Working + The Economy

The labor-busting law firms and consultants that keep Google, Amazon and other workplaces union-free

American companies have been very successful at preventing their workers from organizing into unions in recent decades, one of the reasons unionization in the...

Reports, data detail how pandemic exposes long-standing Nevada inequities

Nevada’s minority populations are the hardest hit by COVID-19 in terms of infection, hospitalization, and mortality rates, according to statewide data trends analyzed by...
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Psst … casinos might be – gasp! – covid superspreaders

Early this month, Gov. Steve Sisolak was asked if casinos might be closed again.“All or our options remain open,” the governor said. “If we...

$300 a week. For 3 weeks. Maybe. Eventually.

Spoon in a flood, meet model of inefficiency.Nevada will be the latest state to apply for that $300 a week federal unemployment benefit. The...

‘Economic security is a public health issue for trans people’

Chrystal McKinley just wanted a way to honor the trans people of color who have been killed so far this year. As the sun began...
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Medicaid reliance expected to increase as more Nevadans lose jobs

The number of people enrolled in Nevada Medicaid is growing, and that increased demand could strain a program already battered by millions of dollars...
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Workers, unions raise red flag over hospital safety concerns

Local coronavirus case numbers and hospitalizations have gradually declined this month, yet many Southern Nevada hospital workers say they still face high workloads and...

Getting food on the table in a pandemic

Months into the pandemic, many Nevada households are still struggling with food insecurity, and food distribution centers are still trying to meet the need.“COVID-19...
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Unions push for job security ordinance covering all workers – union or not

A coalition of labor unions is pushing Clark County to introduce an ordinance requiring businesses to rehire furloughed or laid-off employees based on seniority...
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With money running out, state pauses new rental assistance applications

All $50 million set aside to provide rental assistance in Clark County is expected to run out and the Nevada state treasurer’s office announced...

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