JC Schools doesn’t recommend policy classifying teachers as essential workers

The Jefferson City School District decided Monday not to recommend a policy for consideration to the board that would have deemed school staff as essential workers. 

“We heard our staff and families — this is not something they are comfortable with at this time — and so the district did not recommend the policy for consideration by the board,” district spokeswoman Ryan Burns said. 

District officials reached out for input

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Club Med Sandpiper Bay Launches Workation Package For Remote Workers And Families

MIAMI, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Florida’s best all-inclusive family resort located between Miami and Orlando in Port St. Lucie, has launched their Workation by Club Med package catering to remote workers and their school-aged children seeking dedicated work spaces and amenities necessary for business and remote learning.

Once the work and school day is over, a fun-filled, all-inclusive vacation begins with unlimited land and

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4,233 hotel rooms readied for COVID-19 patients, healthcare workers

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry has readied 4,233 hotel rooms to accommodate asymptomatic COVID-19 patients and healthcare workers, under a Hospitality Industry Reactivation Program .

“This preparation is important, especially in implementing health protocols. The hotels being used for isolation of asymptomatic patients should not become new cluster. Hence we will be able to embark on new normal era better,” Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy

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‘Incredible whiplash’ for airline workers, talk of ‘crisis’ for transit as uncertainty over stimulus persists

“Go Big!” Trump tweeted.

With the White House now negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over a broader deal, aid for bus drivers, train operators and flight attendants is again part of a wider conversation about potential financial assistance for millions of unemployed Americans and small businesses ravaged by the nation’s failure to control the pandemic.

But the prospects for agreement remain uncertain, given the highly partisan moment, differing

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Donald Bren’s Irvine Company has laid off 1,700 workers

Donald Bren Hotel Irvine and Fashion Island Hotel (Credit: Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images, and Google Maps)
Donald Bren, Hotel Irvine and Fashion Island Hotel (Credit: Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images, and Google Maps)

Real estate investment and development juggernaut Irvine Company has laid off 1,700 employees since the coronavirus took hold, with most of those cuts affecting workers at three hotels and resorts in Orange County.

The layoffs — reported to the state in August through WARN notices — include 698 employees at The

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Airline workers are essential. Will Congress keep them flying?

It is often said in aviation circles that an airline is made up of people’s lives. This has been on my mind through these difficult months, as airlines and policymakers have fought to protect the livelihoods of airline workers and preserve the connections they make for travelers. 

Recently, airline cabins and social media have resonated with further evidence of this simple truth, as workers issued tearful farewells, affirming their

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Coronavirus: Airline workers face mass layoffs as aid talks stall

The jobs could be restored if Congress and the White House can come together on an aid package to help the struggling industry.

American Airlines and United Airlines say they will begin to furlough 32,000 employees after lawmakers and the White House failed to agree on a broad pandemic relief package that includes more federal aid for airlines.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said that if Washington comes up with

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44 workers rescued from fire in Ras Al Khaimah accommodation



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Ras Al Khaimah: Ras Al Khaimah firefighters brought under control a fire that broke out late Tuesday in workers’ accomodation near the port and the Federal Electricity and Water Authority building in the Al Mairid area. The Civil Defence teams succeeded in evacuating 44 workers with no casualties.

Brigadier General Mohammad Abdullah Al Zaabi, Director

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Thousands of United and American airline workers furloughed

With air travel shutting down this March, and only just barely starting to bounce back this summer, the airline industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the industry group Airlines for America, air travel is down 70 percent from pre-COVID times. This spring, airlines struck a deal with Congress that, in exchange for billions of dollars in payroll assistance, they wouldn’t lay off employees. At that

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Southwest Airlines wants workers to take 10% pay cuts or face furloughs in 2021

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said all employees will need to take 10% pay cuts in 2021 to avoid furloughs amid a financial crisis that is expected to drag into next year.



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A Southwest Airlines agent works at a checkin counter at Love Field on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Dallas.

