By Katherine Gregg, Providence Journal Within days of the November 7 certification of the Service Employees International Union as the recognized bargaining agent for upwards of 540 at-home childcare workers, the union sought a sit-down with Governor Chafee's director of administration.
Rondell Johnson is a 23-year-old baggage handler at the Philadelphia International Airport. He aspires to one day attend business school and prepare for a career as a real estate entrepreneur. But he, like many other low-wage workers who work full time for minimum wages, brings in “just over $15,000 a year before taxes.” The poverty line […]
On October 1, 1910, International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers member James McNamara blew up the Los Angeles Times building because the paper’s publisher, Harrison Gray Otis, was spearheading the city’s effort to crush unionism and remain an open shop alternative to heavily unionized San Francisco. The explosion and fire killed 21 people [...]
A former TSA employee who worked at Los Angeles International Airport was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly made threats to terminals and left a suspicious package at the airport the same day he quit his job, the FBI announced early Wednesday as a bomb squad conducted a s …
In honor of Labor Day, we head out to an unusual locale – the Lusty Lady in San Francisco, which bills itself as “the world’s only unionized worker-owned peep show co-op.” The workers unionized with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in 1997, then put together $400,000 to buy the club in 2003, forming a […]
Only days after we discovered Sheryl Sandberg's foundation was looking for uncompensated young workers, the group says it'll start doing the right thing: paid internships are coming. Read more...
The Internal Revenue Service will be open for business on July 22. Next Monday was to be the fourth agency-wide furlough day. But this afternoon, IRS workers got an email from tax chief Daniel Werfel telling them, "The IRS will be open...Show More Summary
A year ago, Hakima Arhab, a former Subway employee at Oakland International Airport, spoke up about the restaurant breaking living wage laws that guarantee paid sick days for employees. For this, she believes she was fired. Since then,...Show More Summary
Both the national and the international businesses should feel as though the workers are a part of their family. The days of slave labor have to come to an end. It is better to start the process now, before more ugly incidents occur...
Amnesty International released a report on World Press Freedom Day detailing dozens of cases of journalists and media workers attacked or held in Syria since the 2011 uprising.
International Worker's Day was going so well for 24 holidaymakers in Fenghuang, Hunan province, until a bamboo suspension bridge tilted sending them plunging, Takeshi's Castle-style, into the water below. [ more › ]
In the spirit of International Workers Day, I’m gonna expropriate the labors of a couple of regular commentors. Schrodinger’s Cat highlighted some particulary Friedmanwankery the Moustache of Understanding’s latest column: We now live in a 401(k) world — a world of defined contributions, not defined benefits — where everyone needs to pass the bar exam [...]
How in the world is it MAY already?! Do you celebrate May Day? It isn’t a very popular holiday in the U.S. since we ostensibly celebrate workers on Labor Day, but some cities do have parades or rallies to celebrate International Workers Day. Or maybe dancing around a Maypole to celebrate the spring is more your speed. And if we’re...
Getty Images Today is May Day, the international celebration of workers' rights and labor solidarity that originated right here in the United States, as a commemoration of the 1886 Haymarket incident in Chicago. International Workers'...Show More Summary
I always found it a bit confusing that May Day was on the same day as International Workers' Day, meaning that the images I had of women in diaphanous dresses cavorting around a flower-draped pole were always intermingled with images of huge Soviet trucks towing ICBMs through Red Square. Read more...
It’s the first of May, which means that it’s May Day, International Worker’s Day, and you may as well watch the Bee Gees perform this. It also means that lots of art spaces and museums are getting ready to open their first round of summer shows. In solidarity, I present to you my (rather long) [...]
Occupy Redux: Workers worldwide are fighting for better working conditions this May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day. Here’s a round-up of the protests taking place today. (Associated Press) Amid Tragedy: This year May Day falls right after a factory in Bangladesh collapsed, leaving at least 410 people dead and thousands injured. Show More Summary
It's May Day, you guys, or International Workers Day, which celebrates the labor movement. So it's mighty appropriate that the Occupy Movement makes a cameo in Kate and Yong's city hall wedding in Philadelphia. Also likely to inspire the drools: a hot pink dress, a dapper groom with match-y tie, and a sweet pooch companion (Ralphie!) for the photo shoot.
Thomas Friedman manages decent structural analysis ("We now live in a 401(k) world—a world of defined contributions, not defined benefits") in his column today, smuggled in alongside Friedmanism ("where everyone needs to pass the bar exam and no one can escape the most e-mailed list"). We salute you, fellow traveler! Read more...
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