Friday, January 16, 2015

Top 10 Stories This Week: Paid Sick Leave, Target Canada Fail, Fairway Swagger

President Obama is directing federal agencies to give their employees up to six weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child, a benefit he wants to extend to all American workers.
He will also call on Congress to pass a bill that would allow workers across the United States to earn up to seven paid sick days a year and would create a $2 billion incentive fund to help states pay for family leave programs, officials said.
New CEO said the chain is launching a new marketing campaign geared to get Fairway's swag back.
Two longtime employees are retiring this month.
12,000 of Delta's roughly 20,000 flight attendants signed authorization cards
The California Supermarket is the first of its kind to take Apple-Pay
New York City employers use credit checks to screen applicants for all sorts of jobs, like dog-walking, and janitorial work.  Now a group of advocates are seeking to end that practice, claiming it hurts blacks and Hispanics without predicting job performance.
The retail sector is powered by consumer spending and the employer of millions of Americans and the source of stagnant wages.
This clip is 17 years old, and is sadly still ringing true today.  It is worth the watch!
8. Aetna CEO: Our Minimum Wage is Now $16 per hour.
The health insurance co. is increasing wages to reach and hold on to talented employees.
10. Target to Shut Down Canada
To say the chain has failed, would be a major understatement. Read more.
11. Deer are Invading Staten Island and NYC...
The past six years, Staten Island has seen a 3,304 percent (that's %!) increase in white-tailed deer.
In a groundbreaking analysis of data, a team of scientists have concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to oceans and animals, that we will not be able to recover from.
"If you cranked up the aquarium heater and dumped some acid in the water, your fish would not be very happy,” Dr. Pinsky said. “In effect, that’s what we’re doing to the oceans.”  Read more.
The 10 hottest years on record have occurred since 1997.

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