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The Case For A National General Strike Protesting Trump’s Heartless Shutdown
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The Case For A National General Strike Protesting Trump’s Heartless Shutdown

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared at Solon.com and is posted here courtesy of the author. It is hard to understate the utter disdain and contempt being shown by President Donald Trump toward the 800,000 federal workers whose lives he has upended with the government shutdown.

Protecting NYC Workers: How Cities Can and Should Fill the Gap
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Protecting NYC Workers: How Cities Can and Should Fill the Gap

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is committed to making sure that all New Yorkers are protected by workplace laws – including minimum wage, overtime, and paid safe and sick leave to ensure they are being paid for their hard work and can achieve financial stability. In reality, very little has changed in workplace protections…

Federal Contract Workers Get Shafted in Shutdown
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Federal Contract Workers Get Shafted in Shutdown

WASHINGTON—Federal employees furloughed or forced to work without pay during the government’s partial shutdown will likely get back pay after it reopens—but the thousands of workers for federal contractors most likely won’t. “It is a cowardly disgrace,” SEIU 32BJ President Héctor Figueroa, said in a statement. The property-services union represents more than 2,000 federal workers…

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