Posts tagged "labor rights"
Supreme Court Ruling May Reduce Power of Unions

Supreme Court Ruling May Reduce Power of Unions

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain public sector employees who benefit from a labor union's representation will no longer have to pay union fees.
Thousands March in North Carolina Against Restrictive GOP Policies

Thousands March in North Carolina Against Restrictive GOP Policies

Around 80,000 to 100,000 people from 32 states marched in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday to protest the state's GOP-led legislature's extremist attacks on human and voting rights and vital public assistance programs.
Local Pregnancy Discrimination Laws Go Into Effect While PWFA Remains Stalled in Congress

Local Pregnancy Discrimination Laws Go Into Effect While PWFA Remains Stalled in Congress

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, currently stalled in both chambers of Congress, would require every employer in the nation to provide the same accommodations and protections to their employees.
Fast Food Workers Continue Strikes In Largest Action Yet

Fast Food Workers Continue Strikes In Largest Action Yet

This will be the largest action yet in the recent history of the fast food labor movement, with actions in 200 cities. Protesters are calling for $15 an hour wages, almost double the current federal minimum wage of $7.25.
Bangladesh Garment Workers Met With Violence During Protest for Higher Wages

Bangladesh Garment Workers Met With Violence During Protest for Higher Wages

Garment workers have held several strikes and protests demanding better pay and working conditions since the deadly Rana Plaza collapse that killed 1,127 people in April.
35th Anniversary of the PDA Calls for Celebration, Improvements

35th Anniversary of the PDA Calls for Celebration, Improvements

Protections for pregnant workers are vitally important.
New York Women Rally for Pregnancy Discrimination Protections

New York Women Rally for Pregnancy Discrimination Protections

Currently only a handful of states provide protections for pregnant workers.
Judge Declares Indiana's Anti-Labor Law Unconstitutional

Judge Declares Indiana’s Anti-Labor Law Unconstitutional

Indiana state Superior Court judge John Sedia recently ruled that Indiana's "right-to-work" law is unconstitutional.
Fast Food Workers Demand Living Wage

Fast Food Workers Demand Living Wage

Fast food workers across the country have taken to the streets this week protesting for higher wages. Protests started in New York City and took off in major cities across the country with workers demanding a living wage of $15 per hour as opposed the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
Bangladesh Passes New Garment Factory Labor Law

Bangladesh Passes New Garment Factory Labor Law

On Monday, the Bangladesh Parliament approved a new law aimed at expanded worker rights, especially in the garment industry. The law grants factory workers the right to unionize, as well as requires insurance for factory workers.
Over 400 Garment Workers Fall Ill in Bangladesh

Over 400 Garment Workers Fall Ill in Bangladesh

Workers at the Starlight Sweater company began to experience stomach cramps and vomiting two hours into their shifts on Wednesday.
Walmart Tries to Block Worker's Rights Protesters

Walmart Tries to Block Worker’s Rights Protesters

Last Thursday, Wal-Mart filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board to block Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) protesters from picketing outside of stores on Black Friday. Walmart claims that OUR Walmart actions planned for Friday are part of continuing protests by United Food and Commercial Workers Union (U.F.C.W) and would...
The Chicago Teachers’ Strike: Fighting for the Schools Our Students Deserve

The Chicago Teachers’ Strike: Fighting for the Schools Our Students Deserve

UPDATE – Wednesday, September 19: The Chicago Teachers Union voted yesterday to end their strike and agreed today to a tentative offer put forward by the city of Chicago.  The agreement includes, among other things, an increase in pay for teachers, shorter school days, increased funding for music, art, and physical education classes as well...
NYC Speaker Quinn: Working Women Need Paid Sick Days!

NYC Speaker Quinn: Working Women Need Paid Sick Days!

Christine Quinn is the first female and openly gay New York City Council Speaker.   By speaking out and standing up for the rights of women and queer folks throughout the city, she has received a lot of support from the feminist community as Speaker and as potential NYC mayor.  But on a new issue facing...