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International Committee of the Red Cross workers prepare bags with bodies of government soldiers to be handed over in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, in 2015. AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov

Humanitarian aid workers need security, rights and better pay

Nearly all of the 129 aid workers killed on the job in 2021 were from the countries where they lost their lives.
Players voted to accept Major League Baseball’s offer on a new labor deal, paving the way to end the 99-day lockout and salvage the season. AP Photo/Gregory Bull

MLB’s new collective bargaining agreement fails to address players’ biggest grievances

A sports economist explains how the deal leaves players with a fundamentally different – and in many ways, worse – arrangement than their counterparts in the other major US sports leagues.
It’s estimated that over one-third of all private companies require their employees to sign noncompete clauses. wera Rodsawang/Moment via Getty Images

FTC prepares to ban ‘noncompete agreements’ – what they are and why low-wage workers are increasingly required to sign them

While noncompetes may make sense for well-paid executives who possess trade secrets, they make less sense for low-paid workers – yet many are subject to the agreements.

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