Overtime Up, Minimum Wage Frozen

Dollar Stores Minimum Wage Workers

            New Orleans       The Department of Labor has now issued its final rule for wage and salary levels that define eligibility for overtime payments at time-and-a-half of the hourly wage.  After years of being stuck at a relatively low threshold, the needle moved during the Obama administration, but the even more worker-friendly Biden administration …

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Talking about Organizing Unions in the South

Labor Organizing Strike Unions Workers

            Chicago           In the array of workshops, panels, and ballroom presentations there were some about organizing in the South, which has been the holy grail for the future of US unions ever since companies poured into the region to take advantage of cheap labor and abundant resources.  Hearing what was on union activists’ minds made …

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