Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announces his entry into crowded 2020 Democratic field for President.
By Christal Hayes (USA TODAY) Workers on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign voted to unionize on Friday, becoming what is possibly the first presidential campaign staff in history to organize. A majority of the Democrat’s staff signed on to unionize, meaning all current and future employees would be part of the bargaining process for better […]
Collective action is the most effective tool to get policymakers to pay attention to a low-paid workforce, made up mostly of women of color.
By Ben Christopher (CALmatters) A bill introduced by Assemblywoman Monique Limón, a Democrat from Santa Barbara, would allow self-employed child care workers who serve subsidized families to collectively bargain with the state. Included in this new class of organized laborers would be trained workers like Harvey, but also unlicensed friends, family and neighbors who parents turn […]
“The law says employers must make a reasonable effort … under the Human Rights Act … to accommodate the disability. An employer just can’t dislike disabled people and you’re fired." --Employment lawyer Brian Rochel
By Neal St. Anthony (Star Tribune) Employment lawyers are buzzing about a recent Minnesota Supreme Court ruling that liberalized workers’ compensation law to permit related discrimination suits under the Minnesota Human Rights Act that were barred by the court’s ruling 30 years ago. Former Minneapolis firefighter Keith Daniel, 57, forced into early retirement in 2016 […]
Mansa Musa travelled to Mecca with a caravan of 60,000 men and 12,000 slaves. The trip to Mecca helped put Mali and Mansa Musa on the map. In a Catalan Atlas map from 1375, a drawing of an African king sits on a golden throne atop Timbuktu, holding a piece of gold in his hand.
By Naima Mohamud (BBC Africa) The richest man of all time. That title belongs to Mansa Musa, the 14th Century West African ruler who was so rich his generous handouts wrecked an entire country’s economy. “Contemporary accounts of Musa’s wealth are so breathless that it’s almost impossible to get a sense of just how wealthy […]
Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman is among more than 40 people charged in a US college cheating scam, according to unsealed court records.
By BBC The alleged scheme involved helping students cheat on entrance exams, as well as getting non-athletic students admitted on fake athletic scholarships. Elite schools Yale, Stanford and Georgetown were among the destination universities. There was no suggestion that the schools were involved in wrongdoing. Who was a part of the alleged scam? The defendants […]
Chicago Teachers Union publicly states its opposition to any military invasion of the sovereign state of Venezuela, and insists on dialogue, diplomacy, and negotiation as the means to resolve this crisis.
By Chicago Teachers Union The Chicago Teachers Union represents nearly 25,000 teachers and educational support personnel working in schools funded by City of Chicago School District 299, and by extension, the nearly 400,000 students and families they serve. The CTU is an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Federation of Teachers […]
"As we continue to reap the benefits of historic decreases in crime here in Brooklyn and across the country, now is the time to focus on reforming injustices in the system," said Eric Gonzalez
By Brooklyn District Attorney’s Press Office Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced a groundbreaking initiative to transform Brooklyn’s justice system into a progressive model designed to keep Brooklyn safe and strengthen community trust. The Justice 2020 reforms were developed following months of intensive consultations with dedicated committees made up of community members including reform experts, defense […]
The 737 Max crisis has wiped more than $25 billion off Boeing's market value
By CNN In the past 24 hours, international concern over the possible dangers of Boeing’s 737 Max 8 aircraft has only continued to grow. US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday afternoon he would immediately ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft, amid concerns over their involvement in two major plane crashes less than six […]
"African-American employees come to work each day not knowing whether a racist comment or conduct will confront them, being concerned that smirking or laughing white employees are ridiculing them because of their race, and walking on eggshells to avoid triggering a problem," the suit reads.
By N’dea Yancey-Bragg (USA TODAY) Nineteen workers at a United Parcel Service distribution center in Ohio are suing their employer, claiming management at the facility “enabled, tolerated, and purposefully promoted and encouraged a culture of racism and racially discriminatory conduct.” The company itself is named as well as five supervisors and managers who defendants say maintained a […]
By RefuseFascism.org On March 6, The Nation magazine revealed documents that prove ICE Has Kept Tabs on ‘Anti-Trump’ Protesters in New York City including our organization, RefuseFascism.org. This blatantly unconstitutional activity also targeted a wide range of groups opposed to Trump and Pence or their policies including Gays Against Guns, the New Sanctuary Coalition, the […]