worker’s rights

House Republicans Approve Measure That Could Slash Federal Workers’ Annual Pay To Just $1 (VIDEO)

House Republicans Approve Measure That Could Slash Federal Workers’ Annual Pay To Just $1 (VIDEO)

Part of a recent rules package passed by the Republican-controlled House includes a measure that could reduce the wages of federal workers to just $1 per year. Representative H. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and his Republican colleagues pushed to reintroduce the 19th-century Holman Rule, which was eliminated in 1983. The new Holman Rule, like the old one, […]

Modern Slavery In Prisons So Bad That Guards Join Prisoners In Strike (VIDEO)

Modern Slavery In Prisons So Bad That Guards Join Prisoners In Strike (VIDEO)

For nearly a month, inmates across the country have come together to protest modern slavery. It began on September 9th in remembrance of the anniversary of the 1971 Attica prison uprising in New York. During the Attica prison uprising, prisoners took guards hostage and took control of the prison for four days. Media flooded the […]

Barbara Boxer Wants Full Investigation Of Trump’s Sleazy Modeling Agency (TWEETS)

Barbara Boxer Wants Full Investigation Of Trump’s Sleazy Modeling Agency (TWEETS)

Two weeks ago, I told you that four former employees of Donald Trump’s modeling agency claimed that they went out on modeling assignments despite either being on tourist visas or not having any visas at all. In the process, Trump’s image as a hardliner on immigration was exposed as just another fraud from a campaign […]

Supreme Court (Finally) Intervenes For American Workers

Supreme Court (Finally) Intervenes For American Workers

For the American worker, three times might actually be the charm. In the third class action lawsuit to reach the US Supreme Court involving workers compensation in the past five years, the Court finally sided with the workers. In a potentially significant blow to corporations everywhere, by 6-2 decision the Court upheld a nearly $6-million […]

Read Greg Abbott’s Extreme Plan To Shred The Constitution (WITH VIDEO)

Read Greg Abbott’s Extreme Plan To Shred The Constitution (WITH VIDEO)

This past weekend, Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered the keynote address at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s 14th annual Policy Orientation. He used that speech to roll out a raft of proposed constitutional amendments that would effectively shred our system of government. Whoever coined the saying “everything is bigger in Texas” must have had things […]

Bank Fires Staff, Then Demands They Come To Work The Next Two Years For Free

Bank Fires Staff, Then Demands They Come To Work The Next Two Years For Free

SunTrust Banks is a huge multinational corporation with $189 billion in assets. Clearly, the banking business has indeed been profitable for SunTrust. Which makes what they recently told about 100 employees so puzzling. The bank recently let over 100 highly trained IT workers go, but it’s trying to retain their services for free by attaching […]

Republicans Blocked Warren Bill Requiring Trade Deal Transparency

Republicans Blocked Warren Bill Requiring Trade Deal Transparency

On Thursday, Republicans led by Sen. Orin Hatch (R-Utah) blocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) bill requiring trade deal transparency concerning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. The bill would have demanded public disclosure of trade agreements before they reach “fast-track” status.?Warren was joined by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) who were advocating measures that would have […]

Walmart Workers Claim Mass Closures Were Retaliation, Not To Fix ‘Plumbing Problems’

Walmart Workers Claim Mass Closures Were Retaliation, Not To Fix ‘Plumbing Problems’

Last Monday, Walmart abruptly shuttered five stores across the country, ostensibly due to long-standing plumbing problems that would take six months to fix. However, the decision was made with virtually no warning; workers were given only a few hours’ notice before the stores closed at 7 p.m. local time. Additionally, there is no evidence that […]

Walmart Says It Closed Stores To Fix ‘Plumbing Problems,’ But No One Thinks That’s True

Walmart Says It Closed Stores To Fix ‘Plumbing Problems,’ But No One Thinks That’s True

Earlier this week, Walmart announced it is shuttering five stores in three states. The stated reason? All of the stores have longstanding plumbing problems. But the manner in which the closing was handled has a lot of people wondering if Walmart is telling the truth. On Monday night, employees at Walmart stores in Pico Rivera, […]

Michigan Court Worker Gets Huge Award After Being Fired For Reporting Bible-Thumping Judge

Michigan Court Worker Gets Huge Award After Being Fired For Reporting Bible-Thumping Judge

More than a decade ago, Julie Pucci, the deputy administrator of a Michigan district court, was fired after reporting one of the judges for being too pushy about his Christian faith. Last week, Pucci finally got a measure of justice when a three-judge panel of the federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an award […]

The 3 Biggest Lies Employers Tell Their Workers

The 3 Biggest Lies Employers Tell Their Workers

Occasionally, I find a gem in an unlikely place. I found this one at Monster, the popular job search site. In another lifetime, I worked for nearly a decade in the world of workforce development and am certified by the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals and I am a National Workforce Institute Certified Workforce […]

Report: Chicago Cubs Cut Groundskeepers’ Hours To Keep Them Under Threshold For Health Benefits

Report: Chicago Cubs Cut Groundskeepers’ Hours To Keep Them Under Threshold For Health Benefits

On Tuesday night, the Chicago Cubs hosted the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field. The game was stopped just before the bottom of the fifth inning due to a sudden rainstorm. However, the groundskeepers were unable to unfurl the tarp over the infield in time, and parts of the infield were quickly flooded. After four-and-a-half […]

Another Way WalMart Hurts Their Employees — Hiding The Truth About Their Rights

Another Way WalMart Hurts Their Employees — Hiding The Truth About Their Rights

?I watched people who couldn’t even afford to buy Tylenol for their sick child, and that broke my heart.” -?Cyndi Murray, defacto Workers’ Rights Educator, Walmart Cyndi Murray started working for Walmart 14 years ago in 1999 as a fitting room assistant. Now, she has a reputation for helping other employees know their rights, and […]

NYC Fast-Food Workers Walk Out, Demand Right To Unionize, Higher Wages

Fast food companies offer low wages and limited hours. Most don’t offer benefits to employees, and job security is low. In spite of all of this, the fast food industry is nearly union-free, and walk-outs and protests are rare. However, at 6:30 a.m. this Thursday, on November 29th, New York City workers from dozens of […]

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