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‘I barely function some days’: Covid ‘long haulers’ struggle to work amid labor shortage

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Laurie Bedell feels trapped inside her home and her ailing body. "I pretty much live here in the living room," Bedell said from her house near Pittsburgh. "I feel like I've lost the life that I had." Last November, ...

Saudi Arabia is planning a futuristic city of clean energy and flying taxis. Don’t build it with abusive labor practices

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Michael Eisner, (@Mikeyeis) General Counsel of Democracy for the Arab World Now, and Mustafa Qadri (@mustafa_qadri) is founder and Executive Director of Equidem, a specialist labor rights consultancy and charity. The...

Yes, you can wear white after Labor Day: stylists weigh in

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"My focus is generally on helping people uncover what they feel best in and what they really want to be wearing and feel like expresses themself the most," Dacy Gillespie, a personal stylist and owner of Mindful Clos...

A woman who was in labor stopped to vote before going to the hospital

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A Florida woman in labor had one important stop to make before going to the hospital -- she went to vote. A man came into the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office in Orlando on October 27 to request "a vote-...

The 37 most absurd lines from Donald Trump’s Labor Day ‘news conference’

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President Donald Trump held a news conference gave a speech on Labor Day, a grievance-and-falsehood-filled address that was more fitting for a campaign rally than the White House. I went through his remarks and pull...

Woman goes into labor and gives birth in the middle of taking the bar exam

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Taking the bar exam is hard enough, but one Illinois woman took it to the next level by having a baby in the middle of the test. Brianna Hill, a recent graduate of the Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, kn...

Trump extends immigration restrictions, citing pandemic’s impact on labor market

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President Donald Trump extended certain restrictions on legal immigration and on visas that allow immigrants to temporarily work in the United States on Thursday, just hours before those restrictions were set to lap...

These were the deadliest jobs in the US last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Work-related deaths reached a 12-year high in 2019 at more than 5,300, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A worker died every 99 minutes from a work-related injury in 2019, the BLS reported ...

Parts of the US will feel more like fall for Labor Day weekend

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Before you pull out your bikini or flip-flops for the unofficial end to summer, you might need to pump the brakes. The Labor Day forecast could be calling for an early start to pumpkin spice drinks. Why Autumn wea...

US bans cotton and tomato products from China’s Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns

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The US has banned imports of cotton products and tomatoes produced in China's Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said on Wednesday. The agency said the region-wide ban...

Affluent White student-athletes are profiting from the labor of their poor Black peers, study says

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A new study of the economics of college sports found that affluent White students are profiting off the labor of poor Black students. The study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, published August 31, ana...

Biden to tap Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary

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President-elect Joe Biden is expected to tap Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary, two sources familiar with the decision tell CNN. This story is breaking and will be updated.

Demi Moore stuns in matching white swimsuits with daughters: Labor Day Weekend ‘ready’

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"LDW ready, with @andieswim," Moore captioned the photo. Rumer Willis, 32, Scout Willis, 29, and Tallulah Willis, 27, joined their mom for the Andie's Swim photo shoot.  The "Ghost" star previously shared a photo fe...

Callista and Newt Gingrich: On Labor Day 2021 here’s what COVID has taught us about American workers

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The legislation which made Labor Day a national holiday was signed into law by President Grover Cleveland in 1894. It was created during a time of rapid industrialization and economic growth, as much of the United St...

Former Labor Secretary Chao warns worker shortages could be ‘tomorrow’s new normal’

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COVID-19 TAKES EMS WORKER SHORTAGE TO ‘CRISIS LEVEL’: AMERICAN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT ELAINE CHAO: I think the government should not be competing with the private sector when it comes to compensation, whethe...

MLB owners meet amid labor negotiations with players’ union

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . The luxury tax, formally known as the competitive balance tax, had a threshold of $ 210 million this year. Owners proposed lowering it to $ 180 million and adding a $ 100 mill...

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