Author: Madison Prim

UAB Campus Dining is not immune to the labor shortages plaguing the economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With their biggest issues being a lack of applicants and staff retention, the dining team is employing tactics such as offering incentives and increasing wages to expand their number of applicants. One of the main reasons for the staffing issues is that several people are hesitant to reenter the workforce after the global pandemic. There is also the issue of former dining employees finding other avenues of income during quarantine and deciding not to return to their original place of work. “If you look at the pandemic and how it has affected certain business segments,…

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By Madison Prim Juneteenth is the anniversary of the day General Gordon Granger and Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce that all 250,000 slaves in the state were free. After over 400 years of being in bondage, the day of liberation had finally come. “We have to celebrate the resilience of slaves who endured horrific, unimaginable conditions,” said Dr. Kathryn Morgan, Ph.D., director of the African American Studies program at UAB as well as a native Texan. Texas didn’t make Juneteenth an official state holiday until 1980, though Black Americans saw it as their true Independence Day long before then. Juneteenth…

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