“The CDC should go further by rescinding its Title 42 order for everyone. There is no valid public health rationale for expelling people fleeing persecution, when millions of other people enter the United States on visas every year.”
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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.
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.
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.
“People are building really interesting – but mostly experimental – tools. These are being built mostly by amateurs who do not understand how actual finance works,” says Emin Gün Sirer, associate professor of computer science. “So some of these ‘LEGO building blocks’ are quite interesting and do things that Wall Street cannot do. But some of them end up interacting in unforeseen ways.”
“Rapid increases in sea level rise and heat that will affect many of Asia's apparel workers directly have received little attention,” write Jason Judd and J. Lowell Jackson of the New Conversations Project out of the ILR School.
“It's still a career field that I think is not relatively understood,” says Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor of communication. “Like any feminized career field, it is seen as frivolous and therefore not taken seriously and not valued.”
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