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Flint Water, Immigrant Child Cages: Prosecute Abusive Public Officials
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Flint Water, Immigrant Child Cages: Prosecute Abusive Public Officials

National Report from Washington–A monthly Series exclusive to LaborPress by Robert Weiner, Ben Lasky, and on this piece Madeline Cusick Unlike the private sector, where white collar criminals like conmen Bernie Madoff, and Enron’s Kenneth Lay and Jeffery Skilling went to jail, public officials have often gotten by unscathed for abuses of power.  People occupying…

Teamsters Organize 7th XPO Logistics Center
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Teamsters Organize 7th XPO Logistics Center

CINNAMINSON, N.J.—The Teamsters Union won a small victory in its efforts to organize drivers at XPO Logistics, Inc. in late October, when drivers at the company’s facility in Cinnaminson, N.J., voted 19-4 to join Local 107. The union said it won “despite the company’s vicious anti-worker campaign in which they used in-house union busters.” “The…

United Steelworkers, ArcelorMittal Have Deal
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United Steelworkers, ArcelorMittal Have Deal

Washington, DC – United Steelworkers and ArcelorMittal have reached a tentative four-year labor agreement. The USW issued this statement indicating a tentative agreement has been reached. “The proposed four-year agreement mirrors the industry standard on wages, lump-sum payments and pensions and maintains or improves our existing health insurance benefits for active and retired Steelworkers and…

NYC ExpressCare Medical Clinics
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

NYC ExpressCare Medical Clinics

NEW YORK, NY – New York City is opening ExpressCare clinics throughout the five boroughs.  Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst – one of three new urgent care centers in operation will provide faster access to medical care for patients who face non-life-threatening conditions. Its expected that these health facilities, open 7 days a week, will ease overcrowding in…

Canada Post Workers Ban Overtime as Rotating Strikes Continue
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Canada Post Workers Ban Overtime as Rotating Strikes Continue

OTTAWA, Ontario—The Canadian Union of Postal Workers banned overtime Nov. 1, instructing members to refuse to work more than eight hours a day as Canada Post tries to cope with a backlog of parcel deliveries caused by rotating strikes around the country since Oct. 22. “We’ve had it,” said CUPW national president Mike Palecek. “Overburdening, overtime,…

Strikebreakers Accuse Marriott of Wage Theft
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Strikebreakers Accuse Marriott of Wage Theft

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Temporary workers Marriott has hired to clean rooms at its seven San Francisco hotels while the 2,500 regular workers are on strike are accusing the chain of cheating them out of their pay. The company hires about 200 workers a day—mostly Latino immigrants—for $17 an hour through a contractor, Environmental Service Partners Inc.,…

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