*SMLR-Net: Selected news on labor and employment relations & human resource management*
*May 3, 2021*
*Title:* Biden’s Proposals Aim to Give Sturdier Support to the Middle Class
*Source:* The New York Times
*Author:* Patricia Cohen
*Date:* May 2, 2021
*Summary:* Some proposals are meant to support parents who work: federal paid family and medical leave, more affordable child care, free prekindergarten classes. Others would use public investment to create jobs, in areas like clean energy, transportation and high-speed broadband. And a higher minimum wage would aim to buoy those in low-paid work, while free community college would improve skills.
*Title:* The Pandemic Stunted America’s Youth
*Author:* Erica Pandey
*Date:* May 3, 2021
*Summary:* American jobs are starting to come back, but youth unemployment is still high. And many young people are postponing college.
*Title:* Workers Protest Indonesia’s Labor Law in May Day Rallies
*Source:* Associated Press
*Author:* Niniek Karmini and Andi Jatmiko
*Date:* May 1, 2021
*Summary:* Workers in Indonesia marked international labor day on Saturday with significantly less-attended marches due to coronavirus restrictions, but thousands still vented their anger at a new law they say harms their rights and welfare.
*Title:* Virginia Minimum Wage Increase Sparks Debate
*Source:* CBS 6 News Richmond
*Author:* Tyler Layne
*Date:* May 2, 2021
*Summary:* For the first time in more than a decade, Virginia has raised the hourly minimum wage for workers -- sparking a debate over the benefits and downsides.
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