Tag Archives: labor rights

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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So…where’s Dolores Huerta’s movie?

TweetThis Friday, March 28th, the Diego Luna-directed film that documents the life and times of Cesar Chavez is set to hit theaters across the country.  Chavez was an incredible man and one of the co-founders of the United Farm Workers — a male co-founder, to be more specific. Tweet
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Chart of the Day: Being able to stay home when you’re sick is a perk for the rich

TweetDo you get paid sick days? Count yourself lucky. Although several cities mandate universal paid sick leave, for the most part, such policies are left to employers. And while they’ve been slightly more generous in the last few years, more than 41 million people in this country can’t take a paid day off when they or [...]
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