Tag: Labor

Full List of Senators Who Voted Against Giving Rail Workers Paid Sick Leave

Although Manchin has become known for consistently throwing a wrench into Biden’s plans, he frustratingly seems in line with the president this time. Despite being known as both “Union Joe” and “Amtrak Joe,” Biden did not push for the paid leave amendment after its success in the House. “The President of course, of course he […]

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Manchin, Whose State Was Built by Unions, Rejects Paid Leave for Rail Workers

Although Manchin has become known for consistently throwing a wrench into Biden’s plans, he frustratingly seems in line with the president this time. Despite being known as both “Union Joe” and “Amtrak Joe,” Biden did not push for the paid leave amendment after its success in the House. “The President of course, of course he […]

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Senate Votes to Impose Contract On Rail Workers, But Not Give Them Paid Sick Leave

Although Manchin has become known for consistently throwing a wrench into Biden’s plans, he frustratingly seems in line with the president this time. Despite being known as both “Union Joe” and “Amtrak Joe,” Biden did not push for the paid leave amendment after its success in the House. “The President of course, of course he […]

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On the Rail Strike, Biden Turned His Back on Workers

But I am also concerned that we are rewarding a concerted decision of the railroads that would have caused fevered expressions of outrage by industry had the unions taken a similar step…. The unions had serious questions about the seriousness of the railroads’ efforts to reach an agreement. Not a word Biden uttered then would […]

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Did “Union Joe” Just Doom Democrats’ Push To Give Rail Workers Paid Sick Leave?

Meadows also sent emails to Justice Department officials, demanding investigations into baseless claims of voter fraud. And in January 2021, Meadows was on the line as Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, pressuring him to “find 11,780 votes,” the amount needed to win Georgia. The rejection of Meadows’s appeal follows an earlier attempt […]

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You Can Thank Progressives For Forcing a Vote on Paid Sick Leave for Rail Workers

Meadows also sent emails to Justice Department officials, demanding investigations into baseless claims of voter fraud. And in January 2021, Meadows was on the line as Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, pressuring him to “find 11,780 votes,” the amount needed to win Georgia. The rejection of Meadows’s appeal follows an earlier attempt […]

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Led by Progressives, House Votes to Avert Rail Strike and Give Workers Sick Leave

Meadows also sent emails to Justice Department officials, demanding investigations into baseless claims of voter fraud. And in January 2021, Meadows was on the line as Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, pressuring him to “find 11,780 votes,” the amount needed to win Georgia. The rejection of Meadows’s appeal follows an earlier attempt […]

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The Climate Villains of the Rail Strike

A recent report from CSX states that the company “held membership in America’s Power through 2021,” when it gave the group $150,000, down from the $200,000 it gave them in 2020. CSX chose not to renew its membership for 2022, having found America’s Power’s climate aims were “not aligned” with their climate priorities. America’s Power […]

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Marco Rubio Pretends He Cares About Rail Workers

As early voting began, the two campaigns pursued different strategies. Warnock spent his time over the weekend around Atlanta rallying supporters and leading a march to the polls. He  benefited from surrogates including Senator Cory Booker, hip-hop artist Waka Flocka Flame, and Yolanda King, civil rights activist and Martin Luther King’s granddaughter. Meanwhile, Walker spent […]

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Krispy Kreme Forced To Give $1.2 Million to Workers After Massive Wage Theft

Jack Smith, a former assistant U.S. attorney and chief to the DOJ’s public integrity section, will guide the investigation into Trump’s possession of classified documents after leaving the White House, and whether he obstructed the government’s initial investigation into the case. Smith will also look into Trump and his allies’ efforts to interrupt the transfer […]

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The Most Complicated Labor Negotiation in the Country Just Got More Complicated

Bloomberg / Contributor via Getty Moveable explores the future of transportation, infrastructure, energy, and cities. The two largest freight rail unions split their vote on whether to ratify the proposed collective bargaining agreement, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen and SMART-Transportation Division announced. These 60,000 workers operate one of the country’s most critical infrastructure […]

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Life Has Been Hell For UPS Workers Since the Pandemic. They’re Preparing to Fight Back.

In 2023, UPS workers will demand higher pay for part-time employees, as well as the elimination of the two-tier system introduced in their last contract from 2018, under which package car drivers in the lower tier receive inferior wages and fewer benefits. But they will also fight against forced overtime, rampant harassment by supervisors, and […]

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Congress Just Passed a Bill To Limit Sexual Harassment NDAs. 109 Republicans Voted Against It.

