Posted on · Companies with at least 100 employees must ensure their workers get a COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing. Some 17 million health care workers face a vaccine mandate, with no testing option.
Posted on · Small businesses are struggling to find enough workers to keep pace with booming demand even as data showed 850,000 jobs created in June.
Posted on · The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday 5-4 that states may not force public employees to pay agency fees to unions of which they are not a member.
Posted on · From checking work email from home, to increased automation, Houston Matters discusses the different challenges facing Houston workers in the 21st century.
Posted on · Texas oil and gas industry is facing an uphill battle with its public image
Posted on · A new U.S. Department of Labor proposal, which could change how Texas service workers receive tips, is facing greater scrutiny
Posted on · One in five workers is a contract worker, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the workforce, a shift with far-reaching implications
Posted on · Two-thirds of employed adults stand at work. Many also do physical labor. Among the most demanding occupations: construction, food service and farming
Posted on · Whatever came from Houston's Wage Theft Ordinance? We take a look.
Posted on · Many big Texas industries are taking a hit due to immigration crack down.
Posted on · Thursday marks 25 years since nearly two dozen workers died and 300 more were injured in a series of explosions and a fire at a chemical plant near the Houston Ship Channel. This anniversary of the “Phillips Disaster” reminds us that many jobs which draw people to Houston bring with them a certain degree of […]
Posted on · The Wheel WorkersÂ is a local indie rock band based in Houston. They formed in 2010 and book regular gigs around Texas, including a performance at South by Southwest in Austin a couple years ago. Theyâre currently promoting the release of their latest album,Â Past to Present, on vinyl. Houston Mattersâ Maggie Martin sat down […]
Posted on · On Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reported on some of the negative consequences of Greater Houstonâs oil boom. While regulations have been strengthened in recent years for off-shore oil drilling â in particular following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill â on-shore drilling remains, as one Houston attorney puts it: âthe wild west.â We talk […]
Posted on · We discuss the day-to-day challenges facing both people who are undocumented, and the industries and institutions theyâre engaged in. We welcome your questions for an immigration attorney, the head of the University of Houstonâs Immigration Clinic, and a Houston-based subcontractor who shares his insights into the unique challenges Americaâs immigration policies have on the construction […]
Posted on · Retailers in Texas encourage Governor Perry to veto a Texas version of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Bad actors in the energy industry do environmental harm that might possibly have been avoided in a state with more stringent regulations. In general, business is booming in Texas â especially here in Houston â but does […]