With summer vacation upon us, teachers across America are scrambling to make ends meet. These are no longer the "off" months they were in years past. Now, teachers have to take side jobs to pay the bills. The data on pay rates is quite alarming. Teachers now make 24 percent less than the average ...
[caption id="attachment_8188" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, met the President-Elect at Trump Tower after the 2016 election. Why does the president hate him?[/caption] In a recent Op-Ed, Seattle native Timothy Egan wrote that P...
When President Trump scrapped the Iran nuclear deal and imposed sanctions earlier this week, Boeing’s prospective sale of $9.5 billion of jets to Iran Air effectively went up in smoke. Yet the outcome is more a lost opportunity than a blow to current plans for the Seattle-based aerospace giant...
Earlier this week the Seattle Times editorial board called on Mayor Jenny Durkan to veto the proposal for a head tax on jobs if it’s approved by city council. As they argue: "Seattle’s City Council will harm the city, its business climate and workers across the board if it starts taxing large c...
The most popular article in the New York Times' Smarter Living newsletter last year was an interview with Millie Tran of the NYT Global team sharing advice on one of the most important questions we face during our lives: What am I going to do with my life? Tran explained that she had been sharin...
As the farm labor shortage grows worse, some farmers are turning to automated harvesting machines and other robotic technology to carry out the tasks of pruning, seeding and weeding. Robotic harvesting vehicles are currently being piloted in Florida and California to pick strawberries and repla...
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...
Whether your job is on Wall Street or in a warehouse, at a construction site or behind a cash register, Friday's jobs report offered some fabulous news. A combination of robust job creation and a steadily-growing work force underscored the economy’s strength. Meanwhile, modest wage growth calme...
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...
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...