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    The number of first-time filers for unemployment benefits has stopped falling again, stalling just below 900,000. The Labor Department reported Thursday that initial jobless claims for the week ending Sept. 19 came in at 870,000. Economists polled by Econoday had forecast first-time claims at 880,000. The previous week was revised up to 864,000 from 860,000....
    The number of Americans filing for unemployment aid remains stuck at a high level. Some 870,000 people filed for state unemployment benefits in the week ending September 19, the Labor Department said Thursday. (The figures are adjusted for seasonal variation.) That amounts to an increase of 4,000 from the week before, and is four...
    The number of new applications for unemployment benefits ticked up to 870,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, as the number of claims has barely budged over the past four weeks. Forecasters had projected 840,000 new jobless claims. Jobless claims fell below the psychologically important 1 million mark at the end of August,...
    PENINSULAR, Malaysia (AP) — An invisible workforce of millions of laborers from some of the poorest corners of Asia toil in the palm oil industry, many of them enduring various forms of exploitation, with the most serious abuses including child labor, outright slavery and allegations of rape, an Associated Press investigation has found. In Malaysia...
    By MARGIE MASON and ROBIN McDOWELL, Associated Press PENINSULAR, Malaysia (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. His boss confiscated and then lost his Indonesian...
    Bieber lowers ERA to 1.63, Indians top White Sox 3-2 Debunked medical myths you shouldnt believe Unilever, Consumer Giants Push Suppliers to Rescue Seafarers (Bloomberg) -- Unilever Plc and Procter & Gamble Co. are among consumer companies urging world leaders to resolve the plight of more than 300,000 seafarers stuck on commercial vessels, where...
    There have been 18% more deaths in Los Angeles County this year than over the same time period in 2017, 2018 and 2019. L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said Wednesday that although not every death in 2020 has been related to COVID-19, the spike translates to “thousands of deaths that would not...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County health officials Wednesday said they were optimistic about local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, but noted that recent upticks in case numbers might reflect a Labor Day-related spike that could lead to delays in reopening plans. County public health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer also...
    A bill aimed at shining a light on corporations benefiting from the use of China’s forced labor camps, which have targeted Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region, passed the House in a 229-187 vote on Wednesday. The Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act of 2020 — spearheaded by Rep. Jennifer WextonJennifer Lynn WextonThis week: Supreme Court...
    SEATTLE (AP) — In another struggle over protest symbols in the workplace, employees at Seattle-area QFC and Fred Meyer stores are saying a ban on “Black Lives Matter” buttons violates federal labor law and their union contract. Motoko Kusanagi, who works at the QFC grocer in Seattle’s University Village, told The Seattle Times the store’s...
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill aimed at banning goods made with forced labor in China's Xinjiang region, a move seen as increasing pressure on China over its Xinjiang policies.  Passed in a 406-3 vote, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act designates all goods produced, wholly or in part, in the...
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill aimed at banning goods made with forced labor in China's Xinjiang region, a move seen as increasing pressure on China over its Xinjiang policies.  Passed in a 406-3 vote, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act designates all goods produced, wholly or in part, in the...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine state senator who is also the owner of a popular Portland brewery is facing a labor complaint stemming from attempts to form a union at her business. Sen. Heather Sanborn, a Democrat, owns Rising Tide Brewery with her husband. The National Labor Relations Board's website states that the business...
    GENEVA — The U.N. labor agency warned Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive drop in income for workers around the world and of rising inequality between rich countries that have injected government cash into their economies and poorer countries that can’t. In a report about the effects of the pandemic...
    GENEVA — The U.N. labor agency warned Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive drop in income for workers around the world and of rising inequality between rich countries that have injected government cash into their economies and poorer countries that can’t. In a report about the effects of the pandemic on...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — After issues arose following the launch of Maryland’s new unemployment website over the weekend, the state’s labor department said Tuesday it has resolved the problems claimants were reporting. On Sunday, the BEACON 2.0 system launched with new features, but some claimants reported similar or new problems as those they experienced when...
    BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday lashed out at the passage of a bill by the U.S. House of Representatives that threatens sanctions over the alleged use of forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region, calling the accusation a lie. Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the bill “maliciously slandered the human rights situation in...
    China allegedly pushed over half a million rural Tibetans into forced labor camps in the first seven months of 2020, mirroring a its concentration camps for Uyghurs in western Xinjiang. A new study published on Tuesday by the Jamestown Foundation details how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) forced over 500,000 Tibetans into military-style camps designed...
    Keer Stormer is set to make a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening in response to Boris Johnson’s Corona virus report. He warned that the Labor leader would have the “right to respond” to the Prime Minister’s address, which could impose stricter restrictions if the rate did not fall. The deadline for Stormer’s...
    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. labor agency warned Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive drop in income for workers around the world and of rising inequality between rich countries that have injected government cash into their economies and poorer countries that can’t. In a report about the effects of the pandemic...
    BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday lashed out at the passage of a bill by the U.S. House of Representatives that threatens sanctions over the alleged use of forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region, calling the accusation a lie. Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the bill “maliciously slandered the human rights situation in Xinjiang”...
    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. labor agency warned Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive drop in income for workers around the world and of rising inequality between rich countries that have injected government cash into their economies and poorer countries that can’t. In a report about the effects of the pandemic...
    When Los Angeles County officials explain the massive coronavirus outbreak that hit this summer, they often point to Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, two long weekends when gatherings with friends and family fueled the spread of the virus. Now, two weeks after the Labor Day holiday, officials worry the same pattern is...
    WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted near unanimously to pass legislation to restrict imports of goods made using forced labor from China, as lawmakers look to address the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region. The Democratic-led House passed the measure by 406 to 3. The United...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted near unanimously to pass legislation to restrict imports of goods made using forced labor from China, as lawmakers look to address the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China's Xinjiang region. The Democratic-led House passed the measure by 406 to 3. The United States and...
    CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — Camden County health officials are seeing rising cases of the coronavirus and it’s something they attribute to the Labor Day holiday. On Sunday, 56 new cases were reported — the most reported in a single day since July. “Over the last six months we’ve constantly seen cases increase following holidays....
    The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation aimed at tamping down the exchange of goods made in forced labor camps by Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region.   The  Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act — introduced by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and passed in a 406-3 vote — would “prevent certain imports from Xinjiang and...
    A bipartisan bill aimed at keeping goods out of the U.S. that are made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in China passed overwhelmingly Tuesday in the House of Representatives despite some concerns about the potential economic effects. The House voted 406-3 to declare that any goods produced in the vast Xinjiang region...
    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill aimed at keeping goods out of the U.S. that are made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in China passed overwhelmingly Tuesday in the House of Representatives despite some concerns about the potential economic effects. The House voted 406-3 to declare that any goods produced in the vast...
    China has browbeaten 500,000 Tibetan farmers into forced-labor camps where they’re subjected to militarized vocational training aimed to reform “backward thinking” and improve “work discipline,” the Sydney Morning Herald reported Tuesday. Dr. Adrian Zenz, a German anthropologist who exposed the mass detention of Muslim Uighurs in the remote Xinjiang province, has been compiling information about...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A feared increase in Alabama's coronavirus caseload after Labor Day get-togethers has yet to materialize two weeks after the holiday, leaving health officials cautiously optimistic. While new cases are being confirmed daily and about 240 people have died of COVID-19 since the first weekend of the month, the state's daily caseload...
    Reuters September 22, 2020 0 Comments The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday said it would soon propose a rule that could make it easier to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees, a major issue for the “gig economy” and other industries that use contractors to contain costs. During a phone call...
    Reports from China are claiming that the communist nation has begun to displace a growing number of rural Tibetan laborers into “military-style training centers” with the goal of creating a new pool of factory workers, according to Reuters. International policy experts have voiced their worries that the move closely mirrors the regime’s actions in the...
    By Cate Cadell BEIJING (Reuters) - China is pushing growing numbers of Tibetan rural laborers off the land and into recently built military-style training centers where they are turned into factory workers, mirroring a program in the western Xinjiang region that rights groups have branded coercive labor. Beijing has set quotas for the mass transfer...
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    Wealthy Americans have quietly fired and discarded many of their illegal migrant house cleaners since the coronavirus economic crash, often without warning or compensation, says the New York Times: The pandemic has had devastating consequences for a wide variety of occupations, but housekeepers have been among the hardest hit. Seventy-two percent of them reported that...
    BALTIMORE — A new version of Maryland’s unemployment insurance portal created frustration among claimants who said they were unable to file their claims upon its launch before the issue was later resolved. The Baltimore Sun reported the technical glitches happened Sunday with the launch of BEACON 2.0. It’s not clear how many people were affected....
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County: 261,446 cases, 6,366 deathsOrange County: 52,201 cases, 1,128 deathsSan Bernardino County: 52,649, 908 deathsRiverside County: 57,419 cases, 1,162 deathsVentura County: 11,969 cases, 143 deathsMONDAY'S UPDATE: Sept. 21, 2020Coronavirus cases and hospitalization rates have been dropping across the state, but Los Angeles County officials remain concerned about a possible...
    The Cuomo administration is still getting inundated with complaints from frustrated jobless New Yorkers who haven’t received federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits that officials promised to transfer into their accounts last week. “Everybody’s struggling, we all need our money,” said Elizabeth Overby Ronchi, 65, who worked at Carnegie Hall, the famed Manhattan music venue shuttered during...
    The Cuomo administration is still getting inundated with complaints from frustrated jobless New Yorkers who haven’t received federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits that officials promised to transfer into their accounts last week. “Everybody’s struggling, we all need our money,” said Elizabeth Overby Ronchi, 65, who worked at Carnegie Hall, the famed Manhattan music venue shuttered during...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The Maryland Department of Labor launched a new ‘BEACON 2.0’ unemployment website Sunday. The new portal where Marylanders can file unemployment claims is giving some claimants similar or new problems. The Department of Labor designed the new website after the original site was plagued with problems. Claimant Randolph Polley says he hasn’t...
    Gatherings over Labor Day are possibly behind a recent surge in cases of the novel coronavirus in Los Angeles County, officials there recently said. On Saturday, officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 13 new deaths and 1,343 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total number of positive cases...
    The U.S. government announced new restrictions on imports of apparel, hair products, and technology goods from certain Chinese companies that have used forced labor in the Xinjiang region to make their products. Source: CNBC Television/Youtube The move stops short of a more sweeping ban on cotton and tomatoes produced in Xinjiang that the administration...
    Kristin Cavallari teased her new cookbook, True Comfort, with her 4.1 million Instagram followers on Sunday evening, noting how much the “labor of love” meant to her. The book, set to release on September 29, will feature “over 100 cozy recipes” that are “free of Gluten and Refined Sugar,” as the cover stated. Kristin noted...