It is increasingly likely that labor unrest will be one of the biggest issues, if not the biggest, of this decade. It makes me think of the secessio plebis in ancient Rome.
An employee leaves. You can’t replace them immediately. Their work has to be divided among the remaining employees, causing these employees further stress. Consequently, more leave. Repeat ad infinitum.
Although growers often complain that the H-2A process is cumbrous and expensive (requiring employers to pay for workers’ transportation to and from their native countries, for example), the program has greatly expanded over recent years.
Some value is unnoticed and unappreciated, such as the value of the services of a wife—or, to put it more neutrally, a stay-at-home parent.
Cincinnati, OH-based Kroger Co. plans to cut some COVID-19 benefits for unvaccinated workers starting January 1.
If you don’t have any hilarious job interview stories, you just haven’t been in the workforce.
It sounds like giving up, and I guess in a way it is. I refer to the Great Resignation—the huge number of people who are quitting their jobs, a trend triggered by the pandemic.
I do not believe in prophecies, but I am willing to predict one thing: the world of work as it was in 2019 will never return. How it will mutate is impossible to guess.
The documentary is now available for viewing by visiting www.vimeo.com/thelastharvest/film. This free screening will be limited through the end of 2021.
Last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report on projected changes in the U.S. workforce between 2020 and 2030.