Archive for the ‘WAGES’ Category

Oct
2015
20

News & Observer, Political Figures Lash Out at NC Labor Commish Over Wage Theft, Misclassification

News & Observer, Political Figures Lash Out at NC Labor Commish Over Wage Theft, Misclassification
  The Charlotte News & Observer ran a feature recently titled, “The Reluctant Regulator,” which looked into the office of North Carolina Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry.  If the name sounds familiar, it may be because we have covered her and her office’s unwillingness to help the state’s workers in the past.  In November of...
Oct
2015
9

New Poll Shows Low-Wage Workers Could Sway 2016 Election, $15 Minimum Wage is Winning Issue

New Poll Shows Low-Wage Workers Could Sway 2016 Election, $15 Minimum Wage is Winning Issue
  A new poll conducted by YouGov and Harris Panel shows that low income, non-union workers would be more likely to vote in the presidential election if there was a candidate who promised a $15 minimum wage and a union for fast food workers.  The study was conducted on behalf of the National Employment Law [&hellip...;
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Oct
2015
9

Damning Data Reveals Suppression of Prevailing Wage, Abuses of Foreign Workers in Alberta

Damning Data Reveals Suppression of Prevailing Wage, Abuses of Foreign Workers in Alberta
  The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) claims the conservative government is using old, inaccurate data to drive down wages for the province’s workers and bring in temporary foreign workers to fill jobs at lower rates.  The claim follows new data revelations from the labour group.  The practice is part of a larger scheme to [&hellip...;
Oct
2015
8

Buffalo Wild Wings, Whose CEO Opposes Minimum Wage Raises, Loses $1.8M Lawsuit

Buffalo Wild Wings, Whose CEO Opposes Minimum Wage Raises, Loses $1.8M Lawsuit
  Diversified Restaurant Holdings, a company which owns a string of Buffalo Wild Wings, has agreed to a whopping $1.8 million settlement to close two lawsuits in Michigan and Illinois which.  The company filed a motion on September 30th in U.S. District Court asking a judge to approve the settlement which will affect over 1,000 [&hellip...;
Oct
2015
6

Broad Prevailing Wage Fraud Case Results In Less-Than-Federally Recommended Sentence in WI

  A Wisconsin construction owner has been sentenced to two years probation and six months house arrest for his role in a scheme to not pay the prevailing wage. Scott Watry will also pay more than $659,000 in restitution.  Watry had previously paid $1 million in a whistleblower case that led to the conviction. He was [&hellip...;
Oct
2015
6

Ralliers Ring in CT’s New Wage Theft Law With a Bang (Read: Protest of Non-Compliant Businesses)

Ralliers Ring in CT's New Wage Theft Law With a Bang (Read: Protest of Non-Compliant Businesses)
  In New Haven, Connecticut, members of Unidad Latina en Accion (ULA) rallied outside of a restaurant, La Carreta, to celebrate the enactment of state bill 914 and bring attention to wage theft they claim has occurred there.  SB 914, an anti-wage theft bill, went into effect on October 1st.  The popular Mexican fast food [&hellip...;
Oct
2015
2

Developer Finally Agrees to Settlement with Austin City Council Over Prevailing Wage Violations

Developer Finally Agrees to Settlement with Austin City Council Over Prevailing Wage Violations
  The long-running dispute between White Lodging and the City of Austin came to an end last night when the Austin City Council announced an agreement with the company over its failure to make good on prevailing wage promises that were attached to tax incentives for a Marriott Hotel construction.  The Austin Chronicle had the [&hellip...;
Oct
2015
1

Contractors: Prevailing Wage Repeal in MI Will Crush Workforce, Training Opportunities for Youth

Contractors: Prevailing Wage Repeal in MI Will Crush Workforce, Training Opportunities for Youth
  On Monday, members of Michigan Prevails, an organization of construction and trades groups, held a press conference to push back against prevailing wage repeal. They called for the public to be given the chance to decide the law’s fate while contractors predicted the downfall of workforce development. The press conference coincided...
Oct
2015
1

Prevailing Waste: New Wage Calculations Show How Utterly Ridiculous WV GOP’s Political Games Are

Prevailing Waste: New Wage Calculations Show How Utterly Ridiculous WV GOP's Political Games Are
  On Wednesday, WorkForce West Virginia filed the new prevailing wage with the Secretary of State’s office, ending a months-long battle for a recalculation of what state funded projects would pay.  The result? The GOP’s tampering with the old standard seems to have been a complete waste of time. The new numbers were based on [&hellip...;
Sep
2015
24

NEW STUDY: Unionized Latinos Earn $11,544 More Per Year Than Non-Unionized Peers

NEW STUDY: Unionized Latinos Earn $11,544 More Per Year Than Non-Unionized Peers
  A new report from the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) shows that latino workers who are members of unions have distinct advantages over their non-union peers.  “Latino Workers and Unions: A Strategic Partnership for America’s Progress” provides the latest data on the wages and benefits afforded Latino...
Sep
2015
24

Return to Sender: Court Filings Reveal Postmates’ Hourly Wage Claims are Complete Fallacy

Return to Sender: Court Filings Reveal Postmates' Hourly Wage Claims are Complete Fallacy
  On-demand delivery service Postmates promises “up to $25 an hour” in its ‘help wanted’ ads, but recent court filings against the company show that the actual average wage for a Postmates courier averages just $9.23 an hour.  The wage claims made by the company have been a major factor in its sudden rise from [&hellip...;
Sep
2015
24

NYC Construction Unions Rally for Abused Workers, Cite Need for Prevailing Wage

NYC Construction Unions Rally for Abused Workers, Cite Need for Prevailing Wage
  Over 100 unionized construction workers were joined by politicians, labor leaders, and members of community action groups in the Bronx to rally around workers who walked off an unsafe and abusive jobsite.  The workers were employed by subcontractor U.S. Crane and Rigging, one of nearly a dozen iron work firms owned by the Queens-based...