Today's Workplace

    • In Their Own Words: Why Immigrant Worker Protections Must Be Extended
      A primary goal of the labor movement is to make every job in our country a good job. To do that, we must and we will stand with every worker in the fight for basic rights and dignity on the job. More than 1 million working people are in danger of having their work permits […]
    • Defense secretary reveals the trans military ban is in limbo
      Secretary of Defense James Mattis sent some mixed messages Monday when he stopped by the Pentagon newsroom to discuss President Trump’s intended ban on transgender personnel in the military—which the president announced via Twitter. At best, the proposal remains in limbo and is still being studied; at worst, it’s inevitably still coming. The key takeaway […]
    • Oregon passes law protecting workers from predatory scheduling by bosses
      Good news for Oregon workers in the retail and fast food industries. The state has become the first to pass a law protecting workers from some of the worst scheduling abuses employers love so much. One in six Oregonians receive less than 24 hours of notice before their shifts, according to a survey the University of Oregon […]
    • Elon Musk May Be a “Visionary,” But His Vision Doesn’t Seem To Include Unions
      Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been making more headlines than usual lately. Shortly after the business magnate claimed he had received governmental approval to build a hyperloop from New York to Washington, D.C., he got into a public argument with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the future of artificial intelligence. Musk also recently made comments regarding the production of […]
    • Labor Department wants to reward financial advisors at the expense of consumers
      The Labor Department would like to delay a rule that would require financial advisors to act in the best interest of their customers and their retirement accounts. The federal court filing, made on Wednesday, said the department wants to delay implementation of the rule to July 2019. The full implementation of the rule is currently […]
    • EEOC lawsuits allege sex discrimination in physical ability tests
      Three different cases. Three different theories of gender discrimination. But one common thread – an old school presumption that certain blue-collar jobs are a “man’s work.” The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against three U.S. employers for sex discrimination in hiring. The lawsuits allege overt bias against female job candidates in the […]
    • You do not have a constitutional right to be extremely sexist at work
      A male software engineer at Google, James Damore, wrote a 10-page memo in opposition to hiring practices that consider racial and gender diversity in tech, arguing that women were unable to do the same kind of work as their male peers. Days after it was circulated throughout the company and leaked to the press, he was fired. Now […]
    • Trump’s Bid to Pit Black and Brown Workers Against Each Other
      President Trump has resurrected an old canard in his effort to sell a new effort to restrict immigration into the United States. The legislation he backs, he said at a White House ceremony, was necessary in part to protect “minority workers competing for jobs against brand-new arrivals” under the current immigration system. This theme is a […]
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