• 8 July 2020 - Joining what is dubbed the "Strike for Black Lives", tens of thousands of fast-food, ride-share, nursing-home and airport workers in more than 25 United States cities are planning to walk off the job on 20 July for a full-day strike. Organisers are demanding sweeping action by corporations and government to confront systemic racism in an economy that chokes off economic mobility and career opportunities for many Black and Hispanic workers, who make up a disproportionate number of those earning less than a living wage.

  • 8 July 2020 - The Trump Administration in the United States of America has begun the formal process of withdrawing from the World Health Organisation in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The President has repeatedly criticized WHO and claims that China has full control over the organization. The US contributes about $450 million to the WHO and the President said that he seeks to redirect these funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs. This process has been criticized by many in the US and all over the world.

  • 7 July 2020 - Millions of international students could be made to leave the United States if their universities switch to online-only teaching, which would come under a rule that was announced by Washington on Monday. The students who don't leave voluntarily face deportation. Some universities have announced the same due to the coronavirus pandemic. Other universities are still planning to run classes on campus, but with the US outbreak still not under control, there's a risk that those institutions could change their decision More than half of the international students in the US are from Asia. Take the survey on living and working in the USA during times of coronavirus

Employment at will

There are exceptions to employment at will. Do you know your right on this part? You can't be terminated on basis of your race or gender. And 38 states regulate dismissals by so called implied contracts. Find out more at dismissal rights.

Coronavirus crisis: What are your rights regarding sick leave, health and safety, and social security?

The Coronavirus crisis poses challenges for both employers and employees. Check carefully what your rights are, so that you can fall back on them if necessary.

Economic Facts

  • One of the major events that changed how industries and factories around the world operated, started in the United States. Henry Ford, of Ford Motors, was an American who is acclaimed as the creator of the assembly line. This idea streamlined the entire production process and increased efficiencies. Check the cost of living in the United States 
  • Estimates suggest that the United States sells more than 3 billion pizzas a year and that each American consumes a minimum of at least one pizza in thirty days. This pizza frenzy sustains more than 70,000 pizzerias across the country! What are salaries in the pizza sector?
  •  A defining feature of  the United States’ vast geographical landscape, is the different and oftentimes harsh kinds of weather and climatic conditions. Due to severe blizzards, torrential hurricanes, and sweltering heat waves, the estimated cost of the 14 disasters in 2019 alone was close to 1 billion USD each. These natural disasters also affect working conditions and safety, which pushes the government to have stringent measures to address their effects. So how is pay affected by bad weather? Click to find out!
  • The United States has the world’s largest economy but the state of California alone has a GDP of $2.998 trillion which is higher than a few of the biggest countries such as India, France, etc. Minimum Wages in the USA