*SMLR-Net: Selected news on labor and employment relations & human resource management*
*November 22, 2021*
*Title:* States are Choosing Employers Over Workers by Using COVID Relief Funds to Pay Off Unemployment Insurance Debt
*Source:* Working Economics Blog – Economic Policy Institute
*Author:* Asha Banerjee, Sebastian Martinez Hickey, and Marokey Sawo
*Date:* November 19, 2021
*Summary:* Policymakers shouldn’t be afraid to increase taxes on employers to improve unemployment insurance.
*Title:* Apple Posts Internal Memo Affirming Employees’ Rights to Discuss Pay
*Source:* NBC News
*Author:* Zoe Schiffer
*Date:* November 19, 2021
*Summary: *Following months of internal controversy about how much workers make at one of the highest valued companies in the world, Apple has announced that employees have the right to discuss working conditions and pay, according to a staff memo obtained by NBC News.
*Title:* Amazon Employees in 20 Countries Will Strike on Black Friday for Better Working Conditions as Part of Global ‘Make Amazon Pay’ Campaign
*Source:* Business Insider
*Author: *Bethany Biron
*Date:* November 20, 2021
*Summary:* Workers and activists in more than 20 countries are expected to protest as part of a campaign led by "Make Amazon Pay," a coalition of 70 trade unions and organizations including Greenpeace, Oxfam, and Amazon Workers International. Individuals everywhere "from oil refineries, to factories, to warehouses, to data centers, to corporate offices" are expected to participate in the November 26 event, according to the campaign.
*Title:* Remote Work Can Be a Very Bad Way to Start a Career: Opinion, Guest Essay
*Source:* The New York Times
*Author:* Anne Helen Petersen and Charlie Warzel
*Date:* November 22, 2021
*Summary:* Kiersten graduated from college straight into the middle of a pandemic and a precarious job market. She managed to find an entry-level job with a government contractor that allowed her to work from the safety of her home. There was no fanfare on her first day; she simply opened her laptop and began an endless series of training sessions conducted over Zoom.
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