*SMLR-Net: Selected news on labor and employment relations & human resource management*
*July 28, 2021*
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*Title:* Teleworking and Lost Work During the Pandemic: New Evidence from the CPS
*Source:* Monthly Labor Review
*Author:* U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
*Date:* July 2021
*Summary:* To measure the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics added questions to the Current Population Survey, the main U.S. labor force survey, starting in May 2020. This article analyzes the results from questions asking people (1) whether they teleworked because of the pandemic and (2) whether they were unable to work because their employers closed or lost business because of the pandemic.
*Title:* Walmart Offering Full College Tuition and Books for Employees
*Author:* Jonathan Franklin
*Date:* July 27, 2021
*Summary: *In an effort to help decrease the growing student debt nationwide, Walmart announced Tuesday that the company will begin offering free college tuition and books to its 1.5 million U.S. employees, effective Aug. 16.
*Title:* Workers’ Anxiety Grows as COVID Variant Casts a Shadow
*Source:* The New York Times
*Author:* Noam Scheiber
*Date:* July 28, 2021
*Summary:* Some see an undue rush by employers to get workplaces back to normal, whether by dropping precautions or imposing new rules.
*Title:* Biden’s Talk of Vaccine Mandates Sends Labor into Disarray
*Author:* Rebecca Rainey and Natasha Korecki
*Date:* July 28, 2021
*Summary:* On Tuesday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said he would support a mandate, giving a boost to White House efforts to increase vaccination rates after they stagnated in recent weeks. But Trumka’s position was at odds with some of the AFL-CIO's largest members, including the American Federation of Teachers, whose president said that vaccine protocols should be decided at individual workplaces. Other unions have also voiced opposition.
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