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THE FUTURE OF Work

THE FUTURE OF Work

Uber, Lyft Face Uphill Struggle for Gig-Worker Votes

A recent poll showed that only 39 percent of likely voters would approve California’s Proposition 22, which aims to keep gig workers as independent contractors instead of full-time employees.

By Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times  |  September 23, 2020
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Remote Work in Colorado Takes a Toll on Mental Health

At first, the transition to remote work was exciting. But as the distancing continues, many workers struggle with their mental health, job satisfaction and motivation. But some introverted workers are thriving.

By Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post  |  September 21, 2020
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Coronavirus Accelerates Robot Replacements in Workplaces

The Federal Reserve found that workers with jobs that can be done by machines are experiencing layoffs at a greater rate with the pandemic. Workers of color are especially hard-hit by this trend.

By Christian Hetrick, The Philadelphia Inquirer  |  September 15, 2020
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Should State IT Agencies Recruit More Remote Workers?

Remote government work can have many benefits, as the last several months have shown. But whether state IT agencies should recruit more remote workers, regardless of where they live, remains an open question.

By Jed Pressgrove, Government Technology  |  September 10, 2020
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New York Hopes Increased Borrowing Will Prevent Mass Layoffs

New York City has rescinded its threat to lay off 22,000 city workers as Mayor de Blasio works to find other funding sources to offset a $9 billion deficit. But some city workers worry that furloughs might happen anyway.

By Zoe Manzanetti, Staff Writer  |  September 10, 2020
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Colorado Governor Orders More Workplace Diversity

Gov. Jared Polis has signed an executive order to prioritize diversity and equity within the state workforce. The move is the first step in improving what critics have called a problem within the Polis administration.

By Zoe Manzanetti, Staff Writer  |  September 10, 2020
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Delaware County Well-Suited for Remote Work, Report Finds

A new study from the National Association of Realtors identified which areas of the country were likely to continue working remotely after the pandemic subsides. Delaware County, Ohio, had the eighth highest score.

By Jim Weiker, The Columbus Dispatch  |  September 9, 2020
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Labor Unions Face Organizing, Financing Challenges Amid COVID

With increased COVID safety concerns, more workers seek assistance from labor unions, which have their own challenges. Organizing workers is easier in-person and many unions face financial shortfalls due to widespread layoffs.

By Megan Stringer, The Wichita Eagle  |  September 8, 2020
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Georgia Records Economic Growth, but Job Creation Slows

Due in part to three new Amazon fulfillment centers, the state’s economic development has increased by 4 percent from the last fiscal year. But the projects are investing in technology and automation, not new jobs.

By Andy Peters, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  |  September 2, 2020
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Michigan Work Safety Complaints Have Increased During COVID

Before the pandemic, state officials were receiving about 200 workplace safety complaints each month. During the pandemic, that has increased to more than 200 every week. Many of them are COVID-related.

By Gus Burns, MLive.com  |  September 1, 2020
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What Happened to California’s Extra $600 in Jobless Benefits?

State legislators proposed a $100 billion stimulus plan that would increase weekly unemployment benefits for unemployed workers, but the legislative session is ending before the extra support has been formalized.

By Dustin Gardiner, San Francisco Chronicle   |  August 31, 2020
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