Diane Burton, academic director of the Institute for Compensation Studies at the ILR School, says that companies’ announcing pay increases for entry-level jobs affects their internal workforces. “The symbolic aspects of wages matter. People want to know how they stack up,” Burton says.
Brooke Erin Duffy, professor of communication, says, “The push to self-brand is happening at a younger and younger age, and I see it with my students.” Duffy also discusses the potential long-term implications of a large digital footprint for children.
Alex Susskind, associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Hotel Administration, says that state and local regulators must do what they can to “give restaurateurs the absolute maximum potential for earning. In New York, for example, they stopped allowing alcohol takeout. I think that’s a mistake, frankly."
“It’s not a permanent thing — that’s an important thing to highlight,” says Luis Schang, adding that the vaccines are still working very well and vaccination rates continue to rise. “This is not something we have to do for years. This is weeks, perhaps a couple of months.”
“It’s not a permanent thing — that’s an important thing to highlight,” says Luis Schang, professor at Baker Institute for Animal Health. “This is not something we have to do for years. This is weeks, perhaps a couple of months.”
“Bitcoin was designed as a digitally anonymous medium of exchange that did not involve a trusted third party, such as a central bank, but Bitcoin has failed abjectly at its stated objective,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and trade policy.
A federal labor board ruling that green-lighted unions’ use of the inflatable protest symbol “Scabby the Rat” highlights longstanding tension between free speech protections and federal labor law restrictions. Risa Lieberwitz, professor of labor and employment law at the ILR School, discusses the ruling.
This op-ed from Russell Weaver, quantitative geographer at the IRL school, discusses enhanced unemployment insurance. He writes workers getting these benefits are now in a stronger position to reject exploitative and dehumanizing work.
The pandemic may permanently change the hotel industry’s approach to services like housekeeping and check in. Christopher Anderson, professor in the School of Hotel Administration, says we could see a system similar to airlines – where guests choose the services they are willing to pay for.