Category Archives: Employee Strikes

How the Supreme Court could severely limit workers’ right to strike

By Kristin Toussaint January 11, 2023 Since the passage of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in 1935, workers in the United States have had the protected right to strike and to organize unions—and that protection has been a powerful tool. But a case the Supreme Court heard on Tuesday could upend that right, allowing … Continue reading How the Supreme Court could severely limit workers’ right to strike

Why so many companies keep messing up major layoffs

By Pavithra Mohan November 16, 2022 Even during a season of brutal layoffs, Elon Musk’s decision to unceremoniously fire half of Twitter’s workforce has been notable for its sheer audacity. In a company-wide missive announcing the layoffs on November 3—signed “Twitter”—employees were told they would be informed of their job status within the next day. … Continue reading Why so many companies keep messing up major layoffs

November is shaping up to be the worst month of the year for tech layoffs

  By Chris Morris November 15, 2022 Just halfway through November, it’s on track to be the worst month for tech layoffs in an already terrible year. And barring a miracle, the fourth quarter will be the worst since the start of the pandemic. Year to date, some 121,413 people at 789 different tech companies … Continue reading November is shaping up to be the worst month of the year for tech layoffs

Intense heat is responsible for 170,000 work-related injuries each year. Do employers care?

  By Audrey Carleton—Nexus Media News November 11, 2022   This article originally appeared in Nexus Media News and was made possible by a grant from the Open Society Foundations. Extreme heat—a phenomenon that is increasing in severity and frequency as the planet warms—is the deadliest weather-related disaster, killing more than 5,600 people each year, … Continue reading Intense heat is responsible for 170,000 work-related injuries each year. Do employers care?

Tech layoffs latest: Twitter, Lyft, Stripe, and others join the list of companies cutting jobs

  By Michael Grothaus November 04, 2022 The nonstop drama that’s been going on at Twitter all week is ending on a very real, very sour note. Today, Elon Musk’s company began sending layoff notices to roughly 50% of Twitter staff. As Bloomberg reports, at 7,500 employees (November 26, 2022), that means Musk is set … Continue reading Tech layoffs latest: Twitter, Lyft, Stripe, and others join the list of companies cutting jobs

Elon Musk reportedly wants to lay off most of Twitter’s employees

Elon Musk reportedly wants to lay off most of Twitter’s employees The site could see more than 5,000 employees put out on the street. A. Tarantola @terrortola   NurPhoto via Getty Images Twitter is gearing up for layoffs no matter whether Elon Musk purchases the company, which could happen as soon as this Friday, according … Continue reading Elon Musk reportedly wants to lay off most of Twitter’s employees

Planned Parenthood accused of race discrimination and retaliation in lawsuit by former employee

  By Sam Becker October 19, 2022   A former Planned Parenthood official is suing the organization, saying that she was fired for making complaints about workplace discrimination related to her race, according to a 51-page brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday.        … Continue reading Planned Parenthood accused of race discrimination and retaliation in lawsuit by former employee

FTC wants to protect gig workers from ‘unfair or deceptive’ algorithms

Congressional lawmakers try again to secure some benefits for gig workers If passed, independent contractors could qualify for paid holidays and healthcare. A. Khalid @askhalid   Evelyn Hockstein / reuters Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Todd Young (R-IN), along with Rep. Susan DelBene (D-WA) introduced a bill today that would create a $20 million pilot … Continue reading FTC wants to protect gig workers from ‘unfair or deceptive’ algorithms

Thousands of Google’s cafeteria workers ‘quietly unionized during the pandemic,’ report says

Google’s ‘raters’ are pushing for $15 an hour The company raised wages for some vendors, but RaterLabs wasn’t one of them. A. Khalid @askhalid   SOPA Images via Getty Images Part-time employees at RaterLabs — an AI vendor whose only known client is Google — are campaigning to qualify for the $15 hourly minimum wage … Continue reading Thousands of Google’s cafeteria workers ‘quietly unionized during the pandemic,’ report says