- Business Insider 16:02May 8, 2021Workers have been getting screwed over for too long. The PRO Act can help flip the tide.Under the act, independent contractors, who are often from the most marginalized communities, would be given additional rights to organize.
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- Business Insider 21:39April 23, 2021Low-wage Asian and Latinx workers struggled to get COVID-19 information and didn't feel comfortable reporting symptoms, survey findsA survey of 636 primarily Asian and Latinx workers in California found one-third didn't feel comfortable reporting COVID-19 symptoms to employers.
< Economy, Markets, Economy, Inequality, Pandemic, Workers, Workers Rights, restaurant workers >
- New York Times 10:00April 6, 2021Global Brands Find It Hard to Untangle Themselves From Xinjiang CottonUnder pressure to renounce cotton harvested in a Chinese region marked by gruesome repression, they face a backlash from nationalist Chinese consumers.
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- Business Insider 19:34March 30, 2021Votes are being counted in Amazon's historic union election. Here's what happens next.It could take days or weeks to know the vote's outcome. Then begins the tussling over eligibility, contract negotiations, and more.
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- Business Insider 16:10March 29, 2021I was fired for trying to unionize my bank. I want Congress to pass the PRO Act so that never happens again.The banking industry has the lowest rates of unionization. If congress passes the PRO Act, employees will no longer risk losing their jobs doing so.
< Opinion, Politics, Economy, Opinion, BI Commentary, Unions, Unionizing, organize, Workers Rights, Politics, PRO Act >
- Business Insider 23:50March 23, 2021Amazon is reportedly telling delivery drivers they must give 'biometric consent' so the company can track them as a condition of the jobAmazon delivery drivers will lose their jobs if they don't give permission for the company to collect their biometric data, per a Motherboard report.
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- Business Insider 16:13February 27, 2021New York City just granted protections to fast food workers. It may be a model for protecting essential workers across the country.To fire fast food workers in New York City, employers must provide "just cause," and only after completing a series of "progressive discipline."
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- Business Insider 22:15February 24, 2021Amazon reportedly told workers to 'Vote NO' in a historic union election and to drop ballots in a USPS mailbox that recently appeared at their Alabama warehouseAmazon workers told Vice they feel higher-ups directed them to mail ballots at the mailbox to "monitor us and gauge how many people are using" it.
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- Business Insider 13:16February 19, 2021Uber just lost a major legal battle over whether its UK drivers count as workers and are entitled to minimum wageOne ex-Uber driver who began the Uber battle in 2016 told Insider, "Companies like Uber rely on "vulnerable people they could exploit who don't understand the law."
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- Business Insider 00:46February 5, 2021Amazon workers' group in Chicago demands changes to new 10-hour 'megacycle' shiftA new 10-hour overnight shift at an Amazon warehouse in Chicago forces workers to choose between their job or the new shift. a workers' group says.
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- Business Insider 15:23January 22, 2021President Joe Biden plans to sign executive orders boosting workers' rights and pushing for a $15 minimum wage for federal staffBiden will sign an executive order Friday that ensures people can still claim employment benefits if they turn down a job because of COVID-19 risks.
< Politics, Joe Biden, Minimum Wage, Worker Rights, Workers Rights, Federal Employees, Minimum wage increase >
- Breitbart News 16:39January 17, 2021High Decibel Social Distancing ‘Dog Collars’ for Factory Workers DeployedA Swedish manufacturer in France has been accused of treating their employees like dogs after the company asked its workers to wear a social distancing device that emits a high decibel sound if employees are too close to each other.
< Health, London / Europe, Politics, #CovidNazis, coronavirus, COVID-19, France, lockdown, pandemic, social distancing, Sweden, workers rights, Wuhan virus >
- Huffington Post UK 16:07January 15, 2021No.10 Refuses To Rule Out Post-Brexit Changes To 48-Hour Work Week
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- Business Insider 18:37January 12, 2021An Alibaba driver set fire to himself amid growing concerns about Chinese labor laws"I want my blood and sweat money back," the delivery driver, who was in a pay dispute over his work for Alibaba, said in videos of the incident.
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- Business Insider 15:30November 27, 2020Amazon workers and activism groups are staging Black Friday protests around the world, while the company tries to placate workers with $300 holiday bonusesA global coalition of Amazon workers, unions, and activism groups began protesting against the company on Black Friday
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- Business Insider 22:42November 23, 2020Amazon is using union-busting Pinkerton spies to track warehouse workers and labor movements at the company, according to a new reportNews of Amazon hiring Pinkerton spies is the latest development in the firm's crusade to prevent its workers from forming labor unions.
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