Monday, November 2, 2015

Top 10 Stories This Week:

FEATURED
REI will be sacrificing one of its top business days when it closes its 143 retail stores on Black Friday to encourage customers to spend time outside, and give employees a break, read more.
WHAT'S NEWS THIS WEEK
It's gotta be some kind of record. Great job!

One study finds kids who grew up in union families earn more when they enter the workforce.
McDonald's and the government are battling over how much control the corporation exerts on its franchises. The government says McDonald's controls the working conditions and payment of employees at stores operated by franchisees, which make up about 90 percent of McDonald's stores. But McDonald's disputes the claim, arguing its franchisees are independent operators.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an initiative to combat worker exploitation in New York, including investigations focused on employers who are serial offenders, along with the creation of a hotline for reporting worker abuse.
Forget retirement worries: once a fat cat, always a fat cat. The top 100 chief executive are sitting on pension pots worth $4.9bn (£3.2bn) – equal to the total retirement savings of 116 million of the poorest Americans, according to a study released by the Institute of Policy Studies on Wednesday.
Notable favs: Sour Patch Kids (are you serious?), Tootsie-Roll (classic), Baby Ruth (just for the Mets tonight).

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Raising banners into the cold Atlantic wind, 100 warehouse workers from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala marched on October 18 to the Manhattan showroom of their boss, B&H Photo Video, the nation’s largest non-chain camera store. - See more at: http://labornotes.org/2015/10/brooklyn-warehouse-workers-fight-form-union-end-discrimination#sthash.Ap6mgKsJ.dpuf
Raising banners into the cold Atlantic wind, 100 warehouse workers from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala marched on October 18 to the Manhattan showroom of their boss, B&H Photo Video, the nation’s largest non-chain camera store
Raising banners into the cold Atlantic wind, 100 warehouse workers from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala marched on October 18 to the Manhattan showroom of their boss, B&H Photo Video, the nation’s largest non-chain camera store. - See more at: http://labornotes.org/2015/10/brooklyn-warehouse-workers-fight-form-union-end-discrimination#sthash.Ap6mgKsJ.dpuf
Raising banners into the cold Atlantic wind, 100 warehouse workers from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala marched on October 18 to the Manhattan showroom of their boss, B&H Photo Video, the nation’s largest non-chain camera store. - See more at: http://labornotes.org/2015/10/brooklyn-warehouse-workers-fight-form-union-end-discrimination#sthash.Ap6mgKsJ.dpuf
Raising banners into the cold Atlantic wind, 100 warehouse workers from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala marched on October 18 to the Manhattan showroom of their boss, B&H Photo Video, the nation’s largest non-chain camera store. - See more at: http://labornotes.org/2015/10/brooklyn-warehouse-workers-fight-form-union-end-discrimination#sthash.Ap6mgKsJ.dpuf
STATISTIC OF THE WEEK via NYC Central Labor Council

One worker was killed and another severely injured in a partial building collapse this morning in Manhattan.  There have been 7 worker deaths on non-union construction sites since September alone.  The correlation between the amount of non-union construction around the City and the staggering level of injuries and fatalities is one that must be addressed by City officials and developers.

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