Quotes Me in "What Employers Can Learn From 2023's Labor Strikes"

In their 3/13/24 article, "What Employers Can Learn From 2023's Labor Strikes," quotes me.
CHICAGO - March 15, 2024 - PRLog -- The number of striking workers more than doubled in 2023 with high-profile walkouts seen across industries from healthcare to manufacturing to education and more. Top demands from picket lines included better pay, increased staffing, and improved health and safety, and the results of these walkouts was a testament to the power that the labor force holds.

Prioritize Employee Wellness

Ongoing labor shortages ( are taking a toll on mental health, with 3 out of 4 workers saying they feel burnt out ( as a result of staffing shortages impacting their workloads. This can create unsafe work environments, affect productivity, and lead to increased turnover or even labor strikes.

To improve working conditions and provide employees with a better work-life balance, Charles A. Krugel, a labor and employment attorney, says, "Progressive and astute employers are placing greater emphasis on employee happiness and satisfaction, and improving recruitment and retention by focusing on employees' holistic health. More employers are offering more flexible work hours and conditions, more paid time off (PTO), and improving access to healthcare services. As happiness and satisfaction increase, so should loyalty, and turnover will decline." Employers may also consider offering remote work — where it makes sense — as another Monster poll ( found that working from home can improve workers' overall mental health and wellbeing.

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