Labor Shortage Takes Toll On Tennessee Businesses

Small Businesses In Tennessee Are Having Trouble Hiring Employees Because Of A Nationwide Labor Shortage Sparked By Continued Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits.

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Proposed TN Constitutional Amendment Allows Prisoner Labor Without It Being Considered Slavery

The Tennessee House Has Approved A Proposed Constitutional Amendment That Would Change The State Constitution’s Wording To Allow For Prisoners To Work Without It Being Considered Slavery.

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Why Biden’s New Dawn Of Net-Zero Is Looking Like A Dark Day For Labor

In all pathways, the vast majority of mines and all coal power plants shutter by 2030, although the coal export business will live on. The ranks of 600,000 natural gas workers fall by more than two-thirds by 2050 in most scenarios. To compensate, the Biden administration pledges that the energy transition will create “millions” of green jobs, but most new jobs will be in the construction of wind and solar farms, which is temporary work and often not in the same regions that provide fossil fuel employment. The pay is significantly lower, too. The median wage for a solar installer is about $45,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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