Ikea Expanding Parental Leave; Crib Assembly Still Your Job

December 6, 2016

Ikea’s US division is offering longer parental leave to employees who are new parents, following similar overtures from tech companies like Netflix as it strives to keep good workers in an improving job market. Netflix is giving parents “unlimited” […]

Airlines Swim in Cash While Airport Workers Seek Raises

December 6, 2016

“If we really want to make America great again, our airports are a good place to start,” Oliwia Pac, a wheelchair attendant at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, said in an allusion to the president-elect’s campaign slogan. “These jobs used to be good ones […]

Animation Guild’s Steve Hulett Retires

December 6, 2016

Steve Hulett is saying goodbye. The longest-serving* union leader in the film and TV industry is retiring December 6 after 27 years as the business rep of the Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839. Jason MacLeod, a shop steward at the Walt Disney Animation Studios was elected last month to succeed Hulett. […]

GOP Quickly Laying Groundwork for Reg Rollback

December 5, 2016

Topping the list are the Labor Department’s new overtime rules, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the US rule, the Labor Department’s financial adviser rule and the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. […]

NYT Editorial: How to Help Working People

December 5, 2016

The fate of the Obama-era labor reforms is in the hands of President-elect Donald Trump. What he decides to do will affect the pay and working conditions of tens of millions of people, making those decisions far more consequential […]

‘Moonlight’ Named Best Picture by L.A. Film Critics

December 5, 2016

Moonlight was named this year’s best picture by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday. The critics group gave its best editing award to Ezra Edelman’s epic documentary O.J.: Made in America. (La La Land was the editing runner-up.) […]

Macaray: Trump vs. America’s Labor Unions

December 5, 2016

“As for ‘best case,’ it goes like this: Trump basically leaves the unions alone,” writes David Macaray in CounterPunch. “After all, with immigration, Obamacare, building a wall, courting Russia, pacifying the Middle East, and ‘reclaiming America,’ […]

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