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Overlooked Passage in GOP Tax Bill Would Gouge America's Growing Army of Gig Economy Workers
Business  (tags: workers, gig economy, labor rights, greed, taxes, tax breaks, benefits )

Freya
- 28 days ago - alternet.org
The Republican tax bill now in Congress would imperil many hard-won rights for workers by building a new legal wall between businesses and so-called gig economy workers that absolves management of many obligations owed to employees.
U.S. Corporations Opposing New Rights for Chinese Workers
Business  (tags: workers protections, labor rights, US Corporations oppose rights, Chinese Workers, global workers, global rights )

Dandelion
- 648 days ago - law.harvard.edu
Improving labor conditions in China can help workers in the rest of the world resist a race to the bottom that threatens to bring wages and conditions worldwide down to the level of the least protected.
Have a Heart, Godiva!
Business  (tags: chocolate, labor rights, slavery, child labor, wages, petitions )

Freya
- 671 days ago - laborrights.z2systems.com
Godiva's golden heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and decadent chocolate-covered strawberries contain some unsavory ingredients: poverty and child labor.
McDonald's Employees Forced to Work 25-Hour Shifts Say They Were Kept in Boss' Basement (TEXT and VIDEO)
Business  (tags: McDonalds, business, corruption, corporate, immigrants, labor rights, law, ethics, society )

Carrie
- 1392 days ago - rawstory.com
The employees, who were working at McDonalds under a cultural exchange program, said they were forced to work shifts that ran longer than a day and pay for housing in the basement of the franchisee, where their rent was nearly in line with what they...
Tell Firestone to Play Fair in Liberia!-Please Take Action!!
Business  (tags: corporate, business, humans, abuse, Liberia, workers rights, labor rights )

Tierney
- 2877 days ago - unionvoice.org
As sports fans gear up for the NFL Super Bowl next week, the Halftime show sponsor, Bridgestone/Firestone, continues to exploit workers on its rubber plantation in Liberia.
Working Life (High and Low) - New York Times: Business
Business  (tags: labor, labor rights, People Before Profits, corporate capitalism, unethical )

Larry
- 3525 days ago - nytimes.com
Stricken with cancer, Jean Capobianco asked for a leave of absence. FedEx terminated her. // Roadway Package Systems insisted that Jean and the other drivers were independent contractors, not employees. The I.R.S., New York and many other states are inves
   

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