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    As the pandemic swept the nation, collapsed the economy and threw millions out of their jobs, it was time for the California Employment Development Department to step up and rescue the desperate legions of suddenly unemployed citizens.It buckled instead.The antiquated computer system froze out users. The phone system gave outdated information on frustrating recordings.A deluge...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — Thursday saw some big wins for employees in California as the state made key rulings to step up safety precautions against COVID-19 in the workplace. Employees at a McDonald’s in Oakland said they routinely used coffee filters as masks and one worker was even seen wearing a doggy diaper as a face...
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– It’s been months and Simone F.M. Spinner is still unable to get her unemployment. We started talking with her in March, when she was applying for help as a gig worker. (credit: CBS) “I work in hospitality and wine and academia, tourism. All of those industries have just been decimated.” At first...
    BOYLE HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — A teen mom who overcame incredible odds has become a role model for her community — paving the way for the next generation of registered nurses at a Boyle Heights hospital. At 18, Tanya Piazza became a single mother. Now, she’s in charge of the nurse residency program at White Memorial...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — Governor Tom Wolf is pushing state lawmakers to provide more in hazard pay for frontline workers. The governor is asking for an additional $225 million from Pennsylvania’s share of federal CARES Act funding. So far, about 41,000 workers have gotten a pay boost from the state’s...
    After months of discussion, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health will move forward with emergency statewide standards to address what worker advocates have been calling “an occupational health emergency.” A seven-member board appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom voted unanimously Thursday to begin creating standards that would require employers to take stricter precautions against COVID-19....
    Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two bills Thursday to protect essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.SB 1159 will make it easier for essential workers who test positive to have access to medical care and wage replacement benefits.AB 685 forces employers to be more transparent when someone tests positive for COVID-19 in the workplace, requiring them to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago postal workers, saying it is too dangerous to deliver the mail, are threatening to stop delivering in some neighborhoods one week after a mail carrier was shot on her route. Postal workers and community organizers joined together for a prayer vigil Thursday near the scene of last week’s shooting. The 24-year-old mail...
    Former hot spots in Europe have recorded dramatic spikes in new coronavirus cases, forcing some countries to reinstate restrictions. “We have a very serious situation unfolding before us,” Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization’s regional director for Europe, told reporters Thursday. “Weekly cases have now exceeded those reported when the pandemic first peaked in...
    toggle audio on and off change volume download audio Dr. Anthony Fauci interviewed by WTOP's Shawn Anderson Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, has weighed in on a public disagreement between President Donald Trump and the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about when a coronavirus vaccine could...
    Flight attendants and other airline workers have lower rates of infection from the coronavirus than the general population, according to new data. Although research shows the virus spreads more readily in close quarters, statistics reveal that in-flight workers actually have a lower number of COVID-19 cases. According to Business Insider, the safety protocols instituted by...
    SACRAMENTO —  Like many expecting parents, Kevin and Stephanie Zapata have been calculating how much time they can afford to take off work with the birth of their second child in late December. But the Monrovia couple said one aspect of their calculation became easier after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Thursday to...
    By Adam Beam, Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — California companies must warn their workers of any potential exposure to the coronavirus and must pay their employees workers compensation benefits if they get sick with the disease under two laws that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Thursday. Newsom, a Democrat, signed the laws over the objections of...
    By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court waded into the fray Thursday over obscure medical guidelines that will determine how much money workers injured on the job can collect. Justices heard legal arguments on Zoom over which edition of the American Medical Association guide should be used for...
    By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California companies must warn their workers of any potential exposure to the coronavirus and they must pay their employees workers compensation benefits if they get sick with the disease under two laws Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Thursday. Newsom signed both laws over the objections of business...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California companies must warn their workers of any potential exposure to the coronavirus and they must pay their employees workers compensation benefits if they get sick with the disease under two laws Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Thursday. Newsom signed both laws over the objections of business groups, who say they are...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills Thursday protecting California's workforce amid the COVID-19 pandemic."Protecting workers is critical to slowing the spread of this virus," Gov. Newsom said in a press release.SB 1159, introduced by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), expands access to workers' compensation and makes it easier for first responders,...
    Poll workers in a Missouri county were told to “act surprised” if a voter were to ask them about why they aren’t wearing face coverings, The Associated Press reported. The county’s director of elections said that the writer of the communique chose their words poorly and that the whole thing is a misunderstanding. St. Charles...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF / CNN) — Stripe is paying employees $20,000 if they relocate from expensive cities such as San Francisco, Seattle and New York, where the company has offices. But workers who make the move will have to take a 10% pay cut, the San Francisco-headquartered company said. “We want our employees to be...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Food service workers who have been laid off by a Los Angeles International Airport concessionaire held a protest Thursday morning outside the airport, claiming that the company has refused to provide them with extended healthcare benefits. Food service workers protest outside Los Angeles International Airport. Sept. 17, 2020. (CBSLA) The protesters...
    SACRAMENTO —  California will relax the burden of proof to receive workers’ compensation benefits for some employees who contract COVID-19 on the job under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Thursday. Senate Bill 1159 by Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) makes it easier for police, firefighters and other essential employees who contract COVID-19 while...
    The House passed a bill on Thursday to accommodate and protect pregnant workers in a 329-73 vote. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) was introduced by Rep. Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerAttacks against the police are organized and violent This week: House returns for pre-election sprint Hillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump campaign tweet of Biden...
    Does my employer have to say if a coworker has the virus?Employers are generally not required to tell workers when someone in the workplace has tested positive for the coronavirus.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that companies monitor employees for symptoms and alert those who may have been in contact with an...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF / CNN) — Stripe is paying employees $20,000 if they relocate from expensive cities such as San Francisco, Seattle and New York, where the company has offices. But workers who make the move will have to take a 10% pay cut, the San Francisco-headquartered company said. “We want our employees to be...
