*SMLR-Net: Selected news on labor and employment relations & human resource management*
*APRIL 26, 2021*
*Title:* Domestic Workers in Gulf Countries Vent Woes on TikTok
*Source:* The New York Times
*Author:* Louise Donovan
*Date:* April 25, 2021
*Summary:* Foreign employees in wealthy households — most of them women — have been using the video-sharing app to bring abuses to light.
*Title:* Analysis: Fed’s ‘Maximum Employment’ Push May Fall Short in Post-Pandemic Economy
*Author:* Howard Schneider
*Date:* April 26, 2021
*Summary:* The Federal Reserve has promised to help restore the U.S. economy to "maximum employment," and is pointing to the months just before the coronavirus pandemic as the touchstone for what that might mean. Yet early evidence from the reopening of the economy suggests the push to reach that goal may be elusive, or at best a more drawn-out process, as the labor market shifts away from the types of jobs lost in 2020, is potentially further transformed by massive infrastructure spending, and sees some workers quit job-seeking altogether.
*Title:* U.S. Wages Are About to Sink in Odd Sign of Economic Strength
*Source:* Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
*Author:* Alex Tanzi
*Date:* April 24, 2021
*Summary:* With so many gauges of the U.S. economy pointing to an accelerating recovery, and even a post-pandemic boom, it seems like a strange time for the government to warn that wages are about to shrink. But that’s what is likely to happen with at least one key measure of paychecks — thanks to another COVID-19-era quirk in the economic data, which led the White House to warn this week that growth in average hourly earnings is set to “decline dramatically” in the coming months. It may even turn negative on a year-over-year basis.
*Title:* Nursing Home Strikes Loom Large in CT as Strike Votes are Underway
*Source:* The CT Mirror
*Author:* Keith M. Phaneuf
*Date:* April 23, 2021
*Summary:* Connecticut continues to slide closer to a major nursing home strike with initial union votes at 33 facilities overwhelmingly favoring a strike, and balloting at 11 more homes scheduled to begin shortly after May 1.
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