The Daily Read – September 29, 2011

By Erica Varlese

After the Public Employees Federation rejected a proposed contract, the state began to lay off 3,500 workers yesterday.

Fox Searchlight has been accused of not paying any wages to interns. According to the complaint, the interns are owed minimum wage for the 40 hours per week they work, plus overtime and compensation for personal laptop and cell phone use.

John Mastellone, a Staten Island Department of Labor supervisor, retired yesterday after 35 years on the job.

The United Automobile Workers and GM have come to an agreement on a four-year contract.

A federal judge has prohibited a work slowdown by the union at United Airways.

August 29, 2011

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