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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...]

Survey finds recent grads don’t plan to stay long in first job

August 24th, 2010

Most college graduates do not expect to stay long in their first job, according to a survey by Right Management. More than 350 graduates were surveyed by Right Management about their job hunting and career plans. Fifty-nine percent expect to remain in their first position for just three years or less. Another 29 percent expect [Read more...]

California car wash owners face jail time, must pay $1.25 million in restitution for wage theft

August 24th, 2010

Two owners of four Los Angeles car wash businesses were each sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay restitution of an estimated $1.25 million dollars in unpaid wages to car wash workers in a landmark plea agreement to resolve multiple criminal counts of repeatedly and willfully stealing wages and violating labor laws, [Read more...]