Following the death of a baby orca whale in the San Juan Islands, and the heartbreaking coverage of its mother, carrying the baby's body through the water for well over a week, a native leader in our region makes an impassioned plea to remove the four Snake River dams, restoring the river and increa...
Anyone following developments in the American workplace over recent years has likely noted the growing level of concern about a "robopocalypse." And estimated 50 percent of today’s jobs could be automated by 2055, according to a recent report from McKinsey Global Institute. But you don't have t...
Insecurity? Flexibility? Uncertainty? Freedom? These are some buzzwords you hear when contract workers describe their jobs. These impermanent positions have now become a mainstay of America's working life. NPR has run an investigative series on the gig economy and recently interviewed dozens of cont...
The National Labor Relations Board’s new general counsel announced changes to worker rights approach in new memo. During Obama's presidency, the National Labor Relations Board passed a number of regulations to expand protection for employees who wish to unionize or organize in other ways to lobby...
[caption id="attachment_7827" align="alignright" width="590"] Shortage of construction workers to rebuild Houston could reshape regional labor market.[/caption] Even as much of Houston remains flooded from Tropical Storm Harvey, city officials are worrying that there may be a severe shortage of wor...
Back in 2011, the National Park Service launched a campaign to reduce plastic litter by encouraging national parks to end the sale of bottled water.  The move was not a blanket “ban” — but it did lead to 23 national parks, including the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park, restricting bottled...
Having kids typically makes it harder to advance in your career, according to overwhelming body of research. According to a new poll, most U.S. workers feel that employers aren’t doing enough to support parents returning to their jobs after they take time off to raise children. 57% report ...
Workplaces have to make rules—that’s a given.  But is it necessary that they be shortsighted and lazy attempts at creating order? Many of us can understand the temptation. As any company grows, so does our difficulty maintaining standards. There are numerous instances where people cross a li...
Love it or hate it, one possible result of repealing Obamacare may be a decline in the number of Americans who can retire early. Workers who reach 65 become eligible for Medicare, but some get retiree coverage from former employers before they reach that age.  Few companies, however, offer ...
In a recent article she titled “Why You Need to Quit Your Job,” Author and Life and Leadership coach Adria Corso related her own struggle feeling trapped in a job that made her miserable. In introducing the dilemma, she wrote that “Eight years ago, I sat in the big fancy office of my corpora...