Labor Notes #417
In Kansas City a labor “Right to Truth Committee” has sponsored a monthly Labor-Media Breakfast every month since 1988, and by doing so "established trust and an open line."
Teachers and students say the Los Angeles school district’s plan to distribute iPads to every student is a way to increase standardized testing.
Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C., angry about rushed and expensive new regulations, have allied with the Teamsters union, despite their exclusion from labor law.
As employers seize upon the Obamacare excuse, grocery unions are struggling to keep part-timers in their health care plans.
Several airports now have $15 minimum wages, including Seattle-Tacoma where workers recently won not only $15 an hour, but paid sick days and the right to sue over tip theft.