Tag Archives: workers’ rights

Laurus Technical Institute

According to the National Labor Relations Board, implementing a “no gossip policy” that prohibits employees from gossiping about their employer, other employees, or customers, and subsequently firing an employee for violating that policy, is a violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Nine months after Laurus Technical Institute implemented a no gossip policy in […]

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Waiting for July 1st

by Ashlyn Marquez It seems that hundreds of concession stand employees of the Honda Center will have to wait until July 1st to find out if they have lost their jobs. This date marks the expiration of the Honda Center’s contract with Aramark and the starting date of the contract with Anaheim Area Management (“Management”). […]

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Countdown to Election 2012: The Candidates’ Proposals to Fix the Economy

By Eileen Lohmann On November 6, the people of the United States will choose between two fundamentally different presidential candidates, and in an economic climate in which the rate of unemployment is 7.8 percent, each candidate has offered his own solution to create jobs and grow the economy. President Barack Obama’s plan to revitalize the […]

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Cheaper Goods at a Higher Price

In the past, Wal-Mart has been criticized for labor violations in their factories in China. Starting in October, Wal-Mart has started to have problems with workers here in the United States. Workers in the retail stores and in warehouses associated with Wal-Mart have gone on strike earlier this month to improve their rights as Wal-Mart […]

German Workers Support American Counterparts

In an effort to improve employment conditions for T-Mobile workers, a delegation from T-Mobile’s parent company, Deutsche Telekom, and a member of the German Parliament are in the United States to meet with American employees about T-Mobile’s anti-union tactics. Deutsche Telekom employees enjoy Germany’s traditionally higher standards for worker freedoms including worker contract negotiation power […]

NLRB ruling in D.R. Horton Protects Employees’ Rights to Class Actions

Construction company D.R. Horton, like many other companies, had their workers sign an arbitration agreement upon becoming employed, as a condition of their employment.  The signed agreement required the worker to waive his right to sue the employer in a court in the event that that employee wanted to resolve an employment dispute.  If the […]