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Labor News Update - 02/6/2023

Watching labor data on Black workers in the U.S. can offer helpful clues about the strength — or weakness — of the economy, and even signal changes before they show up in the headline print.

Restaurants cant find workers because they've found better jobs William Spriggs, a labor economist who was originally critical of the mass layoffs in the United States, now says the shake-up may have ultimately encouraged service workers to look beyond low-wage jobs. “This has been a good evolution — it has raised wages and changed the structure of the labor market in a deep, profound way,” said Spriggs, chief economist for the AFL-CIO. “Workers who were trapped in low-wage jobs were able to escape by switching to higher-paying industries.”

How a YouTube Strike Could Set a Big Precedent For Workers Rights

Temple U graduate students go on strike for a living wage             The current average pay for Temple University graduate employees is $19,500 a year

It’s about damn time’: College workers organize amid nationwide labor unrest                                                                                         After fearing the National Labor Relations Board under President Donald Trump would roll back graduate students' power to unionize, campus organizers are energized under President Joe Biden.

The NBA and its players union are expected to extend Wednesday's early opt-out contract deadline as talks on a new collective bargaining agreement continue, ESPN reported on Monday.

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