Tag: workers rights
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.
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 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.
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.
The new Congress decided that its first order of business was to go after the disabled. Republican Congress is holding disabled workers hostage in order to extract concessions on these programs.