*SMLR-Net: Selected news on labor and employment relations & human resource management*
*August 2, 2021*
*Please note: The SMLR_Net Listserv will go on hiatus from August 19th to August 31st. *
*Title:* Why DoorDash Drivers are on Strike
*Author:* Josie Fischels
*Date:* July 31, 2021
*Summary:* Across the country, many DoorDash drivers have stopped dashing to your door. They've logged off the app for the day as part of a strike organized on social media against the food delivery service, demanding tip transparency and higher pay.
*Title:* Investment Laws Police NJ’s Pension Fund
*Source:* NJ Spotlight News
*Author:* John Reitmeyer
*Date:* August 2, 2021
*Summary: *New calls to cut ties to Ben & Jerrry’s, fossil fuels would add to list of banned investments.
*Title:* Higher Wages are Fantastic for Workers. But Small Businesses are Struggling to Keep Up
*Source:* CNN Business
*Author:* Paul R. La Monica
*Date:* August 1, 2021
*Summary:* Wages are going up. That's great news for workers. But some smaller companies may struggle to absorb higher labor costs. The Russell 2000 (RUT), an index of small cap American firms, has fallen about 2.5% in the past month while the Dow and S&P 500, home to giants such as Apple (AAPL), Nike (NKE) and Walmart (WMT), are each up more than 2%. The jobs report for July is due out on Friday. If wages, which were up 3.6% over the past 12 months as of June, continue to head higher, these smaller companies may continue to face wage pressure.
*Title:* There’s an Unemployment Cliff Coming. More Than 7.5 Million May Fall Off
*Author:* Greg Iacurci
*Date:* August 1, 2021
*Summary:* Millions of jobless Americans are poised to lose Covid-era income support in about a month’s time. This impending “benefits cliff” appears different from others that loomed this past year, when Congress was able to keep aid flowing after eleventh-hour legislative deals. There doesn’t seem to be an urgency among federal lawmakers to extend pandemic benefit programs past Labor Day, their official cutoff date.
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