Tag Archives: labor rights

Quote of the Day: “My past is littered with the bones of men…”

TweetShe said she was all too aware that if she was selected, she would represent several hundred male athletes in the N.B.A.; she would deal with league officials and agents who were nearly all men; she would negotiate with team owners who were almost all men; and she would stand before reporters who were predominantly [...]
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Walmart fires worker for becoming pregnant

Tweet For years, Walmart has taken heat–in the courts and the streets– for gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and a generally shitty record on worker rights. In the spring, the company made a half-assed attempt to be less awful by changing their policy to say pregnant workers may be eligible for a “reasonable accommodation” if they have [...]
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Mary Poppins quits

TweetThe pay was just supercalifragilisticexpiali-bullshit… Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell from Funny Or Die Tweet
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Photo of the Day: When 90 percent of Iceland’s women went on strike in 1975

TweetHappy May Day! Originally sparked by the Haymarket Massacre of 1886, when police cracked down on peaceful protestors rallying for an eight-hour work day in Chicago, International Workers’ Day has enjoyed a bit of a revival in the last several years. In 2006, activists organized “a day without an immigrant,” and immigrants’ rights actions have been a big focus of [...]
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1.2 million workers in New York City have paid sick leave for the first time

TweetThis month New York City’s new paid sick leave law went into effect — and employers and employees alike are feeling pretty good about it. The law went into effect on April 1. And despite the naysayers and the critics, the skies didn’t fall. Instead, without hoopla or hullabaloo, the city quietly became the largest in the [...]
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