Due to the stresses that the pandemic placed on health and employment, older workers have left the workforce at a higher rate and a younger age. These workers have been forced into an early retirement whether or not they were ready for it, risking long-term financial insecurity for themselves and reduced economic growth for the country. … Continue reading
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Social Media Influencers are the Latest to Unionize, But Should They?
Creators (interchangeably referred to as influencers) are individuals that are paid by brands to advertise certain products on platforms like TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube. These content creators now have increased worker protections, as the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has extended their coverage and membership offers through the “influencer agreement”. … Continue reading
The Impact of COVID-19 on Women’s Participation in the Labor Force
Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, the female labor force participation rate has suffered due to the high volume of women who have left the workforce. Though there are many other contributing factors, research posed that those responsible for the most damage are the concentration of women in certain industries, and the need to … Continue reading
The Future of Florida’s Minimum Wage
A new President is not the only change to come out of election day for Florida passed Amendment 2, the proposition to raise their minimum wage to $15 by 2026. The proposed schedule for the increase includes a jump to $10 an hour by September 2021, and a gradual further increase of a dollar per … Continue reading
Could virtual learning be setting students up for a more successful future?
Students in all levels of education are experiencing virtual learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, The New York Times surveyed students for opinions pertaining to remote learning. Though most who were questioned had reservations about the inability to be in a classroom environment, a silver lining is emerging as it becomes … Continue reading