From Daily Emerald: by Andrew Field University of Oregon police stopped students from handing out free pizza to dining hall workers on Wednesday. The students were protesting the administration’s recent decision to stop giving workers free shift meals, beginning with the 2016-17 school year. Around 2 p.m., the UO Student Labor Action Project set a booth outside … Continue reading University of Oregon Police Dept. Stops Student Labor Activists Handing Free Pizza to Dining Hall Employees
From Jacobin: 1. A job guarantee means fewer poor Americans. 2. The robots haven’t taken over yet. We still need workers. 3. A FJG could build an inclusive economy. 4. Federal jobs could provide socially useful goods and services. 5. It’ll stabilize the economy. Read all the details at Jacobin.
From United Steel Workers: QUEBEC CITY - The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $5,000 to a campaign supporting the families of victims of Sunday’s deadly attack at a Quebec City mosque, the Centre culturel islamique de Québec. “Steelworkers stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Muslim community. We share in their grief and … Continue reading Steelworkers Donate C$5,000 for Victims of Quebec Mosque Attack
From Huffington Post: by Dave Jamleson President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Andy Puzder, the CEO of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. burger chains, to be America’s next labor secretary. In doing so, Trump may be drawing more attention to the plight of low-wage workers than he could have imagined. Puzder’s company violated minimum wage law … Continue reading These Hardee’s Workers Wound Up With Less Than Minimum Wage Under Trump’s Labor Pick
From Legal News Line: by Mark Ladolo Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Dec. 19 that Olympia General Construction Corp. and its president, Marcelo Cardoso Queiroz, have been cited $27,611 for allegedly failing to pay overtime wages to employees. Queiroz purportedly failed to pay the proper wages to five employees and the proper overtime wages … Continue reading Massachusetts fines Olympia General Construction $27,000 for alleged wage issues