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Immigrants Say Working at Kansas Ranch Was 'Like Slavery'
Business  (tags: immigration, workers, videos, farms, human rights, civil rights )

- 11 days ago -
Immigrants working on a remote Kansas ranch toil long days in a type of servitude to work off loans from the company for the cost of smuggling them into the country, according to five people who worked there.
Stop Donald Trump's Tip Theft Attempt
Business  (tags: restaurants, wages, wage theft, greed, petitions, income, workers )

- 14 days ago -
In December 2017, Alexander Acosta announced a new proposed regulation to allow restaurant owners to pocket tips of millions of workers. This would result in an estimated $5.8 billion in lost wages each year - wages that they rightfully earned.
Even McKinsey Gets It: High Wages Improve Economic Performance
Business  (tags: wages, income, economy, workers, capitalism )

- 16 days ago -
Global management consultancy company McKinsey has "concluded that demand matters for productivity growth and that increasing demand is key to restarting growth across advanced economies." Which means - surprise, surprise - higher wages for the workforce.
The Coming Supreme Court Attack on Public-Sector Unions - and What Unions Can Do About It
Business  (tags: workers, employment, wages, unions, court cases, greed )

- 17 days ago -
A conversation with author and organizer Jane McAlevey about Janus v. AFSCME and the way forward for labor.
Working People's Day of Action
Business  (tags: workers, employees, jobs, actions, activism )

- 29 days ago -
Learn if there is an action near you.
Tell the Supreme Court: Protect Working People's Right to Organize!
Business  (tags: workers, unions, jobs, employment, petitions )

- 35 days ago -
Fifty years ago this month, two young black sanitation workers were killed on the job in Memphis. The tragedy sparked the historic I AM A MAN strike, with 1,300 black workers joined by Martin Luther King, Jr. in demanding recognition of their union.
These Foreign Workers Say They Were Told to Pick Blueberries Unless They Were on Their "Death Bed"
Business  (tags: agriculture, food, workers, abuse )

- 40 days ago -
A lawsuit alleges that a Washington berry giant used "a pattern of threats and intimidation" to manage its guest workers.
Tim Horton's: Reinstate Worker Benefits and Paid Breaks for All of Your Employees!
Business  (tags: employees, workers, wages, income, benefits, economic injustice, greed, petitions )

- 73 days ago -
Employees at an Ontario Tim Horton's owned by the children of the chain's founders say they have been told to sign a document acknowledging they are losing paid breaks, paid benefits, and other incentives as a result of the province's minimum wage hike.
America's Worst Graveyard Shift Is Grinding Up Workers
Business  (tags: food industry, greed, workers, injustice, undocumented immigrants )

- 78 days ago -
In an era of heightened concern about food safety, meat producers are happy to pay sanitation companies for their expertise. The sanitation companies also assume the headaches and risk of staffing positions that only the destitute or desperate will take.
This Florida Stealth Offensive Against Unions Could Preview GOP Onslaught in 2018
Business  (tags: workers, working class, unions, Right to Work )

- 85 days ago -
The legislation could end collective bargaining for most teachers in the state.
Add Your Name to Tell Department of Labor: We Won't Let You Take Workers' Tips
Business  (tags: restaurants, eateries, wagers, workers, income, tips, wage theft, petitions )

- 91 days ago -
The Trump Department of Labor, backed by the National Restaurant Association, is moving quickly to push a new rule that will make tips the property of employers rather than workers. We can't let them get away with this #TipTheft.
Say No to TrumpâEUR(TM)s Sneaky Tip Theft
Business  (tags: workers, wages, income, tipping, petitions )

- 103 days ago -
Don't let Trump and the National Restaurant Association steal workers' tips! Submit your story below to send a comment to the Department of Labor demanding they halt this rule NOW.
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 )

- 123 days ago -
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.
Tell Congress: Support the Port Drivers' Bill of Rights
Business  (tags: workers, income, wages, pay, wage theft, greed, exploitation, economic injustice, transportation, petitions )

- 142 days ago -
For too long, port drivers who deliver the world to our shores have been subject to abuses and wage theft, while corporations profit off their hard work. These working class heroes have marched, sued their companies for breaking the law and gone on strike
Changing Times- Anti-Adani Protest: Thousands of Australians Demand An End to Mega Coal Mining Project
Business  (tags: Australia, #stop Adani, demonstration, country-wide, families, farmers, workers, faith communities, Indigenous leaders, community members, environmentalists, Carmichael mine, Wangan and Jagalingou traditional lands, Annette Gartland )

- 163 days ago -
A huge national day of action, bringing together people united in the fact that building one of the world's biggest coal mines near the Great Barrier Reef is an environmental, social, and financial disaster

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