A female pilot with a roller bag in front of a small white jet with entry stairs.

Private jets have a pilot problem

Pilots are following the money — and it’s taking them to larger commercial airlines.

Ben Berkley • October 31, 2023
Five teens sit at their classroom desks working on homework while a teacher helps one of them. The scene is on a colorful newsprint background.

California will teach teens about workers’ rights because employers keep violating them

California moves to teach students about labor laws as child labor violations increase nationwide.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 10, 2023
A man carries a WGA (Writers Guild of America) sign that reads 'Humanity vs. AI.'

‘AI is not a writer:’ Why the writers’ strike deal matters beyond Hollywood

As Hollywood writers get back to work, the AI protections they won will help others keep their jobs (for now).

Ben Berkley • September 28, 2023
strike signs

The Hollywood strike has a lot to do with AI

As Hollywood shuts down, strikers worry over how studios could replace them with AI.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 17, 2023

What is supercore inflation?

“Supercore inflation” is a term used to describe the rising cost of goods and services, minus food, energy, and housing.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 13, 2023

A study found the four-day workweek works

Across 61 organizations, ~2.9k employees tried the four-day workweek. Now, most of the companies are sticking with it.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 22, 2023

Why do restaurant workers fund a lobbying group that keeps their wages low?

Restaurant workers pay to take a food safety class, which — surprise — funds industry lobbying efforts.

Sara Friedman • January 19, 2023

The end of noncompetes?

The FTC wants to ban noncompetes, saying it could boost US wages by up to nearly $300B annually.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 6, 2023

Tech winter is dire for immigrant visa holders

Tech companies use H-1B visas to hire skilled workers from overseas. But now they’re laying them off.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 9, 2022

Pay transparency is coming

NYC’s pay transparency laws went into effect this week.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 3, 2022

More apps, more problems

Apps are supposed to make life easier, but they’re stressing employees out.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 20, 2022

Some workers say their job billed them for… quitting?

Officials are scrutinizing TRAPs, which require employees to reimburse employers for training.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 19, 2022

Second-chance hiring, explained

Second-chance hiring — hiring people with criminal records — is a growing trend across several industries.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 12, 2022

What a railroad strike would mean

A railroad strike would cause shortages, shutdowns, and high prices. It’d also cost the US economy $2B per day.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 13, 2022

Layoffs are out. Labor hoarding is in

Why some companies are doing the exact opposite of laying off employees.

Mark Dent • September 8, 2022

California fast-food workers could get $22/hr.

A new bill could form a fast-food council to oversee wages and conditions in California.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 31, 2022

Looking for a new gig? Consider rural Iowa

An Iowa window and door manufacturer is investing big bucks into its hometown to attract talent.

Mia Sullivan • August 11, 2022

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