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Sex Worker’s Death in NYC: Family Rejects Suicide Story

October 15, 2018 |

It has the intriguing headline of “The Case of Jane Doe Ponytail,” and the lengthy New York Times story that follows reads like riveting fiction that is unfortunately all too true. The “Jane Doe” here is a 38-year-old Chinese immigrant living in Queens and working in the local sex trade,…
Newser

Amazon to Boost Pay for Longtime Workers

October 11, 2018 |

Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse employees who say its $ 15 hourly minimum wage wouldn’t benefit them, will provide a bigger raise to those workers, the AP reports. The company said Wednesday that some adjustments are being made this week, and workers who already made $ 15 an hour will…
Newser

Some Workers Not Happy After Amazon’s Big Move on Wages

October 10, 2018 |

Amazon is being widely praised for its decision to raise its minimum wage for all its workers to $ 15 per hour, but as the New York Times reports, many Amazon warehouse workers across the country are actually “fuming.” In addition to raising wages, Amazon will stop giving out new stock…
Newser

Amazon raising minimum wage for U.S. workers to $15 per hour

October 2, 2018 |

Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $ 15 per hour starting next month.

The company said Tuesday that the wage increase will benefit more than 350,000 workers, which includes full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions. It includes Whole Foods employees. Amazon’s…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump touts NAFTA replacement deal with Canada and Mexico, proclaims ‘new dawn’ for US workers

October 1, 2018 |

President Trump on Monday announced a hard-fought trade pact with Canada and Mexico meant to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying the deal would bring a “new dawn” for American auto workers.
FOX News

L.A. and Long Beach port workers plan strike starting Monday

September 30, 2018 |

Warehouse workers and truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are planning to launch a three-day strike Monday, aiming to put pressure on logistics companies they claim owe them back wages.

The action targets XPO Logistics Inc. and NFI Industries and marks the 16th strike mounted…


L.A. Times – Business

Disneyland Resort hotel workers approve a new contract with a $15-an-hour minimum wage

September 24, 2018 |

After months of demonstrations and protests, hotel workers at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim overwhelmingly approved a contract that boosts hourly salaries by at least 40% over two years and clears the way for staff to get bonuses that were promised last year.

The five-year contract establishes…


L.A. Times – Business

Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter Travel Ban

September 21, 2018 |

Days after the Trump administration instituted a controversial travel ban in January 2017, Google employees discussed how they could tweak the company’s search-related functions to show users how to contribute to pro-immigration organizations and contact lawmakers and government agencies, according to internal company emails.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Five years later, ballots show fruit workers rejected the UFW

September 21, 2018 |

More than 2,000 workers whose ballots were impounded five years ago saw the results of their vote Tuesday — an ouster of the United Farm Workers as their representative at Gerawan Farming, the state’s largest grower of peaches and other stone fruits.

A preliminary tally showed 1,098 workers voted…


L.A. Times – Business

Disneyland Resort reaches tentative contract agreement with hotel workers

September 19, 2018 |

After a year and a half of negotiations and protests, the Disneyland Resort has reached a tentative contract agreement with the union that represents about 2,700 hotel workers.

The agreement reached early Tuesday by the leadership of Unite Here Local 11 and Disney management would raise the starting…


L.A. Times – Business