Business Insider: United and Spirit Airlines announce temporary pay bumps for pilots and flight attendants in effort to alleviate labor shortages

Business Insider: United and Spirit Airlines announce temporary pay bumps for pilots and flight attendants in effort to alleviate labor shortages. “After a chaotic holiday travel week plagued by mass cancellations and delays, some airlines are turning to temporary salary bumps in an effort to incentivize workers and alleviate labor shortages. United Airlines and Spirit Airlines both announced pay increases for select staffers on Friday, which include tripling pay for United pilots who take extra flights through January 29 and doubling pay for Spirit flight attendants for shifts through January 4.”

CNBC: Google execs tell employees they won’t raise pay companywide to match inflation

CNBC: Google execs tell employees they won’t raise pay companywide to match inflation. “Google executives are acknowledging employee concerns about rising inflation, but say they have no plans to respond with a companywide pay increase. The topic of workforce pay was addressed at a special meeting on Tuesday that was intended to focus on Google’s 2022 strategy.”

Seattle Times: Google temps fought loss of pandemic bonus and won

Seattle Times: Google temps fought loss of pandemic bonus and won. “Ned McNally, a temp worker at Google’s data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, received notice in August that he would get a $200 weekly bonus until the end of the year for working a full week. It was a nod to the labor shortages ravaging businesses during the pandemic. But by October, McNally and about 250 other data center temps stopped receiving the payments even though they had met the weekly attendance threshold.”

New York Times: Google Could Be Violating Labor Laws With Pay for Temp Workers

New York Times: Google Could Be Violating Labor Laws With Pay for Temp Workers. “Google’s decision to not immediately correct the pay rates for all current temps was flagged in June in a whistle-blower complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Google may owe more than $100 million in back salaries over nine years of noncompliance in 16 countries with pay parity laws, according to the complaint. The figure does not include possible fines or legal costs.”

‘It’s Helpful to Know All Scales’: Online Spreadsheet Discloses Museum Workers’ Salaries (Art News)

Art News: ‘It’s Helpful to Know All Scales’: Online Spreadsheet Discloses Museum Workers’ Salaries. “In another sign of increasing demand for transparency at art institutions across the world, museum workers have begun making public their salary rates via a Google Spreadsheet document that began circulating on Friday morning. Titled ‘Art/Museum Salary Transparency 2019,’ the document allows users to add information about the terms of their employment and their rates of pay at some of the biggest museums in the world.”

Gizmodo: Google Employees Organise Their Own Study Of Gender Pay Gap

Gizmodo: Google Employees Organise Their Own Study Of Gender Pay Gap. “In April, the US Department of Labor accused Google of gender pay discrimination. The tech behemoth denied the allegations, and when the DoL requested historical salary records from the company, Google argued that the endeavour was too expensive. Lucky for Google, good samaritans at the company have led efforts to compile the wage data.”