Tag Archives: workers rights

Grocery store worker sues employer for death of newborn

TweetLike many women, Reyna García had to work during her pregnancy. She submitted 3 doctor’s notes explaining her need to have a lighter work load due to her high risk pregnancy; all three of them were ignored. Then, in November, after experiencing pain, her request to leave work was denied. According to the complaint: “García, a [...]
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Governor Walker repeals equal pay, bans abortion coverage, mandates abstinence

Tweet Wisconsin Governor (R-surprise!) Scott Walker is a true Renaissance Man of Asshatery. He must be commended for his hard work, consistency and brazen bigotry in targeting not just workers‘ rights, not just reproductive rights, but even pay equity! Thursday, Walker passed over 50 bills   but announced them Friday afternoon before the holiday weekend, so they [...]
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Wisconsin Republicans vote against collective bargaining for public workers.

Tweet Yesterday, Wisconsin Republicans modified their anti-collective bargaining bill so it would not require the votes of the state Democrats and passed what they claim to be a ‘budget repair bill.’ We already know, it’s a callous and rather unpopular attempt at union busting. Not one Democrat was present. Mr. Walker, a Republican whose efforts [...]
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Notes from a bitch…remembering the women of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.

TweetMarch is Women’s History Month and I think it fitting, given the current labor struggles going on across the United States, to remember the Triangle Factory fire. I first heard about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in a women’s history class I took my first year in college. My professor was discussing the intersection of [...]
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