(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden on Thursday said his administration will require all federal employees and contractors to show proof of vaccination, a move met with swift opposition from Texas elected officials.
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(The Center Square) – Organized labor spent more than $1.8 billion on political activity and lobbying in the U.S. during the 2020 election cycle, according to a new study published by the National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR). The majority of the money spent by labor, $1.4 billion, came straight from union dues taken from workers who can legally be fired if they refuse to fund union activities, the institute reports.
Kate Winslet has praised the courage of the “wonderful actors” who have spoken out about harassment and abuse, as she believes it has helped bring a "time of change" to Hollywood.
(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management will sit for a nomination hearing Thursday, where she is expected to face pushback from Republicans who have called for her nomination to be withdrawn.
The Charles Koch Foundation donated nearly $12 million to Arizona State University (ASU), the nation's most innovative university, according to U.S. News & World Report. A press release from the Koch Foundation said that the grant money would be used to develop programs for "students to more effectively pursue their own individualized and self-defined learning goals." One sponsored initiative is a "stackable credential" system that would allow students – particularly low-income and working students – to accumulate industry-specific credentials and customize their higher-education experience.
(The Center Square) – Small business owners are continuing to have problems attracting new workers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and are trying to entice them with new incentives, a new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows.
(The Center Square) – Republicans have argued for months that federal unemployment benefits are keeping Americans from going back to work, and a new survey seems to support that claim.
(The Center Square) – A new report shows states that decided to turn away federal unemployment benefits have seen a drop in unemployment.
(The Center Square) – Texas fast-food chain Layne’s Chicken Fingers is offering teenagers the opportunity to earn $50,000 as an attempt to entice workers to seek gainful employment.