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Latina Equal Pay Day: Meet the Organizations Fighting Income Inequality

October 21, 2021

On Oct. 21, Latina Equal Pay Day will be commemorated, marking the day when Latina pay catches up to that of white, non-Hispanic males from the previous year. Latinas usually receive just 57 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic males, and must work about 23 months to earn what white men make in […]

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Black Ex-Tesla Employee Who Alleged Racial Discrimination Was Granted $137 Million

October 5, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Tesla Inc. has been ordered to pay almost $137 million to a Black Ex-Tesla Employee who claimed he was subjected to racial harassment at the electric carmaker’s facility in San Francisco Bay Area. Owen Diaz was subjected to racial discrimination and a hostile work environment, according to a jury in San […]

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VOLVO Recalls Older Vehicles With Faulty Air Bags

October 5, 2021

DETROIT — The front driver’s air bag can burst and hurl shrapnel into the cabin, prompting VOLVO recalls almost 260,000 older cars in the United States. The recall follows one issued in November 2020 in response to the death of an unnamed American driver. S80 sedans from 2001 to 2006 and S60 sedans from 2001 […]

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Dubai’s Expo 2020 Provides Contradicting Data On Worker Fatalities

October 3, 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — On Saturday, Dubai’s Expo 2020 gave contradictory statistics for the number of employees murdered on-site during the huge world’s fair’s construction, first stating five and then saying three. Expo subsequently apologized and called the first number an “error” in a statement.” Authorities had refused for months to provide any data […]

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EU Wants All Mobile Devices, Including iPhones, To Use A Universal Charger

September 23, 2021

In an effort to decrease electronic waste, European lawmakers proposed a plan on Thursday that would require smartphone manufacturers to use a universal charger connection. A USB-C cable is expected to become the global standard for all smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, according to the plans. While years of voluntary collaboration with the industry […]

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More Than 200 Firms Pledge Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By 2040 As Pressure Rises

September 20, 2021

Nearly 90 new organizations have joined the Climate Pledge, an Amazon-backed effort that encourages businesses to commit to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. They include global corporate giant Procter & Gamble, software powerhouse HP, and cloud-computing titan Salesforce. The Climate Pledge organizers welcomed 86 additional signatories on Monday, increasing the total number of firms […]

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Portland Will Vote On Boycotting Texas Following Abortion Law

September 8, 2021

In the wake of Texas’ draconian new Abortion Law, local officials in Portland, Oregon, are expected to vote on an “emergency resolution” on Wednesday prohibiting the city from purchasing products and services from the state. The proposal, which will be voted on by the Portland Municipal Council, also aims to prohibit city employees from traveling […]

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Workers At General Motors Plant In Mexico Have Voted To Cancel Their Contract And Expel Their Union

August 20, 2021

MEXICO CITY — Workers at a General Motors plant in Mexico have decided to cancel a collective bargaining agreement brokered by an old guard union that has been accused of using intimidation methods in previous ballots. It was an early demonstration of the efficiency of labor measures negotiated as part of the USMCA. According to […]

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T-Mobile Confirmed That Data Breach Compromised Personal Information Of Over 40M Users

August 18, 2021

T-Mobile confirmed that a recent “highly sophisticated cyberattack” exposed the personal information of millions of existing and potential customers. Hackers have obtained data such as first and last names, dates of birth, social security numbers, and information from drivers’ licenses or ID cards. No phone numbers, account numbers, passwords, or financial information, including credit or […]

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Tesla’s Autopilot Technologies Are The Focus Of New NHTSA Investigation

August 16, 2021

After detecting 11 different incidents involving Tesla’s Autopilot technologies over the course of four years, the US agency in charge of highway safety has formally opened a formal investigation into the function. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement to ABC News on Monday that it is “opening a preliminary evaluation into […]

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