Small-business owners are feeling the impacts of the ongoing Salesforce platform outage, which has reportedly caused power outages in parts of the United States and Canada since April 2013. According to reports, this outage has prevented small businesses from accessing their Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) system. Because most small businesses rely heavily on their CRM system to track customers, store data, and market products and services, the outage has resulted in significant lost revenue. Estimates suggest that Salesforce’s outage could cost small businesses millions of dollars in lost revenue. Many small-business owners have also had to hire additional personnel in order to keep up with the backlog of work caused by the outage. The situation is even worse for international customers, who have reported being without access for several weeks or more. To make matters worse, there is currently no estimated timeline for when the Salesforce platform will return to normal.
United Parcel Service (UPS) workers have overwhelmingly voted to approve a new labor contract, ending the threat of a prolonged strike. The Teamsters union, which represents about 250,000 UPS workers, announced yesterday that the vote was 77.9 percent in favor of the contract and 22.1 percent against. The current contract, which was due to expire […]
Millions of parents and young kids could be denied food aid next year without funding boost, report warns
According to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, millions of parents and children could be denied food aid in 2021 without a significant funding boost from the U.S. government. The report estimates that nearly 4 million households—including an estimated 7 million children—who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) […]