Tag: Labor Issues

Labor Day? Workers Screwed Again as Overtime Rule Tossed Out

U.S. judge strikes down Obama administration overtime pay rule —Daniel Wiessner – Reuters —  (Reuters) – A federal judge in Texas on Thursday struck down an Obama administration rule that would have extended mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million…

$80 Million Attack on Unions and Progressive Politics

Rightwing alliance plots assault to ‘defund and defang’ public sector unions Conservative campaign aims to strike ‘mortal blow’ on government unions  ‘A once-in-a-lifetime chance to reverse the failed policies of the American left’  Teachers in California protest against a Wisconsin…

Unions Ratify Concessions, Call For Legislators To Do Their Part

State employees overwhelmingly ratify concessions By Keith M. Phaneuf and Mark Pazniokas via CTMirror Unionized state employees have voted overwhelmingly to ratify the concession deal negotiated with the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, shifting the focus to a closely…

Not Just $15/Hour — Fair Scheduling in NYC

Not so fast: U.S. restaurant workers seek ban on surprise scheduling — By — Peter Szekely — Reuters —  McDonald’s employee Ashley Bruce poses in front of the restaurant where she works in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. July 13, 2017.John Gress NEW YORK…

Pope Francis – Labor is not a Commodity!

Pope Francis’ Union Message Published July 8th, 2017 – BENJAMIN SACHS Pope Francis delivered an address to the Confederation of Trade Unions in Italy (CISL), and his message is a compelling one.  It can be read in its entirety here.  For me,…

WOW! Gig Economy Pay Not Enough To Live On.

Side hustles are the new norm. Here’s how much they really pay –By Abha Bhattarai July 3, Washington Post– Nearly 1 in 4 Americans now earns money through a side-gig like Uber, Lyft or Airbnb. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) The “gig economy,”…