The staff of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor are tasked with investigating worker complaints to make sure that workers aren’t being abused by employers who exploit labor laws — by withholding pay, by refusing to grant overtime, by employing child labor, and otherwise exploiting people who are desperate for […]
Number of years that the federal minimum wage has been in decline, accounting for inflation: 6
Number of American workers earning the federal minimum wage or less: 3.3 million
Number of bills before the 114th Congress to raise the federal minimum wage: 1
Number of Congressional cosponsors for legislation to raise the minimum wage: 19
Jeb Bush has demonstrated, through his failed business leadership at Swisher Hygiene, that he has the same character flaws that led to the loss of thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars under his brother’s presidency. […]
If I worked at Rayonier, I wouldn’t support keeping Jeb Bush on the company’s Board of Directors. […]
It’s Labor Day, but I just can’t bear to reiterate the awful facts about economic inequality in the United States. I could tell you about the insights from the latest article from the Journal of Economic Inequality, but I would have to pay $44.95 for access to that article, and I just don’t have that […]
U.S. Representative Ron Kind has introduced legislation, H.R. 5247, that would close the consumptive demand loophole. If H.R. 5247 is signed into law, imports of items made by slaves, prisoners and indentured workers would be absolutely banned, without exception. […]
The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that most workers don’t make enough money to buy Google Glass as a professional accessory. […]
The Nation reports that activists who work at WalMart in the following cities are planning marches and rallies tomorrow to highlight the low pay and abusive work environment at the retail chain:
Baton Rouge Boston Chicago Cincinnati Dallas Denver Los Angeles Miami Minneapolis New York Orlando Sacramento San Francisco Seattle Washington, DC
I can’t find […]
Need a reason to boycott Walmart? How about this: the corporation has fired 11 of its workers for organizing fellow workers to advocate for better pay and working conditions — a legally-protected activity. Dozens more have been punished by Walmart without losing their jobs.
Is that not enough? Do you need another reason to boycott […]
According to Federal Election Commission data, in the first quarter of 2013 39 rank-and-file members of the House of Representatives took money from the National Restaurant Association, a corporate interest group that works “across the industry to advance our members’ interests.” Those interests apparently include paying restaurant workers as little as possible; in the first […]
Meet the Young Communist League USA.
Meet the Young Communist League’s new t-shirts for sale.
These “Smash Capitalism” shirts are sold on Zazzle’s “Value T-Shirt,” which is not made in the USA with associated worker protections but rather in an inexpensive third world factory where workers are paid pennies an hour. That’s the only […]