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Virus Hits Frontline Workers in Taxed Public Health System

By Laura Ungar, KHN | Jul 22, 2020

As a veteran public health worker, Chantee Mack knew the coronavirus could kill. So she asked — twice — for permission to work from home. She was deemed essential and told no. Eight weeks later, she was dead.

Lost Your Job? The COBRA Game Begins

By MIchelle Andrews | Jul 21, 2020

People who've been laid off or furloughed from their jobs now have more time to decide whether to hang on to their employer-sponsored health insurance. Some health policy experts question the usefulness of the change.

BuzzFeed Publishes Scathing Report About Toxic Work Culture at 'Ellen' Show

Jul 18, 2020

Former employees of the "Ellen" show spoke with BuzzFeed this week about the talkshow's toxic workplace culture, sharing stories about their difficult time working for the program.

Andrew Sullivan Leaves New York Mag, Will Reveal Reason on Friday

Jul 15, 2020

Out political columnist Andrew Sullivan announced Tuesday that this will be his last week at New York Magazine and that Friday will be his final column for the publication, where he will reveal why he decided to quit.

NYTimes Editor Resigns, Saying She was Harassed for Her Ideas

By David Bauder | Jul 15, 2020

Bari Weiss, an opinion editor at The New York Times, quit her job on Tuesday with a public resignation letter that alleged harassment and a hostile work environment created by people who disagreed with her.

White House-Backed Campaign Pushes Alternate Career Paths

By Darlene Superville | Jul 14, 2020

Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump unveiled a White House-backed national ad campaign highlighting alternative ways to start a career, an initiative targeting students, mid-career workers and the millions who are now unemployed because of the coronavirus.

Families Of Health Workers Killed By COVID Fight For Denied Workers' Comp Benefits

By Melissa Bailey, Christina Jewett | Jul 13, 2020

As the COVID toll climbs, sick workers and families of the dead face another daunting burden: fighting for benefits from workers' compensation systems that, in some states, are stacked against them.

AP Exclusive: 'Strike for Black Lives' to Highlight Racism

By Aaron Morrison | Jul 9, 2020

A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout from work this month, as part of an ongoing reckoning on systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S.

Union Tells Actors Not to Work on Pandemic Film 'Songbird'

Jul 3, 2020

The union that represents film actors told its members Thursday not to work on the upcoming pandemic thriller "Songbird," saying the filmmakers have not been up-front about safety measures.

Fox News' Ed Henry Fired After Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Jul 1, 2020

Fox News on Wednesday fired daytime news anchor Ed Henry after an investigation of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear. Some Still Died.

By Christina Jewett, Shefali Luthra | Jul 1, 2020

The complaint logs, which have been made public, show thousands of desperate pleas from workers seeking better protective gear for their hospitals, medical offices and nursing homes.

Bar Owners Worry as Virus Surges in their Workplaces

By Juan A. Lozano | Jun 27, 2020

Restaurants and bars around the country try to balance a safe environment for staff while serving customers.

What Will the Supreme Court's Decision on LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Mean for Transgender Americans?

Jun 23, 2020

One researcher explores the potential impact of the Supreme Court ruling on the transgender community.

Justices Rule LGBT Workers Protected from Job Discrimination

By Mark Sherman | Jun 15, 2020

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay and lesbian people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court.

Bolivian Schoolteacher Gives Virtual Classes as Superhero

By Carlos Valdez | Jun 14, 2020

Sometimes, Jorge Manolo Villarroel is Spiderman. Sometimes, he's the Flash, or the Green Lantern.

'One Tree Hill' Stars Ask Fans to Help Fire N.C. Professor

Jun 11, 2020

Celebrities from the former hit TV show "One Tree Hill," are calling on a university in North Carolina to remove one of its professors after he called the state's governor "Massa Cooper" on Twitter.

Wait to Reopen? Some NYC Shops Run Out of Patience

By Jake Seiner, Kathy Willens | Jun 11, 2020

In a city famous for its lack of patience, some businesses have jumped ahead on what's supposed to be a slow and methodical emergence from coronavirus lockdown.

Anna Wintour Apologizes for Race-Related 'Mistakes'

By Leanne Italie | Jun 10, 2020

Vogue's Anna Wintour has apologized in an internal email for "mistakes" made in her 32-year tenure in not doing enough to elevate black voices on her staff and publishing images and stories that have been racially and culturally "hurtful or intolerant."

Bon Appetit's Top Editor Resigns After Offensive Photo

By Tali Arbel | Jun 9, 2020

The editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit, Adam Rapoport, resigned after a photo of him dressed in a stereotypical Puerto Rican costume surfaced on social media.

With Rare Candor, Employees Protest Facebook's Trump Policy

By Barbara Ortutay | Jun 2, 2020

Facebook employees are frustrated over CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to leave up posts by President Donald Trump that suggested protesters in Minneapolis could be shot.

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