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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
New York, NY – The Bangladeshi American Police Association (BAPA) held its third Annual Dinner on Friday, November 17, in Jackson Heights, Queens. The seven honorees of the evening were Chief Thomas Chan, Man of the Year, Chief Diana Pizzuti, Woman of the Year, Detective Miosotis Familia, Heroism Award, Posthumously, Community Service Award, Imam Kahlid…
Here we go again. The Republicans have once again repackaged and offered up to the people good old fashioned supply side economics. So, once more it is the task of those of us who are actually listening, to tell them that we are not interested in what George Herbert Walker Bush once famously referred to…