Starbucks will shut down all stores in the U.S. for several hours next month so workers can complete racial-bias training. In response to the arrest of two black men in one of its Philadelphia stores, Starbucks announced that it is closing over 8,000 stores and corporate offices nation-wide ...
[caption id="attachment_8058" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Muslims eat an evening meal called iftar after the sun sets during Ramadan.[/caption] Sixteen Muslim workers brought a discrimination lawsuit against a Michigan automotive supply company, claiming their former employer required them t...
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...
Last week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that discrimination against gay workers is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. That 1964 law doesn’t explicitly prohibit LGBTQ discrimination, but instead bans discrimination based on sex. LGBTQ activists, however, have made the ...
"If you wanted to predict the future based on school achievement alone, our world would be a matriarchy.” Famed Psychologist Susan Pinker wrote that line almost a decade ago in her book The Sexual Paradox: Extreme Men, Gifted Women, and the Real Gender Gap, but she could easily make the same cl...
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...
Nobody wants to hear they've been fired. Those who've had it happen say it feels like a punch in the gut. Now, imagine that instead of your boss telling you face to face, the message comes from a pop-up alert on your smartphone. That's how people get canned at Uber. Eric Huestis wasn't aware of t...
Amazon Go, the automated convenience store that recently opened to the public in Seattle, lets shoppers stroll in, grab whatever they want, and zoom back out, all without having to deal with a checkout line or a human worker at the cash register. The self-checkout store is, of course, just the late...
When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg began her legal crusade half a century ago, the law sanctioned different treatment of women and men. When she finally made it to the Supreme Court, she had already achieved a judicial revolution. Women's issues today can often seem like they've moved far beyon...
Worker at Amazon fulfillment center. Work isn't what it used to be, and millennials are paying the price. No marker is a better indicator of the changing world millennials are inheriting than statistics about the American dream ― the belief that children will be better off than their parents...