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The U.S. Department Of Labor Recovers $285,000 In Back Wages For 313 Workers Employed At Two Morton Poultry Processing Plants ‘That Denied Them Their Full’ Wages

Published on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(MORTON, MISSISSIPPI) - Work in a poultry processing plant is hard. The hours are often long and the jobs expose Workers to serious safety and health hazards. In return for subjecting themselves to high noise levels, dangerous equipment, slippery floors, hazardous chemicals and biological dangers, and the common risks of musculoskeletal disorders, a more»

‘Thousands Of Irate’ Union-Represented Freight Train Engineers Are Either Voting On Or Getting Ready To Vote On Strike Authorizations Over The Freight Railroads’ ‘Refusal To Discuss Workers’ Needs & Demands’

Published on Sunday, July 3, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Mark Gruenberg of People’s World reports that more than 20,000 Union-Represented Rail Freight Engineers are irate over the freight railroads’ refusal to discuss Workers’ needs and demands, which may prompt the need to authorize a Strike. Read His Story At: more»

United Steelworkers International President Tom Conway ‘Leads Labor’s Push In Urging’ The Biden Administration ‘For Job-Protecting Tariffs To Remain’

Published on Friday, July 1, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) – United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway has sent the Biden Administration a letter, urging job-protecting tariffs remain in place on behalf of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy, making the point that American Workers would clearly be affected if the tariffs were to be more»

United Auto Workers President Ray Curry: “Fight Inflation By Stopping Price Gouging, Not Blaming Wages”

Published on Thursday, June 30, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(DETROIT, MICHIGAN) – United Auto Workers (UAW) President Ray Curry released the following statement regarding the fight against inflation and price gouging when it comes to the cost of a gallon of gas or what Americans purchase at their grocery stores: Every time we go to the gas station or supermarket, we are reminded that prices are on the rise as more»

Teamsters Say New Biden Administration Guidelines ‘Should Prioritize’ Union Jobs

Published on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Biden Administration has released a new set of principles for companies seeking Federal funding that’s expected to make good-paying jobs available to more Workers while dismantling corporate-friendly roadblocks that discourage Workers from joining Unions. The U.S. Departments of Labor and Commerce announced the new framework more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Cites Two Contractors After Electrician Preparing Job Bid ‘Suffers Fatal Fall’ At Caterpillar’s Mapleton Foundry In Illinois

Published on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Federal Workplace Safety Inspectors investigating the fatal fall of a 50-year-old Journeyman Electrician at Caterpillar’s Mapleton foundry in Peoria, Illinois have determined that the lead contractor and a nested Caterpillar Electrical Contractor exposed Workers to fall hazards. The U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) more»

Railroad Bosses’ ‘Profit-Making Tactics Lower Safety Standards, Raise Dangers’

Published on Monday, June 27, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: To Read This Labor News Report Written By Mark Gruenberg At People’s World, Go To: https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/railroad-bosses-profit-making-tactics-lower-safety-standards-raise-dangers/

Labor’s ‘Reaction’ To The Supreme Court ‘Overturning’ Roe V. Wade - The National AFL-CIO ‘Affirms the Right of Everyone to Make Their Own Health Care Decisions’

Published on Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler has released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade: (The) decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade is a devastating blow to Working Women and families across this country. We strongly believe that everyone should have control more»

AFSCME President Saunders, Labor Leaders & Lawmakers ‘Push’ President Biden For Student Debt Relief

Published on Friday, June 24, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
AFSCME Editor’s Note: Pictured above, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders speaks at a student debt roundtable. (Photo credit: Natalia Pérez Santos) (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Student debt is crushing Working Families with more than 43 million people carrying an average of nearly $30,000 more»

The United Steelworkers: ‘Sharing Our Fred Redmond With The World’

Published on Thursday, June 23, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In a moving moment, the United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway formally nominated the USW’s former Vice President Fred Redmond (Pictured Above/National AFL-CIO Screen Grab) as Secretary-Treasurer of the National AFL-CIO, making Redmond the highest-ranking Black American Labor Leader ever. Redmond will lead more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Announces An $11.7 Million Funding Availability Of Susan Harwood Training Grants For Workplace Safety & Health Hazards Training

