Holding them Accountable: Assemblymember Medina’s Legislation Will Increase Transparency of Warehouse Developments

Corporations like Amazon and Walmart that already hoard most of the country’s wealth are given tax breaks to ostensibly boost local economies. City governments have been putting their bid in and fighting for the next warehouse to be built in their jurisdiction, hoping to create jobs. But what are the people actually gaining from having a corporate giant in their backyard

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Tesla Workers Deserve Opportunity to Stand Together in a Union

Lawsuits and complaints have been piling up as Tesla refuses to guarantee their workers protection from injuries, discrimination, and unlawful firings.   A Tesla spokesperson said in a statement that the Palo Alto, Calif., company takes “any and every form of discrimination or harassment extremely seriously”… Really? If Tesla did take these allegations into consideration, […]

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New Report Details Harmful Effects and Pervasive Nature of Forced Arbitration Among Women and African American Workers

Big corporations don’t like abiding by labor laws, like providing higher minimum wages, overtime, workplace safety or even protecting workers from racial discrimination and sexual harassment. The good news for them (and bad news for the rest of us) is that under a rigged system called forced arbitration, they don’t have to. That’s precisely why more and more corporations are turning to forced arbitration to silence their workers and skirt important worker protections that we all depend upon.

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Women’s History Month: 1911 Triangle fire survivor recalls the tragedy in her own words

On March 25, 1911, one of the deadliest disasters in New York’s history unfolded over the span of 15 tragic minutes as fire tore through the Triangle shirtwaist factory. One hundred forty-six people, mostly young women and girls, and many of them recent immigrants, died in the fire, unable to escape through the doors that […]

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