Posts Tagged ‘Labor’

Mike Bloomberg Exploited Prison Labor to Make 2020 Presidential Campaign Phone Calls

FORMER NEW YORK CITY mayor and multibillionaire Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg used prison labor to make campaign calls. Through a third-party vendor, the Mike Bloomberg 2020 campaign contracted New Jersey-based call center company ProCom, which runs calls centers in New Jersey and Oklahoma. Two of the call centers in Oklahoma are operated out of […]

Bloomberg Admits Explosive Report on His Campaign’s Use of Prison Labor is Accurate

(CD) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement late Tuesday that The Intercept‘s explosive report on his presidential campaign’s use of prison labor to make phone calls is “fundamentally accurate” but insisted he was not aware of the practice, which prompted a torrent of outrage from rights advocates. “Earlier today, a news outlet reported that […]

Billionaire Bloomberg Exploited Prison Labor to Promote His Campaign, Report Says

Billionaire Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg exploited prison labor to help promote his campaign, according to a report. “Through a third-party vendor, the Mike Bloomberg 2020 campaign contracted New Jersey-based call center company ProCom, which runs calls centers in New Jersey and Oklahoma,” The Intercept reported. “Two of the call centers in Oklahoma are operated out […]

Apple, Google, Microsoft, Dell and Tesla are sued over alleged child labor in Congo

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Labor Organizers Have Filed A Complaint Against The Marciano Art Foundation Over Its Abrupt Closure In The Wake Of Unionization Efforts

Labor Organizers Have Filed A Complaint Against The Marciano Art Foundation Over Its Abrupt Closure In The Wake Of Unionization Efforts Above Photo: Paul Marciano (L) and Maurice Marciano. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GUESS?. This Black Friday, November 29, join us in a demonstration of solidarity with unfairly treated workers at the Marciano […]

Union Opponents Of Medicare For All Don’t Speak For Labor’s Most Vulnerable Members

Union Opponents Of Medicare For All Don’t Speak For Labor’s Most Vulnerable Members Above Photo: From Beyondchron.org As popular support grows for replacing private insurance plans with Medicare for All, critics of the single-payer approach have been playing up the fact that some top union officials, and their political allies, don’t want to do away […]

Vote Yes: A Historic CUNY Labor Contract

Vote Yes: A Historic CUNY Labor Contract Above: CUNY Needs a Raise by Dave Sanders At 2 a.m. on Friday October 18, I walked out of the Manhattan headquarters of the City University of New York (CUNY) having helped to line-edit a labor contract memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the sixth time that day. I […]

A Historic CUNY Labor Contract

A Historic CUNY Labor Contract Above Photo: Dave Sanders At 2 a.m. on Friday October 18, I walked out of the Manhattan headquarters of the City University of New York (CUNY) having helped to line-edit a labor contract memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the sixth time that day. I sit on the bargaining team of the […]

US Productivity Plunges Most Since 2015 As Unit Labor Costs Surge

US Productivity unexpectedly posted the first decline in almost four years and labor costs accelerated in Q3, suggesting a pickup in efficiency earlier this year was more of a temporary shift. Nonfarm business employee output per hour decreased at a 0.3% annualized rate in the third quarter, well below the expected rise of 0.9% and the first […]

History of America’s Labor Movement

In contrast to most other industrialised nations, the US has never accepted the concept of labor unions, which were always denigrated in the media as a kind of dangerous socialism that would exploit workers. But it was always true that it was capitalism that exploited workers and socialism that attempted to protect them. Thanks to […]

California church leaders charged with forced labor of homeless, US attorney says

(CNN) A dozen leaders of a California-based ministry have been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of forced labor of mostly homeless people, a US attorney said. Imperial Valley Ministries leaders recruited people by promising food and shelter, and instead forced them to beg for money for nine hours a day, […]

Florida Declares State Of Emergency As Hurricane Dorian Set To Ruin Labor Day Weekend

Just in time to spoil Labor Day weekend, Hurricane Dorian has barreled through the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico without causing much damage, and is now headed straight for the Florida coastline. After intensifying from a tropical storm into a hurricane late Wednesday, the storm continued to strengthen as it pulled closer […]

Bennett says Labor chief’s economic plan will turn Israel into Venezuela

Labor Party chief Amir Peretz hit back at the United Right’s Naftali Bennett for criticizing his newly unveiled economic plan as “extreme socialism” that would turn Israel into Venezuela. At a press conference Monday, Peretz vowed to push economic policies that would counter Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “piggish capitalism,” saying the Israeli leader’s moves had […]

Labor Market Slowing: Job Openings Drop To 4 Month Low As Hiring Slows Most In 2 Years

Just in case the last few payrolls reports weren’t sufficient to inform the general public that the US economy is slowing, moments ago we got the latest JOLTS which confirms that the US labor market is going through a rough patch, as the total number of job openings printed at 7.348 million, which while above […]

Report: Labor officials turn to ex-chair Gabbay to help oust leader Peretz

Amid fallout from the formation of the left-wing Democratic Camp party, senior members of the Labor party have reportedly appealed to former chairman Avi Gabbay for help in ousting new party leader Amir Peretz. According to an unsourced Ynet report Thursday, the unnamed senior officials believe Peretz “is endangering the continued existence of the party.” […]

Meretz chief decries Labor-Gesher merger, says his party only option on the left

Meretz head Nitzan Horowitz said Saturday that Labor Party leader Amir Peretz had repeated the mistakes of his predecessor, Avi Gabbay, when he merged with Orly Levy-Abekasis’s Gesher party, and that Peretz had wrecked the chances of forming a bloc of left-wing parties. Peretz on Thursday announced the alliance with Gesher, which failed to enter […]

US labor secretary resigns amid scrutiny over Epstein sex abuse plea deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — US Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he is resigning following renewed scrutiny of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Esptein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. US President Donald Trump, with Acosta at his side, made the announcement as he left […]

Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta Resigns Amid Jeffrey Epstein Sex Trafficking Case

July 12, 2019 By S.M. Gibson U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said on Friday he will resign his position amid fallout from the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case. Speaking to reporters, Acosta made the announcement while standing outside of the White House while and next to President Donald Trump. Trump said that Acosta called […]

Fresh Demands for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s Resignation Mount After Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Child Sex Trafficking Charges

The arrest of financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein on federal child sex trafficking charges elicited fresh demands for the resignation of Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who helped Epstein secure a “sweetheart plea deal” for previous allegations while serving as Miami’s top federal prosecutor over a decade ago. Following news […]

Did they arrest Jeffrey Epstein to put pressure on Trump? Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta is up to his eyeballs in alligators from the Pedogate swamp!

    Jeffrey Epstein Has Been Arrested For Sex Trafficking of Minors ZeroHedge.com Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested for allegedly sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, according The Daily Beast. Epstein is reportedly due to appear in court on Monday, about 12 years after the 66 year old […]

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