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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, ...

‘Quite disruptive’: Months-long processing delays leave people out of work amid nationwide labor shortage

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Dayana Vera de Aponte had locked in her holiday plans after nearly two years of uncertainty fueled by the coronavirus pandemic, but then the unexpected happen: she lost her job because of an unprecedented US governm...

80% of the buildings in an eastern Washington town were destroyed during a Labor Day firestorm

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A small town in eastern Washington is in ruins after a fast-moving wildfire swept through Monday, and teams are still working to account for all residents, county officials said. About 80% of the homes and buildings...

9 Labor Day weekend car deals to look for

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Transaction prices have reached record highs and a J.D. Power study found that the average incentive across the market dropped to just 4.3% in August. Used car prices are also through the roof, but that means savvy s...

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-...

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...

After Chicago Labor Day weekend shootings wound 8 children, top cop pleads with public

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Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown delivered his impassioned plea to the public on Monday morning, as the extended violent weekend nears a close. At least eight of the dozens of shooting victims reported so...

Biden says labor unions ‘brung me to the dance’ in politics

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Biden met with the union’s leadership, including IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson. He interacted with some workers during the short visit, declaring at one point that union members were the supporters who "brung me t...

Biden to introduce commerce and labor secretary nominees Friday

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President-elect Joe Biden on Friday will introduce his nominees for commerce and labor secretary and other members of his economic and jobs team at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, according to his transition team....

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.

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...

Clinton labor secretary: I don’t recognize Democrats’ ‘dialogue’

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Herman told "Your World" that her former boss, President Clinton, "counterintuitively" but successfully brought business, labor, Democrats and Republicans together and ushered in what was the last U.S. budget surplus...

Costco drops Chaokoh coconut milk over allegations of forced monkey labor

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Costco has reportedly stopped purchasing Chaokoh coconut milk after PETA accused its manufacturer, the Thailand-based company Theppadungporn Coconut Co., of using forced monkey labor. PETA investigators from its Asi...

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...

Democratic lawmakers introduce a resolution to amend the 13th Amendment to end forced prison labor

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Congressional Democrats want to amend a section of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, to end what they refer to as another form of slavery -- forced prison labor. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Rep. Willi...

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...

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