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Australian Video Games Industry Is Getting Its Own Union

Game Workers Unite Australia, a body that had previously been an advisory and support organisation, announced today that early next year it will be transitioning to becoming a full-blown union.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Australian Video Games Industry Is Getting Its Own Union

Game Workers Unite Australia, a body that had previously been an advisory and support organisation, announced today that early next year it will be transitioning to becoming a full-blown union.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Best Way to Ask for a Cost-of-Living Raise

The end of the calendar year is a time for tactfully exiting holiday parties and hazarding guesses at what to get your coworker for Secret Santa, but more importantly, for many workplaces, it’s also the time when performance reviews happen, budgets are made, and salaries are negotiated.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Best Way to Ask for a Cost-of-Living Raise

The end of the calendar year is a time for tactfully exiting holiday parties and hazarding guesses at what to get your coworker for Secret Santa, but more importantly, for many workplaces, it’s also the time when performance reviews happen, budgets are made, and salaries are negotiated.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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TSA Says Vaccine Mandate Won’t Keep Them From Harassing Holiday Travelers

Just last month, we reported your holiday travel plans could be a mess with even more delays due to vaccine hesitancy among TSA agents. At the time, just 60 percent of agents had been reported as fully vaccinated, putting them at a major risk of missing a November 22 vaccination deadline for federal employees.Read more… […]

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TSA Says Vaccine Mandate Won’t Keep Them From Harassing Holiday Travelers

Just last month, we reported your holiday travel plans could be a mess with even more delays due to vaccine hesitancy among TSA agents. At the time, just 60 percent of agents had been reported as fully vaccinated, putting them at a major risk of missing a November 22 vaccination deadline for federal employees.Read more… […]

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Over 1200 Activision Blizzard Employees Sign Petition Demanding CEO Bobby Kotick Quit

The ABK Workers Alliance, a group of Activision Blizzard workers formed in response to the company’s treatment of its employees, began circulating a petition earlier today for anyone working at the publisher’s studios and offices to sign. It has now been endorsed by over 1200 workers.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The John Deere Strike Is Finally Over After A Month Of Bargaining

Back in October, John Deere workers voted to go on strike. The whole thing hasn’t exactly gone smoothly, with temporary salaried workers brought in and one tragic death. But now, the strike is over, and John Deere’s 10,000 union employees have a new contract.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The John Deere Strike Is Finally Over After A Month Of Bargaining

Back in October, John Deere workers voted to go on strike. The whole thing hasn’t exactly gone smoothly, with temporary salaried workers brought in and one tragic death. But now, the strike is over, and John Deere’s 10,000 union employees have a new contract.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Negotiate a ‘Boomerang’ Job for More Money and Better Benefits

More American workers quit their jobs in September 2021 than ever before, leading some academics to speculate that “boomerang employees” (a cute name for “rehires”) will soon be much more common. Boomeranging is nothing new, especially in high-turnover industries—and under the right circumstances, it’s beneficial for…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Negotiate a ‘Boomerang’ Job for More Money and Better Benefits

More American workers quit their jobs in September 2021 than ever before, leading some academics to speculate that “boomerang employees” (a cute name for “rehires”) will soon be much more common. Boomeranging is nothing new, especially in high-turnover industries—and under the right circumstances, it’s beneficial for…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Negotiate a ‘Boomerang’ Job for More Money and Better Benefits

More American workers quit their jobs in September 2021 than ever before, leading some academics to speculate that “boomerang employees” (a cute name for “rehires”) will soon be much more common. Boomeranging is nothing new, especially in high-turnover industries—and under the right circumstances, it’s beneficial for…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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American Airlines Pilots Union Rejects Holiday Raise, Demands Permanent Change

American Airlines is being held to account for offering short-term fixes for long-standing issues as the company heads into the holiday season. The Allied Pilots Association rejected an offer of increased pay during peak periods of the holiday season. The APA represents over 14,000 pilots employed by American…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How to Spot a Bad Boss During a Job Interview

The job interview isn’t just about selling yourself as the best candidate for the job—it’s also your chance to suss out who you’d be working for, and whether they might be a terrible manager. Considering that that nearly half of all workers have left a job because of their boss, you’ll want to know what […]

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Why Everyone Is Talking About Twitch Star Hasan Piker’s New Merch Line

Popular socialist streamer Hasan Piker did a cool thing earlier this week: he launched a new line of merch aimed at supporting workers. In addition to the clothes being made by union shops, some of the profits are also going to strike funds to help pro-labor causes across the country. The store also includes a […]

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Why Everyone Is Talking About Twitch Star Hasan Piker’s New Merch Line

Popular socialist streamer Hasan Piker did a cool thing earlier this week: he launched a new line of merch aimed at supporting workers. In addition to the clothes being made by union shops, some of the profits are also going to strike funds to help pro-labor causes across the country. The store also includes a […]

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How ‘Microwork’ Preys on the Desperate (and Other Reasons to Avoid It)

Like driving for Uber or delivering groceries for Doordash, signing up for a microwork site sounds pretty tempting: If you have internet, you can make money doing simple tasks on the computer. But as is so often the case, microwork isn’t the easy side hustle it’s made out to be. Here’s everything you should know.Read […]

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How ‘Microwork’ Preys on the Desperate (and Other Reasons to Avoid It)

Like driving for Uber or delivering groceries for Doordash, signing up for a microwork site sounds pretty tempting: If you have internet, you can make money doing simple tasks on the computer. But as is so often the case, microwork isn’t the easy side hustle it’s made out to be. Here’s everything you should know.Read […]

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Activision Blizzard Devs Win Better Pay And PTO For Contractors

The publisher behind Call of Duty: Vanguard and World of Warcraft announced yesterday that it would be improving pay and paid-time-off for contractors at the company, including raising the minimum hourly rate to $17 and paying them even during holiday breaks. The changes came amid renewed scrutiny of workplace…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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