Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tag: workers rights

The Fraud of the New ‘Family-Friendly’ Work

The new family-friendly policies seem ideally timed, but they apply only to a tiny group considered “talent”—highly educated and in high demand— to help to recruit and keep them. Let's not celebrate this new era just yet.

The American Worker: Crushed Again by the Overwhelming Power of Corporatism

President Obama and his team of corporate bullies have successfully forced Fast Track legislation for the TPP through Congress and now global corporations rule America. Once again, American workers are being kicked while they’re down.

VIDEO: Step #2: Make Work Family Friendly

"Family-friendly work" is nothing but a pipedream in the richest nation in the world. Yet it shouldn't be a luxury because it's what American workers and their families deserve—a decent life with decent pay.

Making the Economy Work for the Many, Not the Few. Step...

Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is the first step to help the economy work for everyone. A powerful movement is already winning new laws in cities and states, and forcing companies to raise wages. Don't you think it's the least a decent society should require?

Letting Deadly Bosses off the Hook

Corporate giants have hatched a scheme to stiff employees hurt or even killed on the job. Now national corporations have launched an initiative to gut our nation’s workers compensation program by allowing companies to opt out of it.

How the New Flexible Economy Is Making Workers’ Lives Hell

Just-in-time scheduling is designed to make customer-driven businesses more nimble and keep costs to a minimum. But while it's part of America's new "flexible economy," it doesn't allow working people to live their lives.

Fight for $15: Tens of Thousands Rally as Labor, Civil Rights...

In the largest action to date to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage, thousands of low-wage workers took to cities nationwide to fight for a living wage. The rally was a joining of Civil Rights and social justice movements forces.

Philadelphia Passes Paid Sick-Leave Law

Philadelphia City Council approved a bill on Thursday that mandates companies with 10 or more employees to provide their workers the opportunity to earn up to five days’ paid sick leave. The mayor, who changed his position on the issue, announced he would sign it.

Aetna Lifts the National Standard for ‘Competitive Wages’

One rare CEO is increasing up to one-third of his employees' pay as well as adjusting its company health plan so lower-income workers can get the same health coverage. Aetna set a new national standard for competitive wages.

Back to the Nineteenth Century

The argument that the growth of on-demand jobs are less predictable and secure for workers is similar to the “freedom of contract” argument, which took place in the late nineteenth century. Are we heading back in time?

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Bernie urges FDA to swiftly resolve drug recall

"We also believe that FDA’s responsibility to American patients includes a responsibility to be transparent when possible, a commitment that has not been fulfilled in this case.”

Pete Buttigieg is a sharp corporate tool

The mayor continues to falsely characterize Medicare for All -- no matter how much confusion and disinformation he creates along the way.

Military spending’s out of control while slashing it could easily fund Medicare for All

Moment of truth on military spending in the NY Times.

‘Corruption’ and ‘disgrace’: White House confirms that G7 summit will exclude any mention of...

"Not only is Trump using the powers of the presidency to enrich himself, which is blatantly unconstitutional. He is ignoring a massive international crisis that threatens humanity. What a disgrace."

The far right’s war on culture

How to displace the great replacement: It really does boil down to us versus them.