The Daily Read – June 6, 2011

By Erica Varlese

Gus Tyler, labor activist and writer, passed away this weekend in Florida.

Two New York maids filed suit last month against their former employer for enslavement.

Saturday, state legislators in Connecticut approved a bill to mandate paid sick leave for service workers.

The Human Services Council of New York City speculates that nonprofit jobs will be hit next by the budget cuts.

The city’s anti-corruption agency found no evidence of an organized work slowdown by sanitation workers during last winter’s blizzard.

Unemployment statistics released last Friday have prompted heated discussion amongst the Nation’s political leaders.

As strikes and protests continue, the European Union considers providing a second bailout to Greece for its failing economy.

May 7, 2011

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