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Trash bags of mail found outside Pennsylvania postal worker’s home

Trash bags full of undelivered mall were discovered at the curb outside the home of a postal employee in Pennsylvania.

Special agents with U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) responded to a report about undelivered mail on Sunday and discovered trash bags full of undelivered mail placed near the street for pickup outside the employee’s home in Baldwin, a small suburb of Pittsburgh, according to CNN.

The agency said in a statement that the employee works at the post office in the small town of Mount Oliver. Their name was not released, but the workers is currently on a non-duty and non-pay status.

“USPS OIG Special Agents recovered several different classes of mail, including business mail, flats, and small amount of first class mail,” Special Agent Scott Balfour told CNN in a statement. “We expect to perform a piece count of the mail today, and make arrangements

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Nearly nine of 10 workers want to keep work-from-home option

LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly nine out of 10 workers want to be able to choose whether to work from home or the office once COVID-19 workplace restrictions ease, and have greater autonomy over their hours, according to research from Cisco Systems.

The pandemic has rapidly shifted attitudes towards home working, the research showed, with two thirds of workers developing a greater appreciation of the benefits and challenges of doing their jobs remotely.

Even though only 5% of those surveyed worked from home most of the time before the lockdown, now 87% of workers wanted the ability to choose where, how and when they worked – blending between being office-based and working remotely, Cisco said in a report issued on Wednesday.

Cisco Vice President Gordon Thomson said companies would have to reconfigure how they operate to help meet the new demands of workers, who prioritised effective communication and collaboration above everything

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Nearly nine of 10 workers want to keep work-from-home option: survey

LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly nine out of 10 workers want to be able to choose whether to work from home or the office once COVID-19 workplace restrictions ease, and have greater autonomy over their hours, according to research from Cisco Systems CSCO.O.

The pandemic has rapidly shifted attitudes towards home working, the research showed, with two thirds of workers developing a greater appreciation of the benefits and challenges of doing their jobs remotely.

Even though only 5% of those surveyed worked from home most of the time before the lockdown, now 87% of workers wanted the ability to choose where, how and when they worked – blending between being office-based and working remotely, Cisco said in a report issued on Wednesday.

Cisco Vice President Gordon Thomson said companies would have to reconfigure how they operate to help meet the new demands of workers, who prioritised effective communication and collaboration

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Trash bags of undelivered mail found outside a postal worker’s home in Pennsylvania

Special agents with the US Postal Service discovered undelivered mail in trash bags placed on the curb for pickup outside the home of a postal employee in Baldwin, Pennsylvania.



a bus parked on the side of a building: Postal Service agents responded to a report of undelivered mail on Sunday outside the home of a postal employee in Pennsylvania.


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Postal Service agents responded to a report of undelivered mail on Sunday outside the home of a postal employee in Pennsylvania.

The agents with Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General were responding to a report about undelivered mail on Sunday outside the employee’s home. The employee works at the Mount Oliver post office, according to a statement from Postal Service.

“USPS OIG Special Agents recovered several different classes of mail, including business mail, flats, and small amount of first class mail,” Special Agent Scott Balfour told CNN in a statement. “We expect to perform a piece count of the mail today, and make arrangements to have to mail delivered to customers as soon as feasible.”

The employee was

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Job losses for high earners hit the economy. For low-wage workers, they hit home

If so many people are out of work and on the edge of eviction or foreclosure, how come we’re not seeing more evidence of economic disaster? Why hasn’t it spread throughout the economy? Why aren’t things worse than they are reported to be?



a young boy standing next to a person: Raquel Lezama outside her home in Los Angeles before walking with her daughter Monica Ramos, 19, to Manual Arts High School to pick up grab-and-go meals for the family. Raquel was laid off from her job as a mini-bar attendant at a luxury Beverly Hills hotel on March 13. She is a single mother of three children, an unemployed 19-yr-old daughter (Monica Ramos) and two sons: Alan, a 13-year-old with a learning disability and Jesus, an 8 year old with colitis.


