Law and Politics

Will Revised Workers’ Comp Guidelines Slash Benefits?
Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Will Revised Workers’ Comp Guidelines Slash Benefits?

New York, N.Y.—Under proposed new state workers’ compensation guidelines, if a torn rotator cuff leaves you permanently unable to lift your arm above your shoulder, your award will be reduced from three years worth of benefits to three weeks, says Robert Grey, chair of the Workers Compensation Alliance, a group of about 150 lawyers and…

RWDSU Marches for Dreamers
Features, Law and Politics, New York, Retail

RWDSU Marches for Dreamers

Reposted: rwdsu.info RWDSU members joined thousands of other New Yorkers outside of Trump Hotel on New York City’s Central Park to rally and march to Trump Tower on fifth Avenue to support DACA. DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – allows undocumented immigrants who come to the United States as children, also known as…

Pay Equity? Still a Radical Idea
Law and Politics, National, New York

Pay Equity? Still a Radical Idea

New York, NY – Time piles up like snow on a windowsill, erasing the traces of what came before—and what we need to remember—our history! You can trace the roots of today’s news stories about pay equity between men and women back to the 1970s and the dramatic struggles that took place for gender equality. This…

Law and Politics, National, New York

Spirit of the Law: How to Limit Corporate Greed’s Impact on Workers

My earlier columns (August 1 and 14, 2017) argued that we can reduce corporate greed to societally-optimal levels by amending laws that govern corporate behavior.  Rethinking corporate managers’ fiduciary duty to maximize profits would enable lawmakers to minimize the profit motive’s downward impact on laborers’ wages, rights and well-being.  “We the people” chartered corporations into existence…

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