for film industry’s tale of exploitation Behind the glitz many of those working in movies and TV face low wages and conditions that strike at the industry’s diversity Michael Sainato Tue 7 Sep 2021 02.00 EDT Last modified on Wed 8 Sep 2021 17.18 EDT Working in Hollywood may […]

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America celebrates Labor Day – but are US workers winning?

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US economy America celebrates Labor Day – but are US workers winning? As McDonald’s and others increase wages, some economists say the balance is shifting in favor of workers – but will it last?     Steven Greenhouse Mon 6 Sep 2021 04.00 EDT Last modified on Mon 6 Sep 2021 04.01 EDT   As […]

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US adds just 235,000 jobs in August as Delta variant spreads

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US unemployment and employment data US adds just 235,000 jobs in August as Delta variant spreads Unemployment rate declines by 0.2 percentage points to 5.2% from 5.4% in July as employers cut back hiring plans Edward Helmore Fri 3 Sep 2021 11.49 EDT Last modified on Fri 3 Sep 2021 12.07 EDT The US economy […]

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