FROM Gillian White
More Low-Wage Jobs: Chipotle Hires 4000 in One Day Chipotle has announced that it will hire 4000 new employees on Wednesday. The chain plans to hold open interviews for 60 applicants at each of its US locations. They’re calling it their national career day, but most of the positions they’ll fill are entrée level crew jobs. A hiring blitz like that sounds like good news for the economy but it’s also a reminder, on this Labor Day, that even as the economy has recovered, many low-paying jobs like those in fast-food, have replaced many better paying middle-class positions. Barbara Bogaev speaks with Gillian B. White, senior associate editor for The Atlantic , who writes on labor and wages.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?