“We want the companies our pension fund invests in to be desirable places to work for everyone,” DiNapoli.
By Office of the NY State Comptroller (Press Release) Commitment to Inclusive Workplaces Brings Strong Benefits New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced on January 16, 2019, that he has called on 49 of the largest U.S. companies, including Apple, McDonald’s, Nike and Twentieth Century Fox, to report on their inclusion of people with disabilities […]
Constraints can provide benefits in health, business, and life in general.
By James Clear (Pocket) In 1960, two men made a bet. There was only $50 on the line, but millions of people would feel the impact of this little wager. The first man, Bennett Cerf, was the founder of the publishing firm, Random House. The second man was named Theo Geisel, but you probably know […]
"Verizon Wireless continues to try to intimidate workers with its anti-union tactics," Dennis Trainor, Vice President of CWA District 1 and chair of CWA's Wireless Workers United network.
By Communications Workers of America As wireless workers build power in their industry, Verizon Wireless is showing that it’s terrified at the idea of workers joining together to have a voice in the workplace. A new report from The Guardian exposes Verizon’s union-busting tactics, including internal documents the company has been circulating to encourage anti-union […]
The company’s doctors and lawyers being fully aware of the findings but failed to alert regulators or consumers.
(Mass Tort Nexus Media – January 2, 2019) Johnson & Johnson has hidden the fact that they’ve known its raw talc and finished powders at times tested positive for quantities of asbestos, with the company’s doctors and lawyers being fully aware of the findings but failed to alert regulators or consumers. This may currently be due […]
A tentative settlement to pay out 11 cents for every mile driven for Uber (including adjacent services like Uber Eats) to drivers who have been in individual arbitration with the company over their employment classification.
By Ingrid Lunden (TechCrunch) Uber is reportedly on track to go public in the first quarter next year, and in the lead up to that, it’s sewing up some loose ends. TechCrunch has learned that Uber has offered a tentative settlement to pay out 11 cents for every mile driven for Uber (including adjacent services like […]
The European Union prohibits many food additives and various drugs that are widely used in American foods.
By Roni Caryn Rabin (The New York Times) The European Union prohibits or severely restricts many food additives that have been linked to cancer that are still used in American-made bread, cookies, soft drinks and other processed foods. Europe also bars the use of several drugs that are used in farm animals in the United […]
“In New York’s highly competitive job market, applicants and job seekers are particularly susceptible to fake employment scams." - Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.
NEW YORK, NY, Press Release (Manhattan District Attorney Office) – Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictments of OSMOND EWEKA, 31, a member of a royal family in West Africa, and KAMEL MCKAY, 27, for stealing more than $54,000 from at least 250 victims in three employment fraud schemes. The defendants […]
Many of South Korea's biggest businesses -- including Korean Air, Samsung and Hyundai -- are family-run conglomerates known as "chaebol" inside the country.
By Sophie Jeong and Joshua Berlinger (CNN) South Koreans have long voiced frustration over what they see as corrupt and entitled behavior by the families that run chaebols. Korean Air has been ordered to pay 20 million South Korean won (almost $18,000) to a flight attendant after he was excoriated by an executive when he […]
"Across the world, an estimated 24.9 million people are victims of forced labor. The lion’s share of them–16 million people–are exploited by companies for a profit, rather than by private individuals, such as in the case of sex trafficking." - Elizabeth Segran, Fast Company
By Elizabeth Segran (Fast Company) We often talk about slavery as if it was a thing of the past–a horror from another era, perpetrated by people who have no resemblance to us. But the truth is that slave labor is still alive and well. And a new report produced by the nonprofit KnowTheChain points out […]
Dr. Michio Kaku speaks about how America's poor educational system has created a shortage of Americans who can perform high skilled technology jobs. As a result, America's H-1B visa is used to attract immigrants who are skilled enough to perform these jobs.
By FALAW Since the enactment of the Immigration Act of 1990, U.S. immigration policy favors those that have skills, experience, or the financial capability to come to the U.S. As such, the H-1B Specialty Worker Visa was created to attract professionals with specialty skills to come and work in the U.S. Under H-1B, the petitioning […]