Labor Rights
Hawaii Legislators Pass Minimum Wage Increase

Hawaii Legislators Pass Minimum Wage Increase

Hawaii's legislature voted yesterday to increase the state's minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.
On 1st Anniversary of Rana Plaza Collapse, Need for More Change

On 1st Anniversary of Rana Plaza Collapse, Need for More Change

Workers protesting for higher wages, safer conditions, and better treatment, are often met with violence, and the government has had difficulty adhering to new safety regulations.
Florida Supreme Court Recognizes Anti-Discrimination Protections for Pregnant Workers

Florida Supreme Court Recognizes Anti-Discrimination Protections for Pregnant Workers

The 6-1 decision allows Peguy Delva to proceed with her lawsuit against her employer, real estate developer Continental Group.
Women's Rights Groups Pressure Walmart to Improve Pregnant Worker Policies

Women’s Rights Groups Pressure Walmart to Improve Pregnant Worker Policies

Walmart has updated its worker accommodation policy, but advocates say that the new policy may still allow discrimination against pregnant workers.
Breastfeeding Woman Pushed To Resign Will Not Get Discrimination Trial

Breastfeeding Woman Pushed To Resign Will Not Get Discrimination Trial

Despite the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978's bar on discrimination toward pregnant employees, many American women are forced out of their jobs or denied accommodations that would allow them to continue working once they become pregnant.
Obama Aims To Reform Overtime Pay Regulations

Obama Aims To Reform Overtime Pay Regulations

The changes could significantly improve the economy and boost income for 10 million Americans, especially lower-income people.
McDonald's Employees File 7 Class-Action Lawsuits For Wage Theft

McDonald’s Employees File 7 Class-Action Lawsuits For Wage Theft

“It is time for McDonald’s to stop skirting the law to pad profits. We need to get paid for the hours we work.”
House Democrats Seek International Convention on Gender-Based Violence In Workplace

House Democrats Seek International Convention on Gender-Based Violence In Workplace

House Democrats asked the Obama administration yesterday to support the International Labour Organization's (ILO) efforts to combat global gender-based violence in the workplace.
Rep. George Miller Speaks Out Against Garment Factory Conditions in Bangladesh

Rep. George Miller Speaks Out Against Garment Factory Conditions in Bangladesh

Citing meager wages, dangerous working conditions, and exploitative work practices, Miller called on the apparel industry to do more to improve working conditions and support the human rights of workers at garment factories in Bangladesh. "If they don't," Miller said, "their clothing labels may as well read: 'made with violence against women.'"
Family Medical Leave Act Turns 21 Today

Family Medical Leave Act Turns 21 Today

Some 100 million U.S. workers have enjoyed time off because of the FMLA, and most employers have reported no negative impact on business profitability or productivity because of the law.