advertisement advertisement advertisement Saru Jayaraman likes to say the restaurant industry had a “pre-existing condition” long before the pandemic. “It was already the nation’s second largest private sector employer with the absolute lowest wage jobs of any industry,” says Jayaraman, the cofounder and president of One Fair Wage . The pandemic only exacerbated the financial insecurity of working in the restaurant industry—but with the added threat of contracting a dangerous virus. “Millions and millions of these workers were forced to go back to work before they felt safe or ready because they got no benefits, [and] they had no choice,” she says. “And what our data has shown is that when they went back to work, it was a nightmare.” advertisement advertisement A report by One Fair Wage found that nearly half of food service workers had at least one coworker who contracted COVID-19. More than 80% of them saw their tips decline … [Read more...] about A $15 federal minimum wage would reshape the lives of working people. Can Biden deliver?
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advertisement advertisement advertisement Yemi Adewunmi is co-founder and chief product officer at Civic Eagle. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women , a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry. advertisement advertisement Doreen Lorenzo: How did you first get interested in design? Yemi Adewunmi: I actually didn’t realize I was interested in design until my mid-20s. When I was younger I was really into problem-solving, which I now recognize as the foundation of design-thinking. I originally aspired to become a lawyer and I went to college for political science with a prelaw focus. During college, I realized I didn’t necessarily want to be a lawyer, but I was really interested in policy, so I started my career as a policy researcher and analyst for the New York State Legislature, and then pursued a master’s in public administration. DL: What inspired you to enter the product design … [Read more...] about This app is helping Sierra Club, Fair Fight, and America Votes influence public policy
advertisement advertisement advertisement Your relationship with your boss is the most important factor in your working life. advertisement advertisement If you’ve got a great one, it can make your day-to-day life seem perfect. If don’t have the best relationship, well, let’s just say your life can be a little harder. But no matter what kind of relationship you have, you’ll have to stand up to this person at some point. And doing so isn’t always easy. To help, career coach and author of Careeranista: The Woman’s Guide to Success After College , Chaz Pitts-Kyser shares her expert advice for solving problems and creating a more harmonious work environment. Define the conflict “Makes sure this is a conflict and not a pet peeve. If a boss is doing something that affects you emotionally, or prevents you from doing your job effectively, that is a real conflict,” Pitts-Kyser says. But if you have a personality conflict, that … [Read more...] about How To Stand Up To A Bad Boss
advertisement advertisement advertisement We’re nearing a year since the mass exodus from office working to working from home, which for many was a new frontier. For some, working from home was a productivity boon, eliminating commute time and minimizing office distractions such as noisy open office spaces and drive-by meetings. For others, working from home proved more difficult if they thrived on collaborative interaction with others or found themselves being a full-time worker as well as a full-time teacher for children doing remote learning . advertisement advertisement But now, as the novelty wears off and the virtual meetings drag on, the pull toward distraction can grow stronger. In a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit called “In Search of Lost Focus: The Engine of Distributed Work,” some of the top work-from-home distractions were the temptation to relax at 28%, household-related chores at 25%, and the need to … [Read more...] about A guide to balancing work and leisure if you’re feeling more distracted than ever
advertisement advertisement advertisement With so many ways to share and publish online, it may seem virtually impossible to protect your work from being exploited. advertisement advertisement But according to Robert C. Cumbow, an attorney for the Seattle-based law firm, Graham & Dunn PC, who works closely with creative professionals, there are a few simple measures you can take and details you should know to make sure you’re not being exploited. If you didn’t sign anything, you own the copyright. Owning copyright is extremely important if you want to have a say in how your work appears in publication and who gets to publish it. “The owner of the copyright is the one who gets to say whether anybody else gets to use the work or not,” says Cumbow. When you sign a basic service agreement that says nothing about copyright, you retain the ownership of how your work is published and distributed. “When people ask me how to get … [Read more...] about What Creative People Need To Do To Protect Their Work