Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Links 08/31/10

Paterson to sign domestic workers rights law wcax.com ...The nation's first extensive domestic workers rights measure will become law in New York today.

Pact between KC hospital, unions can stand, labor board says The Kansas City Star ...A federal agency has dismissed complaints against the owner of Research Medical Center and two unions...

Investigation reveals undocumented workers, unsafe conditions in oil spill cleanup The Michigan Messenger ...The workers are expected to work 12 to 14 hour shifts, seven days a week, for which they receive $800 a week — in cash — a hotel room, and food while on the job sites.

Striking garbage workers paid overtime to catch up San Jose Mercury News ...Allied Waste employees were paid overtime for catching up on San Mateo County garbage pickups they missed because of a strike last week.

Teamsters Union Protests Coca Cola's Labor Practices, as Company Shutters Plants Huffington Post ...the company is now facing growing labor conflicts here in the United States.

Workers rate safety most important workplace issue in new Labor Day study R&D Magazine ...More than eight of ten workers -- 85 percent -- rate workplace safety first in importance among labor standards...