*SMLR-Net: Selected news on labor and employment relations & human resource management*
*September 21, 2021*
*Title:* In a First, Washington Will Draft Rules on Workplace Heat Dangers
*Source:* The New York Times
*Author:* Coral Davenport
*Date:* September 21, 2021
*Summary:* The move, aimed at protecting workers in sectors like agriculture and construction, reflects a growing recognition of the health threats posed by global warming.
*Title:* Governor Murphy Announces Winners of the Future of Work Accelerator Open Innovation Challenge
*Source:* Insider NJ
*Author:* Insider NJ
*Date:* September 14, 2021
*Summary: *Governor Phil Murphy announced winners selected for the New Jersey Future of Work Accelerator program – the result of a national call for applications for innovations designed to promote worker rights, worker safety, and lifelong learning. The selected participants, including the Center for Innovation in Worker Organizations at Rutgers, will now start a 9-month program to help them start, grow, or scale their projects in New Jersey.
*Title:* The Government is Setting Hard-Hit Americans Up for Disaster by Forcing Them to Pay Back Unemployment Benefits
*Source:* Business Insider via Yahoo!News
*Author: *Eoin Higgins
*Date:* September 20, 2021
*Summary:* Americans have been forced to figure out how to pay their bills as unemployment insurance ends. Now, states are demanding that people pay back their unemployment benefits. It's creating a situation where people are wondering how they're supposed to live.
*Title:* Hollywood Union Calls for Strike Authorization Vote by Crew Workers
*Source:* Los Angeles Times
*Author:* Anousha Sakoui
*Date:* September 20, 2021
*Summary:* Leaders of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees are asking tens of thousands of entertainment industry workers to give them authority to call a strike. Union leaders said in a statement Monday that they would ask their members to approve a so-called strike authorization vote. The extraordinary move comes after four months of increasingly acrimonious talks between the union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers failed to produce an agreement on a new contract.
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