Tag

#retail

Home » retail

9 posts

Bookmark?Remove?

Today’s News & Commentary — November 28, 2019

Published November 28th, 2019 -

  Happy Thanksgiving! Here at OnLabor, we are thankful for the workers who grow our food, transport our loved ones, and do the innumerable other things that make our celebrations possible.  We are also thankful for an increasingly robust national conversa... More »

October 6th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — October 6, 2019

Published October 6th, 2019 -

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s labor plan, which she unveiled Thursday, is reviewed by labor organizations and business organizations. The Services Employees International Union offered their full support for the plan. The Communications Workers of ... More »

July 26th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 26, 2019

Published July 26th, 2019 -

More than 1.3 million Americans have lost their jobs in the past decade as a result of private equity ownership in retail, according to a new report from nonprofits and worker advocacy groups.  This number includes 600,000 retail workers and 728,000 workers in... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

Rise Up Retail Helps Workers Win Severance

Published June 5th, 2019 -

On September 18, 2017, Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy.  The toy retailer had been in decline since at least 2000, but ran into real trouble after a consortium of private equity and real estate firms bought the ailing private company in 2005 in a $6.6 billion l... More »

November 22nd, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — November 22, 2018

Published November 22nd, 2018 -

Many low-wage workers are preparing to work long shifts away from family members this Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.  One retail worker detailed his work schedule in today’s Daily News.  After arriving late to Thanksgiving dinner after a day of work, he wi... More »

January 8th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — January 8, 2018

Published January 8th, 2018 -

The Boston Globe reports that employers struggling with the tight labor market are seeking out candidates that they may not have previously considered.  For example, Shake Shack is hiring workers who speak little English; Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is pl... More »

November 24th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — November 24, 2017

Published November 24th, 2017 -

Retailers are expected to hire slightly fewer temporary workers this holiday shopping season.  Although Target plans to hire thousands, Wal-Mart plans to hire none, promising instead to increase existing workers’ hours to accommodate the anticipated surg... More »

September 26th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — September 26, 2017

Published September 26th, 2017 -

American cities are going wild as Amazon looks for a place to build its second headquarters and employ 50,000 people.  Tucson businessmen sent a 21-foot cactus to Jeff Bezos’ office.  Philadelphia and Tulsa have expressed openness to modifying their tax ... More »

June 26th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — June 26, 2017

Published June 26th, 2017 -

Today, President Trump meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House.  Bloomberg reports that one of Modi’s top priorities will be to convince Trump to continue the H-1B visa program, which has let thousands of skilled Indian workers live i... More »