Published on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has announced a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help Workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. Administered by the USDOL's Occupational Safety and Health Administration more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Proposes Nearly $1.2 Million In Civil Penalties After Finding An Illinois Mine Operator ‘Tried To Conceal An Underground Fire, Which Endangered Miners And Misled The Probe’

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Mine Safety and Health Administration has proposed nearly $1.2 million in civil penalties to M-Class Mining LLC, a Macedonia, Illinois Coal Mine Operator after the MSHA cited the operator for continuing to operate the mine without evacuating Miners with a fire underground and failing to more»

Juneteenth 2022 - ‘Demanding A Third Radical Reconstruction Of U.S. Capitalism’

Published on Monday, June 20, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Tens of thousands descended on Washington, D.C. over the weekend for the historic, multi-racial Moral March on Washington and to the Polls. The march occurred during the Juneteenth Holiday weekend and the growing battle to preserve and extend U.S. Constitutional Democracy. The march, called by the Poor People’s Campaign, aimed more»

Union Leaders Talk With White House On Protecting Abortion Access

Published on Friday, June 17, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - With a Supreme Court ruling looming that would abolish the 49-year-old right to abortion, prominent Unionists recently discussed with a top White House aide how to protect Women’s access once the Republican-named Supreme Court majority yanks the right. Representatives of the United Teachers of Dade (AFT), the Michigan more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor ‘Awards More Than’ $18 Million In Grants ‘To Address Disparities In The Delivery Of Unemployment Benefits & Services’ In Seven States: Maine, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington & Wisconsin

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the award of more than $18 million in competitive grant funding to help Workers in the States of Maine, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin understand the application process for claiming and receiving Unemployment Benefits and related services. The State more»

U.S. Postmaster DeJoy ‘Sued Over Postal Vehicle Contract Decision,’ Which He Wants Built ‘Not In A UAW-Represented Manufacturing Facility in Wisconsin, But A Non-Union Plant In South Carolina’

Published on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who’s caught flak ever since former Republican Oval Office occupant Donald Trump forced the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to accept the GOP big giver into its top job, has put his foot in it again. DeJoy’s forced the United Auto Workers (UAW) and a leading Green Group - the Natural Resources more»

Organized Labor’s 2022 Election Work ‘To Be Driven From The Bottom Up’

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) - Organized Labor’s political campaign this year will be driven from the bottom up, emphasizing issues, as State Federations and Central Labor Councils (CLCs) make the key political decisions and then fit candidates into the issue matrix for endorsement decisions - so says American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President more»

Now ‘Formally Elected To Her First Full Term In Office,’ National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler’s Goal: “More Than One Million New” Unionists

Published on Monday, June 13, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA) – National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, now formally elected to her first full term in office, has set a goal to “grow our movement by more than one million Working People” in a decade. If it succeeds - and she admits it won’t be easy - that would mark a substantial increase in Organized Labor’s more»

Union Workers ‘Receive Far Better Pay & Rights,’ Congress Finds - Study Shows Unionized Workers Earn 10.2% ‘More Than Non-Union Peers Amid Wave Of Organizing’ At Some Of The U.S.’s Largest Employers

Published on Sunday, June 12, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Workers represented by Labor Unions earn 10.2% higher wages than their Non-Union peers, have better benefits and collectively raise wages industry-wide, according to a report released by the House and Senate - and first shared with The Guardian. The report outlines the economic benefits of Union Membership and was released as the Biden more»

As The Televised January 6th Hearings Begin, National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler & Labor Federation Secretary-Treasurer/Executive Vice President Fred Redmond Say “Working People Demand A Renewed Focus On Protecting Democracy”

Published on Friday, June 10, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As the televised January 6th hearings begin, National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and Labor Federation Secretary-Treasurer/Executive Vice President Fred Redmond have released the following statement: For Working People, our vote is sacred. Whether we’re voting to elect candidates to office or to have a voice in our workplace more»

New Report ‘Shows That Head Honchos At Low-Pay Firms Raised CEO Pay During The Coronavirus Pandemic’

