Labor & Economic News Blog
Monday, August 17, 2015
Robot-run restaurants? Pay hikes may spur automation.
Many chains are looking for ways to use fewer workers.
Racial Wealth Gap Persists Despite Degree, Study Says
New research shakes the long-held belief that higher education clears a
path to financial equality for blacks and Hispanics, and contends that
the problem is deeply rooted and persistent.
Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Won’t Tolerate ‘Callous’ Management Practices
The company’s chief told employees that he didn’t recognize the
“soulless, dystopian workplace” that he said was depicted in a New York
Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace
Board Says Players at Northwestern Can’t Unionize
The ruling concerning Northwestern’s football
players was a victory for the college sports establishment and
reaffirmed one of the N.C.A.A.’s core principles: that college athletes
are primarily students.
A minimum wage arms race has broken out in the Bay Area
push for a $15 hourly wage has made strides nationwide. But the changes
have come particularly fast to the liberal Bay Area, now known for the
highest cost of living in the nation.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
In California’s Inland Empire, an Economic Recovery Brimming With Industrial Complexes
The Inland Empire region, which includes San Bernardino and Riverside
Counties, is experiencing a boom in development of warehouses and
Latinos' rising fortunes are epitomized in Downey, the 'Mexican Beverly Hills'
incomes still lag behind those of whites, but they are rising quickly
as immigrants move out of densely populated urban areas into the
suburbs. And demographers expect Latino buying power and education
levels to keep increasing.