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Senate Republicans, End the Trump Shutdown
Offbeat  (tags: government shutdown, workers, wages, paychecks, income, Congress, petitions )

- 179 days ago -
Trump's shutdown has left 800,000 federal employees without pay and shut down vital services to our nation. Families living check to check are facing homelessness, hunger, or bankruptcy.
Bread and Roses   video
Offbeat  (tags: International Workers Day, Lawrence, Ma, women, workers, laborers, workers rights, strike, bread and roses )

- 804 days ago -
In remembering May 1st. This is a true story.
Chief Executives Earn '183 Times More Than Workers'
Offbeat  (tags: pay gap, bosses, workers, business, economy, earnings )

- 1427 days ago -
FTSE 100 chief executives (CEO) earn on average 183 times more than a full-time worker, research suggests.
Migrant Dreams Turn Into Sahara Sex Work
Offbeat  (tags: Sex, Workers, Sahara, Migrant, African, Europe )

- 1896 days ago -
Thousands of African migrants are stuck in the Nigerien town of Agadez - the gateway to the Sahara - as they battle to fulfil their dream of reaching Europe. The BBC's Thomas Fessy met some of them during a visit to the town.
One-in-Four Workers Cant Afford to Take a Vacation
Offbeat  (tags: americans, humans, interesting, news, off-beat, society, world, travel, trips, vacations, work, workers )

- 2968 days ago -
As we approach the official kick-off to summer getaways with Memorial Day weekend, a recent study from CareerBuilder shows financial constraints and demanding work schedules have some workers foregoing vacation plans this year.
N-Crisis A Battle For Workers' Wives
Offbeat  (tags: Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, danger, health risks, workers, wives, emotions, worry, nuclear crisis, hero, safety )

- 3015 days ago -
Desperately worried but determined to support their husbands, the wives of workers at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant struggle with their emotions as they wait for their husbands to return from work that is endangering their lives.
Mich. Child Care Workers Sue to Break From Union
Offbeat  (tags: Child care, workers )

- 3226 days ago -
ETROIT - Peggy Mashke tends to 12 children for 12 hours a day at her home, so she was surprised to get a letter welcoming her to the United Auto Workers union.
Are Oil Cleanup Workers, Working?
Offbeat  (tags: Alabama, oil clean up, oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, workers )

- 3324 days ago -
An angry Alabama resident told a local TV station that BP's oil cleanup workers spend more time taking breaks, cracking jokes, and gawking at women, than filling bags washed up with tar balls.
New York Man Stabs "Racist" Dog
Offbeat  (tags: guard dog, new york man, workers, same company, stabbed dog, recovering, cirme, racist )

- 3385 days ago -
Upset over the incessant barking of a German Shepherd toward African Americans, Latinos and other non-Whites, a New York man stabbed a "racist" dog. As a result, the canine lost his eye and the attacker was charged in court. Consequently, in this crime,
Raccoons Take Up Residence at Fort Totten Metro Station
Offbeat  (tags: raccoons, residence, metro station, workers, feeding, living together, harmony )

- 3428 days ago -
Metro brings together creatures of all kinds. Apparently that now includes raccoons. During the past few months, several raccoons have made the Fort Totten Station a stop in their travels. Now some riders are saying there are limits to whom -- and
Berlin Creates Rest Stop for Weary Beavers
Offbeat  (tags: beavers, wildlife, workers, busy, tired, rest stop )

- 3506 days ago -
Beavers get tired too. For that reason, Berlin has fashioned a mini rest stop for the furry animals to take a break as they swim through the city in the Spree River. It marks a significant change since the times when Berliners saw beavers as a tasty

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