A new labor battle opens on Broadway as omicron closes theater shows

A sign indicating canceled performances of “Mrs. Doubtfire” due to Covid is displayed in the window of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on December 16, 2021 in New York City. Dia Dipasupil | Getty Images After over a year of industry-wide closures, Broadway theaters finally reopened in September, but 2021 did not end the way theater professionals hoped it would. The late 2021 comeback had largely bucked London’s touch-and-go reopening earlier that summer: only a handful of Broadway productions temporarily closed due to delta infections. But omicron outbreaks late in the…

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How Amazon’s CamperForce program doubled this year, adding jobs for seasonal workers who live on the road

Five nights a week from December through February, Shay Machen and America Martinez take off from their Mississippi campground for an overnight shift at Amazon, leaving their two kids and two dogs with Machen’s parents. This is Machen’s fourth holiday season with Amazon, and Martinez’s fifth. After losing their jobs at an ambulance company and then losing their home, the couple decided to live on the road full time in 2017. “And we don’t really see an end in that,” Machen said. “Amazon was our first work-camping job, and Amazon…

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Amazon settles with California over claims it concealed Covid-19 cases from warehouse workers

Amazon fulfillment center warehouse. Getty Images Amazon on Monday reached a settlement with California’s attorney general over claims it concealed Covid-19 case numbers from its warehouse workers. The company has agreed to notify warehouse workers within one day of new Covid cases, as well as provide the exact number of cases in their workplace, California State Attorney General Rob Bonta said in a statement. Amazon employs tens of thousands of warehouse workers in the state, he added. Under the agreement, which is still subject to court approval, Amazon will also…

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Salt Bae steakhouse chain — home of the $275 wagyu tomahawk — sued for unpaid overtime pay by grill men

Turkish restaurateur Nusret Gokce aka Salt Bae arrives for the screening of the film “The Traitor (Il Traditore)” at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 23, 2019. Loic Venance | AFP | Getty Images Christy Reuter, a lawyer for Gokce, had no immediate comment but said she would notify him about CNBC’s request for one. Gokce, a flamboyant native of Turkey, several years ago became the internet meme sensation known as Salt Bae for his sensuously shot videos. Gokce’s oft-viewed Instagram and…

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