Tag: Layoffs and Job Reductions

Uber’s Layoff Total Rises Past 1,000 With Latest Cuts

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber laid off 350 employees on Monday, in the latest indication that the ride-hailing company is trying to respond to concerns among investors that it is losing too much money. The cuts, the third round in recent months, were focused in the autonomous vehicle unit, operations, recruiting and customer support, an Uber […]

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Fired for Being Pregnant? It Can Still Happen

To the Editor: Re “Warren Details Account of Losing Teaching Job Because of a Pregnancy” (news article, Oct. 9): The women nodding and wincing at Elizabeth Warren’s account of losing her teaching job because of pregnancy aren’t just those of us who remember when it was perfectly legal to say the children/passengers/customers/clients will be uncomfortable […]

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G.M. Strike’s Economic Toll: Idle Trucks, Packed Warehouses

The truck drivers at Phoenix Transit & Logistics in Dearborn, Mich., are long gone. Around three dozen of the trailers they once ferried between auto plants — packed with dashboards, engine components, lights and other parts for General Motors — are sitting in a lot with nowhere to go. It’s an increasingly familiar scene as […]

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Sports Illustrated Layoffs Seen as a Digital Company Takes Over

Sports Illustrated, which set a standard for sportswriting and photography during its 20th-century heyday, was transferred to a new company Thursday. Along with the change, there were layoffs, according to three people with knowledge of the moves. The number of those who lost their jobs under the magazine’s new steward, Maven, a digital platform company […]

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What Really Happened at Sonia Rykiel

PARIS — This should have been Sonia Rykiel’s moment. It was, after all, a brand founded by a woman half a century ago. A brand practically synonymous with female liberation and empowerment through clothes. A brand so embedded in the history of French women that a year ago Mayor Anne Hidalgo inaugurated the Allée Sonia […]

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From Underwear to Cars, India’s Economy Is Fraying

TIRUPUR, India — When Alan Greenspan ran a consulting firm and wanted to know where the economy was headed, he would often look at sales of men’s underwear as a guide. Mr. Greenspan, who later served as chairman of the Federal Reserve, believed that when times were tough, men would stop replacing worn-out underwear, which […]

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G.M. Walkout Begins to Pinch Suppliers and Canada Plants

The strike that has shut down General Motors plants in the United States since Monday is starting to ripple through the automaker’s supply chain, causing layoffs and production stoppages by parts makers and components manufacturers across the Midwest. “My whole plant is shut off,” said Robert Jacobson, chairman of United Auto Workers Local 652 in […]

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The G.M. Strike: What You Need to Know

First, it was teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky. Then hotel workers at nearly two dozen Marriotts and grocery employees at Stop & Shop locations in the Northeast. Now, in the latest work stoppage, part of a recent surge of labor activism, the United Automobile Workers have gone on strike at General Motors. The […]

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G.M. and Autoworkers in Talks on New Labor Contract

General Motors and the United Automobile Workers were working to hammer out a new labor agreement on Saturday in the final hours before their current contract expires. G.M. is seeking ways to lower health care and other costs, while the union hopes to get the automaker to produce more vehicles in plants in the United […]

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Recession or Slowdown? Why You Should Care About the Difference

The United States is on recession watch as market signals flash red. Manufacturing is straining under President Trump’s trade war, business investment is slowing and consumer confidence is showing cracks. But many economists expect that growth will weaken slightly over the next couple of years — but not contract — and that distinction is crucial. […]

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Workers Accuse Chipotle, the ‘Food With Integrity’ Company, of Abuses

Steve Vidal had worked at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Brooklyn for two years, moving from burrito folder to service manager, when he finally decided to quit last summer. He said he grew frustrated of last-minute changes to his schedule, of managers retaliating against employees who complained by cutting their hours and of a murky sick-leave […]

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Uber Lays Off Hundreds More Workers as It Struggles to Make Money

SACRAMENTO — Uber laid off 435 workers in its product and engineering teams on Tuesday, the company’s second round of cuts in recent months as it struggles to make money. The cuts, which total about 8 percent of Uber’s global product and engineering group, follow 400 layoffs in July from the marketing team. In a […]

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Utopia, Abandoned

IN THE 1950S, the small town of Ivrea, which is about an hour’s train ride north of Turin, became the site of an unheralded experiment in living and working. Olivetti, a renowned designer and manufacturer of typewriters and accounting machines, decided to provide for its employees through retirement. They were given the opportunity to take […]

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Unpaid Miners Blocked a Coal Train in Protest. Weeks Later, They’re Still There.

CUMBERLAND, Ky. — A little after 4 p.m. on Friday, four hulking big-rig cabs, facing each other in pairs and taking up both lanes, brought the Kingdom Come Parkway to a standstill. On the highway between the trucks, eight out-of-work coal miners raised a banner: “No Pay We Stay.” That is the miners’ plan in […]

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HSBC’s Chief Steps Down, in a Surprise

LONDON — HSBC’s chief executive, John Flint, is stepping down after 18 months in the role, a surprise announcement that the bank said Monday was “by mutual agreement with the board.” Noel Quinn, the bank’s chief executive for commercial banking, will fill the top job in an interim basis while the bank begins a global […]

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A Paradox at the Heart of the Newspaper Crisis

Phil Luciano, a columnist at The Peoria Journal Star, got a story tip recently about Caterpillar, the heavy equipment company that was based in Peoria, Ill., for 90 years before a recent relocation to Cook County. The tip seemed promising enough. But as one of only seven full-time reporters at the paper, he felt stretched […]

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Bustle Puts Gawker Reboot on Ice

The planned reboot of Gawker, the irreverent news, gossip and commentary site that shut down in 2016, has been put off indefinitely and its staff laid off, the site’s owner, Bustle Digital Group, said on Tuesday night. Bustle Digital Group, which publishes women’s-interest sites like Bustle and the recently acquired Nylon, purchased the Gawker.com domain […]

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After Discussion With Trump, Lockheed Martin Plant in Pennsylvania Will Stay Open

A Lockheed Martin helicopter plant in Coatesville, Penn., is staying open after President Trump urged its chief executive, Marillyn Hewson, not to close it as planned. “At the request of President Trump, I took another look at our decision to close the Coatesville, PA facility and have decided to keep it open while we pursue […]

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