2 results for tag: worker safety


What to know in New Orleans this week (March 3): Women’s Day workers.. voting info… coronavirus risk … and more

By Gambit Weekly March 2, 2020 Coinciding with International Women’s Day, New Orleans activists will host a march Sunday, March 8, to demand higher wages and better conditions for the city's women, trans and non-binary workers. This will be the second annual International Working Women's Day march in New Orleans. Organized by the New Orleans Peoples Assembly, the march will start at 1 p.m. at Congo Square and end with a rally at City Hall. The New Orleans Hospitality Workers Alliance also will participate. Organizer Angela Kinlaw said 20 speakers will discuss topics including health care, education, worker safety, reproductive rights, ...

The Talent War: Walmart and Amazon Compete for a Better Workplace

By Greg Petro February 21, 2020 With unemployment at record lows, the retail industry is facing a talent shortage. And the persistent perception that retail is a “lousy job” based on the physicality of moving and standing for long periods, unpredictable hours, often lower pay, and lately, worker safety (both behind the scenes as well as front of the house) is pitting Walmart against Amazon once again, this time in the race for talent. ... First, the elephant in the room — minimum wage increases. Last year, Amazon announced it would increase minimum wage to $15 for all U.S. employees. While the news drew headlines, particularly as ...