Jan 21 2019

Defying Trump Administration, Calif. Offers Federal Workers Unemployment Benefits

Article from: www.npr.org California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the Trump administration has told states they can’t offer unemployment benefits to federal employees who are required to report to work without pay during the government shutdown. Newsom called a letter sent to states by the U.S. Depa...
Oct 11 2018

Top Minimum Wage in U.S., $19, Approved for New York’s Airport Workers

Article from: www.nytimes.com By: Patrick McGeehan For years, the three main airports that serve New York City have been the site of one of the country’s biggest fights over the minimum wage. A Republican governor and airline companies were pitted against Democratic officials and labor leaders over ...
Sep 28 2018

Regulating from Below: How Front-Line Bank Workers Can Help Fix the Financial Industry

Article from: aflcio.org By: Christy Hoffman Ten years after risky practices at our largest banks wreaked havoc on the global economy, we face a financial sector that, despite some reforms, remains broken in fundamental ways. Wall Street has beat back many of the kinds of structural changes that hap...
Aug 27 2018

The Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act Reminds Us to Keep Working to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Article from: aflcio.org By: Kenneth Quinnell Sunday was the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 into law. The landmark law was the first that required equal pay for equal work for women. In the early 20th century, women were about 25% of the workforce. Women workers were pa...
May 18 2018

National Pizza Party Day – May 18

Article from: nationaltoday.com That’s right — National Pizza Party Day is coming up on May 18, and we are here for it! If it’s been too long since you last enjoyed a good old-fashioned pizza pie, you’ve got the perfect excuse coming up soon. You can throw your own party or join someone else’s, but ...