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Google says it's cool if staff protests on International Workers Day

Google employees won't be punished for taking a day off to protest Donald Trump on May 1, International Workers Day.  Those who choose to protest will join around 340,000 service workers who are reportedly set for a one-day strike.  SEE...Show More Summary

Facebook gives employees the thumbs up to protest Trump on International Workers' Day

International Workers' Day is right around the corner and this year Facebook is giving its employees full permission to protest President Trump. According to Bloomberg, the company announced via an internal forum on April 14 that employees...Show More Summary

Facebook allows staff to join anti-Trump protests on May 1 - CNET

The social network wants employees to be able to stand up for their beliefs on International Workers' Day without fear of punishment.

On a day honoring agricultural workers, not everyone's celebrating

Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about) March 22, 2017, 11:55 a.m. His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up - or down - and galvanize the American public.We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication...

Domestic and Low Wage Workers 'Put It All on the Line' For Social Change

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

On Wednesday, thousands women across the country either went on strike from work, wore red, or abstained from buying things as part of A Day Without a Woman and the International Women’s Strike, to be held in conjunction with International Women’s Day. In the words of the Women’s Strike organizers, “These actions are… Read more...

Catholic group fires social worker for women’s rights advocacy on International Women’s Day

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Catholic Charities, a non-profit that’s “working to reduce poverty in America,” has fired a social worker for her women’s rights advocacy, the Guardian reports. Lori Gregory lost her job at Hope Haven, a mental health facility for children in Mississippi, on...

Who are the 13 women depicted in the International Women’s Day Google Doodle?

International Women's Day first began in the early 1900s, when 15,000 women in New York City marched in a garment workers' strike to demand better pay, shorter working days, the right to vote, and an end to child labor.

It's International Women's Day — here are 23 quotes from the strongest feminist voices around the world

March 8 is International Women's Day. The earliest celebration of International Women's Day was in 1909. That year, the Socialist Party of America dedicated the day to honoring the 1908 garment workers' strike in New York. Through the...Show More Summary

5 Bold Steps For Aid Workers This International Women’s Day

On this, International Women’s Day, I want to give some insight into the day-to-day lives of women working in the humanitarian aid sector by sharing some of the murmurs I overhear from many women working in some of the toughest places...Show More Summary

Labor Groups Highlight Harassment, Working Conditions Women Face On International Women's Day

Fast food workers and others got an early start to several events happening in Chicago to mark Wednesday’s International Women’s Day. [ more › ]

Female Workers Should Check Out These Countries

International Women's Day means global protests, "defiant" statues, and examining which countries are the best ones to work in if you're female. The Economist looks at the latter via its "glass ceiling index," which merges data on higher education, child care expenses, and salary, among other factors, to see which...

IMF slams Gulf States plan to tax expat remittances

In an unequivocal Christmas Day message, the International Monetary Fund has warned about Gulf State plans to tax money transfers made by expatriate workers across the region. According to the Arab Times, the IMF report states 90 per cent of private sector employees are workers from overseas, with implementing remittance taxes guaranteed... Expats Blog -

Why We Are Honoring Maina Kiai: Defending the Freedom of Association Is Central to Upholding Human Rights

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day—at a time when human, labor and civil rights are under attack in the United States and globally—it is critical that workers are empowered to speak up and act out for justice. Human rights...Show More Summary

This Day in Labor History: November 27, 1937

On November 27, 1937, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) debuted its play “Pins and Needles,” which would become the longest running musical of the 1930s. This cultural form of labor feminism at a time when organized labor was dominated by male workers is a vital and important moment both in the cultural history […]

O’Hare Int’l Employees to Strike on Nov. 29 as Part of Fight for $15 Movement

Hundreds of workers at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport have planned a strike on Nov. 29 to coincide with a Fight for $15 nationwide day of protest. The Chicago Tribune reports that Fight for $15 said Monday that it will not back down from activism in the face of Donald Trump’s election  and an incoming administration […]

McDonald's and Chicago airport workers plan to strike in push for $15 wage

Strikes are planned Nov. 29 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and at myriad McDonald’s restaurants in a nationwide day of protests that the Fight for $15 movement said will be its most disruptive yet. The Fight for $15 campaign announced protests at 20 airports and strikes and acts of mass...

This Day in Labor History: September 27, 2002

On September 27, 2002, 29 ports on the West Coast closed when the Pacific Maritime Association, a industry group of shippers, decided to lock out their workers affiliated with the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union (ILWU). The lockout, which halted the United States’ international trade continued for 11 days until President George W. Bush invokes […]

Trump International Hotel settles two worker complaints in Las Vegas, union says

Live updates from the Republican National Convention: What to expect on the final day July 21, 2016, 1:54 p.m. It's the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Here's what's happening:• Ted Cruz was booed off stage Wednesday after refusing to endorse Donald Trump during his prime-time...

Man assaulted across the street from peace-preaching politician’s office

11 months agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

An ambulette worker was violently mugged in Queens on Wednesday — right across from the office of a congresswoman who pushed for US commemoration of the International Day of Non-Violence. The 63-year-old male victim was standing in his work parking lot in Flushing around 9:30 a.m. smoking a cigarette when two men punched and kicked...

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