Labor Rights

Supreme Court to Hear Major Labor Rights Case

This coming Monday the Supreme Court will hear one of the most important labor rights cases of the 21st century. The decision in Janus v. AFSCME will determine whether or not public sector unions can require public employees to pay “fair share fees”, even if the employee opts out of being a member of that...

Equal Pay Day for Asian American and Pacific Islander Women

Today is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day, the day into 2018 that AAPI women would need to work to in order to earn the same amount that white men earned in 2017 alone. There are currently 10 million AAPI women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people living in the United States.

Labor Department Audited after Reports it Misled Public on Proposed “Tip Stealing” Rule

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Labor (DOL) announced Monday that it will audit the Department’s rulemaking process for its proposed tip rule after a report from Bloomberg BNA that the Department intentionally hid its own economic analysis showing that the proposed rule would cost tipped workers billions of dollars...

Time’s Up on Workplace Sexual Harassment at Golden Globe Awards

On Sunday evening, attendees of the 75th Golden Globe Awards honoring achievement in film and television dressed in black and wore Time’s Up pins to participate in a blackout that showed support and solidarity for the movement to combat workplace sexual harassment.

Over a Dozen Women Allege Sexual Harassment or Assault by Harvey Weinstein

Over a dozen women have come forward accusing Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, and multiple women have alleged they were also sexually assaulted by the media mogul. Since the story of Weinstein’s decades long record of sexual harassment was brought to light by the New York Times last week, Weinstein has been...

North Carolina Labor Federation Elects First Woman President

Last week, MaryBe McMillian became the first woman to be elected President of North Carolina’s Labor Federation (NC AFL-CIO).

Trump Administration Shuts Down Initiative to Combat Gender-Race Wage Gap

The Trump administration has announced that they will shut down a 2016 Obama-era initiative that empowered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to collect pay data sorted by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees.

Trump Budget Proposal Aims to Reduce Civil Rights Enforcement Throughout Federal Agencies

According to the White House’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year, the Trump administration is set to disband the Labor Department division that has been tasked with policing discrimination among federal contractors for nearly forty years. Such budget cuts are not limited to the Labor Department, but are also seen in the budgets of...

Thousands Turn Out for May Day Protests

This year the crowds were larger than average, a testament to the fear, anxiety and anger that many feel towards the new President’s mass deportation policies and more.

More Sexual Harassment Allegations Plague Fox as Advertisers Flee

Ten days ago, the New York Times broke a story about five women to whom 21st Century Fox has paid out around $13 million to address allegations of abuse and sexual harassment at the hands of Fox News star, Bill O’Reilly. In addition to these five women who reached settlements, there have been at least...

Trump Repeals Fair Pay Order

mplemented by President Barack Obama, the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order ensuring that companies with federal contracts are held accountable to fourteen labor laws. This same order goes to lengths to protect women in the work place by addressing two major workplace concerns: pay transparency and proceedings of sexual assault and discrimination claims....

Today is Equal Pay Day

Today is Equal Pay Day, marking the point into the year 2017 that women in America need to work to in order to accumulate the same amount of income that men earned in 2016. The commemorative day is always held on a Tuesday to represent how far into the next week women must work to...

Puzder Withdraws and a New Labor Secretary is Nominated

Today, President Trump announced Alexander Acosta, a former federal judge and current law school dean, as his nominee to serve as secretary of the Department of Labor following Andrew Puzder’s Wednesday afternoon withdrawal of his nomination.

Raising the Minimum Wage Wins at the Ballot Box

On Tuesday, four states voted to raise their minimum wages in light of Congress’ refusal to touch the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.

Women in France Protest the Gender Wage Gap

Women in France intend to leave work on Monday at 4:34 pm in protest of the gender wage gap that persists in many workplaces.

Today is Latina Equal Pay Day

Today is Latina Equal Pay Day, the day of 2016 that Latina women would need to work to in order to accumulate what a white man earned in 2015.

Today is the 38th Anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Today is the 38th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the first federal law guaranteeing protections on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth and other related conditions under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Women in Iceland Protest the Gender Wage Gap

Women in Iceland walked out of work at 2:38 pm on Monday to protest the gender wage gap that persists in the country.

Apple’s Inclusive iOS10 Emojis Release Blemished by Company’s Toxic Work Environment

Apple’s highly anticipated release of empowering female emojis has been scarred by the leaking of over 50 pages of emails that reveal the company’s misogynistic work environment.

New Jersey Governor Vetoes $15 Minimum Wage

This week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have raised the state’s minimum wage from $8.38 to $15 dollars an hour by 2021.