Friday, September 30, 2022

Tag: labor rights

Gov. Newsom signs bill to raise wages and working standards for...

Labor advocates are calling the new bill a "groundbreaking step" for low-wage workers.

Bringing workers’ rights into a Constitution? An innovative state ballot proposal...

A Nov. 8 referendum will give Illinois voters the opportunity to enact a “Workers’ Rights Amendment” to the state constitution.

Workers, employers react to ‘Dynamex’ bill amendments

“Employers who mis-classify workers should be punished, but destroying the business model that contractors around the state have built careers on isn’t the way to address that issue.”

The indignity of work without pay

“Dignity of work means hard work should pay off for everyone, no matter who you are or what kind of work you do. . . dignity of work is a value that unites us all.”

Thousands of Verizon Workers Go on Strike

Thousands of Verizon employees will take to the streets demanding the company run more fairly.

Shocking Schumer

Even Chuck Schumer, New York senator who never finds a global trade deal too ugly to hug, fears that the Trans-Pacific Partnership would let corporations roll back laws at every level of government. Yes, the TPP is shameful, Chuck!

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New study finds ‘forever chemicals’ in rainwater

Water quality guidelines deem rainwater is now unsafe to drink.

The climate movement was built for a world before climate change—it’s time for a...

We need a mass movement that can deal with climate disasters by training people to both protect and mobilize their communities.

Why are wild horses brutally uprooted from public lands while private livestock can stay?

The Bureau of Land Management is misleading the American people about the nation’s wild horses and burros.

Highland Park victims sue gun-maker, stores over negligence and deceptive practices

Along with the company—which plaintiffs argue violated a consumer protection law—the families and victims sued an online retailer and local gun store.

We need to elect more leaders from the labor movement into government

Electing more union members to councils and mayoral posts will help to combat right-wing attacks on workers and hold local government accountable to the ordinary people it’s intended to serve.