Pennsylvania raises the income threshold for tipped workers after more than 40 years

Tipped workers in Pennsylvania must make at least $135 per month in tips before their employers can pay them below the state’s minimum wage, as the Department of Labor & Industry put a series of updated regulations in place on Friday. The change is the first to tip worker regulations since 1977, according to Secretary … Read more

BREAKING: Recession IS HERE. Will Biden ADMIT It? – The Hill

BREAKING: Recession IS HERE. Will Biden ADMIT It?The Hill Biden White House talking points redefining recession quickly embraced by media outletsFox News A Recession by Any Other NameThe Wall Street Journal Opinion: The toughest part of the Fed’s job may already be doneCNN View Full Coverage on Google News

Why Consumer Confidence Is Key to Fighting Inflation | WSJ – Wall Street Journal

Why Consumer Confidence Is Key to Fighting Inflation | WSJThe Wall Street Journal WA consumer confidence inches higher, despite Aussie shopper sentiment remaining ‘very weak’The West Australian Consumer confidence remains weak amid inflation concernsSky News Australia Consumer confidence weak ahead of CPICentral Western Daily SA business confidence improves despite financial pressuresInDaily View Full Coverage on … Read more

40 Percent of US Workers Weighing Up Quitting Their Jobs: Report

Roughly 40 percent of workers in the United States are contemplating quitting their current jobs in the next three to six months, according to a new report from the global management consulting firm, McKinsey and Co. The firm surveyed more than 13,000 people across the globe, including 6,294 Americans, between February and April, to find … Read more

Activision Blizzard Workers Keep Fighting for a Seat at the Table

On Thursday, Activision Blizzard developers from employee collective ABK Workers Alliance (and at least one dog) gathered outside the gates of Blizzard Entertainment’s Irvine, California campus. Many raised a fist as a show of worker solidarity; others clutched signs reading “end gender inequality,” “human rights are not a game,” and more pointedly, “game unions now.” … Read more

Starbucks strike: Workers at Philadelphia big picket over alleged retaliation for union drive

Starbucks workers at the coffee shop on 12th and Market streets in Center City began a 24-hour strike Friday morning. The employees say they’ve faced intimidation, retaliation and poor working conditions since they voted to unionize last month and want the store’s current manager fired, CBS3 reported. The strike began at 5:30 am and is … Read more

Why Americans Aren’t Paid Enough – CNBC

Why Americans Aren’t Paid EnoughCNBC After inflation, workers on minimum wage have not made this little since the 1950sCBS News The federal minimum wage is worth less than it was over 60 years ago, thanks to inflationFortune View Full Coverage on Google News

Some New Jersey teenagers can now work up to 50 hours per week during the summer

Beginning immediately, teenagers in New Jersey can work more hours during the summer, as Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill to expand working hours for children aged 14 to 17. Businesses in the Garden State, particularly those along the Jersey Shore, have struggled with finding employees for the busy summer season, and consider the new … Read more

Artist Jaq Grantford wins Darling Portrait Prize for reflection on the highs and lows of COVID-19 lockdowns

Melbourne artist Jaq Grantford experienced a kind of “guilty pleasure” during the COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020-21. In many ways, she said, it was a “dystopian” time. “We were in a time when you could not travel interstate to see family friends,” she said. “In Melbourne, which is where I’m from, you could not travel further … Read more