“The Most Racist Politician in America” Embroiled in Latest Voting Machine SNAFU

  Campaign speeches, millions of ad dollars, and tens of thousands of volunteers are...

Driving Miss Classification: Drivers Win More Multi-Million Dollar Independent Contractor Suits

Driving Miss Classification: Drivers Win More Multi-Million Dollar Independent Contractor Suits

  A bevy of recent misclassification cases in California show how widespread the epidemic has...

MIsinformation: Corporate Front Group Lying to Prevailing Wage Repeal Petition Signers

MIsinformation: Corporate Front Group Lying to Prevailing Wage Repeal Petition Signers

  A corporate front group called Protecting Michigan Taxpayers is collecting signatures for a...

A&P Grocery to Lay Off Thousands in Bankruptcy, Duck Union Contract Provisions On Way Out

A&P Grocery to Lay Off Thousands in Bankruptcy, Duck Union Contract Provisions On Way Out

  The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as A & P Grocery, has...

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Jul
2015
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NC’s Archaic Voting Rights Rollback Goes on Closely Watched Trial

NC's Archaic Voting Rights Rollback Goes on Closely Watched Trial
  On Monday, trial began in a Winston-Salem, North Carolina federal courtroom to determine the fate of what one expert labeled “the worst voter suppression law since the 1960’s.”  The case, North Carolina NAACP v. McCrory, claims that a series of changes to the state’s election laws known as the North Carolina Voter Information and...
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Scabblerouser: Verizon Preparing to Train 15K Non-Union Replacement Workers As Bargaining Tactic

Scabblerouser: Verizon Preparing to Train 15K Non-Union Replacement Workers As Bargaining Tactic
  Verizon is moving forward with a contingency plan to train 15,000 replacement workers in the event that contract talks with 38,000 wireline workers represented by the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) don’t turn out how the company would like.  Verizon is currently...
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2015
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$1.4M Wage Theft Settlement Exposes Practice of Temp Worker ‘Shell’ Companies in Philly

$1.4M Wage Theft Settlement Exposes Practice of Temp Worker 'Shell' Companies in Philly
  Following an investigation by the Department of Labor Wage and Hour division, Philadelphia-based direct mail and printing company ICS Corp. has agreed to a $1.45 million settlement for failing to abide by the Fair Labor Standards Act.  ICS Corp., New Century Integrity Corp. and its owner Hokkito Teddy were all joint employers according to...
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2015
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NLRB May Hear Case Addressing Temp Workers Joining Co-Workers’ Unions

  A case that could come before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would make it easier for temporary workers employed by staffing agencies to join their co-workers’ unions.  The NLRB has invited interested parties to file amicus briefs in Miller & Anderson, Inc, a move that signals they may be looking to reexamine an...
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Jul
2015
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CEOverreach: Big Boss Pay Is up 997% Since ’78 While Workers Only Gained 10.9%

CEOverreach: Big Boss Pay Is up 997% Since '78 While Workers Only Gained 10.9%
  A shocking new number from the Economic Policy Institute helps explain the stifling income inequality in the United States.  Between 1978 and 2014, inflation-adjusted CEO pay has risen from $1.5 million to $16.3 million, an unfathomable of 997 percent.  Over that same time period, the average private-sector production and non-supervisory...
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2015
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That Hertz: Class Action at Rental Co. is Prime Example of L.A.’s Wage Theft Explosion

That Hertz: Class Action at Rental Co. is Prime Example of L.A.'s Wage Theft Explosion
  In California, car rental giant Hertz is facing a wage theft lawsuit wherein employees claim the company failed to pay overtime while making them skip lunch and rest breaks, and asked them to work off the clock. Among the accusers is Chalissa Johnson, a single mother to special needs child, whose lawyers filed the [&hellip...
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Jul
2015
10

Imposing Partial Law: WI GOP Finally Settles on Severity of Prevailing Wage Cuts in New Budget

Imposing Partial Law: WI GOP Finally Settles on Severity of Prevailing Wage Cuts in New Budget
  In a late-night vote this week, the Wisconsin state assembly sent a two-year, $72.7 billion budget to Gov. Scott Walker which partially repeals the prevailing wage but fails to fully repeal it as hardline conservatives desired.  Walker is expected to sign it swiftly so that he can announce his presidential candidacy on Monday with [&hellip...
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Jul
2015
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Former Member Says Corporations, Lawmakers Vote Side-by-Side on Laws at ALEC Retreats

Former Member Says Corporations, Lawmakers Vote Side-by-Side on Laws at ALEC Retreats
  When the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently met at a resort hotel in Savannah, Geogia, investigative reporters from NBC 11Alive decided to find out what was really going on. They reserved hotel rooms at the resort and attempted to speak to lobbyists and legislators. The resulting news report is almost Daily Show-esque in...
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Jul
2015
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Pipefitters Union Investing in Transitioning Military Veterans to the Workforce

Pipefitters Union Investing in Transitioning Military Veterans to the Workforce
  At Fort Sill, Oklahoma soldiers finishing their military service can now enter a program which will prepare them for a career in the civilian workforce as pipefitters.  The 18-week fire suppression sprinkler system program is held at the Ft. Sill Industrial Training Complex and is part of the United Association’s Veterans in Piping...
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Jul
2015
9

A Second Chance at Sellwood: Apprenticeship Offers Promise in Portland

A Second Chance at Sellwood: Apprenticeship Offers Promise in Portland
  According to the latest report from the Sellwood Bridge project in Portland, Oregon, 82,220 hours of work by 271 apprentices in a variety of trades have been completed thanks to language in the contracts requiring 20 percent of all work hours to be completed by apprentices. Diversity efforts by local building trades unions have also...
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Jul
2015
8

New Balance Says Pentagon Dragging Its Feet; Soldiers Still Not Wearing American-Made Sneakers

New Balance Says Pentagon Dragging Its Feet; Soldiers Still Not Wearing American-Made Sneakers
  Massachusetts-based shoe company New Balance says that the military is dragging its feet on a promise it made to outfit soldiers with American-made shoes.  The promise came in April of 2014 when the military announced it would honor the Berry Amendment, a 1941 law requiring the Department of Defense (DoD) to give priority to [&hellip...
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Jul
2015
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Brooklyn Bar Charges Women $0.77 for Every $1 Men Pay to Show Gender Gap Is “Some Shameful Shit”

Brooklyn Bar Charges Women $0.77 for Every $1 Men Pay to Show Gender Gap Is
  To start a conversation about the gender pay gap, a Brooklyn bar last night offered women drinks at 77 cents on the dollar. That is the amount that women earn for every dollar men earn, according to the Department of Labor (the date was also 7/7). The Way Station, a Prospect Heights bar previously [&hellip...
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