Work and Money Archives

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More Families to Face 'Heat or Eat' Choice this Winter

12/15/06

News Article

Economy || Energy

Michelle Chen

LAX Hotel Workers Hungry for Living Wage

12/12/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Poverty / Class Issues

Jessica Hoffmann

As Los Angeles airport hotels fight a law ordering them to pay enough to barely raise a family on, some workers are staging a hunger strike to gain public sympathy and realize the promise of a better wage.

Spontaneous Strike Forces Smithfield to Change Policy

11/28/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Immigration / Refugees

Catherine Komp

Business Group Stealthily Funded Political Ads, Watchdogs Allege

11/9/06

News Article

Elections / Democracy || Politics / Legislation

Michelle Chen

Employers Use ‘No-Match’ Social Security Letters to Fire Immigrants

11/8/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Immigration / Refugees

Mischa Gaus

Immigrant workers throughout the US are facing layoffs as employers haphazardly, and perhaps illegally, implement a proposed rule from the Homeland Security Department.

Immokalee Workers Tell Chipotle to Walk Its Talk

10/31/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Social Movements / Activism

Kari Lydersen

Tomato pickers have targeted McDonald’s and the green-tongued Chipotle restaurant chain for buying tomatoes from growers that underpay workers.

Grocery Giant Agrees to Pay Workers Backpay

10/18/06

News Report

Labor Issues || Business

Catherine Komp

Govt. Report Validates Impropriety Claims over Credit Card Deals

10/13/06

News Report

Business || Economy

Megan Tady

Corporate-friendly Rules Threaten Alaskan Crabbers

10/13/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Environment / Ecology

Megan Tady

A crab fishing program started in 2005 -- ostensibly to stop overfishing and ensure fishermen's safety -- has given fishing rights to corporations, put individual fishermen out of work, and risked the marine ecosystem.

Work News for the Week Ending Aug. 28

8/28/06

News Digest

Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

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

8/28/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Law / Courts

Kari Lydersen

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

Students Seek Alternatives as Textbook Prices Mount

8/23/06

News Article

Education / Schools || Business

Shreema Mehta

Work News for Week Ending Aug. 22

8/22/06

News Digest

Labor Issues || Health / Safety

Brendan Coyne

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?

Katrina Recovery Funds Wasted by Contractors, Govt.

8/21/06

News Article

Catastrophe / Crisis || Business

Justin Park

A scathing report by a progressive watchdog organization details the myriad ways big contractors have hogged government funds for profit and defrauded taxpayers in post-Katrina reconstruction.

Push for Student Debt Relief Greets Small Victory

8/16/06

News Article

Education / Schools

Shreema Mehta

Work News for the Week Ending August 14

8/14/06

News Digest

Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

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

8/8/06

News Digest

Labor Issues || Poverty / Class Issues

Brendan Coyne

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

Tipped Workers Would Fall Through Proposed Wage Floor

8/2/06

News Report

Poverty / Class Issues || Economy

Michelle Chen

IRS Cans Elite Auditors, Undermining Estate Tax

8/1/06

News Article

Politics / Legislation || Poverty / Class Issues

Megan Tady

Critics of a plan to eliminate IRS staff who audit the wealthy’s tax returns say the scheme fits in nicely with the Bush administration’s desire to kill the so-called “death tax.”

Work News for Week Ending July 31

7/31/06

News Digest

Labor Issues || Politics / Legislation

Brendan Coyne

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

 

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