Engineering startup Andela scores $100M in venture capital

Andela also expects to expand its presence across Africa. It currently has tech campuses in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda.

Engineering startup Andela scores $100M in venture capital

By Anthony Noto (Reporter, New York Business Journal) Tech companies are typically based in established hubs, such has San Francisco and New York. In other corners of the globe, such as Africa, aspiring engineers are rarely presented with the opportunity to apply for jobs within those companies. Andela is looking to change all that. The […]

Workers World: New York City

Workers World: New York City

By Ludmila Leiva (Refinery29) Each year, millions of young professionals from all over the country and world move here in search of their dream career. For many, New York signifies opportunity and is a manifestation of the American dream, but is living and working in NYC all that it’s cracked up to be? New York […]

NY State Comptroller Calls on Major Corporations to Report on Disability Inclusion

“We want the companies our pension fund invests in to be desirable places to work for everyone,” DiNapoli.

NY State Comptroller Calls on Major Corporations to Report on Disability Inclusion

By Office of the NY State Comptroller (Press Release) Commitment to Inclusive Workplaces Brings Strong Benefits New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced on January 16, 2019, that he has called on 49 of the largest U.S. companies, including Apple, McDonald’s, Nike and Twentieth Century Fox, to report on their inclusion of people with disabilities […]

The Weird Strategy Dr. Seuss Used to Create His Greatest Work

Constraints can provide benefits in health, business, and life in general.

The Weird Strategy Dr. Seuss Used to Create His Greatest Work

By James Clear (Pocket) In 1960, two men made a bet. There was only $50 on the line, but millions of people would feel the impact of this little wager. The first man, Bennett Cerf, was the founder of the publishing firm, Random House. The second man was named Theo Geisel, but you probably know […]

Verizon Wireless Exposed for Union-Busting

"Verizon Wireless continues to try to intimidate workers with its anti-union tactics," Dennis Trainor, Vice President of CWA District 1 and chair of CWA's Wireless Workers United network.

Verizon Wireless Exposed for Union-Busting

By Communications Workers of America As wireless workers build power in their industry, Verizon Wireless is showing that it’s terrified at the idea of workers joining together to have a voice in the workplace. A new report from The Guardian exposes Verizon’s union-busting tactics, including internal documents the company has been circulating to encourage anti-union […]

Real Estate Sales: Do You Know What’s Up?

As a buyer or seller, you should know who to call to manage each aspect of the transaction.

Real Estate Sales: Do You Know What’s Up?

By Equity Smart Realty Before you buy, sell or invest in real estate, know your role and know your goal. There are multiple participants in a typical real estate transaction: the buyer, seller, their respective attorneys, and the title company. Many homeowners seek the assistance of a real estate broker to negotiate the sales price […]

How Johnson & Johnson Hid Asbestos In J&J Baby Powder Products For Over 40 Years

The company’s doctors and lawyers being fully aware of the findings but failed to alert regulators or consumers.

How Johnson & Johnson Hid Asbestos In J&J Baby Powder Products For Over 40 Years

(Mass Tort Nexus Media – January 2, 2019) Johnson & Johnson has hidden the fact that they’ve known its raw talc and finished powders at times tested positive for quantities of asbestos, with the company’s doctors and lawyers being fully aware of the findings but failed to alert regulators or consumers. This may currently be due […]

Uber reaches tentative settlement with drivers arbitrating over employment status and expense reimbursement

A tentative settlement to pay out 11 cents for every mile driven for Uber (including adjacent services like Uber Eats) to drivers who have been in individual arbitration with the company over their employment classification.

Uber reaches tentative settlement with drivers arbitrating over employment status and expense reimbursement

By Ingrid Lunden (TechCrunch) Uber is reportedly on track to go public in the first quarter next year, and in the lead up to that, it’s sewing up some loose ends. TechCrunch has learned that Uber has offered a tentative settlement to pay out 11 cents for every mile driven for Uber (including adjacent services like […]

What foods are banned in Europe that are not banned in the United States, and what are the implications of eating those foods?

The European Union prohibits many food additives and various drugs that are widely used in American foods.

By Roni Caryn Rabin (The New York Times) The European Union prohibits or severely restricts many food additives that have been linked to cancer that are still used in American-made bread, cookies, soft drinks and other processed foods. Europe also bars the use of several drugs that are used in farm animals in the United […]