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The head honchos at more than one-third of the Nation’s lowest-paying firms - including Amazon, Maximus, and Starbucks, which are battling Unionization Drives - jacked up their own total compensation, right in the middle of the Coronavirus Pandemic, a new report says. Executive Excess 2022 by the Institute for Policy Studies more»

Unions ‘Back’ Poor People’s Campaign, ‘Renew Demand For Biden Meeting’

Published on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Leaders of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA)-Communications Workers of America (CWA) are throwing their weight behind the Poor People’s Campaign’s demand – again, that President Joe more»

‘Padlocked, Blocked Emergency Exit Doors Endangered’ Workers At Wisconsin, Ohio Dollar General Stores - OSHA Safety Inspections ‘Find Company’s History Of Putting Workers At Risk Continues’

Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited two more Dollar General Stores for endangering the safety of their Employees, continuing the company’s long history of Workplace Safety Violations nationwide. In Baldwin, Wisconsin, OSHA Inspectors responded to a referral more»

New Economic Policy Institute/New America Report Finds Home Health Care Workers ‘Are Severely Underpaid In Every State’

Published on Monday, June 6, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and New America shows Home Health Care Workers are paid extremely low wages in every State - and estimates what these Workers should be paid to appropriately compensate for their labor. Nationally, Home Health Care Workers are paid an average wage of about $13.50 an hour, but Home more»

U.S. Department Of Labor Announces $50 Million Grant Funding Availability ‘To Help Close Equity Gaps, Expand Access To Training Needed For Good-Paying Jobs’

Published on Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - To bolster community colleges’ and other institutions’ efforts to deliver more equitable education and training, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has announced the availability of a $50 million funding opportunity to help people in marginalized and under-represented populations overcome barriers to the Career and more»

Why? OSHA Gives Giant Coronavirus-Spreading Meatpacker, JBS, 'Slap On The Wrist'

Published on Friday, June 3, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – JBS, the Mega Giant Meatpacking Company, has received only a slap on the wrist for exposing Workers at seven of its plants to the deadly Coronavirus. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and JBS reached a settlement at the end of May on the firm’s actions exposing Workers to the pathogen in its more»

This Is A ‘Major’ Problem - OSHA ‘Inspects Less Than One-Half Of 1% Of Firms Yearly’

Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In 2019, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspected fewer than one-half of 1% of U.S. firms it regulated, the non-partisan watchdog Government Accountability Office (GAO) told Congress in late May - and that’s around its usual inspection percentage, GAO Official Thomas Costa said. That pattern, more»

Unionized Teachers Protest NRA Convention In Houston, Push For Passage Of National Gun Safety Laws After Mass Shooting Of Schoolchildren At Uvalde Elementary School

Published on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(HOUSTON, TEXAS) - Leaders of the Nation’s two largest Teachers’ Unions were in Houston to push gun safety on the same day as the National Rifle Association's (NRA) Convention. American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten and National Education Association (NEA) Becky Pringle spoke out for gun safety on Friday (May 27th) as more»

Labor Perspective From Retired Teacher & Union Movement Activist David Cavendish: ‘Give The American Working Class The Opportunity To Reverse The Setbacks Of The Last Three-Quarters Of A Century - It’s Time To Bury Taft-Hartley’

Published on Sunday, May 29, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
People’s World Editor’s Note: David Cavendish is a retired Teacher who is active in the Union Movement and the peace movement (many years in an anti-Iraq/Afghanistan War vigil), and other progressive political activities. He is a long-time contributor to People’s World. This June 23rd will mark the 75th anniversary of the passage of more»

AFSCME President Lee Saunders: “We Will No Longer Tolerate A Failed Status Quo” On Gun Violence

Published on Friday, May 27, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Lee Saunders, whose nationwide Public Employees Union represents more than 1.3 million Members, has released the following statement after the mass shooting at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas: Once again this week, we are grieving the more»

“We Can Make A Choice To Finally Do Something - Do Anything - To Put A Stop To This Madness” - The National AFL-CIO & The American Federation Of Teachers Issue Statements On The Mass Shooting At The Robb Elementary School In Uvalde, Texas

