Worker's Rights

Senator Lamar Alexander: OMG LOL WTF NLRB

Senator Lamar Alexander: OMG LOL WTF NLRB
A plan proposed by Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander to change the makeup of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would “effectively cripple the agency” according to its opponents. Alexander, a champion of anti-union, right-wing extremism, is suggesting the board add a sixth member and have three members from each party. This, he comically insists, would “require both sides to find a middle ground.” Unfortunately, given the gridlock in Washington, such a plan would produce a perpetual stalemate.
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AL Dems Help Pass the 'Give Your Boss the Flu Act'

AL Dems Help Pass the 'Give Your Boss the Flu Act'
HB360 prohibits Alabama local governments from requiring employers within their jurisdiction to offer any sort of paid sick leave, vacation time, or leave that's not already mandated by the federal government. You know how Republicans say they're against "big government" and that we should "return power to the states?" Well, the Alabama Legislature neglects to mention that they want the power to stop at the state level.
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GOP Governor Bans Paid Sick Leave Before His Constituents Could Vote On It

GOP Governor Bans Paid Sick Leave Before His Constituents Could Vote On It
Florida Governor Rick Scott has banned paid sick leave by signing an ALEC-backed bill supported by many of his state's big businesses. The people of Orange County had successfully fought to put paid sick leave to a vote in 2014, but this bill has now made their effort moot.
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Supersized Rebellion: Fast Food Workers Stand Up, Walk Out

Supersized Rebellion: Fast Food Workers Stand Up, Walk Out
The resistance to inhumane work conditions and low pay of the fast food industry has been bubbling beneath the surface for some time. The first organized walkout of industry workers happened in New York City last month. The walkouts inspired workers in Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit — with other cities in the planning stages.
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