*SMLR-Net: Selected news on labor and employment relations & human resource management*
*May 25, 2021*
*Title:* Draft Legislation in New York Would Put Gig Workers into Toothless “Unions”
*Source:* Labor Notes
*Author:* Joe DeManuelle-Hall
*Date:* May 21, 2021
*Summary:* An effort backed by the New York State AFL-CIO would create a new bargaining scheme for app-based workers without addressing the question of whether or not these workers are legally “employees.” *Labor Notes* obtained a draft version of the legislation that is being negotiated by unions and app employers.
*Title:* Logan Health Nurses Send Management Strike Notice
*Source:* NBC Montana
*Author:* Vanessa Perez
*Date:* May 24, 2021
*Summary:* Logan Health nurses in the Service Employees International Union sent management a 10-day strike notice. SEIU nurses say management is negotiating in what they call bad faith. Nurses say they want increased staffing and a committee so their voices are heard across the system. They also want better pay and benefits to attract top quality staff. They say they’ve negotiated a fair union contract for the past 18 months. Nurses claim Logan Health broke fair labor laws by not responding to their proposals and intimidating union members.
*Title:* Is There Really a Truck Driver Shortage?
*Author:* Greg Rosalsky
*Date:* May 25, 2021
*Summary:* The lobbying organization for the nation's big trucking employers, the American Trucking Associations (ATA), has been making this argument since the 1980s, yet store shelves somehow remained stocked. In a capitalist system, where you can pay people to do basically anything, how is it even possible to have a worker shortage for multiple decades?
*Title:* Rutgers OTEC Launches ‘Seal of Approval’ for COVID-Safety, Worker-Conscious Restaurants
*Author:* Gabrielle Saulsbery
*Date:* May 24, 2021
*Summary:* As New Jersey and the nation loosen restrictions, a new program through Rutgers Occupational Training and Education Consortium aims to highlight businesses that have kept the health and safety of their employees front and center during the pandemic.
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