    House passes measure condemning anti-Asian discrimination amid the COVID-19 pandemic La Quinta Resort near Palm Springs offers stunning scenery, socially distant rooms, sprawling grounds, and 41 pools — heres what its like to visit during the pandemic How millennials financial futures have been impacted by pandemic unemployment This spring, the coronavirus pandemic led to...
    By JIM SALTER, Associated Press O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Poll workers who signed up to work the November election in a county near St. Louis were urged in an email to “act surprised” if voters ask why they aren’t wearing masks given the coronavirus threat, but the elections director said Thursday that the message was...
    BOSTON (CBS/CNN) — FedEx is planning to hire 70,000 workers, including more than 400 in the Boston area, as it gears up for the 2020 holiday season. The multinational delivery service says the majority of new hires will be seasonal employees. “As our team of more than 500,000 team members is busy preparing to deliver...
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for killing six French aid workers, their driver and a local guide in a wildlife park in Niger last month. The Islamic State group said in its al-Naba newsletter published Thursday that a security detachment carried out a “blitz attack with firearms” in the...
    Gov. Kristi Noem touted South Dakota’s shrinking unemployment rate after she refused to lock the state down amid the coronavirus pandemic. “South Dakota's unemployment rate dropped to 4.8% in August. Our economy is quickly getting back to normal, and the future is very bright,” Noem tweeted Thursday morning. NEWS: South Dakota's unemployment rate...
    O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Poll workers who signed up to work the November election in a county near St. Louis were urged in an email to “act surprised” if voters ask why they aren’t wearing masks given the coronavirus threat, but the elections director said Thursday that the message was misinterpreted. The St. Charles County...
    U.S. airline executives met with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Thursday in a last-ditch effort to get more aid for their industry before they are forced to lay off workers next month. “Without action, they’re [workers] are going to be furloughed on Oct. 1, and it’s not fair,” Doug Parker, CEO of...
    “No one expects the demand for corona virus tests to increase significantly,” said the head of Test and Trace. The admission of Baroness Tito Harding came after some residents COVID-19 Hotspots complained that it was difficult to test. People complained that the tests were not available or that they had to be done hundreds of...
    DAKAR (Reuters) - Islamic State has credited its West Africa affiliate for killing six French aid workers and their Nigerien guide and driver at a giraffe reserve in Niger on Aug. 9, according to a statement published by the SITE Intelligence Group on Thursday. Islamic State said a detachment of its West Africa Province group...
    Twenty-three Indian nationals hired to work on construction sites in Havana tested positive for the coronavirus. Those affected were residents of the municipality of Regla, and according to the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap), in none of the cases is their medical situation serious. This is the second major...
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday that 860,000 workers filed for unemployment compensation last week, a slight improvement from the week before but an indication that the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the American economy.      Millions of workers remain unemployed in the United States, with the unemployment rate...
    PARIS (Reuters) - Several hundred workers at COVID-19 testing laboratories across France walked out on Thursday in protest against poor working conditions, one of the country's biggest trade unions said, piling more strain on a system under severe stress. The hard-left CGT union said the strike was disrupting testing in some towns and could drag...
    Some 860,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus pandemic continued to weigh on the US labor market, the feds said Thursday. Last week’s initial jobless claims dropped from the prior week’s revised total of 893,000 but brought the total for the coronavirus pandemic to more than 61 million — a...
    ROGERS PARK — Health care workers and first responders needing a respite from the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic can win a free, two-night stay at a historic Rogers Park mansion or at a suburban eco-friendly lodge. TAWANI Hospitality, the company that owns Rogers Park’s Lang House and Franklin Grove’s Lincoln Way Inn,...
    Some 860,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus pandemic continued to weigh on the US labor market, the feds said Thursday. Last week’s initial jobless claims dropped from the prior week’s revised total of 893,000 but brought the total for the coronavirus pandemic to more than 61 million — a number...
    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - One in seven cases of COVID-19 reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) is a health worker and in some countries that figure rises to one in three, the agency said on Thursday. The WHO called for frontline medical workers to be provided with protective equipment to prevent them...
    PARIS (AP) — Workers protested Thursday at a Bridgestone tire factory in northern France over the company’s decision to close the plant and lay off its nearly 900 workers, accusing management of using the virus-driven economic crisis as a pretext to ruin livelihoods. Japan-based Bridgestone argues the factory in the town of Bethune was already...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- There are more staff cuts at the Guggenheim Museum just weeks before it is set to reopen.The museum said 24 employees would be laid off and eight others have taken voluntary separation agreements.This comes after two dozen employees were laid off earlier this week.The museum lost $1.4 million every month...
    PARIS – Workers protested Thursday at a Bridgestone tire factory in northern France over the company’s decision to close the plant and lay off its nearly 900 workers, accusing management of using the virus-driven economic crisis as a pretext to ruin livelihoods. Japan-based Bridgestone argues the factory in the town of Bethune was already struggling...
    A comprehensive report released Wednesday shines a spotlight on the “pro-corporate, anti-worker agenda” that has defined President Donald Trump’s first term by detailing 50 ways his administration has made life harder for working people with repeated attacks on labor rights and protections. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report features his “most egregious attacks on working people” since...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – More poll workers are still needed in Pennsylvania for the upcoming November election. According to the state, there have been about 35,000 applications but they say it will need as many as 45,000. Those interested in working as a poll worker can apply on the Votes...