It’s time to call out Disney — and anyone else rich off their workers’ backs

In 2017, with the quiet encouragement of corporations across the country, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. As billions of dollars landed in the laps of management, they spent as a rule not on their workforces but on wealth-enriching strategies such as stock buybacks and, yes, executive pay. Disney worked quietly to try to defeat a ballot initiative to lift the minimum wage paid by certain employers to $15 an hour in Anaheim, Calif., which passed this past November.

It’s time to call out Disney — and anyone else rich off their workers’ backs

By Abigail Disney (Washington Post)

April 23

Abigail Disney is the president of Fork Films, founder of Peace is Loud and co-founder

Workers to Amazon: ‘We are not robots!’

The e-commerce giant Amazon is worth a trillion dollars. But the megacorporation is not into sharing–least of all with the Amazon workers whose labor produces all this profit. No U.S. Amazon facility is unionized.

Workers to Amazon: ‘We are not robots!’

By By Joyce Chediac (Liberation)

Amazon workers are subjected to dangerous, exhausting and stressful conditions. This includes mandatory 70-hour work weeks, and …

Minnesota Supreme Court rules injured workers can claim disability discrimination under the Minnesota Human Rights Act

“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

Minnesota Supreme Court rules injured workers can claim disability discrimination under the Minnesota Human Rights Act

By Neal St. Anthony (Star Tribune)

Employment lawyers are buzzing about a recent Minnesota Supreme Court ruling that liberalized workers’ compensation law …

Lawsuit: Black workers at UPS facility in Ohio faced decades of racial hostility

"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.

Lawsuit: Black workers at UPS facility in Ohio faced decades of racial hostility

By N’dea Yancey-Bragg (USA TODAY)

Nineteen workers at a United Parcel Service distribution center in Ohio are suing their employer, claiming management …

Uber reaches tentative settlement with drivers arbitrating over employment status and expense reimbursement

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.

Uber reaches tentative settlement with drivers arbitrating over employment status and expense reimbursement

By Ingrid Lunden (TechCrunch)

Uber is reportedly on track to go public in the first quarter next year, and in the

Is your closet full of clothes made through forced labor?

"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

Is your closet full of clothes made through forced labor?

By Elizabeth Segran (Fast Company)

We often talk about slavery as if it was a thing of the past–a horror from another