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Washington State in the US passes historic overtime bill: equal labor rights for agriculture workers

Washington State in the US passes historic overtime bill: equal labor rights for agriculture workers

Agriculture bill to provide farm workers with overtime compensation is a rarity – and by passing this law Washington state in the United States of America has opportunity to become the second state to provide…

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WRC report: 31 factories owe $40 million to laid-off garment workers

WRC report: 31 factories owe $40 million to laid-off garment workers

A United States-based organization called Workers Rights Consortium (WRC) found in a study that around 31 factories supplying garments to major international brands owe about $40 million to 40,000 laid-off laborers in severance pay that…

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How Fisheries Are Ignoring Labour Laws

How Fisheries Are Ignoring Labour Laws

Slavery on boats has become rampant and especially in the industry of tuna fishing on the Pacific. Most finishing companies are doing nothing about the exploitation of the workers. A formal report generated by the…

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National Labor Relations Board says Amazon had illegally fired Cunningham and Costa

National Labor Relations Board says Amazon had illegally fired Cunningham and Costa

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has found Amazon unlawfully fired their employees that openly criticized the company. In April 2020, Amazon had fired Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, two former employees who worked at…

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Alabama Amazon Union Vote: A pivotal moment for US labor unions

Alabama Amazon Union Vote: A pivotal moment for US labor unions

Voting ended, on Monday, and counting is currently underway for pivotal union election at Amazon’s warehouse and the labor movement hopes that this will help in mustering support for unions and workers across the US.…

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Temporary Housing For Asylum Seekers In Greece Made Possible

Temporary Housing For Asylum Seekers In Greece Made Possible

A housing society funded by the Ministry of Migration and Asylum in Greece, has become the hope for Syrian refugees left to fend for themselves. In recent years, the island of Lesbos has become a…

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China shrugs off UN’s claims of “forced labor” of Uyghurs

China shrugs off UN’s claims of “forced labor” of Uyghurs

BEIJING: China shrugged off, on Tuesday, United Nation’s (UN) concerns over the alleged forced labor and detention of Uyghurs in the northwest Xinjiang region of the country. Recently, UN Working Group on Business and Human…

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Elon Musk & Tesla repeatedly violate US labor laws, including 2018 anti-union tweet by the CEO

Elon Musk & Tesla repeatedly violate US labor laws, including 2018 anti-union tweet by the CEO

 Elon Musk’s Tesla has repeatedly violated labor laws of the United States of America, ruled The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Thursday. The violations span across past few years, ranging from Tesla firing a…

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Labor rights: What are the global indicators of forced labor – a key guide

Labor rights: What are the global indicators of forced labor – a key guide

The pandemic has brought forward problems around labor and labor rights across the world. This has prompted heightened and mandatory use of human rights law. On a positive note even the stakeholders and investors are…

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Women urged to return to labor market

Women urged to return to labor market

Two advisers of President Joe Biden’s administration urged women to get back to the labor market as sooner as possible, local media reported on Thursday. Heather Boushey, the Council of Economic Advisers member, said that…

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