‘The Power Broker,’ a biography by Robert Caro has become a must-have prop for numerous politicians and reporters appearing on camera from home.
Noam ScheiberLove this ode to the ubiquity of The Powerbroker in Zoom backgrounds from @danarubinstein. “I’m enough of a fan of this book and this author, if there’s a club involving this book, I need to be a member of it.”
In the latest challenge over their labor status, gig workers say the state is illegally failing to pay them jobless benefits in a timely way.
Noam ScheiberIf you're a typical employee in NY, you can start receiving unemployment insurance benefits in 2-3 wks. If you're an Uber driver, also considered an employee in NY, it takes b/w 3 months and ... never to get your UI benefits. Now drivers are suing.
Noam ScheiberUber and Lyft drivers are suing Gov. Cuomo, saying the state is breaking the law by not paying them the unemployment benefits the state itself has ruled that they're entitled to.
Noam ScheiberNew York and CA are depriving Uber/Lyft drivers of the unemployment benefits they're legally entitled to, and pushing them onto federal assistance instead, which can pay 100s less per week. Now drivers in NY are suing.
Kroger: "We’ve instructed our payroll department to directly inform the small number of associates ... that we will not seek repayment."
Noam Scheiber"We’ve instructed our payroll department to directly inform the small number of associates affected by the recent overpayments of Emergency Leave of Absence pay that we will not seek repayment..."
We listened as University of Kentucky administrators discussed bringing students back to campus, providing a glimpse into what other schools might do in the fall.
Noam ScheiberGreat story by @anemonanyc on the 100s of variables colleges are weighing as they game out how to reopen in the fall.
Noam Scheiber“It’s critical,” said Donna Arnett, dean of the college of public health, to “eliminate fall break and try to get students out of here at Thanksgiving.” Welcome to the next school year.
A warehouse in the foothills of the Poconos has had more known Covid-19 cases than any of Amazon’s others after missing early opportunities to protect workers.
Noam Scheiber"Local lawmakers believe that more than 100 workers have contracted the disease, but the exact number is unknown. At first, Amazon told workers about each new case. But when the total reached about 60, the announcements stopped giving specific numbers."
After being idle for nearly two months, G.M., Ford and Fiat Chrysler will restart assembly plants on Monday with masks, gloves and curtains.
Noam Scheiber"Under guidelines worked out with the UAW, employees will have to get tested for the virus if they show symptoms. G.M., Ford and Fiat Chrysler, however, are not planning to test workers daily or weekly even though the U.A.W. has pushed for it."
Experts say a difficult superstar is rarely worth the cost to workplace morale. Does the Bulls icon prove them wrong?
Noam ScheiberIn “Last Dance,” Michael Jordan not only dominated the NBA, he appeared to school the experts who say employers are better off without difficult superstars. Is it time to rethink the "no asshole rule"?
Noam ScheiberThe Michael Jordan documentary shows he was “an asshole,” as one teammate put it. Did the Bulls win despite that or because of it? I investigate.
Noam ScheiberWorkplace experts say employers should get rid of toxic superstars. They should watch the Michael Jordan documentary and see if they still agree.
As business restrictions are lifted, employees have moved from advocating workplace safeguards to making sure the measures aren’t removed too soon.
Noam ScheiberStarbucks announced this morning that it's extending unpaid leave to workers through the end of Sept. Many employees had been anxious about going back to work as stores reopened in May, but didn't feel like they had any options beyond working or quitting.
Noam ScheiberDr. Fauci is not the only one freaked out about the rush to get back to normal. You know who else is freaked out? Workers.
Noam Scheiber“It seemed that we had nobody monitoring the door,” said Kai Lattomus, a Whole Foods worker in Laguna Niguel. “We had lines that went all the way back to the end of the aisle.” Fauci isn't the only one stressed about the return to business as usual.
Noam Scheiber"The [waiver] also bans fighters from suggesting to anyone that UFC events lack appropriate health and safety precautions and specifies that those who violate this prohibition could forfeit all their pay and bonuses." @josheidelson is all over the UFC beat
Noam Scheiber"Unlike leagues including the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball, all of which pay about half their revenue to players, the share of UFC revenue that goes to fighters hovers at or below 20%."
Big U.S. automakers have kept the lights on at a few factories, including a General Motors plant in Indiana making the Corvette chassis.
Noam ScheiberGM shut down its North American operations back in March. But some of the people who make Corvettes have been working ever since
Noam ScheiberCorvette enthusiasts have been itching to get behind the wheel of the long-awaited 2020 Stingray. Some GM workers have been toiling away during the pandemic to help make it happen.
Noam ScheiberGM fell behind making the new $60k+ Corvette that fans of the car had anticipated for years. The solution? Have Corvette workers keep working while other plants shut down for the pandemic.