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by Guest Post | on Aug 14, 2015

Perez: Your Voice in the Workplace Matters

We found this piece through an email we regularly get from the United States Dept. of Labor. Enjoy.Our nation’s continued recovery from the worst recession in generations has given us a lot to...

by Guest Post | on Aug 01, 2015

Chen: Full time workers & poverty wages

Amid all the controversy over the recent push in New York and elsewhere for a $15 minimum wage, it's important to remember the big picture. In the decades after World War II, the United...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 20, 2015

Petition to Germany

Workers at T-Mobile are facing harassment, intimidation and fear as they are seeing their basic workplace freedoms stripped away.  T-Mobile wireless workers are not organized and as a result...

by Brian Young | on Jul 17, 2015

Busted in Da Bronx!

On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the first arrest of a fast food franchise over stolen wages.  Abdul Jamil Khokhar, an owner of 9 Papa John’s in the Bronx, was...

by Paul Cameron | on Jul 17, 2015

IBEW 459: Locked out - back in!

The following is a message from Paul Cameron to the membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 459 based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.I would like to start with some...

by Brian Young | on Jul 07, 2015

Overtime Pay for Overtime Work

President Obama added another one to his list of recent reforms: all workers making under a $50,440 yearly salary are now guaranteed overtime pay. The overtime pay expansion includes 5 million...

by Daniel Hinton | on Jun 18, 2015

New York's Wage Boards

There really is no shortage of reasons for raising the hourly minimum wage in the fast food industry:Three out of four fast food workers in New York earn $9.25 per hour or less. Contrary to...

by Brian Young | on Jun 15, 2015

421-a is a-okay with Prevailing Wage

On Friday, the NYS AFL-CIO announced that they have unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a prevailing wage for all workers to be included in the 421-a projects.  This would include not...

by Brian Young | on Jun 05, 2015

NJ Deregulates Phone Lines

According to the NJ Star Ledger, Verizon has entered into a secret  settlement with Governor Christie's Board of Public Utilities, to raise rates for land line service 36% over the next 5...

by Daniel Hinton | on Jun 04, 2015

Labor Lectures: What is the Prevailing Wage?

Business-friendly Republicans in the Michigan and Wisconsin state legislatures are up to their anti-worker antics again. With funds coming from the anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC...

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