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.
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.
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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—With the Supreme Court likely to eliminate fair-share fees for public-sector unions next year—in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees—California’s unions are preparing to absorb the blow.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—A Queens man illegally fired for trying to form a union at his job has won $30,000 from the company. In a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board recently announced, the Long Island-based company Shred-It agreed to pay the sum to Erwin Espinoza, 39, who it dumped in April for advocating that…
OLATHE, Kan.—Truck drivers at the giant Sysco food-service company’s Olathe, Kansas, distribution center went on strike at 4 a.m. Nov. 16 “after management allegedly threatened reprisals for the workers’ union activity,” Teamsters Local 41 announced.
ALBANY, N.Y.—After going five years without a contract, New York State Thruway workers have reached a tentative deal.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Staff at DNAinfo/Gothamist sacked when owner Joseph Ricketts decided to close the operation rather than accept a union will receive three months of full pay and benefits plus four weeks’ severance pay, under an agreement announced Nov. 13 by the Writers Guild of America East.
WASHINGTON—In a move the UNITE HERE union called “a stain on American history,” the Department of Homeland Security Department has announced that it will not renew temporary protected status for Nicaraguan immigrants.