*SMLR-Net: Selected news on labor and employment relations & human resource management*
*September 20, 2021*
*Title:* Nabisco Workers End Weekslong Strike After Reaching New Contract
*Source:* The New York Times
*Author:* Neil Vigdor
*Date:* September 19, 2021
*Summary:* A weekslong strike by Nabisco employees in five states ended on Saturday, as their union announced that its members had overwhelmingly approved a four-year contract with the parent company of the maker of Oreos, Ritz Crackers and other snacks.
*Title:* Battle Over Biden’s Massive Child-Care Bill Takes New Turn With Virus
*Author:* Megan Cassella
*Date:* September 18, 2021
*Summary: *The return to classrooms was supposed to be a turning point for women, whose participation in the labor force plunged to its lowest level in more than three decades during the pandemic.
*Title:* ‘Build Back Better’ Agenda Will Ensure Strong, Stable Recovery in Coming Years
*Source:* Economic Policy Institute
*Author: *Adam S. Hersh
*Date:* September 16, 2021
*Summary:* This report assesses the potential macroeconomic impact of two pieces of legislation pending in Congress: the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), incorporating elements of the American Jobs Plan (White House 2021a, 2021c, 2021d), and Congress’s $3.5 trillion (over 10 years) budget reconciliation bill, still being written in Congress, incorporating measures proposed under the Biden administration’s American Families Plan of the Build Back Better agenda (White House 2021b).
*Title:* The Affordable Care Act Can Help Au Pairs Avoid Medical Debt
*Author:* Bryce Covert
*Date:* September 20, 2021
*Summary:* According to the State Department, 14 au pair agencies operate in the U.S. These private companies are required to offer their au pairs basic health coverage under State Department regulations. But some of the plans amount to emergency or travel insurance — excluding many types of necessary care, according to Natalia Friedlander, a staff attorney at the Rhode Island Center for Justice, a nonprofit public interest law center.
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