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Black, Gay SF Firefighter Sues City for Discrimination, Harassment

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 27, 2021

A Black, gay firefighter in San Francisco has filed a lawsuit against the city citing harassment and discrimination in the work place.

Biden Revokes Trump Order Banning Some Diversity Training

By Alexandra Olson | Jan 22, 2021

Civil rights groups on Thursday celebrated President Joe Biden's swift revocation of a Trump administration order that had banned federal agencies, contractors and recipients of federal funding from conducting certain diversity training.

JPMorgan Chase Donates $5 Million to LGBTQ Organizations Amid Pandemic

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 19, 2021

JPMorgan Chase is donating $5 million to LGBTQ organizations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employers Offer Incentives to Get Workers Vaccinated

By Alexandra Olson, Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 15, 2021

As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the shots.

2021 Stock Market Outlook: Covid Vaccine, Political Gridlock, Possible Recovery

By Anna-Louise Jackson and Benjamin Curry | Jan 14, 2021

The year that brought so many surprises is shaping up to be a surprisingly good one for investors, and that's a timely reminder for 2021.

New Identities in Familiar Spaces as Transgender Community Works From Home

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 14, 2021

Working remotely appears to be making it easier for transgender people to come out to their co-workers and colleagues.

NYPD Official Retiring Amid Investigation into Hateful Posts

By Michael R. Sisak | Jan 12, 2021

A high-ranking New York Police Department official accused of posting hateful messages online has opted to retire days after the department said it was suspending him without pay.

Unemployment Benefits for Millions in Limbo as Trump Rages

By Alexandra Olson and Jill Colvin | Dec 27, 2020

Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet were set to lapse at midnight Saturday night unless President Donald Trump signed an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill.

'We Are Struggling': A Bleak Christmas For America's Jobless

By Joseph Pisani and Christopher Rugaber | Dec 25, 2020

Nearly 8 million people have sunk into poverty since June after having spent $1,200 checks that the government gave most Americans in the spring and a $600-a-week supplemental jobless benefit expired in July.

Raise Your Mittens: Outdoor Learning Continues Into Winter

By David Sharp | Dec 25, 2020

Schools nationwide scrambled to get students outdoors during the pandemic to keep them safe & stop the spread of COVID-19. Now, with temperatures plummeting, a smaller number of schools — even in some of the most frigid climes — plan to keep it on going.

Nurses Fear What's to Come: 'Walk Down Our Unit for a Day'

By Stefanie Dazio | Dec 25, 2020

The nurses of California are afraid. It's Christmas Eve, and they aren't home with their families. They are working, always working, completely gowned up — and worn down.

As Congress Bickers Over Pandemic Relief, Flight Attendant's Life Is in a Holding Pattern

By Emmarie Huetteman | Dec 17, 2020

A little over two months ago, just before cutting his hours from few to none, his employer — a major airline — told him Congress could save his job. But lawmakers have shown they can't, or won't, put partisan politics aside.

Survey Seen as Fair Pay Baseline in Italian Luxury Fashion

Dec 17, 2020

Italian luxury producers and suppliers on Wednesday received a "pretty positive" report card from the Fair Wage Network, in the first large-scale survey of pay and working conditions in the sector.

Four NJ High School Teachers Suspended for Homophobic Comments

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 11, 2020

Four high school teachers who made homophobic comments in a Zoom class last month have been suspended with pay.

NYC Hospital Workers, Knowing How Bad It Can Get, Brace for COVID 2nd Wave

By Fred Mogul, WNYC | Dec 4, 2020

Many front-line workers are nervous about hospital preparedness, and many observers are less bullish about the effectiveness of the coronavirus testing and tracing infrastructure.

Need a COVID-19 Nurse? That'll Be $8,000 a Week

By Markian Hawryluk, Rae Ellen | Nov 27, 2020

In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, nurses can make more than $6,200 a week. A recent posting for a job in Fargo, North Dakota, offered more than $8,000 a week. Some can get as much as $10,000.

Restaurant Workers Out of Work Again as Virus Surges

By Tammy Webber, Daniella Peters, Brian Melley | Nov 25, 2020

Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work — again — as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments to combat the nationwide surge in coronavirus infections.

New Yorker Fires Writer Jeffrey Toobin After Zoom Incident

By Hillel Italie | Nov 12, 2020

The New Yorker has fired longtime staff writer Jeffrey Toobin after he reportedly exposed himself during a Zoom conference last month. He had already been on suspension and is also on leave from CNN, where he is chief legal analyst.

State Dept. Halts Diversity and Training Programs, AIDS Foundation Chicago Responds with Conference

Oct 31, 2020

The virtual conference focused on racism and white supremacy in HIV and public health industries and workplace, equipping leaders in public health with tools to battle racism.

Trump Administration Targets Diversity Hiring by Contractors

Oct 9, 2020

American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are getting a message from President Donald Trump's administration.

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