Tag: COVID-19

America’s Meatpacking Workers Must Be Protected
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, National

America’s Meatpacking Workers Must Be Protected

Washington DC – “To protect America’s food supply, America’s meatpacking workers must be protected. The reality is that these workers are putting their lives on the line every day to keep our country fed during this deadly outbreak, and at least 20 meatpacking workers have tragically died from coronavirus while more than 5,000 workers have been hospitalized or…

Concern for Worker Safety Continues at McDonald’s
Health and Safety, National, Retail

Concern for Worker Safety Continues at McDonald’s

San Jose, California – Twenty-two percent of McDonald’s workers reported they went to work feeling sick during the COVID-19 pandemic because of a lack of paid sick leave, fear of management retaliation for missing shifts or because they simply cannot afford to miss a paycheck, according to a survey last month of 843 McDonald’s workers…

Workers Cheated Out Of Pay Are Returned Wages By NYC Comptroller
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York

Workers Cheated Out Of Pay Are Returned Wages By NYC Comptroller

New York, NY – New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today announced an initiative to return over $2.5 million in unclaimed prevailing wages to workers cheated out of their pay by contractors on City-funded projects.  The Comptroller’s Bureau of Labor Law enforces prevailing wage and benefit rates for construction and building service workers employed by…