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Today, the National Labor Relations Board’s chief prosecutor, General Counsel Richard Griffin, jointly charged McDonald’s and several of its franchisees with multiple violations of federal labor law. According to the NLRB’s press release, the agency will pursue 13 complaints involving 78 charges of alleged wrongdoing, while 71 cases remain under… Read More»

In a highly anticipated announcement, a federal judge issued its decision against Walmart yesterday for taking illegal action against employees who participated in strikes at two California stores. An administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered the company to stop making unlawful threats against members of… Read More»

For years, Denver SuperShuttle drivers have been fighting for dignity and respect and an end to corporate abuse. Now, with the support of the Denver metro area community, they are getting closer to victory. Despite the airport van service’s growth and profits, SuperShuttle drivers face harsh working conditions and unjust… Read More»

The civil rights movement argued that all workers should be able to organize as a civil right, demanding access to jobs and fair employment practices. Photo via http://officialmlkdream50.com

Last week, Representatives Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and John Lewis (D-Ga.) introduced a bill that would strengthen protections for workers who are retaliated against for supporting a union. The Employee Empowerment Act would give leverage to workers trying to exercise their right to organize without fear of intimidation by their employer.… Read More»

 An Attack on Working People Is an Attack on Everyone CONTACT: Liz Cattaneo, 202-393-1044 x104 or liz@jwj.org Washington, D.C. – Following today’s Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn, Jobs With Justice Executive Director Sarita Gupta issued the following statement: “Today, in an overreaching decision, the Supreme Court limited collective… Read More»

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Today many workers who try to band together to improve their jobs through traditional workplace organizing face significant impediments at the hand of hostile employers and outdated labor laws. Those challenges are even more noteworthy for the nearly quarter of the workforce that has no protection under the federal National… Read More»

Walmart employees picket outside of the Walmart store in Pico Rivera, California. Photo via Flickr.

In a new trend, low-wage employees at some of the most profitable companies are turning to social media to expose rampant abuses and violations of labor law. Walmart associates could see more hours in their future through a new company program called “Access to Open Shifts.” What started as a… Read More»

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In Josh Eidelson’s latest Salon story, which highlights Target’s glossy new unionbusting video, we find out that there’s a reason Target and other employers invest in these kinds of tactics: they work. Big time. In 2011, employees at Target’s Valley Stream store on Long Island voted against forming a union… Read More»

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Opponents to raising the minimum wage often declare doomsday predictions about what will happen to jobs. But is any of it true? “Washington state, for example, has the nation’s highest rate, $9.32 an hour. Despite dire predictions that increases would cripple job growth and boost unemployment, this isn’t what happened.… Read More»

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Last week’s union election at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly plant – where workers fell 86 votes short of gaining union representation through the UAW – leaves a foul taste in my mouth. My reaction isn’t a matter of sour grapes, as I deeply respect the right of workers to decide if… Read More»