Public sector unions had a win today when the US Supreme Court split 4-4 in a closely watched case that threatened to undermine the collective bargaining process.
Acting on an executive order introduced by President Barack Obama last year, the Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking recently, outlining a strategy to secure paid leave for an estimated 828,000 federal contract workers, more than half of whom currently receive no paid sick days at all.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in a case that threatens to upend nearly forty years of precedent and deal a major blow to public unions across the country.
Low-wage workers around the country—the majority of whom are women—gathered Tuesday to strike for $15 an hour.
Futures Without Violence, a nonprofit working to end violence against women and children around the world, has launched an innovative project that aims to prevent sexual harassment of restaurant workers.
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and the founder of Lean In has launched Women In The Workplace, a study that looks at the state of women in corporate America.
In an unprecedented effort to spur legislative action, 203 professors from the nation’s highest ranking business schools sent Congress a letter Tuesday, urging the passage of the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, a law which would guarantee up to 12 weeks of partial income for employees on medical leave. Currently, a mere 13...
New York utility company Con Edison will be forced to pay $3.8 million to more than 300 of its women workers who were subjected to sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination.
In a landmark victory, a federal jury unanimously decided to award a $17 million settlement to five women farmworkers who were subjected to sexual harassment and intimidation.
This Labor Day, the Obama Administration utilized the three-day weekend to take a step toward making the country a little more family-friendly.
Home care workers have protections for minimum wage and overtime pay, a federal appeals court decided on Friday.
Giving birth is now an acceptable reason for missing NYPD promotion exams.
This progressive policy also includes that parents can return to work then take additional time off as needed.
The EEOC declared that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects the LGBT community from workplace discrimination.
Scott Walker signed off on a new budget last week that ended the state’s law banning seven-day work weeks.
President Obama is proposing a plan this week to broaden overtime pay that is expected to affect millions of Americans in the working class, especially women.
Marc Benioff has laid out a plan to ensure equal pay and equal hiring at the global cloud-based software company.
After a two-year campaign for compensation for the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, the International Labour Organization has succeeded in securing $30 million in compensation.
Bangladeshi officials have charged 41 people with murder for the April 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse that killed at least 1,127 workers, many of whom were young women. Those charged include Sohel Rana, the owner of Rana Plaza, as well as at least a dozen government officials. Another individual was charged with building code violations. The multi-story...