American Apparel shows off yet another nearly naked woman, this time in the name of fair labor practices. Because boobs and decent pay for a day's work are completely corollary. (Excuse me while I check my breasts and look for a paycheck...Show More Summary
Until last year, France’s Lantlôs were probably best known as the band that Neige sang for when he wasn’t doing Alcest. That was never a fair appraisal of Lantlôs or the band’s actual division of labor — Lantlôs was formed in 2005 by its multi-instrumentalist mastermind Markus “Herbst” Siegenhort, and Neige contributed (primarily vocals) only [...]
CASA accepted a need to ground Qantas on safety grounds at the request of management in 2011 when it stranded its customers all around the world to brow beat the Labor government and Fair Work Australia. What is it doing about the current threats to fire thousands of staff?
Emma Bell Bern and Joanna Rudenborg, labor organizers with Peet's Workers Group, came out to the picket line Tuesday in solidarity with UIC faculty. (Photo/Emily Brosious) University of Illinois at Chicago United Faculty union members went on strike Tuesday...
The terms “exotic dancer” and “Fair Labor Standards Act” are as congruent as finding salvation underneath a strip club’s roof, but a few Atlanta strippers are currently fed up with not being paid and they are taking legal action
By Jack Spencer | Michigan Capitol Confidential The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation has gone to the National Labor Relations Board alleging unfair labor practices on behalf of employees at Mercy Health Partners Hackley Campus in Muskegon and the Luther Manor skilled nursing facility in Saginaw. Show More Summary
A section of the Fair Labor Standards Act allows employers to pay their disabled employees subminimum wages. Advocates say it's time to change that. The post Americans With Disabilities Are Left Behind By Obama’s Call For A Higher Minimum Wage appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Well, it's not entirely fair to judge, as Pony fan "Galaxyart" doesn't go beyond creating an opening montage. Not to mention his is a labor of pure love, while Hasbro's is a "We want to sell a n...
Jason Reitman‘s fifth feature film, Labor Day, hits theaters this Friday, but while I haven’t seen it yet the advance word has been a far cry from the critical acclaim his movies usually receive. To be fair, it’s also by all accounts...Show More Summary
Workforce Fairness Institute With the full support of the United Steelworkers union, the National College Players Association (NCPA) filed a petition to “begin the process of being recognized as employees” with their regional National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) office this week on behalf of Northwestern University football players.
The Trade Fair in Jackson Heights, Queens has long been a great source of hard-to-find ethnic food. More recently, however, it's been a location of labor struggle, as multiple appearances of scabby the inflatable rat signaled a borough-wide strike against the chain, where workers from the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 338 claimed mistreatment by the owners. [ more › ]
The United States Supreme Court decided today, in an almost unanimous opinion written by Justice Scalia (Justice Sotomayor didn't join one footnote), a donning and doffing case under the Fair Labor Standards Act in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corporation....
The big news last week—and it is very big news—is that Walmart has signed on to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) Fair Food Program. Under this program, Walmart agrees to pay Florida tomato pickers one penny more for each pound harvested — and says it will apply that premium to other fresh produce sold […]
By Barry Edwards of Gresham, Oregon. Barry is a community college instructor of over 20 years and a labor leader in OEA and AFT-Oregon. Back in 2007, I wrote a piece for BlueOregon called "Treating part-time faculty with fairness" that was modeled on a segment from Bill Maher's show, Real Time, called "New Rules". Show More Summary
In a rare ethical move, Walmart has agreed to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers‘ Fair Food Program, a model for fair agricultural labor practices. The CIW wrote after yesterday’s announcement: Today’s agreement will bring immediate and concrete benefits to tens of thousands of farmworkers in the Florida tomato industry. Roughly 30,000 workers will benefit [...]
“ Age, time and overtime: the US cult of overwork http://t.co/FVEsYpQQx0 Time to fix the Fair Labor Standards Act: fair pay for overtime — Stowe Boyd (@stoweboyd) January 11, 2014 ”
Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), chaired by Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahoon Al Nahyan and a coterie of royal relations, has weathered its fair share of bad press connected with Saadiyat Island, a multi-billion dollar art-and-luxury hub on an artificial protrusion in the Persian Gulf.
Washington State Labor Council president Jeff Johnson has issued the following statement regarding Boeing's latest contract offer to machinists: In 2011, just two years ago, Machinists District 751 members at The Boeing Co. voted to ratify a long-term five-year contract that was an extension of their existing contract. Show More Summary
Camille Paglia: If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct... History must be seen clearly and fairly: obstructive traditions arose not from men's hatred or enslavement of women but from the natural division of labor that had...Show More Summary