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Au Pairs Win $65.5 Million Deal in Denver Suit

Au Pairs Win $65.5 Million Deal in Denver Suit Boston Globe
Nearly 100,000 au pairs, mostly women, who worked in American homes over the past decade will be entitled to payment under the proposed settlement filed in Denver federal court.

Global Left Midweek - Labor Day Special

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Workers' Rights, TT Strike, Pilots and Cabin Crews Win, Workers and Peasants vs. Modi, Mexican Workers and Trump's New Treaty, Class in Ontario

Are Bosses Dictators?

Joshua Rothman The New Yorker
A book posits that widespread oppression at work is a failure of America’s political system.

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Invasive Technology Controlling Workers

Thor Benson Working In These Times
Some companies are now using monitoring techniques—referred to as “people analytics”—to learn as much as they can about you, from your communication patterns to what types of websites you visit to how often you use the bathroom.

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The Plan to Erode the Rights of Workers to Act Collectively

Moshe Z. Marvit Working In These Times
What has remained is the National Labor Relation Board’s (NLRB) position that Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects workers’ substantive rights to join together in class actions.

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Murphy Oil May Be The Last Workers’ Rights Case

Celine McNicholas Economic Policy Institute
The NLRB has found these forced arbitration agreements interfere with workers’ right to engage in concerted activity for their mutual aid and protection, in violation of the NLRA.
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