Efforts To Claw Back Stolen Wages Painfully Slow, As California Employers Who Cheat Workers Often Get Away With It

By Eli Wolfe, Fairwarning.org -

In February, when California labor officials announced the biggest wage theft case against a private company in state history, they made sure to include a warning for all bosses: “Stealing earned [...]

The ‘Forbes 400’ List Is Basically Class Warfare

By Opheli Garcia Lawler, Mic.com -

Could you spend a billion dollars? How about $90 billion? Here, try. It’s actually kind of hard to do if you’re used to living, as most Americans do, paycheck to paycheck. In your head, you’ve [...]

Making Corporations Pay For Big Pay Gaps

By Sarah Anderson and Sam Pizzigati, Ips-dc.org -

For two full years now, publicly held corporations in the United States have had to comply with a federal mandate to report the gap between their CEO and median worker compensation. The resulting [...]

Teachers Are More Stressed Out Than You Probably Think

By Steven Singer, Gadflyonthewallblog.com -

When I was just a new teacher, I remember my doctor asking me if I had a high stress job. I said that I taught middle school, as if that answered his question. But he took it to mean that I had [...]

iPhone Workers Today Are 25 Times More Exploited Than Textile Workers In 19th Century England

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research -

A recent report by the International Labour Organisation shows that the total global labour force is now measured at 3.5 billion workers. This is the largest size of the global labour force in [...]

Drop The Term “Austerity” – It’s The Race To The Bottom

By Glen Ford, Blackagendareport.com -

Let’s get straight to the point. The striking General Motors workers are locked in an epochal struggle against the global corporate drive to reduce the entirety of the world’s working class to a [...]

The Companies Behind The Burning Of The Amazon

By: Glenn Hurowitz, Mat Jacobson, Etelle Higonnet, and Lucia von Reusner, Stories.mightyearth.org -

Both domestic and international demand for beef and leather has fueled the rapid expansion of the cattle industry into the Amazon. From 1993 to 2013, the cattle herd in the Amazon expanded by [...]

“Cheap And Exploitable Labor”: New Report Shows Food Companies Use Cultural Exchange Program To Recruit Foreign Workers

By H. Claire Brown, Newfoodeconomy.org -

Imagine you’re a foreign student entering the United States on a summer work visa. You’ve been promised an ice cream-drenched summer filled with opportunities for travel, plus a job that pays [...]

Exposed: State Department Official Posted In Nazi Charlottesville Chats

By Chris Schiano, Unicorn Riot  -

Washington, DC – Today, an investigation by reporter Michael Hayden for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)’s Hatewatch revealed that US State Department official Matthew Q. Gebert has been [...]

Journalist Who Took Job At Amazon: We Got 18 Minutes Total Break Time For 11.5 Hour Shift

By Sahid Fawaz, Labor411.org -

“I took a job in an Amazon fulfillment center in Indiana over a few weeks–along with a call center in North Carolina and a McDonald’s in San Francisco–to investigate the experience of low-wage [...]

Who Controls Our Time?

By Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel, Labornotes.org -

As the bumper sticker has it, unions are “the folks who brought you the weekend.” Unions fought for the 10-hour day, and then the eight-hour day… and then our fight stopped. We never got to a [...]

Disaster Capitalism In Brazil: Mining Greed Produces A Horrific Death Toll

By Vijay Prashad, Independentmediainstitute.org/globetrotter   -

On January 25, 2019, a dam burst in the town of Brumadinho, north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The dam was built by the iron-ore company Vale to store residue after the iron ore had been extracted. [...]

New Slave Labor: California Prisoners Fight Fires For Less Than $2 An Hour

By Naomi LaChance, Truthdig.com -

The nearly 4,000 incarcerated workers who are trained to fight deadly fires across California often make less than $2 an hour and are not eligible to be hired as professional firefighters after [...]

Amazon Must Address Safety Concerns, Says National COSH

By Staff, Nationalcosh.org -

BOSTON – Amazon, the retail giant which announced this week an across-the-board wage increase to $15 an hour for all employees, must also pay “urgent attention” to workplace safety issues, says [...]

Nicola Sturgeon Tells Amazon To Ditch Slave Wages Or Lose Millions In Handouts Freeze

By John Ferguson, Dailyrecord.co.uk -

The First Minister has lost patience with the web giants after their failure to bring in fair working standards and pay staff the Living Wage. Nicola Sturgeon has pulled the plug on multi-million [...]

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