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Apple Reportedly Begins Layoffs as It Prepares for Yet Another Return-to-Office Push

Photo: Eric Thayer (Getty Images) Though they held out longer than most, Apple has reportedly finally succumbed to the great tech layoffs of 2022. The Big Tech titan reportedly laid off around 100 of its contract-based recruiters over the past week, according to sources speaking in a recent Bloomberg report. Those alleged layoffs come amid …

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Starbucks asks labor board to halt mail-in union ballots | CNN Business

New York CNN Business  —  Starbucks is requesting a suspension of mail-in ballots at unionization votes currently going on at its stores across America. The coffee chain is accusing National Labor Relation Board employees in Kansas and elsewhere of misconduct in handling these mail-in votes, actions it said has skewed results in favor of unionization. …

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Starbucks asks labor board to suspend mail-in ballot union elections, alleging misconduct in voting process

A sign is seen as Activists participate in an event dubbed the Un-Birthday Party and picket line for Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on July 19, 2022 in New York City. Activists gathered near Schultz’s West Village home on his 75th birthday to protest the treatment of Starbucks workers attempting to unionize, as well as Schultz’s …

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U.S. labor market defies recession fears as job growth surges in July

Nonfarm payrolls increase 528,000 in July Unemployment rate falls to 3.5% from 3.6% in June Average hourly earnings rise 0.5%; up 5.2% year-on-year Participation rate falls to 62.1% from 62.2% in June WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in July, lifting the level of employment above its pre-pandemic level and pouring …

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Diablo Devs Say Activision Back To Its Old ‘Union-Busting’ Tricks

Image: Blizzard Nearly two months after Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick announced the company would finally begin bargaining its first union contract with the Game Workers Alliance at Raven Software, staff at Blizzard Albany, currently working on Diablo IV, say the publisher is back to trying to union-bust. They accuse Activision Blizzard of rehiring the …

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PayPal earnings packed in much more than just numbers

After seeing its shares lose roughly two-thirds of their value in the past year, PayPal Holdings Inc. delivered a packed earnings report Tuesday, announcing a new chief financial officer, buyback authorization and cost-savings program, while also confirming that activists at Elliott Management Corp. have taken a stake in the company. Additionally, the company topped expectations …

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Tesla investors urged to vote against board members, for shareholder proposals by influential advisory services

Two prominent and influential proxy advisory firms are urging Tesla Inc. investors to vote against the reelection of two board directors, and are recommending they defy the company’s wishes and vote for six out of eight shareholder proposals. Tesla TSLA, +0.04% is facing several employee-related controversies and is caught up in the glare of the …

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Google’s CEO Reportedly Calls for ‘Simplicity Sprint’ as Employees Fear Possibility of Layoffs

Photo: Staff (Getty Images) Google CEO Sundar Pichai is reportedly calling on his staff to implement a “Simplicity Sprint” initiative meant to crowdsource employee ideas around product development, drive up efficiency and, “get better results faster.” The proposal comes on the heels of a hiring freeze and a series of worrying emails that has some …

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