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Talk about journalism with an immediate impact. Last week's New York Times investigation of labor law violations and unhealthy working conditions for manicurists in the city's nail salons has ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 74 comments on Mon May 11, 2015 at 07:16 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
Why does America need Bernie Sanders for President ? Because "government" of the corrupt, by the corrupt, and for the corrupt has been a fiasco, because militarized police are turning minority ...
by JusticeSeeker68
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 10:55 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Manicurists in the New York City area are badly exploited and the government is not keeping up with labor law violations, a New York Times investigation shows. ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri May 08, 2015 at 10:20 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
Verizon is a telecom behemoth, with revenues of $32 billion and profits of $4.3 billion in the first three months of this year. But like most corporations these days, Verizon employs as few workers ...
by devtob
Comment Count 85 comments on Thu May 07, 2015 at 06:43 AM PDT with 102 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Education Secretary Arne Duncan's office is cleaned by an underpaid janitor. The minimum wage isn't the only wage rate that applies—or should apply—to many federal contract workers, and a group ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Apr 11, 2015 at 03:55 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
The Fight for $15 isn't just about fast food : The Fight for 15 and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU)
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Low-wage employers have found a way to simultaneously save themselves money and hand over some of their workers' scanty pay to the financial industry. Naturally, this is a big draw, ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 34 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 11:42 AM PDT with 82 Recommends
Oh, hey, look. A second NFL team is paying its cheerleaders a settlement after being sued for not paying them the minimum wage. Papa John's forced to pay millions in workers' stolen ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 03:00 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
It's a good thing when we use real words to describe the truth. When bankers rip off people with mortgage scams, it's robbery--even if they get away with it because we have a government ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Mar 05, 2015 at 01:11 PM PST with 35 Recommends
The special ingredient is exploitation It's being reported that NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has gotten another victory for workers exploited by ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 86 comments on Thu Mar 05, 2015 at 10:52 AM PST with 96 Recommends
It was a good week for the fight against wage theft. Cook County, Illinois, passed an ordinance intended to protect workers from wage theft :
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Feb 14, 2015 at 03:55 PM PST with 34 Recommends
wow.. what a surprise. I guess this particular franchisee believes in a very different type of "FREE" market.... The fact QSR workers are expected to work for FREE is an epic fail. More proof of ...
by Superpole
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2015 at 07:35 AM PST with 3 Recommends
United Steelworkers president Leo Gerard explains ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 03:00 PM PST with 7 Recommends
What's their secret ingredient? Greed. Emstar Pizza Inc. (which owns seven Papa John's pizza locations in Queens and Brooklyn) and its owner Emmanuel Onuaguluchi have been ordered to pay ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 110 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 12:45 PM PST with 172 Recommends
Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has issued an executive order that effectively makes Illinois a "right-to-work-for-less" state for public-sector workers by allowing non-union public ...
by DownstateDemocrat
Comment Count 79 comments on Mon Feb 09, 2015 at 06:54 PM PST with 35 Recommends
The workers suing McDonald's for racist harassment and firings speak out in the video above; meanwhile : McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson, ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Jan 31, 2015 at 04:00 PM PST with 27 Recommends
Wage theft can take many forms, but if you're in any doubt that it's not some fringe practice, that in fact major companies practice it, check out these two stories. A lawsuit involving workers ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat Jan 24, 2015 at 03:55 PM PST with 46 Recommends
Last Week in the War on Women, Tara (the antisocial social worker) issued this challenge : In 2015, make a small change and see how much it changes the world.
by elenacarlena
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat Jan 03, 2015 at 05:33 PM PST with 37 Recommends
The Obama administration is outraging business lobby groups by doing something sort of novel and unexpected: aggressively enforcing labor law. The National Labor Relations Board is leading the way ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 08:28 AM PST with 26 Recommends