*SMLR-Net: Selected news on labor and employment relations & human resource management*
*APRIL 21, 2021*
*Title:* Welcome to the YOLO Economy
*Source:* The New York Times
*Author:* Kevin Roose
*Date:* April 21, 2021
*Summary:* Something strange is happening to the exhausted, type-A millennial workers of America. After a year spent hunched over their MacBooks, enduring back-to-back Zooms in between sourdough loaves and Peloton rides, they are flipping the carefully arranged chessboards of their lives and deciding to risk it all.
*Title:* Why Black Workers Still Face a Promotion and Wage Gap that’s Costing the Economy Trillions
*Author:* Courtney Connley
*Date:* April 16, 2021
*Summary:* Black workers continue to face significant gaps in the labor market when it comes to promotion, pay and opportunity, costing the U.S. economy trillions of dollars. If the Black wage, education, housing and investing gaps had been closed 20 years ago, it would have added an estimated $16 trillion to the economy, according to a report by Citi, with the Black pay gap alone accounting for $2.7 trillion.
*Title:* MLB, Players’ Union Meet for 1st CBA Talks, Sources Say
*Author:* Jeff Passan
*Date:* April 20, 2021
*Summary:* Leaders from Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association met Tuesday for their first official negotiating session a little more than six months before the sport's collective bargaining agreement lapses, sources told ESPN.
*Title:* N.J. Police Officers, Firefighters Can Retire Early Under Bill Signed by Murphy
*Source:* NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
*Author:* Samantha Marcus
*Date:* April 20, 2021
*Summary:* Nearly 8,000 New Jersey police and firefighters with 20 years of service can now retire early under a bill Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Monday. The legislation (S1017), known as a “burnout bill,” allows public safety workers who reach 20 years of service within the next two years to retire with a pension, regardless of their age.
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