Law was Chris Williams' third career. He taught school in Chicago for a decade. He was a union organizer for a decade. Only then did he become a social justice lawyer specializing in advocating for and with low-wage workers.
In 2013, a U.S. Senate committee exposed the fact that too many federal contractors are violating federal wage laws and health and safety standards, yet continue to profit off of U.S. taxpayers with repeat contracts.
Fueled by the growth of "perma-temp" workers who toil for years at the same job for low wages, few if any benefits and with no protections, thousands of employees are increasingly being left behind while their companies reap the benefits of their hard work.
When you hear about poverty wages and extreme anti-union tactics practiced by the largest company of its kind in the world, it's natural to think of Walmart. But California-based Taylor Farms is giving the retail giant a run for its money.
The growing use of temporary or "contingent" workers in American industries like construction and warehousing has helped
Sixteen workers, most of them Latino, sued the hotel staffing company Hospitality Staffing Solutions in January, claiming
It makes sense for small businesses to bring in short-term hires to deal with peaks in the overall workload, while keeping the organization lean when there is a trough. This isn't exactly a new phenomenon in itself but it's now something that is more common among all types of business.
The walkout by roughly 30 employees of a labor agency in Elwood, Ill., near Joliet, mirrors another strike, begun last week
Several agency workers told HuffPost last year that when they applied for a similar position at a hotel, they were informed
[Would you like to follow me on Twitter? Because why not?] As the Bureau of Labor Statistics does not currently have a "Dignity
Crowdsourcing lets companies piece out work to people who can do it on the buyer's schedule and to the buyer's specifications, and to learn what works for them and which providers work the way they like to work.
The Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A., Inc. did not respond to multiple requests for comment by deadline Thursday. Numbers show that
"There's a huge problem with people being shorted," says Williams. "In aggregate, it's millions and millions in savings" for
Hines and other workers marched on the warehouse earlier this year, hoping to resolve the issue short of a lawsuit, but they
Tory Moore worked at the same packaged-food warehouse in Kankakee for six years, but he was denied a loan and apartment rentals