November 23, 2017 Wage Theft Rises in Hurricane Harvey Cleanup

HOUSTON, Tex.—With much of the work cleaning up debris from Hurricane Harvey being done by undocumented immigrants, wage theft has spiked since the late-August storm flooded the area.

November 22, 2017 Listen Now: Blue Collar Buzz Talks Blue Wins; Working Class Voices; Forced Arbitration, and Puerto Rico

New York, NY – This week’s episode of Blue Collar Buzz finds Democratic-Socialist Lee Carter going in depth about how he defied conventional expectations and won a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates as part of November 7’s larger “blue wave” of progressive victories across the country. 

November 22, 2017 Farmworkers’ Union Sues to Void N.C. Law Limiting Workers’ Rights

RALEIGH, N.C.—North Carolina’s Farm Labor Organizing Committee filed a suit Nov. 15 challenging a state law that sharply restricts union activity in agriculture.

November 22, 2017 Bill Introduced to Save Teamsters’ Central States Pension Fund

WASHINGTON—A bill introduced in Congress Nov. 16 would attempt to salvage the country’s floundering multiemployer pension plans thorough a combination of federal loans and insurance.

November 22, 2017 Supreme Court Won’t Review Decision Preserving Public-Sector Unions

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court will not review a lower-court ruling holding that Illinois child-care providers and home health-care assistants cannot refuse to be represented by the Service Employees International Union.

November 21, 2017 77,000 Petitioners Urge Chain Stores to Give Workers Thanksgiving Off

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—More than 77,000 people have signed an online petition urging Walmart, Target and Toys R Us “to put people over profits and refuse to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day” so workers can spend the holiday with their families.


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