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‘Protection’ Act Would Strip Consumers of Credit Safeguards

7/24/06

News Report

Politics / Legislation || Business

Jessica Azulay

Work News for Week Ending July 24

7/24/06

News Digest

Labor Issues || Business

Brendan Coyne

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

‘Socially Responsible’ Index Drops Coke; Big Investor Follows

7/21/06

News Report

Business || Civil / Human Rights

NewStandard Staff

As Predatory Lending Adapts to Weak Regulations, the Poor Pay

7/20/06

News Article

Business || Poverty / Class Issues

Michelle Chen

FedEx Drivers Fight for ‘Employee’ Status, Rights

7/18/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Business

Megan Tady

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

7/17/06

News Digest

Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

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

Illinois to Try New ‘Anti-Sprawl’ Subsidies

7/17/06

News Article

Business || Law / Courts

Shreema Mehta

Work News Digest for Week Ending July 11

7/11/06

News Digest

Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

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

Consumers Demand Fair Practices From Big Wireless

7/6/06

News Report

Business || Law / Courts

Catherine Komp

Work News for the Week Ending July 3

7/3/06

News Digest

Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

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

Rising ‘Stabilized’ Rents Threaten New Yorkers’ Housing

6/30/06

News Article

Civil / Human Rights || Poverty / Class Issues

Shreema Mehta

Dissident Teamsters Still Agitating for Union Democracy

6/30/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Social Movements / Activism

Brendan Coyne

Estate-tax Cuts ‘Sweetened’ with Corporate Welfare for Timber

6/28/06

News Article

Economy || Politics / Legislation

Michelle Chen

To butter up Senate votes, lawmakers pushing to roll back taxes for the ultra-wealthy are throwing a tax break for timber into the mix--and drawing the ire of public-interest advocates.

Work News for Week Ending June 27

6/27/06

News Digest

Labor Issues || Health / Safety

Brendan Coyne

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

6/22/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Immigration / Refugees

Shreema Mehta

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

6/20/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Immigration / Refugees

Shreema Mehta

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

6/20/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Health / Safety

Catherine Komp

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

6/19/06

News Digest

Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

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

Activists Find Momentum Lifting Wage Floors

6/13/06

News Article

Poverty / Class Issues || Labor Issues

Shreema Mehta

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.

Work News for Week Ending June 13

6/13/06

News Digest

Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

Our weekly rundown of labor, money and business stories... @ Violence prevention bill @ Mine safety legislation @ Airline worker job cuts @ Cops help break picket line @ Steelworkers, Sierra Club alliance @ House abandons air-traffic controllers

Work News for Week Ending June 6

6/6/06

News Digest

Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

Our weekly rundown of labor, money and business stories... @ Minimum wage increases @ Calif. SEIU may strike @ No free speech for workers @ Pilots agree to give-backs @ Activists protest Wal-Mart

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