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Covid Vaccine Effort: The Push to Reach Wary Medical Workers

Covid Vaccine Effort: The Push to Reach Wary Medical Workers

Covid Vaccine Effort: The Push to Reach Wary Medical Workers Covid Vaccine Effort: The Push to Reach Wary Medical Workers “If that doesn’t get you in line, I don’t know what will,” Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, said last month. At Houston Methodist, a hospital system in Texas with 26,000 employees, workers who take the vaccine will be eligible for a …

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San Francisco’s Tech Workers Are Leaving the Bay Area

San Francisco's Tech Workers Are Leaving the Bay Area

San Francisco’s Tech Workers Are Leaving the Bay Area San Francisco’s Tech Workers Are Leaving the Bay Area SAN FRANCISCO — The Bay Area struck a hard bargain with its tech workers. Rent was astronomical. Taxes were high. Your neighbors didn’t like you. If you lived in San Francisco, you might have commuted an hour south to your job at …

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‘Smart’ Office Cushions Track Workers by the Seat of Their Pants

'Smart' Office Cushions Track Workers by the Seat of Their Pants

‘Smart’ Office Cushions Track Workers by the Seat of Their Pants ‘Smart’ Office Cushions Track Workers by the Seat of Their Pants HONG KONG — A technology company in eastern China designed “smart” cushions and gave them to its employees for their office chairs as part of a product study. The cushions were supposed to monitor their health, note bad …

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At Elite Medical Centers, Even Workers Who Don’t Qualify Are Vaccinated

At Elite Medical Centers, Even Workers Who Don’t Qualify Are Vaccinated

At Elite Medical Centers, Even Workers Who Don’t Qualify Are Vaccinated At Elite Medical Centers, Even Workers Who Don’t Qualify Are Vaccinated A 20-something who works on computers. A young researcher who studies cancer. Technicians in basic research labs. These are some of the thousands of people who have been immunized against the coronavirus at hospitals affiliated with Columbia University, …

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Side Hustles and Handouts: A Tough Year Ahead for U.K. Theater Workers

Side Hustles and Handouts: A Tough Year Ahead for U.K. Theater Workers

Side Hustles and Handouts: A Tough Year Ahead for U.K. Theater Workers Side Hustles and Handouts: A Tough Year Ahead for U.K. Theater Workers Freelancers — both actors and backstage crew members like Boucher — are the lifeblood of Britain’s theaters, making up an estimated 70 percent of the country’s 290,000 workers in the performing arts, according to U.K. Theater, …

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Running low on oxygen, emergency workers in Los Angeles County are told to administer the minimum necessary.

Running low on oxygen, emergency workers in Los Angeles County are told to administer the minimum necessary.

Running low on oxygen, emergency workers in Los Angeles County are told to administer the minimum necessary. Running low on oxygen, emergency workers in Los Angeles County are told to administer the minimum necessary. California’s daily coronavirus case tallies remain around four times what they were during the state’s summer surge, and officials predict that the aftereffects of a December …

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Homes Divided: Vaccinated Health Workers Chart a New Normal

Homes Divided: Vaccinated Health Workers Chart a New Normal

Homes Divided: Vaccinated Health Workers Chart a New Normal Homes Divided: Vaccinated Health Workers Chart a New Normal Dr. Kuppalli and others expressed some discomfort at being first in line for the vaccine, while so many others in the United States and beyond line up for their own shot at safety. “I don’t think guilt is the right word,” she …

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France Fast-Tracks Citizenship for Frontline Workers

France Fast-Tracks Citizenship for Frontline Workers

France Fast-Tracks Citizenship for Frontline Workers France Fast-Tracks Citizenship for Frontline Workers PARIS — Nine months after its president declared “war” against the coronavirus, France announced Tuesday that it has fast-tracked hundreds of citizenship applications from foreign frontline workers who have distinguished themselves in the battle. “Foreign workers gave their time and swung into action for all of us during …

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Amazon Workers Near Vote on Joining Union at Alabama Warehouse

Amazon Workers Near Vote on Joining Union at Alabama Warehouse

Amazon Workers Near Vote on Joining Union at Alabama Warehouse Amazon Workers Near Vote on Joining Union at Alabama Warehouse Thousands of workers at an Amazon warehouse near Birmingham, Ala., moved closer this week to holding a vote on whether to form a union, a milestone at the nation’s fastest growing large employer and a coup for organized labor, which …

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Leading charity warns of workers’ rights crisis as ‘new normal’ pushes employees to breaking point

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Leading charity warns of workers’ rights crisis as ‘new normal’ pushes employees to breaking point Leading charity warns of workers’ rights crisis as ‘new normal’ pushes employees to breaking point Gig economy, agency and zero-hours staff face worse employment rights violations than the rest of the working population, Citizens Advice has warned as the number of people on zero-hours contracts …

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