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Why does work seem so dysfunctional right now?  A psychologist, a labor expert and a CEO intervene

Why does work seem so dysfunctional right now? A psychologist, a labor expert and a CEO intervene

Covid-era workforce dysfunction has reached fever pitch. If you’ve talked to anyone about your job in the past month, you’ve probably discussed silent quitting (or putting boundaries in place), not-so-silent bosses reacting, and even warnings of silent (or management) dismissal. Railway workers prepare to strike. Starbucks workers unionize. Teachers and nurses, exhausted beyond belief in …

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US labor market resilient as recession signals strengthen

US labor market resilient as recession signals strengthen

Weekly jobless claims rise by 5,000 to 213,000 Continuing claims drop 22,000 to 1.379 million WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased moderately last week, indicating that the labor market remains tight despite the Federal Reserve’s attempt to cool demand with aggressive increases in interest rates. …

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Labor Shortages Are Fueling America's Biggest Labor Crises

Labor Shortages Are Fueling America’s Biggest Labor Crises

Exhausted workers in education, health and rail industry retreat after months of staff shortages September 16, 2022 at 4:34 p.m. EDT Striking nurses demonstrate for better working conditions on public sidewalks outside Riverside Hospital September 13 in Minneapolis. (Annabelle Marcovici for the Washington Post) The U.S. economy ground to a halt hours after the shutdown …

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Railroads say they won't lock out workers as negotiators meet Labor Secretary Walsh

Railroads say they won’t lock out workers as negotiators meet Labor Secretary Walsh

Rail carrier and union negotiators met in the office of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Wednesday as the parties tried to broker a deal before Friday’s strike deadline. The meeting started just after 9 a.m. ET. A Labor Department spokesperson said talks were underway as of noon. “The parties are negotiating in good faith and …

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Truckers work Labor Day as market continues to soften

Truckers work Labor Day as market continues to soften

Chart of the week: Outbound Tender Rejection Index, Accepted Contract Load Volume – United States SONAR: OTRI.USA, CLAV.USA Full truckload volumes for contract freight jumped 3% in the week leading up to Labor Day, while truckload rejections remained near yearly lows of below 6%. As a result, spot market truckload rates barely budged, rising a …

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The labor market is tight, but this industry is attracting new workers.

The labor market is tight, but this industry is attracting new workers.

Colleges specializing in funeral service education are increasing enrollment amid a shortage of workers in the funeral service industry. “The shortage is so severe right now that there’s a 90% placement rate for graduates of these programs,” said Leili McMurrough, program director at Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Ill., the one of the …

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