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Tipped service workers have often been left out of the nationwide push to raise the minimum wage. But as the pandemic rearranges business models, advocates see potential for long-awaited change.
You may have heard how Michael Connelly’s latest crime thriller, “Fair Warning”, came by its title. This third bestseller in the Jack McEvoy series finds Jack working as an investigative reporter for our nonprofit news organization.
Efforts to Claw Back Stolen Wages Painfully Slow, as California Employers Who Cheat Workers Often Get Away With It
Despite aggressive enforcement of wage laws by the California Labor Commissioner's office, some workers wait years for back pay, if they get any at all.
A decade after General Motors teetered on bankruptcy, workers say they want some payback for their sacrifices.
The firm, PriorityWorkforce, has run afoul of safety regulators, and now it's trying to find jobs for the homeless.
887 workers were killed in falls in 2017, the highest number reported by the government in nearly 30 years. Preventing workers from falling off roofs, scaffolds, ladders and other elevated surfaces should be simple. Public information about fall hazards is widely available, and so is equipment and training. Safety regulations are effective when followed. Yet the deaths continue to mount.
For years, truck drivers hauling billions in consumer goods have complained about rampant wage law violations by the trucking firms that hire them. But even when truckers’ claims have been upheld by state authorities, they have often found it nearly impossible to collect.
A fateful decision by Congress more than 40 years ago gives the sites unique immunity from safety oversight, even as hundreds of employees have been killed or seriously injured.
There's a new Marlboro Man, and she's an Instagram influencer: Actually, there are many, according to a petition filed by public health advocacy groups asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate tobacco companies' use of social media campaigns to lure young customers. "The tobacco companies are engaging in the same marketing [...]
The Justice Department announced a 22-count criminal indictment against a Nebraska railroad services company and its owners related to an April 2015 explosion that killed two workers.
For the second time in recent months, the U.S. Department of Labor has extracted penalties from a California farm business blamed for the deadly crash of a vehicle transporting migrant field workers to their jobs.
For the third time in six years, a branch of one of the world’s largest cargo-handling companies has been accused by workplace safety authorities of a willful violation linked to a worker’s death.
It’s no secret that the waning power of American unions has contributed to stagnant wages. But a new study suggests that this trend hasn’t affected just worker income. It also may have cost thousands of lives.
Outlawed emissions: A mysterious increase in emissions of a banned industrial gas that destroys the atmosphere's protective ozone layer has been traced to a province in China where manufacturers have kept using it to make foam insulation. According to The New York Times, the spike in emissions of CFC-11 is [...]