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Religious groups protest bill they say would impose hiring restrictions upon faith-based charities

August 27th, 2010

Religious leaders are pressuring Congress not to pass pending legislation that the group says would impose hiring restrictions on religious charities receiving federal grants. The group delivered a letter to every member of Congress in which the leaders of various religious groups, including World Vision, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (UOJCA), and [Read more...]

Despite some bright spots in economy, workers still overwhelmed this Labor Day, study finds

August 26th, 2010

Two years from the start of the recession, U.S. workers continue to have little optimism about the direction of the economy, remain insecure about their jobs, and feel burdened and overworked, according to the most recent Spherion Staffing Services Snapshot survey. The 2010 Labor Day Workforce Survey found that 60 percent of workers are not [Read more...]

Machinists and DOJ discuss proposed United-Continental merger

August 26th, 2010

Although the proposed United-Continental merger seems to be garnering positive reaction, leaders of the International Association of Machinists met with Department of Justice (DOJ) officials to discuss the impact of the merger on front-line employees at both carriers. The DOJ anti-trust review is required before any airline merger can be approved and, thus far, IAM [Read more...]

CFOI preliminary results indicate decrease in 2009 workplace fatalities

August 25th, 2010

Preliminary results of the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) in 2009, released today, indicate a decrease in the total number of fatal workplace injuries from 2008. A preliminary total of 4,340 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2009, down from a final count of 5,214 fatal work injuries in [Read more...]

Century Plaza janitors to hold week-long protest over layoffs and suspensions

August 25th, 2010

Janitors represented by United Service Workers West, an SEIU local, who clean the Century Plaza in Los Angeles, have erected a tent city outside 2000 Avenue of the Stars as they launch a week of protests in support of recently laid-off janitors. The dispute began two weeks ago when the custodial contractor, ABM, laid off [Read more...]