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Labor Movement Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted by BCTGM - September 29, 2014 - Labor News

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) honors the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrates their heritage and culture. The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is tweeting daily on milestones for Hispanic workers and Latino labor leaders. You also can find out more [...]

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California Temp Worker Bill signed into Law

Posted by BCTGM - September 28, 2014 - Labor News, News for Stewards

California’s Governor Jerry Brown has signed landmark legislation that will provide significant new protections for subcontracted employees. Under the new law, host employers and their staffing firms will have to jointly take responsibility for the health, safety, and basic workers’ rights of temporary employees. This is a huge victory for California’s most vulnerable workers, including [...]

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Tens of thousands of Quebec Workers Protest Pension Reforms

Posted by BCTGM - September 20, 2014 - Uncategorized

MONTREAL — Tens of thousands of workers from across Quebec marched through the streets of downtown Montreal on September 20 in the city’s largest demonstration since the student protests of 2012. Since June, firefighters, police officers and other municipal employees have been protesting against Bill 3, which would see municipal employees shoulder part of an estimated [...]

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NDP Commits to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Posted by BCTGM - September 13, 2014 - Canadian Worker News logo-splash

On September 13, the Federal NDP announced that, if elected, an NDP government would reinstate the federal minimum wage, lay out a path to reaching $15 per hour, and index the federal minimum wage to inflation. Ontario Federation of Labour President Sid Ryan said that a $15 per hour federal minimum wage would send an [...]

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Michigan Co. Ordered to Reinstate Workers Terminated for Raising Safety Concerns

Posted by BCTGM - August 18, 2014 - Health & Safety, OSHA News

PONTIAC, Mich. – Asphalt Specialists Inc. has been found in violation of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for wrongfully terminating a foreman and two truck drivers. They had raised safety concerns after being directed to violate U.S. Department of Transportation mandated hours of service for commercial truck drivers. [...]

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