Second, Congress should break out of the W2 or 1099 binary model altogether and create a new, uniform federal classification standard — one where independent workers can access portable benefits including paid leave, occupational accident insurance and retirement through national savings accounts without running afoul of local classification laws. Because many gig workers use the platforms to supplement their incomes, this approach can help solve the dual challenges of workers who want benefits but can't unlock them and companies that want to provide benefits but can't due to outdated laws. … [Read more...] about Postmates CEO: 3 ways Congress can make sure gig workers are no longer left out
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That order sent Malaysia's rubber glove industry into a frenzy. Malaysia's Minister of Human Resources, M Kula Segaran, convened a town hall meeting with all the big rubber glove companies, including Top Glove, Kossan and Hartalega, according to minutes from the meeting provided to CNN Business. Kula promised the Employment Act would be amended to incorporate a section on forced labor and that social audits would become compulsory from 2021. … [Read more...] about The world’s top suppliers of disposable gloves are thriving because of the pandemic. Their workers aren’t
One CNA told me she regularly has to choose between making sure a resident gets fed, another gets cleaned up, and getting to a serious “fall risk” who’s wandered into the hallway. So she goes to help the fall risk, who is trying to get to the bathroom by herself because she couldn’t wait. She mashes food together into one paste so she can speed-feed the resident who hasn’t eaten, and she puts a chuck pad under the resident who needs a bath so he doesn’t leak onto the furniture. Then she goes home crying, riddled with guilt. Another worker returned from a weekend off to find there had been two broken hips and a broken neck in their facility. … [Read more...] about Nursing Home Workers Were Underpaid, Overworked, and Denied PPE. And Then COVID Hit.
The letter, which Chandwaney elaborated on during an interview with The Washington Post, also cited Facebook's refusal to remove President Donald Trump's post from May saying "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" and dismissed the company's response to civil rights issues as mere public-relations maneuvers. Chandwaney was hoping that Facebook would take all of the recommendations from its civil rights audit in July, which concluded that the company's policy actions "were a tremendous setback," and also said that it would be more responsive to the demands of the advertising boycott organized under the hashtag #StopHateForProfit. … [Read more...] about Another Facebook worker quits in disgust, saying the company ‘is on the wrong side of history’
When Zuckerberg declined to take down Trump's “looting shooting” post, some employees, who are working from home, staged a virtual walkout. A handful also quit, and thousands of others demanded that the company change its policies on hate speech and not fact-checking politicians, according to an employee poll obtained by The Post. On the company's internal network, called Workplace, employees compared the company's dynamic with the president to an “abusive relationship” with a romantic partner. … [Read more...] about ‘Facebook is on the wrong side of history’ says worker who quits in disgust