May Day General Strike - Hundreds Of Thousands Of Workers In "Day Without The People" Resistance - 03-20-17
By Doug Cunningham Hundreds of thousands of workers in the Food Chain Workers Alliance and SEIU’s United Service Workers West will rise up in a general strike resistance action on May Day. May 1st is International Workers Day. A statement on the United Service Workers West Facebook page made the call to join the “Day Without The People” general strike on May Day.
Striking Rockford Illinois School Employees Returning To Work - For Now - 03-20-17
By Doug Cunningham Nine hundred striking Rockford Illinois Public Schools workers are coming back to work Monday after a three day strike. AFSCME Council 31’s Ed Sadlowski says the strike was legal and the workers had strong support from the Rockford Education Association.
Disney Must Pay $3.8 Million For Cheating Workers Out of Minimum Wage And Overtime - 03-20-17
By Doug Cunningham Disney must pay $3.8 million for violating minimum wage and overtime laws. The huge entertainment corporation that owns ABC News illegally charged employees too much for their work costumes while failing to pay legally overtime.The U.S. Department of Labor says 16,000 Florida Disney workers will get back wages.
Uber Loses Bid To Overturn Seattle Taxi Driver Union Rights Ordinance - 03-20-17
By Doug Cunningham The multi-billion dollar Uber company has failed to overturn a Seattle ordinance giving Uber drivers the right to unionize. The Teamsters are mounting an effort to organize Uber drivers in Seattle. A Washington state judge ruled against Uber's effort to legally overturn the city ordinance. The U.S.