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Raquel Lezama outside her home in Los Angeles before walking with her daughter Monica Ramos, 19, to Manual Arts High School to pick up grab-and-go meals for the family. Raquel was laid off from her job as a mini-bar attendant at a luxury Beverly Hills hotel on March 13. She is a single mother of three children, an unemployed 19-yr-old daughter (Monica Ramos) and two sons: Alan, a 13-year-old with a learning disability and Jesus, an 8 year old with colitis.

The answer is disturbing. And simple.

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It’s all about income. If your income is modest and you lose your

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Amazon workers outside Jeff Bezos’ home call for a Prime Day boycott

Less than two weeks before the start of Amazon’s annual Prime Day sales promotion is set to start, protestors rallied outside CEO Jeff Bezos’ Beverly Hills home to call for higher pay for Amazon warehouse workers and higher taxes on wealthy Americans.

Nearly a hundred protesters marched on Sunday, according to organizers of the rally. Former and current Amazon workers were joined by groups including United Teachers Los Angeles, Sunrise LA and Extinction Rebellion, which lobbies for action to combat climate change.

“The richest man in the world made $88 billion in the course of the pandemic. It’s time to fight back,” Chris Smalls, one of the protest’s leaders, told CBS MoneyWatch. 

Smalls worked at an Amazon warehouse in New York City until March, when he organized a walkout and was fired shortly thereafter.

Protesters issued a series of demands, including

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Mexican workers send home huge amounts of money amid virus

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A woman leaves a store offering services to send remittances to Mexico and Central America, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in San Diego. Mexican workers have confounded economists by sending home huge amounts of money during the coronavirus pandemic. Experts had predicted that migrant workers would wire less money, known as remittances, as the American economy took a dive.

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The coronavirus pandemic stopped work for nearly a month at the California farm where Luis earns $80 a day picking tomatoes, but that didn’t stop him from sending $800 to family in Mexico.

The money had traveled far by the time he was back at work in June. It kept his family fed, funded his father’s hernia operation and paid for other medical expenses.

Early in the pandemic, experts predicted that migrant workers in the U.S. like 32-year-old Luis — who didn’t want his last name used for

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Care Home Workers Suffer Covid Trauma, Anxiety: Study

As Covid-19 began its spread throughout Europe, northern regions of Italy — home to a high proportion of elderly people — were at the frontline


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Nearly half of care home workers in northern Italy may be suffering from post-traumatic stress or anxiety following the first wave of the pandemic, new research showed Wednesday.

As Covid-19 began its spread throughout Europe, northern regions of Italy — home to a high proportion of elderly people — were at the frontline as intensive care units were inundated with patients.

While much attention was focused on the physical health of first responders and doctors, far less study has been given over to the mental well-being of the nurses, cleaners and caterers at care homes.

Researchers in Italy and Britain conducted an anonymous survey of more than 1,000 care home workers to check their levels of stress and anxiety after months

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Queen Elizabeth to honour UK health workers during the pandemic

LONDON – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will recognise the work of hundreds of doctors, nurses, fundraisers and volunteers during the COVID pandemic when the her annual birthday honours list is published next month.

The list, which was due to be published in June, was postponed in order to add nominations for people playing key roles in the early months of the outbreak. It will be released on Oct. 10.

Britain has recorded the worst death toll in Europe and one of the worst economic contractions of any leading nation since the pandemic took hold in March.

Queen Elizabeth has made very few public appearances during that time but she has delivered a number of rallying messages to the nation and appeared in video conference calls with care workers and members of the military.

The honours have been awarded since Queen Victoria’s reign in the 19th century and aim to recognise not

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During closure, Nature Center workers had a wild time adding a host of improvements

The peace and quiet that often prevails at WNC Nature Center recently seems … well, unnatural. But that’s the wild reality during the course of a pandemic.

“It’s surreal, actually,” director Chris Gentile said. “You know, we’ve had the place to ourselves now for about six months. And the animals are wondering where everybody is.”

But, while the center was closed, two employees saw an opening.

“What a difference a day makes,” said Eddie Martinez, a maintenance technician.

He and facilities curator Jason Marshall took advantage of a mostly empty facility and completed a host of improvements.

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WNC NATURE CENTER ANNOUNCES REOPENING PLANS

The result of their efforts is everything from landscaping to concrete work, improving the experience for visitors when they do come back.

“We had somewhat of a plan that we wanted to get a bunch of things done while

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