Transport Workers Union president: Members will face job cuts without coronavirus bailout

“We have a crushing situation right now for our transport sector workers, both on the airline industry side as well as the public transit side, and railroads, for that matter. So right now there’s … a stalemate in Washington, which is going to trigger tens of thousands of layoffs on October 1,” he said Wednesday on […]

Stores ended hazard pay for their workers. They’re still spending hundreds of millions buying back their stock

The practice is especially controversial at a time when labor advocates have argued that companies should be using their resources to compensate workers at higher rates in the pandemic. Unions and some top Democrats, including vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, have argued that grocery and retail workers should receive a wage increase for doing their […]

Teacher unions are holding America’s students hostage

For example, the Los Angeles Teachers Union (LATU) list of demands includes “implementing a moratorium on private schools, defunding the police, increasing taxes on the wealthy, implementing Medicare for all, and passing the HEROES Act, which allocated an additional $116 billion in federal education funding to the states.”

Amazon to spend $700 million to train 100,000 workers for digital age

As technology races forward, the number of companies investing in training their current employees will climb from 54% in 2018 to 84% percent by next year, according to a ManpowerGroup study. “Digital talent now is not a luxury anymore. It’s something that companies need just to survive,” said New York University business professor Ari Ginsberg. […]

Smithfield Foods pork plant faces OSHA fine from outbreak

Employees at the plant have said Smithfield did not do enoug h to prevent inspections in the plant, where workers labored elbow-to-elbow as they processed nearly 5% of the country’s pork. The union at the plant, the United Food and Commercial Workers, has said that it had been attempting to negotiate for more coronavirus protections […]

Janitors protest in Palo Alto, demand pay increase for Safeway jobs

Roque works until 10 a.m six days a week taking out trash and cleaning floors, bathrooms, doors and other surfaces that come into contact with shoppers. Each shift just before dawn, he prepares to deal with meeting other employees who begin to arrive and customers who invariably ask him questions.

Sen. Tom Cotton on his inclusion in President Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees

I think the real story here is, it just goes to show, the president is committed in a second term to building on his success of appointing conservative judges, and that we still don’t have such a list from Joe Biden, because that list would be filled with a bunch of far left radicals that […]

Chinatown frustration rises with delay in SF subway construction

The $1.6 billion Central Subway was championed by Chinatown interests, who argued that it would help make up for the loss of the Embarcadero Freeway, which had provided easy access to the neighborhood before it was demolished after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The subway, they said, would bring rail service to the city’s densest […]