Following a report by the New York Times on the exploitation of nail salon workers almost two weeks ago, New York state and city officials have partnered with advocates and volunteers to bring comprehensive educational programs and labor reforms to the 5,000 licensed salons in the state.
The Los Angeles City Council voted 14 to 1 on Tuesday to have the City Attorney draft an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage for certain workers to $10.50 an hour effective July 2016, and then gradually to $15 an hour by 2020.
Facebook Incorporated Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg announced today that the social media powerhouse will be requiring improved benefits from its contractors, including higher pay, paid leave, and a $4,000 new child benefit.
Cuomo’s actions fall in the wake of a New York Times exposé on the lives of manicurists in New York City detailing 10- to 12-hour shifts, poor conditions, health risks, low wages, and other exploitation.
Senate ‘Vote-A-Rama’ Passes Amendments for Equal Pay, Pregnant Workers, Paid Leave, Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
A bipartisan majority of Senators this week voted in favor of budget amendments that show growing momentum for paid sick leave for employees, social security and veterans benefits for same-sex couples, equal pay, and fair treatment for pregnant workers.
The court of appeals reasoned that firing a woman for breastfeeding is not sex discrimination because men can also lactate.
President Obama has announced his intention to sign a Presidential Memorandum "directing agencies to advance up to six weeks of paid sick leave for parents with a new child," and to grant up to seven paid sick days to federal workers.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled Friday that the McDonald’s corporation is responsible for several dozen complaints of retaliatory conduct against workers fighting for job improvements. Since November 2012, 291 charges have been filed against McDonald’s franchisees. Of that number, the NLRB said it found 86 cases of unlawful conduct which included firings, reduced hours, threats, surveillance,...
The Assembly Budget Committee of the New Jersey state legislature approved a paid sick leave bill Monday by a 6-4 vote.
Fast food, home care, retail and other low-wage workers in nearly 190 cities walked off the job today to demand a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize.
The Chicago City Council Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill increasing the state's minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, but that decision could come under fire at the state level.
Walmart workers in at least six states have submitted formal strike notices for the day of Black Friday to demand higher, livable wages and better hours.
"I don't think I've ever been in a room with so much personal history, and so much future," Gloria Steinem said.
Employees in Massachusetts and in the cities of Oakland, California and Trenton and Montclair in New Jersey will be able to utilize their newly mandated sick leave by 2015.
Voters threw their weight behind state, county, and city referendums raising the minimum wage across seven states on Election Day Tuesday.
The United Parcel Service is changing its policy on light duty assignments for pregnant workers, even though the company will stand by its refusal to extend accommodations to a former employee in an upcoming Supreme Court case.
“No matter how much we contribute or how well we perform, we stand virtually no chance of advancing in our careers.”
Newly released US Census data shows the wage gap for African American and Latina women is worse in some areas where the overall gender wage gap is small.
Low-wage workers in Washington, DC might see a significant increase in their pay, thanks to national labor rights group Restaurant Opportunities Center United.
A recently completed inspection found more than 80,000 safety violations in Bangladeshi garment factories - where 85 percent of all workers are women.