The Daily Read – May 18, 2011

By Erica Varlese

The AFL-CIO recently announced a partnership agreement with the National Guestworkers’ Alliance and the National Domestic Worker’s Alliance.

Restaurant servers in several of chef Mario Batali’s restaurants are filing suit regarding gratuities.

Groups in Long Island, NY, including the Transport Workers Union and AFL-CIO, are urging for a more transparent and public process in the privatization of local bus service.

An editorial in the New York Times argues that budget cuts affecting unemployed Americans are bad for the economy and “callous.”

More on the “Connecticut Union Battle” as Gov. Daniel Malloy pushes for more budget cuts.

A Clifton, NJ-based factory is moving to Virginia and laying off 115 workers in the process.

An article in the NY Daily News weighs in on the debate on keeping the pensions of public employees private.

May 10, 2011

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