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Janus v. AFSCME Council 31

The Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments on February 26, 2018 for Janus v. AFSCME Council 31.  It is one of the most critical cases regarding unions and their ability to represent workers in a long time. It will be decided by this summer, but it is important to stay on top of the news and understand what it means for collective bargaining across the nation.

Workers Trapped In Substandard Conditions And Pay

In one of the most dangerous industries in the country, workers in New York City toil without the protections of true worker representation. The majority of private company commercial trash haulers do not receive safety equipment or training and are forced to work unpaid overtime to keep their jobs. Safety is compromised to cut time off of already long routes. This is the world of private commercial trash haulers in New York City.

Why affordable housing is a concern for everyone

There was a time when someone making the minimum wage could afford a home of their own. Those times have changed. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), there is not one state in the country that a family with a single full-time wage earner making the minimum wage can afford a market-value two bedroom apartment.

This Door Must Remain Unlocked. Why?

You've probably seen the signs stating that certain doors must remain unlocked during business hours. But why? The reason is safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific requirements for employee safety.

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