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How workers are confronting the climate crisis inside their companies

Employees are using workplace organizing to encourage companies to address their impacts on the environmentOver the past few years, people have been organizing with coworkers to call on their employers to adhere to higher ethical standards. From Google…

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Working in California? Find out how your boss is tracking you

New privacy protections have arrived for workers in CaliforniaEmployers collect an enormous amount of data from workers and are using new technologies to monitor us at work. Here are some examples:Teachers in West Virginia were “required to either pay …

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Real Talk: Top 5 Struggles of Working Retail During The Holidays

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” …right?“Retail Holiday Horror” by BagoGames, FlickrHot chocolate, holiday cheer and time with family: it’s the holiday season we all hope for. Unfortunately, for the millions of people working in retail every…

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Crowdsourced wage transparency spreadsheets are going ‘viral’. Are you ready to get involved?

Across industries, and across the country, workers are embracing the power of salary transparency using crowdsourced spreadsheets to share information about their compensation. Inspired by a spreadsheet created by adjunct professors at US universities,…

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What to do if your boss won’t fix the air conditioning

Lots of folks love the warm summer weather, but it can be less enjoyable — and even dangerous — for workers when temperatures increase in their workplaces. For example, what happens if the air conditioning breaks in your workplace on a hot, summer day?…

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When ‘Teamworks’ Isn’t Working, Starbucks Baristas Pay a Price

How a new app at the coffee chain is impacting workersSource: Kārlis Dambrāns, this year, Starbucks rolled out a new scheduling app called Teamworks. Starbucks baristas can access their work sch…

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Think you may have missing wages? Here’s what you can do

What to do if you suspect you’ve experienced wage theftWhen someone mentions “theft,” a specific crime probably comes to mind, but many people are losing money to theft that comes in the form of a range of wage violations. In fact, far more people are …