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Sexual Harassment Suits at Puzder’s Restaurants
Municipal Government, National

Sexual Harassment Suits at Puzder’s Restaurants

February 19, 2017   By Stephanie West Washington, DC – On the eve of Secretary of Labor nominee and CKE Restaurants CEO, Andrew Puzder’s confirmation hearing before the Senate HELP Committee, restaurant worker Jamie Dinkins will file sexual harassment charges against her employer, the CKE-owned Hardee’s fast food franchise. A native of Piney Flats, Tennessee, Dirkins…

Victory For Labor As New Hampshire Anti-Union Bill Fails
Municipal Government, National

Victory For Labor As New Hampshire Anti-Union Bill Fails

February 19, 2017  By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News To hear the audio click the following link Concord, NH – Anti-union legislation has failed to pass in New Hampshire’s state Assembly. The bill would have prevented workers from deciding to put a requirement to pay union dues in their labor contracts. New Hampshire Professional Fire…

S.C. Boeing Workers Vote to Reject Union
Municipal Government, National

S.C. Boeing Workers Vote to Reject Union

February 19, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel North Charleston SC – Workers at Boeing’s South Carolina facilities voted Feb. 15 against being represented by the International Association of Machinists, by a margin of almost 3 to 1 out of about 2,800 ballots cast. “We’re disappointed the workers at Boeing South Carolina will not…

Tesla Workers Eye UAW Representation
Municipal Government, National

Tesla Workers Eye UAW Representation

February 18, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Fremont, CA – Workers at the Tesla Motors electric-car factory in Fremont, California, have “approached” the United Auto Workers about organizing the plant, the union said Feb. 10. The story broke after Tesla production worker Jose Moran wrote on the Medium blog site Feb. 9 that…

AFLCIO Trust Invests in Connecticut
Municipal Government, National

AFLCIO Trust Invests in Connecticut

February 17, 2016 By Stephanie West Bridgeport, CT – A facelift has begun on Bridgeport’s most visible, dilapidated industrial site. Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim and state officials broke ground recently on the Cherry Street Lofts redevelopment project. The project includes 157 new residential apartments at the West End site along I-95. The AFL-CIO Housing…

Federal Hiring Freeze Spares Firefighters, Ices VA
Municipal Government, National

Federal Hiring Freeze Spares Firefighters, Ices VA

February 17, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Tucson, AZ – President Donald Trump’s Jan. 23 executive order freezing federal hiring alarmed many people in Arizona, who feared it would prevent the Forest Service from adding extra firefighters during wildfire season. The firefighters will be exempt because the order allows hiring seasonal employees, a…

Trump Moves Prevailing-Wage Foes into Labor Department
Law and Politics, National

Trump Moves Prevailing-Wage Foes into Labor Department

February 15, 2017     By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Washington, DC – Two members of President Donald Trump’s “beachhead team” at the Department of Labor have long histories of opposing prevailing-wage laws. Geoffrey Burr, who is rumored to be in line to be chief of staff for Andrew Puzder if the fast-food executive is confirmed…

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