Media Advisory: Workplace Fairness Blogs Reflect Today’s Workplace Issues
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WASHINGTON (Dec. 08, 2020) – Dear Journalists: In this current environment, workplace issues can become difficult to navigate. Please share these Workplace Fairness blog excerpts with your readers, as the subjects are relevant to today’s issues.
'We went from being essential to being sacrificial, all for the sake of the bottom line,'by Laura Clawson – Excerpt: The extra amount the average worker at these companies has been paid through the pandemic ranges from $4,414 at Best Buy, a 28% increase, down to just $300, or just 2%, at Walgreens and CVS. For many of the companies, hazard pay of $2 an hour early on has been yanked from workers, in some cases replaced by sporadic bonuses—because bonuses feel like a gift, whereas hourly pay becomes harder to take away after a while.
Companies are getting creative to pay workers as little as they can get away with in the pandemic,by Laura Clawson – Excerpt: Unemployment remains high, Republicans allowed expanded unemployment benefits to expire, and retail companies are using that desperation to get vulnerable people to risk their health or their lives for low, low wages. Early on in the pandemic, many retail chains paid their workers some amount of hazard pay. It was usually an inadequate amount and often wasn’t backed up by a commitment to safety, but it was something.
Millions of U.S Workers for Walmart, McDonald’s and Other Corporate Giants Rely on Food Stamps and Medicaid, by Jeff Schuhrke – Excerpt: The new GAO report echoes the conclusions of similar studies by the University of California, Berkeley Labor Center in 2013 and 2015, which found that U.S. taxpayers are subsidizing large corporations to the tune of $153 billion per year in the form of public assistance programs to support their low-wage employees.
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