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What Happens When Amazon Comes to Town

The country’s largest employer is building two facilities in the Mid-Hudson Valley. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

Economy

Is It a Restaurant Labor Shortage, or a Broken Restaurant Industry?

Amid fears of a labor shortage in restaurants, two narratives have emerged. One blames workers for being lazy; the other highlights low pay, poor treatment, and scant benefits.

Economy

Nail Salon Workers Are Transforming Their Industry After the Pandemic

Wage theft, long hours, and a lack of personal protective equipment have plagued nail technicians for decades. But there’s a growing worker-led movement for change.

Economy

The Pandemic Has Intensified the Fight Over Gig Workers

The long struggle to reclassify gig-economy laborers as employees of the companies they work with has taken on new urgency after a year of job losses, poor health outcomes, and overall instability.

Economy