Two weeks ago the Federal Jobs Report showed our economy to be in an unusual sweet spot, with steady growth and widespread improvement in the labor market. But how good are the numbers? An Op-Ed contributor to the New York Times wrote that the biggest question in evaluating the May jobs numbers...
[caption id="attachment_8168" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, says "the time when flight attendants were objectified in airline marketing and people joked about ‘coffee, tea, or me’ needs to be permanently grounded."[/caption] I...
Amazon reports that its median employee pay last year was $28,446. That data, made public on Wednesday in the company's annual report, is a reminder that even though tech-workers and business managers at Amazon headquarters earn more than $100,000, across most of the country, Amazon offers blue-c...
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is one of the most successful businessmen of all time. And the richest. He has amassed a fortune of more than $131 billion. This presents a dilemma. Bezos commands far more money than any one person could ever spend, and even more than any one family dynasty could spend. So...
Like many people in their 20s, New Orleans Saints cheerleader Bailey Davis has an Instagram account. And according to NFL rules, she always made sure to keep her page private so only approved visitors could view her posts. But when she posted a photo in a one-piece bodysuit 3 months ago, the Sain...
Last fall the hospitality union Unite Here ran demonstrations in 40 cities, explaining that the U.S. "needs protections for the workers who drive this industry.” The hospitality workers union Unite Here had its sights set on Donald Trump long before he became president. While Trump was running ...
McDonald’s announced Monday that it will settle a U.S. labor board case on whether the company is responsible for labor law violations committed by its franchisees. The settlement is now pending approval by a National Labor Relations Board judge, but if successful it would allow McDonald’s to...
Research has consistently shown that when employees feel empowered, they have higher job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization. Many leaders seek to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing information, and asking for their input. ...
Last week U.S. Steel announced that it would hire back 500 workers to restart operations at an Illinois blast furnace that was closed in recent years. The company says their decision was a response to Trump's announcement of tariffs on Steel and Aluminum imports. But economists argue that the tra...
A workplace advice column at the New York Times recently ran an exchange with a reader who sold his business in his mid-50s and no longer needed to work. But in his early retirement he admitted to feeling totally adrift: "I’m finding that I am bored out of my mind. I miss the activity and satisfac...