Thousands of nurses go on strike at 2 of NYC’s largest hospitals

What caused 7,000 NYC nurses to walk off the job (NBC News)

Thousands of nurses from two of New York City’s largest hospitals went on strike after failed contract negotiations over staffing issues and pay. NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard explains the details of negotiations thus far and how long the strike could last. 

Thousands of nurses at two of New York City’s largest hospitals went on strike Monday morning after a weekend of negotiations over pay and staffing failed to produce a deal for a new contract.More than 7,000 nurses at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan were expected to…

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Starbucks workers plan 3-day walkout at 100 US stores, including 10 in Oregon – oregonlive.com

Starbucks workers around the U.S. are planning a three-day strike starting Friday as part of their effort to unionize the coffee chain’s stores.More than 1,000 baristas at 100 stores are planning to walk out, according to Starbucks Workers United, the labor group organizing the effort. Among them are two stores in the Portland area —…

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Anti-Abortion Republicans Block Bill To Give Pregnant Workers Basic Accommodations

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) speaks at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Sept. 28, 2021. He recently opposed a vote on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Three Senate Republicans who oppose abortion blocked a bipartisan bill that would afford pregnant people basic workplace accommodations, such as a water bottle, a stool or extra bathroom breaks.…

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Black Diversity Officers Needed to Help Doctoral Candidate and Activist: Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the higher education program at Florida State University. This study aims to understand the experiences of Black Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) during the anti-Critical Race Theory (CRT) movement. My research focuses on how CDOs experience racism at PWIs, how it influences their implementation of…

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Award-winning documentary sheds light on being ‘Black in the Newsroom’ 

Media 2070’s award-winning documentary Black in the Newsroom gives insight into the hurdles many Black journalists experience. The 15-minute film follows journalist Elizabeth Montgomery as she navigates anti-Blackness in the media and explores its pervasive harm to society. “When Black journalists like Elizabeth are marginalized and pushed out of journalism, the results are disastrous,” said Collette…

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At SpaceX, we’re told we can change the world. I couldn’t, however, stop getting sexually harassed.

A few weeks after my start date, a fellow intern approached me in our intern housing and grabbed my butt while I was washing my dishes. I reported the incident to a superior and another colleague, but the matter was never brought to HR. I had to continue living in the residence with this man.Over…

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Tell Congress: Railroad workers deserve fair pay and time off

Railroad workers have rejected a tentative agreement that continues to put the profits of the railroad industry ahead of the rights and wages of its workers.More Perfect Union’s exclusive reporting shows just what would happen if 115,000 railroad workers across the country went on strike this year. Grocery store shelves could empty again and the…

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International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM 2022 | Technology Networks

Pride in STEM is a charity with a goal of raising the profile and highlighting the struggles of LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual) people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). In 2020, the charity selected November 18 as the International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM, to reflect the anniversary of…

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Link to the Full article: Explaining the positive relationship between state-level paid family leave and mental health

As of April 2021, nine states and the District of Columbia had enacted state-specific paid family leave (PFL) programs, offering partial wage replacement to parents after the birth of a child. The Biden Administration also proposed the development of a national solution through the American Families Plan. Despite these advances, concerns with workforce disruptions and…

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