Trumka: Don’t Let Trump Speak for Workers

December 27, 2016

“The next time Trump wants to save good jobs, he should listen to the people whose jobs he is trying to save,” writes AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka in The New York Times. “Without unions to amplify those voices, we cannot create good jobs […]

Trump Union Shift, the Case that Could Decide Overtime

December 27, 2016

Bloomberg Law’s Larry Swisher pointed out that Trump Ruffin Commercial LLC recently reached a four-year collective bargain- ing agreement with workers at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas. Now it seems that the Trump team is softening. […]

Anderson: Rising Income Inequality and Local Policies

December 27, 2016

“The city council of Portland, Oregon, for example, recently approved a tax on public companies that pay executives more than 100 times the median pay of workers,” writes Theo Anderson in In These Times. “The surtax will increase […]

Whole Foods Accused of Cheating Workers Out of Bonuses

December 26, 2016

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, claims the organic and gourmet food purveyor “engaged in a nationwide scheme to strip hard-working employees of earned bonuses in order to maximize their […]

EPI: The Obama Legacy: Creating More, Better Jobs

December 26, 2016

Despite the president-elect’s claim that there are “no jobs,” the labor market has improved at a remarkably steady rate as the country worked its way out of the deep recession. During the past six years, there has been job growth each and every month, and a 5 percentage point drop in the unemployment rate. […]

New California Laws Bump Up Minimum Wage, Tighten Gun Rules

December 26, 2016

California’s minimum wage will increase from $10 an hour to $10.50 for businesses with 26 or more employees under SB3 by Senator Mark Leno, D-San Francisco. It will eventually rise to $15 an hour in 2022. The law delays the increases by one year for […]

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