In his recent book, The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality, Justin Gest reminds readers that it wasn't so long ago that the white working class occupied the middle ground of American and British politics and society. But in recent years, members of t...
This week Netflix announced a new workplace benefit virtually unheard of in the corporate world: unlimited parental leave for the first year of a child's life. Chief Talent Officer Tawni Cranz explained "We want employees to have the flexibility and confidence to balance the needs of their growin...
[caption id="attachment_6089" align="alignright" width="300"] Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, walks with Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn at the Sun Valley Inn during the 2011 Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference[/caption] Walking meetings have become standard practice at LinkedIn headquarters. St...
Some disabilities are less visible than others. Some are completely apparent, particularly if the person relies on a wheelchair or other obvious device. But many others — referred to as "invisible" disabilities — are not apparent to the general public. People who live with these encounter a numb...
In a major report on U.S. labor conditions just published by ProPublica and NPR, researchers sledgehammer the workers' compensation system, specifically insurers, state regulators and the business community. No matter what industry you work for or how you feel about the issue, if you have a job in A...
We get it, we get it: exercise is good for us. Mountains of evidence show the endless benefits of routine physical activity, and federal health guidelines recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day, such as a brisk walk. As extensive research shows, when you adhere to a phys...
In "Low-Wage Nation," Seattle Weekly contributor Nina Shapiro tackles the human cost of our minimum wage policy in a gripping profile of Seattle-areaworkers. Read Shapiro's full profile here: [caption id="attachment_4424" align="alignright" width="292"] Jason Harvey has worked at Burger King for 8 ...
High school football coach K. Bella, who is deaf, just discovered a way to communicate with his players through a new technology that brings a live sign language interpreter to his television screen. Bella’s players, whether on the phone or elsewhere, can listen to the interpreter voicing out Bell...
The long-anticipated and hotly-debated new documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” finally debuted last night on PBS, with public interest and critical attention at a fever pitch after ESPN (foolishly) tried to dilute the film’s impact but withdrawing its name and support...