Published on Thursday, May 26, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
The National AFL-CIO and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) have issued statements on the mass shooting at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler said: America’s Labor Movement is absolutely devastated by the loss of 19 children and two teachers who were shot and killed in their classrooms at Robb more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Announces The Availability Of $10.5 Million In State Grant Funding To Support Mine Safety, Health Training & Education - Grants Support ‘Underserved’ Mines & Miners

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced the availability of more than $10.5 million in Fiscal Year 2022 State Grant Funding to provide Federally-mandated training and retraining of Miners and Mine Operators working at surface and underground coal and metal and non-metal mines. Any State more»

New Economic Policy Institute Report Measures Wages In The Pandemic Labor Market

Published on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report finds the average wage grew 4.4% in the first year of the Coronavirus Pandemic and fell 1.7% in the second year. While the shift may seem dramatic, the numbers are part and parcel of the Pandemic Labor Market that has distorted our picture of wage growth - and one key takeaway from the more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor Renews It Multi-Year Initiative ‘To Provide Enforcement, Outreach & Education For Restaurant Workers’ As ‘85% Of USDOL Investigations Found Violations In Fiscal Year 2021’

Published on Monday, May 23, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has renewed a multi-year nationwide initiative to help Workers and increase Federal compliance by food service employers, an industry where - in Fiscal Year 2021 - the USDOL’s Wage and Hour Division found violations in nearly 85% of its restaurant investigations. These investigations led the more»

House Votes To Let Aides Unionize, Bargain Collectively

Published on Sunday, May 22, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The House has approved a resolution that will pave the way for letting Congressional Staff join a Union and engage in collective bargaining, a move that proponents say would enhance the ability of Aides from Low-and-Middle-Income Families to make ends meet in a region with steep housing costs. U.S. Representative Andy Levin more»

Teamsters ‘Blast’ Amazon For ‘Excessive Executive Compensation, Mistreatment Of Workers’ - Report Details Amazon Is Paying CEO Andy Jassy ‘6,474 Times The Median Worker’ As Other Execs ‘Receive Huge Payouts’

Published on Friday, May 20, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has released a new report detailing Amazon’s excessive executive compensation, including data that Amazon paid its CEO Andy Jassy $212 million last year, approximately 6,474 times the median Amazon Worker. The report also called on the company to better compensate its Workers and more»

‘Ground-Breaking Legislation’ For Garment Workers In The U.S.

Published on Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Last week, the Fashioning Accountability and Building Real Institutional Change (FABRIC) Act was introduced to the U.S. Senate. Once in place, the legislation will improve working conditions and reform the piece-rate pay scale for the country’s nearly 100,000 Garment Workers. The FABRIC Act, introduced by U.S. Senator Kristen more»

The U.S. Department Of Labor To Offer Prevailing Wage Compliance Seminars On-Line For Federal Contractors, Contracting Agencies, Unions & Workers

Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) will offer on-line compliance seminars for contracting agencies, contractors, Unions, Workers and other stakeholders to provide information on the requirements governing payment of Prevailing Wages on Federally-funded construction and service contracts. Offered by the USDOL’s Wage and Hour more»

A Labor Perspective From ACORN International/Community Organizations International Chief Organizer Wade Rathke: A ‘Movement Moment,’ Plus A ‘Reinvigorated’ National Labor Relations Board, ‘Means Opportunity For Workers’

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
People’s World Editor’s Note: Wade Rathke is Chief Organizer at ACORN International/Community Organizations International and the Author of the book: Nuts & Bolts: The ACORN Fundamentals of Organizing. This article originally appeared at Working-Class Perspectives. Finally, it’s a new morning for Workers in America. For at least more»

“Now Is The Time To Cancel, Not Collect, Student Debt” - The National AFL-CIO Calls For Student Loan Forgiveness

Published on Monday, May 16, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Saying “now is the time to cancel, not collect, student debt,” National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler has issued a statement on the Nationwide Labor Federation’s commitment to ending the Student Loan crisis: We call on the Biden Administration to do its part to assist borrowers hampered by crippling debt. more»

