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Teacher, Union Leader, Labor Lawyer: Profile of Chris Williams Social Justice Advocate
Law Professor, Loyola University New Orleans
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.
From Receptionists to Rocket Scientists, MANPOWER Undermines Higher Wages
Center for Media and Democracy/ALEC Exposed
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.
California Enacts Landmark Law For Temp Workers
But California's new legislation makes it tougher for those large companies to dodge responsibility. AB 1897 will require
It's Time to Terminate Temp Abuse, Pass Calif. Bill AB 1897
James P. Hoffa
General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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.
Food Industry Giant's Walmart-Style Labor Practices Leave Bad Taste in Mouth
Publisher, Capital & Main
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.
Temp Work Growth Has Spawned New Dangers For Workers, Study Finds
The growing use of temporary or "contingent" workers in American industries like construction and warehousing has helped
Indianapolis Hotel Workers Settle Lawsuit Over Wage Theft Allegations
Sixteen workers, most of them Latino, sued the hotel staffing company Hospitality Staffing Solutions in January, claiming
Talent-as-a-Service: Why TaaS Is Here to Stay and How Workers Can Benefit From It
Chief Executive, DoNanza
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.
Warehouse Workers Strike In Illinois On Heels Of California Walkout
The walkout by roughly 30 employees of a labor agency in Elwood, Ill., near Joliet, mirrors another strike, begun last week
Indianapolis Tries To Curb Hotels' Reliance On Temp Workers
Several agency workers told HuffPost last year that when they applied for a similar position at a hotel, they were informed
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Mac McClelland Experiences Harrowing Ordeal As Employee Of Online Shipping Warehouse
[Would you like to follow me on Twitter? Because why not?] As the Bureau of Labor Statistics does not currently have a "Dignity
Welcome to the Antique Shop Part Three: Will Granular Work Replace the Full-time Work Week?
Speaker, writer, soprano and mom; founder, Human Workplace
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.
Women Retail Workers Make Less, Get Fewer Benefits Than Men, Study Finds
The Tommy Hilfiger U.S.A., Inc. did not respond to multiple requests for comment by deadline Thursday. Numbers show that
The New Blue Collar: Temporary Work, Lasting Poverty And The American Warehouse
"There's a huge problem with people being shorted," says Williams. "In aggregate, it's millions and millions in savings" for
Workers At Walmart-Contracted Warehouse Claim Wage Theft
Hines and other workers marched on the warehouse earlier this year, hoping to resolve the issue short of a lawsuit, but they
Chicago Area Warehouses Thrive As Low-Paid Temp Workers Struggle
Tory Moore worked at the same packaged-food warehouse in Kankakee for six years, but he was denied a loan and apartment rentals
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