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04/18/2018 - Restaurants’ Tipping Point

Restaurants’ Tipping Point

– CBS News

60 Minutes reports on gender pay disparity this week, profiling “an industry where pay inequality meets sexual harassment.” Saru Jayaraman of the Restaurant Opportunities Center and Saturday Night Live comedian Amy Poehler are featured heavily throughout the piece, condemning the practice of tipping.

Open Future

– The Economist

he 175-year-old Economist is remaking the case for classic British liberalism amid rising populism and authoritarianism with its “Open Future” initiative launching today.

Employers Assigning More Overtime Hours To Make Up For Skills Gap

– HR Dive

Average weekly overtime hours dipped slightly from February to March 2018, a dataset from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows. But employers, especially in the construction, mining and logging industries, are assigning workers extra hours to make up for labor shortages, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. Employers in these industries have asked their workforces for overtime hours at higher year-over-year rates – increases as much as 50% at some businesses.

The Future Of The Low-Wage Worker Movement May Depend On A Little-Known New York Law

– IN These Times

Labor-friendly In These Times views the New York City’s dues deduction law as a potential game changer – it could create a sustainable revenue stream for worker centers and other non-profits that do not collect dues like unions.