Topic of the Week
Blog of the Week
Overcoming Inequality in Unemployment Benefit Access and Utilization
Black workers are not only more likely to be unemployed during the pandemic but much less likely to receive UI. Law, policy, and practice may be the problems, but the solution begins with mobilization.
Thought for the Week
"It really is very damaging. It creates a place where you're just always afraid and you can't be yourself. People are angry and confused and they're concerned about their job all day every day—is today the day I'm going to be fired? That's just no way to live"
–Catherine Mattice Zundel | CEO of Civility Partners
List of the Week
from Workplace Bullying Institute
- 19% of adults said they’d personally been bullied at work, while another 19% said they’d seen it happen to someone else.
- Being bullied at work can harm both your mental and your physical health—with potential effects including major stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal issues, and more.
- Workplace bullying goes far beyond a minor disruption or small annoyance. Rather, it creates a psychological power imbalance between the person doing the bullying and their target or targets to a point where that person at the receiving end develops [a] feeling of helplessness.
Top Five News Headlines
- The New Normal: When work-from-home means the boss is watching
- What Counts as Race Discrimination? A Suit Against JPMorgan Is a Test
- Most Americans believe LGBTQ people are legally protected from discrimination. They're not.
- Reddit announces permanent work from home, eliminates cost-of-living pay compensation
- Stuck-At-Home Moms: The Pandemic's Devastating Toll On Women