Kelly, whose Dallas-based airline hasn’t furloughed any employees during

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In Need Of A Change Of Scenery? These Five TurnKey Rental Properties Are Perfectly Suited For Remote Workers

While the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused endless headaches when it comes to interrupting travel plans, not all hope is lost for those who are seeking a change in their daily routine. For the remote worker, a wealth of luxurious estates can be found scattered across

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No more free accommodation for health workers at private hotels



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Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stage a protest on Saturday against the state government’s inability to arrange daily meals for doctors and other staffers at Sassoon General Hospital. (Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

The government will now discontinue accommodation in private hotels for health workers attending to Covid-19 patients at Sassoon General Hospital.

District collector Rajesh Deshmukh said that it is not feasible for the

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Harvest workers among COVID world’s last regular travelers

ROCCA DE’ GIORGI, Italy (AP) — Her hands were hardly visible, so quickly did they press the clippers before dropping grape clusters into red plastic bins. Some distance behind her, in the next row over, Italian students subbing in due to a pandemic-fueled worker shortage tried vainly to catch up.



Alexandra Ichim, a 20-year-old Romanian, works during a grape harvest in Rocca de Giorgi, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Though from a Romanian region famed for its wine, Ichim had never worked in vineyards before traveling to Italy's Lombardy region for the September grape harvest, known in Italian as the vendemmia — the pay is too low in Romania and the working conditions too harsh, she says. Instead, the 20-year-old came on a 12-hour bus ride and returned by plane to her native Arad region when the harvest was done. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)


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Alexandra Ichim, a 20-year-old Romanian, works during a grape harvest in Rocca de Giorgi, Italy,

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United Airlines to start laying off up to 16,000 workers on Oct 1



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United Airlines said Wednesday it plans to lay off up to 16,000 workers starting in October amid a prolonged industry downturn due to the coronavirus.

The big US carrier, which had previously said as many as 36,000 workers could be terminated, said early retirement and other programs had lessened the need for even deeper cuts, but the ‘devastating’ impact of COVID-19 on airline

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Airline workers brace for mass layoffs, with travel now down 70% compared to last year

DETROIT — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux.

In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Unless Congress acts to help for a second time, United will furlough Comeaux on Thursday, cutting off his income and health insurance. Unemployment and the money made by his husband, a home

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Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs | Features

DETROIT — The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux.

In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Unless Congress acts to help for a second time, United will furlough Comeaux on Thursday, cutting off his income and health insurance. Unemployment and the money made by his husband, a home

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New York City Companies Lure Subway-Wary Workers With Travel Stipends

Emilie Goldman, a commercial real-estate broker in New York City, rode the subway about eight times a day before the coronavirus pandemic. Now, she mainly splits her trips around town between Revel mopeds, Citi Bikes and Ubers, courtesy of her employer, startup SquareFoot Inc.

As New York offices have begun to reopen, perceptions about the safety of public transit remain one of the biggest hurdles for returning employees. Some companies … Read More

As coronavirus deaths pass 1 million, health-care workers around the world share stories from the front lines

  • Health-care workers describe the harrowing experience of fighting Covid-19 on the front lines. 
  • Many have lost patients; some have seen their peers get sick because of insufficient personal protective equipment. 
  • But there have been moments of levity, too, even during the darkest days. 

Frontline healthcare workers around the world recount stories of battling Covid-19: ‘I never felt like a hero’

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The Covid-19 pandemic that swept

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Hit First by the Coronavirus Pandemic, Arline Workers Seek New Paths

When his retirement began this month, Robert Browning Vaughn II was sitting next to the pool with his wife, Kimi Vaughn, at a Mexican resort in Cabo San Lucas. The trip had long been planned for Mr. Vaughn’s 60th birthday, but the retirement was a late addition. Mr. Vaughn, a former Delta pilot who goes by R.B., had intended to work five more years, but then the airline offered early

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