Newswatch: Direct Action Gets the AC, Tar Sands Train Explodes, Fired for Being 'Irresistible,' Beer Boycott, and More
Fast food strikers won air conditioners Friday afternoon. But an Iowa court upheld the firing of a dental assistant whose boss found her so attractive it was "a big threat" to his marriage.
Newswatch: Summer Vacation (or Not), Disneyland Coup, Interns' Revenge, Does Someone Have to Go?, and More
Florida just prohibited cities from mandating sick leave, and a survey shows Congressional staffers trust CEOs more than unionists. But it's not all bad news: Adjuncts at religious colleges get the green light to unionize, and interns are finally getting some respect.
Unionists in Tokyo protested a lockout nearly 5,000 miles away, of American dockworkers who load grain onto ships headed for Asia.
Hong Kong dockworkers walk off the job and describe nitty-gritty working conditions at the world’s third-busiest port.
Connecticut nursing home workers who struck against severe takeaways last July are returning to work with a rare victory: a Labor Board injunction has forced their employer to restore their old jobs and contract terms.
The Postmaster General startled workers today by announcing that letter delivery will drop to five days a week in August. Packages, but not letters, will still be delivered Saturdays.