Law and Politics

Charter/Spectrum Strike Drags On As Queens Residents Sound Alarm Over Dangerously Bad Service
Building Trades, Features, Law and Politics, New York

Charter/Spectrum Strike Drags On As Queens Residents Sound Alarm Over Dangerously Bad Service

New York, NY – When Queens residents allied with the Building Trades #CountMeIn campaign complain about Charter/Spectrum’s dangerously shoddy cable TV and phone service, they sound a lot like striking IBEW Local 3 workers who say, yes, service is poor — and has only gotten worse as their nearly two-year-old strike against the wealthy corp….

The Case For A National General Strike Protesting Trump’s Heartless Shutdown
Building Trades, Education, Entertainment, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, National, Retail, Transportation

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.

Oklahoma Legislator Urges $10.50 Minimum Wage
Features, Finance, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Oklahoma Legislator Urges $10.50 Minimum Wage

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Newly elected state Sen. George Young (D-Oklahoma City) says this might be the year his bill to raise Oklahoma’s minimum wage goes somewhere in the state legislature. The measure would increase it from $7.25 an hour, where it has been since 2009, to $10.50 on Jan. 1, 2020. Young introduced similar measures during…

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…

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