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 […]

Trump Sees Labor Shakeup

December 25, 2016

Under President Obama, the Labor Department has pushed forward a number of initiatives aimed at empowering workers, from raising the minimum wage and providing overtime pay to more workers, to family leave and healthcare. Nominee Andrew Puzder is looking to overhaul an agency at the forefront […]

Brooks: Organizing Labor’s Left Pole

December 25, 2016

Some have “called for labor to return to class-struggle unionism — to a no-shortcuts approach to organizing that centers labor’s relevance and strength on the capacity of workers themselves to take collective action in day-to-day battles with management,” writes Chris Brooks in Jacobin. […]

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