Topic of the Week
Sexual Harassment Practical Strategies: How Do I Deal with Sexual Harassment?
Blog of the Week
The Long Struggle Against Giving Up
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), the union organizing the Amazon warehouse, lost the vote by more than a 2 – 1 margin. After the extreme publicity of the campaign over the past couple of months, such a definitive loss was crushing.
Thought for the Week
"In today’s society, sexual harassment often takes on more subtle forms. Instead of being propositioned for sex or slapped on the rear end, a victim might receive suggestive late-night texts or images, unwelcome sexually-charged comments, or invitations to meetings that somehow turn into dates. These days, sexual harassment is just as likely to happen through emails, social media, or other venues outside of the office."
–Sachi Barreiro, Attorney
List of the Week
from Economic Policy Institute
Black workers saw continued recession-level unemployment across the country
- Black workers were the only racial/ethnic group whose national unemployment rate remained above 10%.
- Twelve out of the 21 states, including DC, had Black unemployment rates more than 10%?with the highest rates in Pennsylvania (16.5%), Michigan (15.6%), New Jersey (15.4%), and the District of Columbia (14.7%)
- In comparison, the overall white unemployment rate in the fourth quarter of last year fell to 5.4%, just 2.3 percentage points above the rate during the first three months of 2020, prior to the pandemic hit.
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