Happy Monday! And to all workers who have not yet reached retirement, remember to protect health care, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid on January 15th — for your elder loved ones, and your own future self.
Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
https://youtu.be/I4RyVp1ROuo This video says about itself: 31 May 2016 Public sector workers are striking in Belgium against austerity measures. The workers are protesting cuts on public services and proposed labor reforms that would increase the retirement age and extend the workweek…
President Obama says, “The fundamental principle behind overtime pay comes from a Depression-era law called the Fair Labor Standards Act, which helps ensure that workers who put in more than 40 hours per week should generally get paid more for that extra time. I directed Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and the Department of Labor to update and modernize the overtime rules and uphold that principle… It doubles the salary threshold and automatically updates it every three years. The rule takes effect December 1.”
Originally posted on I Know I Made You Smile:
Carl D’Agostino speaks for a lot of people here…! I Know I Made You Smile View original post
…Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani CEO, is giving his full-time workers shares of stock worth up to 10 percent of the privately held company’s value… Ulukaya’s announcement raised eyebrows all over corporate America. Many are viewing it as an act of charity. Forbes Magazine calls it one of “the most selfless corporate acts of the year.”….[But] the award isn’t a gift but “a mutual promise to work together with a shared purpose and responsibility.” […]
Here’s a gentle United Nations video-reminder to multinational corporations that they should not abuse the human rights of their workers. Allow me to say it more plainly: Exploiting people and/or the environment for profit is shameful; it’s stealing.
Thom Hartmann covers unions, moving company that helps domestic violence victims, Scott Walker wants to create national Right-to-Work law, Elizabeth Warren’s work on credit reports, and the Fight for $15 victory in New York state.
David Pakman explores an idea for adjusting the minimum wage by making it relative to the maximum wage in a company. “For example, if the highest earner in a company earned two million dollars a year, then the lowest full-time earner for that company may earn no less […]