I wrote about Emmer over the summer since I’ve covered his political aspirations off and on for over a decade now. Back in 2010, Emmer was Minnesota’s Republican nominee for governor. He became known nationally as one of the ur–Tea Party candidates defining the backlash to Barack Obama’s presidency and to the RINOs who had […]

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After Ruining Twitter 1.0, Musk Announces Race to Build “Twitter 2.0”

I wrote about Emmer over the summer since I’ve covered his political aspirations off and on for over a decade now. Back in 2010, Emmer was Minnesota’s Republican nominee for governor. He became known nationally as one of the ur–Tea Party candidates defining the backlash to Barack Obama’s presidency and to the RINOs who had […]

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Don’t Laugh: The Striking UC Grad Students Have a Strong Case

A great irony of the strike is that in a modern university a graduate-student walkout is much more disruptive than a tenured-faculty walkout could ever be. As of 2020, tenured faculty represented only 16 percent of UC’s academic workforce, while student teachers, research assistants, and post-docs represented nearly half. Throw in the other groups that […]

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Don’t Laugh: The Striking U.C. Grad Students Have a Strong Case

A great irony of the strike is that in a modern university a graduate student walkout is much more disruptive than a tenured faculty walkout could ever be. As of 2020, tenured faculty represented only 16 percent of U.C.’s academic workforce, while student teachers, research assistants, and postdocs represented nearly half. Throw in the other […]

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Let Elon Musk’s Twitter Be a Lesson to Tech Workers Everywhere: It’s Time To Unionize

The biggest individual billionaire donor this election was George Soros, who gave $128 million to the liberal super PAC Democracy II. But his total contribution was edged out by the combined total of donations from the second- and third-place donors, Richard Uihlein and Ken Griffin, who gave $67.3 million and $66.1 million respectively to several […]

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Big Meat Companies Want to Use Smartwatches to Track Workers’ Every Move

Two of the largest meat companies in the U.S. have invested in a smartwatch app that allows managers to track and monitor worker’s movements. According to a report by Investigate Midwest, a non-profit newsroom covering the agri-business industry, JBS and Tyson Foods have backed Mentore, a start-up that claims it uses surveillance data and AI […]

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Amazon Labor Union Alleges ‘Coercive, Threatening and Retaliatory Conduct’ Resulted in Failed Union Vote

Image Credit: Getty Images The Amazon Labor Union filed a series of 23 objections to the failed union election at a warehouse in Albany, New York last week, alleging that Amazon’s conduct toward the warehouse employees had intimidated them and prevented them from freely voting for or against joining the union.  “The following objections constitute conduct […]

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White House ups ‘Made in America’ requirements for federal procurements

The Biden administration on Tuesday is announcing it will increase requirements for federally procured goods to be sourced domestically, a step officials said will boost U.S. manufacturing and supply chains. The administration will unveil an update saying that 60 percent of federally procured content must be made in the United States, up from 55 percent […]

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Paris Baguette Is Being Boycotted After a Factory Worker Was Found Crushed in a Machine

South Koreans have been protesting the bakery giant for its poor labor practices. Photo: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images South Korean consumers have urged a boycott of Paris Baguette, a bakery chain known for its fruit-filled pastries and decorated cakes, after a young woman was crushed to death at work. The 23-year-old employee was operating a […]

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Labor Department proposes rule to reclassify contractors as employees

The Labor Department on Tuesday unveiled a proposed rule that would reclassify some independent contractors as company employees, a move that could disrupt the gig economy. The highly anticipated rule takes aim at companies that the Biden administration says “misclassify” their employees as contractors. By becoming employees, those workers would be covered by overtime and […]

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Restaurant Workers Who Love Tips Are Learning to Love the Minimum Wage Too

A lot of voters are still “livid” about the council overriding their votes in 2018, said Ryan O’Leary, who proposed Initiative 82. “The general population has had a consensus shift around work and what a worker deserves,” he said. He’s also been going into restaurants at slow times of the day to talk to workers. […]

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Apple Accused of ‘Interrogating’ Pro-Union Employees by National Labor Review Board In Complaint

On the Clock is Motherboard’s reporting on the organized labor movement, gig work, automation, and the future of work. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has filed a complaint against Apple, accusing it of discriminating against pro-union workers at its World Trade Center store. The same store is holding a union vote this month, which […]

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California’s Tough New Fast Food Wage Law Is Exactly What Business Deserves

But franchisees don’t think of themselves as the proletariat, and they don’t act like it. They got themselves into this mess by resisting union drives, and the broader business community contributed to the mess by supporting government policies to limit union power. The FAST Recovery Act was pushed hard by the Service Employees International Union, […]

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The New Omicron Booster and Flu Season Have Pushed Pharmacy Workers to Their Limit

According to a 2021 study, some 75 percent of pharmacists are burnt out. “Some days you’re just clinging on, feels like a fog, then driving home hoping you didn’t miss or cause any drug errors today,” said Paul, a pharmacist in Columbus, Ohio. The consequences of these mistakes can be dire. Pharmacists “can’t spend time […]

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Notorious Karen Who Called the Cops on Black Bird-Watcher Sued Her Employer for Firing Her, Then Lost

Notorious Karen Who Called the Cops on Black Bird-Watcher Sued Her Employer for Firing Her, Then Lost Is it really defamation if you’re actually racist? The company called her claims baseless. G/O Media may get a commission 40% Off Samsung Galaxy Buds Live Listen upThese are some of the best earbuds Samsung users can get […]

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