Labor News Briefs

Labor News Briefs

Weekly Digest – June 5, 2013 (2)

Compiled by Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Connecticut Workers Win Case Against Layoffs Almost ten years after former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland laid off about 2,800 union state workers, a federal appeals court ruled they were illegally dismissed. Rowland axed the workers after union leaders refused to accept a wage freeze, while non-union employees…

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Weekly Digest – May 30, 2013

Shop Steward Loses Home After Illegal Firing Last year, the NLRB ruled that Marcus Hedger, a 56-year-old pressman and Teamsters shop steward at a label-making plant in Illinois, had been illegally fired in 2010 for union activity. The decision said he was entitled to reinstatement and back pay—but Hedger, unable to make the payments on…

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Weekly Digest – May 23, 2013

84 Percent of NYC Fast-Food Workers Got Cheated on Wages, Survey Says More than five-sixths of New York City fast-food workers got cheated on their wages last year, according to a survey released May 15 by the Fast Food Forward organizing campaign. Common scams include not paying workers for time on the job before or…

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