Monday, June 17, 2024

Tag: labor rights

How the labor movement is showing up for LGBTQ+ rights

The hope is that more labor activists will understand how common queer workers are and see how supporting them actually strengthens the labor movement.

Study shows large minimum wage hikes boost both earnings and employment

In the absence of federal action, a record number of U.S. jurisdictions are set to raise their minimum wages in 2023—in many cases above $15 an hour.

This one thing would increase wages by $300 billion 

Non-compete agreements block workers from seeing higher wages or better working conditions. And they enlarge corporate monopoly power by stifling competition.

Labor, rights groups praise Biden policy boosting migrant worker protections

"This is a huge victory for undocumented workers and the labor movement," said one organizer.

Lessons on workplace activism from winning campaigns at Google

Forcing a company with Google’s market capitalization and branding power to change its policies is a massive achievement with important lessons to offer.

How solidarity helps workers through life’s struggles

Labor unions are also stepping up to help workers manage stress and the threats to mental health that they encounter on and off the job.

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.”

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The Medicare Advantage Paradox: How private insurers cost taxpayers billions

Recent studies and reports from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reveal that MA overpayments have significantly burdened taxpayers.

Trump’s $48 billion corporate tax cut proposal exceeds annual K-12 education budget

The proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 15% would result in massive tax savings for the largest U.S. companies, benefiting wealthy shareholders while neglecting workers and public investments.

Clarence Thomas faces fresh scrutiny over undisclosed luxury trips funded by billionaire

This has prompted renewed calls for his resignation and demands for stricter ethics reforms for the highest court in the land.

Russia’s war on Ukraine generates more emissions than 175 countries: $32 billion climate bill...

The first two years of Russia’s invasion resulted in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of 175 individual countries, further intensifying the global climate emergency.

Supreme Court upholds access to abortion pill

More than 6 million people have used mifepristone since 2000.