Many of these workers ended up getting back pay because the government enforced the law.
Republicans hate that.
"Republicans have accomplished what Democrats and unions never could," Josh Eidelson writes. "[T]hey’ve made the National Labor Relations Board a household name." That's because under President Obama, the NLRB has taken steps to protect workers and slightly reduce the degree to which the system favors business over workers.
Several of the low-wage federal contractors who went on strike on Tuesday were told not to come back to work on Wednesday, Josh Eidelson reports: Bassett’s employee Suyapa Moreno told The Nation in Spanish that three of her outlet’s... Read Post
On Labor Day, families gather, politicians pay tribute to values of hard work, and some workers even get an extra day off. But this Labor Day arrives with working families struggling to stay afloat. Incomes haven’t gone up in the tw... Read Post