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Layoffs: 1.4M more workers likely filed jobless claims as states pull back on reopenings

Paul Davidson, USA TODAY Published 12:01 a.m. ET Aug. 5, 2020 CLOSE Layoffs by companies are affecting Americans across the country. Scott Warrick lost his job of five years due to the pandemic and with his wife pregnant with their first child, it’s not easy for the young couple. (May 8) AP DomesticA broad measure…

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Amazon Workers Blocked Delivery Trucks From Leaving a Warehouse for Hours

Amazon warehouse workers shut down deliveries at an Amazon Distribution Center in the San Francisco Bay Area for several hours on Saturday, demanding the company implement more safety measures to protect workers against COVID-19 and increased pay to reflect the cost of living in one of the country’s most expensive metro areas. Early Saturday, a…

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Some workers sickened by COVID-19 face an extra challenge: Proving where they got it

This article was produced by FairWarning, a nonprofit news organization based in Southern California that focuses on public health, consumer, labor and environmental issues.COVID-19 sent Sylvia LeRoy, a pregnant nurse working at a Brooklyn hospital in the earliest days of the pandemic, into a tailspin that left her barely responsive in a brain recovery center…

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1,000 Twitter workers had access to internal tools that hackers could exploit

(Reuters) — As of earlier this year, more than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, two former employees said, making it hard to defend against the hacking that occurred last week. Twitter and the FBI are investigating the breach…

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VICE – Migrant Workers are Bearing the Brunt of New Zealand’s Hardline Coronavirus Approach

New Zealand’s border closed to Shuchi Bhardwaj while she was in the air. The 25-year-old was rushing back to the country she’s called home for the past four years after hearing of the government’s plans to close the border. It was on March 20, during a layover in Dubai––boarding pass in hand, preparing to embark…

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150 cannery workers forced into hotel quarantine without pay

June 20, 2020 at 4:17 pm Updated June 20, 2020 at 4:54 pm LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 150 seasonal workers hired by a salmon cannery in Alaska are being forced to quarantine without pay at a hotel in Los Angeles after three of them tested positive for the coronavirus, a lawsuit claims.The workers, most…

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As remote work transforms Silicon Valley, moving companies are making a fortune helping tech workers flee to smaller towns and putting their startups’ office furniture into storage

Empty streets are visible leading to the Transamerica Pyramid building during a shelter in place order in San Francisco, California during an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, April 8, 2020. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Business for moving companies in the San Francisco Bay Area is booming.Services are in high demand as tech workers leave the region…

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Workers getting called back to work have questions about COVID-19 and safety

Posted: Jun 19, 2020 / 01:52 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 19, 2020 / 01:52 PM EDT FILE – In this March 18, 2020 file photo, visitors to the Department of Labor are turned away at the door by personnel due to closures over coronavirus concerns. The coronavirus pandemic has already hurt many households financially.…

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Hospital workers’ union leads Black Lives Matter demonstration in Oceanside

About 75 people attended a noontime demonstration Friday in support of Black Lives Matter organized by the hospital workers’ union on the lawn outside Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside.“As a union, we stand for social justice in all its aspects,” said Mali Woods-Drake, a representative of the Service Employees International Union of the United Healthcare…

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DeSantis says 260 workers tested positive for COVID-19 at Central Florida airport. Not exactly, Orlando International says

Orlando Sentinel | Jun 17, 2020 | 11:35 AM Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at Universal Studios Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (John Raoux/AP) Gov. Ron DeSantis during a Tuesday news conference said something that might have startled those with upcoming Central Florida travel plans: 500 workers at a…