By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and NATALIE KITROEFF OCT. 21, 2018 Women in strenuous jobs lost their pregnancies after employers denied their requests for light duty, even ignoring doctors’ notes, an investigation by The New York Times has found. Women in strenuous jobs lost their pregnancies after employers denied their requests for light duty, even ignoring doctors’ notes, an investigation by The New York Times has found. By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and NATALIE KITROEFF OCT. 21, 2018 MEMPHIS — If you are a Verizon customer on the East Coast, odds are good that your cellphone or tablet arrived by way of a beige, windowless warehouse near Tennessee’s border with Mississippi. Inside, hundreds of workers, many of them women, lift and drag boxes weighing up to 45 pounds, filled with iPhones and other gadgets. There is no air-conditioning on the floor of the warehouse, which is owned and operated by a contractor. Temperatures there can rise past 100 … [Read more...] about Miscarrying at Work: The Physical Toll of Pregnancy Discrimination
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The airplane cleaning crew at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport whose fight with managers became the focus of a union-led protest earlier this week is back at work. Two managers confronted and upbraided the seven-person crew, all Muslim and employees of U.S. Aviation Services Corp., which provides cleaning and other services for Delta Air Lines, for taking a short break last Friday night for prayers. The managers took their security badges and, according to the crew members, said they would be fired. The company said the workers had not been fired but were told to go home and come back on Monday to discuss the conflict with higher-level manager. On Monday, the workers told leaders of Service Employees International Union Local 26 that they believed they were fired for exercising their religious freedom. The union, which had already scheduled an event at MSP on Tuesday calling for higher wages for airport workers, turned it into a protest of the crew's perceived firing. About … [Read more...] about Seven plane cleaners at MSP, wrapped up in tussle with managers, back at work
By Doug Ferguson Published 4:48 pm PDT, Friday, August 10, 2018 ST. LOUIS — Gary Woodland followed up a great start with a round good enough to get him in the record book Friday at the PGA Championship. On a record day of scoring, it only gave him a one-shot lead. And with more rain that pounded Bellerive and wiped out golf for the rest of the afternoon, Woodland wasn’t even sure he would be leading. Woodland had a 4-under-par 66 and set the PGA Championship record with a 36-hole score of 130. That was good for a one-shot lead over Kevin Kisner, one of three players who came to the final hole with a shot at becoming the first to post a 62 in a PGA Championship. Kisner, playing in the same group as Woodland, came up short of the green at No. 9 and made bogey for a 64. Just ahead of them, two-time U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka narrowly missed a 20-foot birdie putt at No. 9. He had to settle for being the 15th player in PGA Championship history to shoot a … [Read more...] about Woodland sets PGA record but leads by only a stroke at PGA
By Catherine Ho Updated 6:13 pm, Friday, June 8, 2018 Photo: Dreamstime / Dreamstime Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Frpm 2014 and 2017, the State Compensation Insurance Fund, a huge workers’ compensation provider in California, slashed the number of opioid prescriptions it covered by 60 percent. Frpm 2014 and 2017, the State Compensation Insurance Fund, a huge workers’ compensation provider in California, slashed the number of opioid prescriptions it covered by 60 percent. Photo: Dreamstime / Dreamstime California workers’ comp insurer cuts way back on opioid spending 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The State Compensation Insurance Fund, one of the largest providers of workers’ compensation insurance in California, has cut its spending on prescription opioids by 74 percent amid a broader push by … [Read more...] about California workers’ comp insurer cuts way back on opioid spending
With the right balance of health and business, entrepreneurs can maximize productivity. Brendan M. Egan Published 10:30 am, Friday, April 20, 2018 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Work-Life Balance Is Simple. To Succeed at Work, Get a Life. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently conducted a study to determine which countries offered workers the best work-life balance. Researchers considered a number of factors when compiling the list, including average working hours, personal time and the employment rate of working mothers. In the end, the Netherlands came out on top with 9.3 score while the United States was one of the countries that offered employees the worst work-life balance. … [Read more...] about Work-Life Balance Is Simple. To Succeed at Work, Get a Life.