Portside Labor

Posted by Portside on April 11, 2017
U.S. New & World Report
The wage gap between men and women in the U.S. shrunk drastically in the 1980s and early 1990s, as women joined the workforce in increasing numbers and earned degrees at higher rates, but the gap has remained relatively stagnant since the mid- to late 1990s. There's one major detriment to financial equality that women can't seem to shake: motherhood.
Posted by Portside on April 10, 2017
Portside
The attack on public sector unions intensifies. Public sector unions must now form audacious, coalitions and alliances with private sector unions, and those secular and spiritual organizations.
Posted by Portside on April 9, 2017
Labor Notes
For five weeks teachers in Argentina have been on strike almost continuously, using the days they do go to school to explain to students and parents the reasons for their conflict with the national government.
Posted by Portside on April 8, 2017
Bloomberg.com
National Labor Relations Board judge sides with union Communications Workers said group was anti-union tactic
Posted by Portside on April 6, 2017
Workday Minnesota
We need to radically change the way we see our history otherwise we end up with incorrect assumptions that permeate the way we think. U.S. immigration policy historically had injustice built into it creating untold human suffering. Moreover, it is difficult to separate immigration policy from foreign policy. No one wants to leave their homes unless it is a refugee situation.
Posted by Portside on April 5, 2017
NBC News
Noreen Farrell, director of the anti-sex discrimination law firm Equal Rights Advocates, said Trump went "on the attack against workers and taxpayers." "We have an executive order that essentially forces women to pay to keep companies in business that discriminate against them, with their own tax dollars," said Farrell. "It's an outrage."
Posted by Portside on April 4, 2017
BuzzFeed
Defenders say the Fight For $15 has built up worker power at a time when traditional unions are losing clout. They credit the effort with increasing local minimum wage laws through executive legislative action (in New York and California, for example) and at the ballot box. A total of 19 states implemented minimum wage raises in 2017.

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