Many school districts are struggling to find substitute teachers. One reason is surging COVID cases in some areas, prompting administrators to juggle quarantine-sparked sick days and absences. Julia Coronado chats with us about the sharp drop in stock markets, and what China might have to do with it. We discuss natural gas prices. And, the BBC reports on whether or not undersea mining could be the solution to acquiring more hard-to-find metals for electric vehicle batteries.
With remote work taking on new facets and establishing a greater foothold on society, more companies are cutting down the pay of employees who move to less-costly areas of the country. We unpack some of the questions surrounding remote work and geography-based pay with Peter Cappelli of the...
More than 10,000 John Deere workers are on strike to demand better pay and benefits. It’s the latest of a growing list of labor actions, as unions feel emboldened amid a worker shortage. Marketplace’s Nova Safo joins us to talk about it. The Biden administration announced extended, 24/7 hours for...
From the BBC World Service: Italy has brought in one of the strictest COVID passes for workplaces in the world. Employees and employers could face fines if they fail to use the digital passes.