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FedEx Drivers’ Privacy Shielded in Class-action Suit

Delivering a small victory to FedEx workers in a sprawling class-action lawsuit, a court has struck down the company’s request that the plaintiffs turn over their tax records in order to pursue their claims of labor-law violations.

Chicago Mayor Rescinds Living Wage for Big Box Employees

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley Monday vetoed the city’s passage of a living wage ordinance for big-box retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target.

Union Says New Mine Fines Fail to Address ‘Lax’ Enforcement

Nine months after the deaths of twelve workers at West Virginia’s Sago Mine generated national interest in coal mining accidents, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is ready to alter its rules for safety violations.

Forest Service Outsourcing Savings ‘Unverifiable,’ Audit Finds

A recently revealed Department of Agriculture audit raises troubling questions about claims that outsourcing government jobs saves money.

Study Links Paid Trips to Industry-Friendly Laws

Members of Congress and their aides may be accepting free travel from pharmaceutical companies in exchange for political favors, according to a new study by the Center for Public Integrity, a government watchdog group.

Unions Seek Action on ‘Popcorn Lung’

Frustrated by inaction at the federal level, two labor unions last week asked California to issue emergency rules protecting workers from exposure to diacetyl, a chemical flavoring tied to a rare lung disease.

Postal Workers Negotiate for Share of Growth

With the United States Postal Service on a financial upswing, its workers are looking to leave an era of concessions behind.

Work News for the Week Ending Aug. 28

Our weekly rundown of workers rights, union and wage stories... @ Sago Mine Lawsuits Filed @ Study: Census Undercounts Poor @ Hotel Workers May Strike @ Flight Attendance Forced to Work @ Ariz. Workers Comp ‘Confusion’

Labor Law Change Could Gut Unions

By reclassifying workers with any significant authority in the workplace as "supervisors," the National Labor Relations Board may effectively gut millions' right to unionize.

Work News for Week Ending Aug. 22

Our weekly rundown of workers' rights, union and wage stories... @ NW Air offends dumped workers @ New Mine-safety penalties @ 9/11 Workers' Comp @ Wal-Mart Does Politics @ 'CHAOS' at Northwest Air?

Work News for the Week Ending August 14

Our weekly rundown of workers' rights, union and wage stories... @ Union embraces day laborers @ Fatal job injuries increase @ Calif. paid sick day mandate @ Wal-Mart's controversial pay raise @ Flight attendants postpone strike @ Study debunks immigrant worker myth

Work News for Week Ending August 8

Our weekly rundown of workers' rights, labor, workplace safety and related stories... @ Outsourced firefighters @ Mine nominees rejected @ Starbucks union-busting @ Flight attendants to strike @ Slow recovery @ Pension reform

Free Market Champion Tapped to Head Regulatory Office

Environmentalists and government watchdogs are condemning the president’s nomination to head an "obscure but powerful" regulatory office, saying Bush’s pick would prioritize corporate interests over protecting the public.

Tipped Workers Would Fall Through Proposed Wage Floor

A bill approved last week in the House of Representatives promises to raise the federal minimum wage, but one obscure provision has some worried that the purported wage hike actually amounts to a backdoor pay cut for millions of low-income workers.

House GOP Ties Min. Wage Hike to Estate Tax Cut

Having tried numerous other avenues to repeal a tax that affects only America’s wealthiest heirs, the Republican leadership last week tied its long-sought estate-tax cut to the minimum-wage hike hungrily sought by America’s poorest workers.

Work News for Week Ending July 31

Our weekly rundown of workers' rights, labor, workplace safety and related stories... @ Paid sick days @ Northwest mechanics @ Post 9/11 fed workers @ Mass. wage veto @ Workers may buy Hoover @ Hilton unionized

Laid Off Workers Handed ‘Paltry’ Govt. Grant Program

Labor advocates say a new Department of Labor program does little to fund job training for the thousands of workers affected by auto-industry layoffs and plant closures.

Work News for Week Ending July 24

Our weekly rundown of workers' rights, labor, workplace safety and related stories... @ Sago mine failures cited @ Mass. child labor laws @ Welfare 'reform' at 10 @ Frisco universal health @ DoE's health-safety office

FedEx Drivers Fight for ‘Employee’ Status, Rights

Long denied the protections and benefits of employment, “independent contractors” on whom the shipping company has imposed an “entrepreneurial spirit” say they’ve had enough hampered independence.

Work News Digest for Week Ending July 17

Our weekly rundown of workers' rights, union and wage stories... @ Flight attendants threaten “CHAOS” @ CA newspaper staff walks out @ Sate minimum wage raises @ Mine safety position questioned

Work News Digest for Week Ending July 11

Our weekly rundown of workers rights, union, and wage stories... @ Smithfield vote delayed @ Job growth lags @ MSHA nominee employed @ Locked out steelworkers @ DC transit strike averted

Work News for the Week Ending July 3

Our weekly rundown of workers rights, union, and wage stories... @ Educators on gay rights @ Northwest contract can be voided @ Sago blast cause unknown @ Teamster dissent on ballot @ Voters to mull wage raises @ Wage Inequality rises @ NYC construction halts

Dissident Teamsters Still Agitating for Union Democracy

The long-running battle between reform-minded Teamsters and the union’s current leadership shifted gears this week with the opening of the organization’s 27th convention in Las Vegas. But observers see little fundamental change in the union’s future coming out of this year’s meeting, which began Monday and closes today.

Work News for Week Ending June 27

Our weekly rundown of labor, money and business stories... @ Nurses wage suppression @ Workplace retaliation @ GM, Delphi worker buyouts @ New York City union coalition @ Co-op workers seek union @ Energy Department pensions @ Whistleblower protections

Five-minute Breaks Leave Cali. Farmworkers Feeling Heat

With farmworkers sickening and sometimes dying on the job from the high temperatures they work under, California is mandating water and shade, but only in small amounts.

Day Laborers Build Path to More Secure Work Lives

While some cities are seeking to ban or regulate day labor by immigrants, worker organizers are pushing for centers to help organize, protect and employer vulnerable workers.

Broad Coalition Fights to End Meat Plant Abuses

After nearly a decade of fighting for fair treatment and better rights at a North Carolina-based meat processing plant, workers and their allies are turning to public pressure to force Smithfield Packing to change its practices.

Work News for Week Ending June 19

Our weekly rundown of labor, money and business stories... @ No MSHA nominee vote @ Anti-sweatshop bill @ Cinema workers join union @ California reaches deal @ Ground Zero health

Asbestos Trust Fund’s Latest Try Raises Same Concerns

Legislation to create a national asbestos trust fund is once again drawing criticism for allegedly shortchanging the injured, making the public pay for employers’ wrongdoing, and setting the stage for eventual financial collapse.

Activists Find Momentum Lifting Wage Floors

Across the nation, lawmakers and voters are raising the minimum wage, but advocates for the poor point out that the pay hikes are not enough to make ends meet.

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