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Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at rally to call for higher wages for Disneyland Resort workers

June 2, 2018 |

At a rally attended by hundreds of Disneyland Resort workers, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke out Saturday against wealthy corporations that fail to pay their workers a “living wage.”

Emphasizing the themes he relied on during his unsuccessful 2016 presidential campaign, Sanders told the crowd at an…


L.A. Times – Business

Anti-tax group sues California over retirement savings program for workers without benefits

May 31, 2018 |

A California anti-tax group is suing California Treasurer John Chiang as it tries to put the kibosh on a program that would provide retirement savings accounts to millions of California workers whose employers don’t offer a pension or 401(k).

In a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Sacramento,…


L.A. Times – Business

Three men charged with scamming agricultural guest workers

May 18, 2018 |

Federal authorities charged three Southern California men with fraud and conspiracy Thursday, saying the trio illegally charged Mexican workers for agricultural guest-worker visas, then billed them for housing and other services that are supposed to be provided for free.

The U.S. Attorney’s Central…


L.A. Times – Business

Regulators sue Albertsons, saying it violated Latino workers’ rights by banning Spanish

May 5, 2018 |

Albertsons grocery stores violated the rights of Latino employees with a policy forbidding workers to speak Spanish around non-Spanish speakers — even when conversing with one another during breaks or helping Spanish-speaking customers, according to a new lawsuit.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity…


L.A. Times – Business

Signatures submitted for ballot measure to require panic buttons for Terranea and Trump golf club workers

May 3, 2018 |

Hotel workers have submitted a petition to place before Rancho Palos Verdes voters an ordinance that would require the exclusive Terranea Resort and nearby Trump National Golf Club to provide panic buttons for its employees.

Representatives for Unite Here Local 11 said they submitted 4,000 signatures…


L.A. Times – Business

Peeps union workers get a sweet taste of victory in pension lawsuit

April 29, 2018 |

When they went on strike in 2016, members in the union for marshmallow makers chanted, “No justice, no Peeps!”

And this week, a federal appeals court said the Peeps workers had a point.

The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Just Born Quality Confections — the firm in Bethlehem,…


L.A. Times – Business

U.S. is way behind other nations on workers’ readiness for jobs of the future, report says

April 25, 2018 |

The United States lags behind other countries in readiness for an increasingly automated world, placing ninth on a ranking of 25 advanced economies, according to a new report from Swiss technology giant ABB.

South Korea, Singapore, Germany and Canada are better prepared for the rise of machines,…


L.A. Times – Business

Why Mattel and Hasbro Workers Are a World Apart on Pay

April 15, 2018 |

The toy giants each had roughly $ 5 billion in revenue last year. But their median-worker pay is quite different.
WSJ.com: US Business

Contract workers’ suit alleging racist behavior at Tesla threatens to shine unwelcome light on carmaker’s culture

April 13, 2018 |

On a fall evening in 2015, Owen Diaz went to drop off food for his 20-year-old son Demetric, whom he’d helped find a job at the same Tesla Inc. factory where Owen operated elevators.

As he turned the corner, the two African American men allege in a lawsuit, Owen saw Demetric’s supervisor condemning…


L.A. Times – Business

Japanese Workers Call It Quits on a Firm Tradition: The Job for Life

April 12, 2018 |

The number of people who changed jobs has risen for seven straight years, reaching 3.11 million in 2017, as workers are lured by higher salaries and fewer hours amid a tighter employment market.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia