Daily Archives: June 29, 2015

Dollar General and overtime

Let me introduce you to Dawn. Dawn’s employer, Dollar General, basically cheated her out of money because an outdated rule about who is eligible for overtime pay said they could. And Dawn’s not alone. An estimated 6 million workers should … Continue reading

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APWU Reaches Tentative Agreement for Private-Sector Drivers

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06/26/2015 – The APWU and the Mail Contractors of America (MCA) have reached a tentative contract agreement for private-sector drivers in terminals in Des Moines and Kansas City. Union members at those terminals will have the opportunity to vote to … Continue reading

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Pass a budget in Illinois

June 29, 2015 Dear Governor Rauner, Speaker Madigan, President Cullerton, Leader Durkin, and Leader Radogno: As Illinois organizations deeply concerned about the state’s responsibilities and obligations to serve children, families, and communities, we write to urge you to work together … Continue reading

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Labor History

June 29 What is to be a 7-day streetcar strike begins in Chicago after several workers are unfairly fired. Wrote the police chief at the time, describing the strikers’ response to scabs: “One of my men said he was at … Continue reading

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