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Viola Davis Reveals She Was Paid $671 For Her Role In 'Antwone Fisher' — 'It Was The Joy Of My Career'

Two decades ago, Viola Davis struck a chord with audiences for her brief portrayal of Eva May in the film “Antwone Fisher.”

Dec 22, 2022

Temp Workers At Google Will Now Receive Health Benefits, Parental Leave, and a $15 Minimum Wage

Google will now require outside companies who employ temporary and vendor staff to offer health care benefits, parental leave, and a minimum wage of $15 per hour, as reported by The Hill . This is a significant announcement because Google relies on far more temporary and contract workers (TVCs) than most people realize. The Hill reported that a letter from a group of Google Workers, calling for equal treatment, claimed TVCs make up 54 percent of Google’s workforce — or about 122,000 positions. More than 900 employees signed the letter supporting temporary and contract workers. According to The Guardian, part of the catalyst was Google shortening contracts for work on Google Assistant in March. Cuts like that drastically impact TVCs. “For years, Google has boasted of its ability to scale up and down very quickly, and [sic] vocal in its ability to navigate changes with agility,” the letter says, according to The Guardian. “A whole team thrown into financial uncertainty is what scaling...

Apr 3, 2019

The Gender Wage Gap In Tech Is Slowly Shrinking, Report Finds

The gender wage gap continues to be an issue across industries but, according to Glassdoor’s latest analysis , it has begun to shrink — even in the tech industry. In general, the U.S.’s unadjusted pay gap is 21.4 percent, which means women make $0.79 for every dollar men earn. However, Glassdoor also controls for worker and job characteristics (such as age, education, occupation, and industry). When looking at the controlled numbers, the pay gap falls to 4.9 percent — a slight improvement from Glassdoor’s first analysis in 2016 . On an adjusted basis, men in the information technology industry make 5.4 more money than women. That’s an improvement from 2016 when Glassdoor found the industry’s wage gap to be 5.9 percent. The unadjusted gap is 11.8 percent. “Although many tech jobs display large gender pay gaps, the overall information technology (or “tech”) industry is close to the U.S. average and falls in the middle of the pack among industries,” Glassdoor wrote in its 2016 report....

Mar 27, 2019