Workers' Rights

Union accuses Postal Corporation management of violating workers’ rights (nowgrenada.com)

Brian Grimes, President of the Grenada Public Workers Union (GPWU), is accusing the management of the Grenada Postal Corporation (GPC) of engaging in tactics that can bust the union and, at the same time, violate Section 11 of the Grenada Constitution and Sections 40 and 41 of the Labour Relations Act.

Migrant Domestic Workers in Malaysia: Forced Labour and its Catalysts – New Naratif (newnaratif.com)

According to a report by the International Labour Organization, one-third of migrant domestic workers in Malaysia are toiling as forced labourers. But what exactly is forced labour and what makes migrant domestic workers vulnerable to such modern-day slavery in Malaysia?

Burger King gave candy to a worker who never called in sick. The internet gave $400k [FULL TEXT] (www.npr.org)

Burger King cook and cashier Kevin Ford was happy to receive a small goody bag from management as a reward for never calling in sick. But people on the internet were less thrilled. They believed Ford deserved more — over $400,000 more....

US Department of Labor finds 5 Florida skating rinks illegally employing minors later than allowed, assesses $26K in civil penalties [FULL TEXT] (www.dol.gov)

Investigation findings: U.S. Department of Labor investigators found the employers allowed 33 employees – 14- and 15-year-olds – to work outside of legally allowed hours, a violation of the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Specifically, the employer let the minors work past 7 p.m. while school was in...

it feels awful to just keep working like it's "business as usual" while the planet crumbles around us.

this feels like the most clearly I've been able to put the sentiment into words. I'm not exactly a fan of the wage slavery system we live in in general, but when continuing operations in the face of, or directly contributing to the decline of the environment, more than ever I feel like i/we shouldn't just be carrying on as...

How are people supposed to become experienced when no company will offer to train them? (Credit to u/DangerDan93 via Reddit)

I'm so sick of this! Everyone keeps saying that the trades are desperate for workers, but no company wants to train them. They expect you to be in a good life situation to be able to go to school for the experience, but a lot of us have neither the money nor time to do so! School is expensive, you don't get paid for it, and most...

Department of Labor finds Louisiana, Texas McDonald’s franchisees allowed minors to work longer, later than law permits, operate dangerous equipment [FULL TEXT] (www.dol.gov)

Federal investigations at 16 McDonald’s franchise locations in Louisiana and Texas have found child labor violations affecting 83 minors, the Department of Labor announced today....

"We've Changed the Game": Teamsters Win Historic UPS Contract - International Brotherhood of Teamsters [FULL TEXT] (teamster.org)

Today, the Teamsters reached the most historic tentative agreement for workers in the history of UPS, protecting and rewarding more than 340,000 UPS Teamsters nationwide. The overwhelmingly lucrative contract raises wages for all workers, creates more full-time jobs, and includes dozens of workplace protections and improvements....

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