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The National Labor Relations Board claims Tesla illegally tried to stop employees from unionizing at the Fremont plant.
“This is a huge moment for labor rights in America,” said Hannah Taube, a spokeswoman for the Oregon Working Families Party, which supported the bill. “We hope Oregon is the first of many states to expand scheduling protections for workers.”
The state will require large employers in the retail, hospitality and food service industries to give employees their schedules at least a week in advance.
I’ll be banging the keys of a type writer before I get a chip planted in my body.
Three Square Market, also known as 32M, said 41 of its 85 employees agreed to be microchipped during a “chip party” at company headquarters in River Falls.
McDonald’s and Visa partnered to show fast-food restaurant workers can live on $8.25 an hour if they budget. Unfortunately that budget includes working a second job, not having heat, finding a car that only costs $150 a month and doesn’t need fuel, a nonexistent apartment to rent for $600, and a person who apparently eats no food… —–> http://ow.ly/n1Noh
Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.