Democrats ‘Regain Control Of Board Overseeing’ Labor Relations For Feds

Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Democrats now control a Board overseeing bargaining and other Labor Relations inside the Federal Government after the Senate confirmed a new member late last week - the vote on Susan Tsui Grundmann for a seat on the three-member Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has been a top priority for Federal Unions, which have been waiting more»

Target Workers ‘Are Joining The Union Wave’ - Employees At A Store In Virginia Have Filed For A Union Election, ‘With More Locations Potentially To Come’

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(CHRISTIANSBURG, VIRGINIA) - A new retail store has joined the recent frenzy of Union activity: Workers at a Target in Christiansburg, Virginia have filed for a Union Election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The workers behind the drive at that location hope to be the first of many for the retail chain. Other stores are working in concert more»

U.S. Labor Secretary Walsh Hears Nurses ‘Discuss Experiences Amid Pandemic, Concerns About Staffing, Job Quality’ During National Nurses Week

Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As the Nation observes National Nurses Week, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh met with a group of Nursing Professionals from around the country to listen to and discuss their bedside experiences with patients during the Coronavirus Pandemic, as well as their concerns regarding Health Care Industry staffing challenges and the more»

Amazon Labor Union Leader ‘Puts Lindsey Graham In His Place’ - Chris Smalls ‘Fired Back’ At Graham During A Senate Budget Hearing While Wearing A Jacket With The Words "Eat The Rich" Stitched On The Front

Published on Sunday, May 8, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Amazon Labor Union President Chris Smalls had some choice words for South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham during a Congressional hearing last week: “The people are the ones that make these corporations go, not the other way around.” Smalls made the comments during a Senate Budget Committee hearing called by Vermont Senator more»

‘Considered A First In The U.S.,’ North America’s Building Trades Unions & Ørsted Agree On A PLA For The Construction Of Offshore Wind Energy Farms - With American Labor

Published on Friday, May 6, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and Ørsted, the U.S. leader in offshore wind energy, have announced a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to construct the company’s U.S. Offshore Wind Farms with an American Union Workforce. A first-of-its-kind in the United States, the National Offshore Wind more»

White House To Host Union Organizers Today From Amazon & Starbucks

Published on Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Vice President Kamala Harris will host a White House meeting today (Thursday, May 5th) with Organizers from Unions seeking to represent Workers at Amazon, Starbucks and other employers. The meeting will include Christian Smalls, who heads the Amazon Labor Union, and other Grassroots Organizers from Starbucks/Service Employees more»

U.S. Department Of Labor & LinkedIn ‘Enter Agreement To Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination’ On Behalf Of 686 Female Workers In California - Employment Networking Site Operator ‘To Pay $1.8 Million In Back Wages & Interest’

Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA) - The U.S. Department of Labor and the LinkedIn Corporation have entered into a Conciliation Agreement to resolve allegations of systemic, gender-based pay discrimination by the operator of employment-oriented websites and mobile Apps at its San Francisco and Sunnyvale, California facilities. A routine Office of Federal Contract more»

‘Exploitative Service Firms Dominate’ The Latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ List

Published on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
Exploitative service companies, from Amazon and Starbucks down to the Refresco Bottling Plant in New Jersey, dominate this year’s Dirty Dozen list of firms representing the universe of the Nation’s worst companies for Worker job safety and health. And, not coincidentally, Workers at quite a few of those violators are organizing to protect more»

“I Can Go Work At Any Fast Food Restaurant And Make More Money” - ‘Overlooked By Management’ During The Coronavirus Pandemic, Red Cross Workers ‘Fight For A Fair Contract’

Published on Monday, May 2, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - They collect, protect and deliver our nation’s blood supply, yet the almost 3,000 American Red Cross workers are not being paid what they deserve, lack the Staff to do their jobs effectively, face cuts to their health care - and, over the course of the Coronavirus Pandemic, have often gone without pay and adequate Personal more»

May Day: Made in the U.S.A.

Published on Sunday, May 1, 2022 in Labor News From Washington, D.C.
On the morning of October 6th, 1886, Albert Parsons, a native of Alabama whose Brother was a General in the Civil War, rose in a Chicago courtroom to make the last speech of his life. He was facing his doom as one of the convicted so-called “Anarchists,” one of the “detested aliens” who had been seized in the police frame-up more»