Foretelling Labor’s Future in the Cloudy Crystal Ball

Ideas and Issues Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsPearl River     Roughly 39 million Americans have applied for unemployment, not even counting gig and self-employed workers, workers who have abandoned job search, or couldn’t access the benefits, which means real unemployment is over 50 million.  Statistical unemployment will be 17 or 18% but clearly, we’re at …

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“Justice Will Be Served” for Nail Salon Workers as Opportunity Knocks

Labor Organizing Organizing

New Orleans    A week long jury trial in federal court gave five nail salon worker employed by a Korean-owned chain in Long Island almost $250,000 in back pay and overtime for Fair Labor Standard Act violations for underpayment below minimum wages.  The case for these marginal, often ignored service workers was brought forward by a …

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Gulf Coast Hospitality Workers Need to Sit on Oil Spill Santa’s Lap Now!

Financial Justice Louisiana Recovery Rebuild New Orleans

New Orleans My darling and brilliant niece’s husband, an Australian bloke who we dearly love, was working this summer running a high end, specialty bar at the W Hotel on Poydras Avenue in New Orleans during the time of the terrible British Petroleum Gulf Oil Spill.  My daughter, Dine,’ now a mainstay of the Local …

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