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Discover Workers

Road workers discover Roman coins and more while building a new bypass

One of the more interesting things about any new construction in some parts of Europe is that often when they dig into the ground for construction, they uncover something ancient. For example, while road crews were working on the future A120 Little Hadham bypass site in Hertfordshire, they made a very interesting discovery. While digging,…

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remote Workers

How remote workers and their employers can avoid a tax nightmare

This article is part of the Future of Work briefing, a weekly email with stories, interviews, trends and links about how work, workplaces and workforces are changing. Sign up here.If you thought 2020 was a messed-up tax year because of COVID-19, remote working and the wildly different laws from state to state, just wait till you get…

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Permanently Workers

Many IT workers would take a pay cut to WFH permanently

Home News Computing (Image credit: Microsoft) Many IT professionals would happily take a pay cut to indefinitely remain in a remote working setup, a new report has claimed.Research from financial solutions provider Hitachi Capital UK found that being able to spend more time with their families, as well as being able to balance household and…

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DoorDash Workers

DoorDash workers protest outside CEO Tony Xu’s home demanding better pay, tip transparency and PPE

California DoorDash workers protested outside of the home of DoorDash CEO Tony Xu on Thursday, prompted by a recent California Superior Court Judge ruling calling 2020’s Proposition 22 unconstitutional. Prop 22, which was passed last November in California, would allow app-based companies like DoorDash, Uber and Lyft to continue classifying workers as independent contractors rather…

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Healthcare Workers

Healthcare Workers Eager for COVID Booster Shots

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As COVID vaccine boosters move closer to reality, most physicians and nurses are ready and willing to get another shot in the arm, according to a new Medscape survey. Altogether, 93% of physicians and 87% of nurses/advanced practice nurses (APNs) said…

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Support Workers

13 Ways Sex Workers Say You Can Support Them Online

Everyone’s favorite quarantine porn destination OnlyFans will be banning explicit content starting October 1, 2021—a disappointing move that sex workers have been sounding the alarm on for months now. As it becomes more difficult to post sexual content on OnlyFans—on top of the difficulties that already exist advertising anything sex-related on social media—sex workers need…

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dying Workers

More workers are dying from heat. Texas may make it harder to protect them.

In the summer of 2010, the Workers Defense Project, a Texas-based group that supports immigrant workers in the construction industry, organized a “thirst strike” in front of Austin’s city hall. More than a dozen workers and advocates sat in the June heat and went without water for six hours on a day that reached 90…

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health Workers

Health care workers join the fight to stop the Line 3 pipeline

Medical professionals around the country rallied on Tuesday against the expansion of Enbridge’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline, calling it a threat to human and planetary health. “The health of Minnesotans is at risk,” said Teddie Potter, director of planetary health at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, addressing a crowd in St. Paul,…

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health Workers

Health Care Workers Share Stories of Delta Variant’s Toll

Aug. 17, 2021 — With the Delta variant surging across the country, already spread-thin health care workers are facing even sicker — and younger — Americans affected by COVID-19 than at the start of the pandemic. While we won’t know the exact toll the pandemic will take on our essential workers, one thing is clear:…

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Healthcare Workers

Healthcare Workers Share Stories of Delta Variant’s Toll

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With the Delta variant surging across the country, already spread-thin health care workers are facing even sicker — and younger — Americans affected by COVID-19 than at the start of the pandemic. While we won’t know the exact toll the pandemic will take on…