Tag: employees

The Curators of the US Capitol Art Collection Say They Need $25,000 to Fix Paintings and Statues Damaged in the January Attack

A US House of Representatives subcommittee will hear testimony today, February 24, from the architect of the Capitol and the House curator about the damage to the building and its art collection cause by the mob that stormed the US Capitol…

/ February 24, 2021
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Big Names Get Behind India Farmers’ Protest As Government Silences Supporters

As hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers charge ahead with their monthslong protests of new agricultural laws on the outskirts of New Delhi, the movement has spilled over to the internet.  Like on the ground where police have arrested at least eight journalists and dozens…

/ February 12, 2021
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Amazon’s next act: The Bezos culture will live on

As big as Amazon looks at any given time, it is always bigger than anyone outside the company can see, and a new CEO won’t change that.Between the lines: In choosing top lieutenant Andy Jassy as his successor but staying…

/ February 3, 2021
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Google to pay $3.8 million to settle discrimination allegations

Google will pay more than $3.8 million to settle Labor Department allegations that the search giant discriminated in hiring and pay against women and people of Asian descent. The big picture: The deal ends the Labor Department case but the…

/ February 2, 2021
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Amazon’s Parler ban sets off a free speech showdown for Big Tech

Amazon's decision to boot conservative chat site Parler from its hosting platform, on the heels of Twitter and many other services banishing President Trump, brings three decades of hot argument over online speech to a boil. Why it matters: Four…

/ January 10, 2021
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Dominion plans to sue Sidney Powell, doesn’t rule out Trump

Dominion Voting Systems plans to sue attorney Sidney Powell "imminently" for defamation, and is continuing to explore similar suits against President Trump and others, company founder and CEO John Poulos told the Axios Re:Cap podcast on Monday.Between the lines: Dominion,…

/ January 4, 2021
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‘My Practice Looks Very Different Today’: 15 Artist-Mothers on Balancing Work and Family After a Year Like No Other

The events of 2020 turned the world upside down for everyone. But the burden of life in lockdown has predominantly fallen on women, and on mothers in particular, with many pressured to leave the workforce entirely to focus on childcare…

/ January 4, 2021
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Why the Morrison government’s ‘double-dipping’ gambit fails the pub test

It’s almost unimaginable: an Australian government proposes a law that would wipe out billions of dollars of employers’ entitlements. Even more unimaginable: it does so on the basis of mistakes made by employees. Yet right now a “Black Mirror” scenario…

/ December 15, 2020
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Revenue-contingent wage loans, a proposal for supporting jobs in times of crisis

As JobKeeper is wound back, businesses are tentatively preparing to stand on their own feet. What follows is a simple proposal to help them share the risk (and rewards) with their workers. It has features in common with the government’s…

/ December 14, 2020
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Newsmax looks to lure Fox News staff

Newsmax is working to pull ahead of conservative rival Fox News, trying to lure away its vital booking agents with promises of higher salaries, two people who have been contacted by Newsmax tell me.Why it matters: The battle to serve…

/ December 10, 2020
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So much for consensus: Morrison government’s industrial relations bill is a business wish list

“We are all in this together,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison solemnly intoned in April – and for a brief few months, in the face of the economic crisis wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s industrial relations protagonists agreed. Business groups,…

/ December 9, 2020
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Trump’s Cruel And Unusual Parting Gift: A Spree Of Federal Executions

When Yusuf Ahmed Nur, a professor at the University of Indiana, was asked to administer last rites to federal death row inmate Orlando Hall last month, he knew that there was a chance he would contract the coronavirus. Prisons are known…

/ December 3, 2020
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Tate Will Cut Another 120 Employees as It Works to Get Out From Under Budgetary Pressures

For the second time this year, the Tate is cutting jobs—120 of them, or about 12 percent of the institution’s overall workforce. The staffing reduction comes as the museum faces an expected loss of £56 million ($75.3 million) in self-generated…

/ December 3, 2020