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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

Immigrants Face Retaliation for Asserting Workplace Rights

6/1/06

News Article

Immigration / Refugees || Labor Issues

Brendan Coyne

What might have been a simple back-wages dispute took on an uglier form when the employer retaliated against its undocumented immigrant worker.

News Digest: Work News for Week Ending May 30

5/31/06

News Digest

Labor Issues || Business

Brendan Coyne

Our weekly rundown of labor, money and business stories... @ Air-traffic controllers @ Laborers Union to leave AFL @ Machinists and NW Airlines @ Home Depot oversight push @ Congress on mine safety

Senate Immigration Bill Piles Costs on Citizen Hopefuls

5/31/06

News Article

Immigration / Refugees || Economy

Michelle Chen

As "compromise" legislation made its way past various obstacles, lawmakers tacked on amendments intended to make the bill harsher and harder to pass, and citizenship harder to achieve.

Consumers, Garages Push for ‘Right to Repair’ Act

5/25/06

News Article

Business || Politics / Legislation

Catherine Komp

Big automakers continue their 5-year campaign to kill consumer rights legislation that would expose computer-chip codes and enable the little guy to compete with dealers in the car-repair market.

Work Digest: Work News for Week Ending May 23

5/23/06

News Digest

Labor Issues || Health / Safety

Brendan Coyne

A weekly run-down of stories related to work, labor organizing, job safety, wages, etc. @ More mine deaths @ Wal-Mart tied to poverty @ Cintas workers win @ Alcoa steelworkers may strike @ Starbucks labor struggle

Critics Note Weaknesses of Food Stamps as Hunger Spreads

5/18/06

News Article

Poverty / Class Issues

Shreema Mehta

The problem of food insecurity in America is gradually worsening, yet the government’s main “solution” is sluggish, inadequate and sometimes inaccessible, and some critics note such programs do nothing to address the root causes of hunger.

Fuel Subsidies ‘Undermine’ Small Farmers, Favor Agribusiness

5/18/06

News Article

Economy || Food / Nutrition

Michelle Chen

Small farmers and their advocates say funneling tax dollars to big corporations is unwise and unappreciated, especially while an even playing field is the scarcest resource of all.

Work Digest: Work News for May 15, 2006

5/15/06

News Digest

Labor Issues || Social Movements / Activism

Brendan Coyne

@ Smithfield labor fight @ Delphi talks @ Wal-Mart front group @ Ohio grocery workers win @ AFL-CIO & CTW conspire @ IWW picks up Berkeley Cinema @ LA Hilton workers fired

Labor Dept. Agrees to Name ‘Unlocatable’ Workers

5/12/06

News Report

Labor Issues

Michelle Chen

Hotel Housekeepers Report Staggering Job Injury Rate

5/3/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Health / Safety

Catherine Komp

A newly released study finds that many workers tasked with cleaning hotel rooms experience excruciating pain from their ever more difficult jobs.

Elite Families Behind ‘Death Tax’ Campaign

5/2/06

News Article

Politics / Legislation || Economy

Megan Tady

Eighteen wealthy dynasties are part of a deceptive effort that targets ordinary Americans, urging them to help repeal a tax placed on a small number of extraordinary bequests.

Transit Workers Face Fines, Internal Strife

4/26/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Economy

Michelle Chen

Faced with heavy penalties for a massive strike last December, New York City’s transport workers union is divided over how far to push in its struggle for a fair contract.

IRS May Let Tax-prep Firms Share Clients’ Info More Widely

4/19/06

News Report

Privacy / Surveillance || Business

Jessica Azulay

Some Immigrants Reject Notion of ‘Earned’ Citizenship

4/18/06

News Article

Immigration / Refugees || Labor Issues

Erin Cassin

Activists Seek Broader Immigration Debate Beyond the Beltway

4/17/06

News Article

Immigration / Refugees || Politics / Legislation

Michelle Chen

For many involved in fighting for immigrants' rights on a regular basis, the prospects offered by current legislation are an objectionable mix of too little, too late and too punitive.

Proposed Pension Bill Opens Escape Hatch for Reluctant Providers*

4/13/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Politics / Legislation

Michelle Chen

Critics say politicians looking to "reform" an ailing retirement system are actually enouraging companies to abandon pensions in favor of profits, leaving behind the workers and seniors who rely on them.

Immigration Bills Would Challenge Citizen Workers, Too

4/11/06

News Report

Immigration / Refugees || Labor Issues

Jessica Azulay

Miami Janitors’ Strike Escalates Despite Partial Victory

4/6/06

News Article

Labor Issues || Poverty / Class Issues

Andrew Stelzer

L.A. Urban Farmers Fight for Community Garden

4/5/06

News Article

Agriculture || Immigration / Refugees

Jessica Hoffmann

More than 300 families draw food from a garden in South Central that faces seizure by a real-estate developer bent on converting it to commercial use, unless the community can stop the takeover.

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