KHD Buzz – More Teens Working Retail, Aging Truck Stock Slowing Supply Chains and More

KHD Buzz – More Teens Working Retail, Aging Truck Stock Slowing Supply Chains and More

May 16, 2022 Off By Koehler Home Decor

More Teenagers Are Joining the Workforce, and Retail Jobs are the Most Popular Choice

According to government figures, teens are currently working in greater numbers than they have been since before the 2008-09 financial crisis, when summer and part-time jobs were a more frequent rite of passage into adulthood. They’ve become especially important in industries like retail, travel, and hospitality, since many adults left jobs in those sectors behind during the pandemic. Read More

The Desire to Unionize On the Rise in US Retail

Retail and foodservice union involvement has increased significantly since the beginning of 2022. Over the previous year, the number of petitions to vote on unions increased by 57% from October 2021 to March 2022. “The pandemic served as a wakeup call or catalyst for two perspectives: ‘is there another way to work and live?’ and the connection between employers and workers,” said Mark Pearce, former head of the National Labor Relations Board. “The vulnerable workers were not only terrified but also enraged.” Read More

Supply Chain Slowed By Old Truck Stock

Truck fleets are aging, and new vehicle production isn’t keeping up with demand. As a result, more older vehicles are breaking down, causing even more delays in getting products from point A to point B. Read More

NY AG’s Lawsuit Against Amazon Dismissed

New York Attorney General Letitia James’ case against Amazon and a former employee who led a successful union organizing effort on Staten Island was dismissed by an appeals court in New York last week.

The lawsuit filed by James last year claimed that Amazon improperly retaliated against workers who spoke up about inadequate safety conditions in its warehouses, in addition to potentially exposing workers to the virus at two Amazon sites in New York City. Read More

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