*SMLR-Net: Selected news on labor and employment relations & human resource management*
*November 29, 2021*
*Title:* Nursing Home Workers are Getting Shafted by New Management
*Source:* Star Ledger
*Author:* Star Ledger Editorial Board
*Date:* November 28, 2021
*Summary:* Many show up for work nowadays to find out that their workplace has been sold – most often to a private equity firm – and that their union-negotiated benefits have vanished.
*Title:* Germany is Giving Nearly Two Million Workers a 25% Pay Rise
*Source:* CNN Business
*Author:* Julia Horowitz
*Date:* November 25, 2021
*Summary: *Three German political parties agreed to form a new government on Wednesday, with left-leaning Social Democrat Olaf Scholz set to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor following lengthy coalition negotiations. As part of the coalition agreement, the country plans to raise its minimum wage to €12 ($13.46) an hour, from the current rate of €9.60 ($10.77) an hour. The move could boost the income of nearly 2 million people in Germany who earn minimum wage salaries, or about 5% of workers, according to Carsten Brzeski, an economist at ING.
*Title:* Near Strike by Hollywood Crews Could be a Sign of Things to Come
*Source:* Los Angeles Times
*Author: *Anousha Sakoui
*Date:* November 25, 2021
*Summary:* Hopkins said she was resigning from the post she won in 2018 in part because of concerns about the new agreement negotiated by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. The resignation was a blow to the union’s leaders, who have long counted on the heads of its various locals — representing costumers, grips, prop masters, makeup artists and other film set workers — to rally behind the contracts they negotiate.
*Title:* How Understaffed are Stores? Smaller Retailers Feel the Holiday-Shopping Strain
*Author:* Alina Selyukh
*Date:* November 27, 2021
*Summary:* Marc Sherman, owner of Stowe Mercantile in Vermont, discovered he needed more staff over the past year as business surged both online and in store. He raised wages and spent months advertising full-time jobs to no avail. For many workers, it wasn't just about the money, but also flexibility. So after 35 years of pursuing full-timers, Sherman has switched to a new approach. Stowe Mercantile is now all about piecing together part-timers.
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