Daily Archives: July 29, 2014

N.L.R.B. Ruling Holds McDonald’s, Not Just Franchisees, Liable for Worker Treatment

  By STEVEN GREENHOUSEJULY 29, 2014 The general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Tuesday that McDonald’s is jointly responsible for workers at its franchisees’ restaurants, a decision that if upheld would disrupt longtime practices in the … Continue reading

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Interior Department and AFL-CIO’s Union Sportsmen’s Alliance to Sign Agreement to Restore Parks and Other Public Lands

  Cooperative Agreement will Pair “Work Boots on the Ground” Volunteer Program with Shovel-Ready Projects on Nation’s Public Lands   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA), an organization representing affiliates and … Continue reading

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Low-Wage Villain of the Week: Drug Manufacturers Mylan and AbbVie

July 28, 2014 In our new regular feature, we’ll be taking a look at the villains who are doing their best to prevent the United States from raising wages for all or some Americans. In this series, we’re going to … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 30 President Lyndon Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965, establishing Medicare and Medicaid – 1965 Former Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears. Declared legally dead in 1982, his body has never been found – 1975 United Airlines agrees … Continue reading

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