Eli Rosenberg, Washington Post

Eli Rosenberg

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Recent articles by Eli:

Republicans gird for battle and businesses brace for details of Biden’s new vaccine rule

Workplace regulations are often met with fierce resistance by business groups. But Republicans are proving to be the biggest voice of opposition to vaccine requirements now. → Read More

New York governor declares ‘disaster emergency’ amid staffing shortage crisis prompted by vaccine resisters

The recalcitrance means large numbers of health-care workers could face dismissals or unpaid leaves of absence in the state, exacerbating labor shortage issues. → Read More

As climate change warms workplaces, Biden directs safety agency to draft heat rules for workers

The call comes after a summer of record heat, including a heat wave in the Pacific Northwest and other climate-related disasters across the country. → Read More

Biden’s vaccine mandate pulls workplace safety agency to the center of political storm

The federal agency that President Biden has tasked with implementing a national vaccine mandate has struggled to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

The U.S. economy added 943,000 jobs in July, as the labor market recovery booms

The economy remains millions of jobs down from where it was before the pandemic hit, in March 2020, and economists have had big hopes about the potential for robust economic growth on the tails of wide vaccine usage. But a vaccination effort that stalled this summer — more than 40 percent of the U.S.' vaccine eligible population remains unvaccinated despite their wide availability — and only… → Read More

Biden’s planned vaccine rule meets resistance from large groups of federal workers

Many federal employee unions are coming out in opposition to a vaccine requirement. Other workers say the mandate would make them more safe. → Read More

Biden says White House exploring vaccine mandate for federal employees

President Biden said that the federal government was considering making vaccines mandatory for its workforce — what would be a significant escalation in push to expand vaccine coverage as the coronavirus surge from the Delta variant sends shockwaves through the country. “That’s under consideration right now,” he said in response to a reporter’s question at an appearance Tuesday. → Read More

After six worker deaths in nitrogen leak, Labor Dept. fines poultry plant, three other companies

The Labor Department announced the citations — 59 in total — on Friday, with Secretary Marty Walsh saying the deaths were “entirely avoidable.” → Read More

Unemployment claims jumped to 419,000 last week, a sudden increase that shows labor market remains unsettled

It was the third time in about six weeks that the new claims had ticked up, according to data from the Department of Labor. → Read More

Yes, the office is back. It just might never be the same.

Workers are suddenly feeling happiness and angst; frustration and relief. Sometimes all at once. → Read More

U.S. economy added 850,000 jobs in June as labor market showed renewed strength

Hiring surged heading into the second half of the year. → Read More

Biden administration releases pared-down workplace safety rule, stopping short of broader mandate

The new standard will only apply to healthcare facilities, not most workplaces. → Read More

These businesses found a way around the worker shortage: Raising wages to $15 an hour or more

Talk of a labor shortage has clogged the airwaves in Washington. But 12 businesses shared the decidedly non-radical way they got around the issue: offering workers better pay. → Read More

U.S. economy adds 559,000 jobs in May

Economists and analysts had been forecasting robust months of growth in the labor market for the spring, as vaccine distribution spreads, weather warms, and coronavirus caseloads continue to fall. → Read More

‘The final straw’: How the pandemic pushed restaurant workers over the edge

Business owners have politicians scrambling to fix a so-called ‘worker shortage’ plaguing restaurants and other low-wage industries. But workers in these fields tell a different story. → Read More

Chipotle raises wages amid expansion plans, as companies compete for workers

Chipotle said that a wage increase of about $2 an hour per employee means that salaries for its crew will average $15 an hour by the end of June, although entry-level wages at the company will be $11 an hour. → Read More

April jobs report to shine light on emerging tension: Availability of U.S. workers

A growing fight between the White House and Republicans over workers and incentives has cast a new light on the labor market. → Read More

Trump era rule that made it harder for gig and contract workers to get minimum wage is withdrawn

The rule change could potentially effect gig workers if they are found to be misclassified, but its ramifications in that area were not immediately clear. → Read More

Labor secretary says gig workers should be classified as employees in ‘a lot of cases’

The comments were interpreted as a signal of the Biden administration's view on gig work, one of the most pressing labor questions facing the administration. → Read More

Biden administration faces heat from Democrats over delay issuing workplace safety standard

The Biden administration is facing rare criticism from some of its closet Democratic allies over the delay in issuing a workplace safety standard for covid. → Read More