Posts Tagged ‘Warehouse’

Aug
2015
27

In Ad, ACLU Offers to Fight for Amazon Workers

In Ad, ACLU Offers to Fight for Amazon Workers
  The ACLU has taken out a full-page ad in the Seattle Times offering to represent Amazon workers “who believe they were unlawfully penalized because of their decision to have children, or because they were caring for a sick relative or recovering from an illness of their own.”  The move comes in response to a [&hellip...;
Feb
2015
19

Throwback Thursday: Trucking Company Slammed with $15 Million Settlement for, um, SEGREGATING its Warehouse (Really.)

Throwback Thursday: Trucking Company Slammed with $15 Million Settlement for, um, SEGREGATING its Warehouse (Really.)
  A jury in Colorado has awarded seven plaintiffs nearly $15 million in a massive racial discrimination case.  Six of the plaintiffs are black and the seventh is a white whistleblower; they are all warehouse workers at Matheson Trucking and Matheson Flight Extenders, Inc., which handles mail for the United States Postal Service and private...
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Oct
2014
9

Anti-Theft or Wage Theft? Warehouse Workers Off-the-Clock Screenings Case Goes Before SCOTUS

Anti-Theft or Wage Theft? Warehouse Workers Off-the-Clock Screenings Case Goes Before SCOTUS
  Your shift is done, but you can’t leave.  You have to pass through a security screening to ensure that you did not steal any goods during the workday.  Are you still on the clock? And, if so, are you earning overtime if this waiting puts you passed the eight hour mark?  These are the [&hellip...;
Jul
2013
5

SCARY: After Walmart, the Nation’s Second Largest Employer Is a Temp Agency

SCARY: After Walmart, the Nation's Second Largest Employer Is a Temp Agency
  The United States of America currently has 2.7 million temporary workers who make up nearly one-fifth of job growth since 2009.  Temporary work is now growing at a pace 10 times faster than the full-time private sector, a pace faster than the industry’s previous high before the 2001 recession.  A recent Mother Jones piece [&hellip...;