Amazon Veers Into Labor Law Fight Zone for Hurried Deliveries

By Edvard Pette / Spencer Soper – January 19, 2016 Amazon.com Inc.’s Uber-esque foray into ultra-fast delivery has landed it in court with drivers claiming they’re being exploited. It’s the same claim facing Uber Technologies Inc. and others using on-demand workers who now insist on being treated like regular employees. The Seattle-based e-commerce pioneer raced…

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APWU: ‘Stand Up for Safe Jobs’ Campaign Gains Momentum

Web News Article #: 223-2015 11/30/2015 – The APWU’s Stand Up for Safe Jobs campaign is gaining momentum! Across the country locals have been placing a renewed emphasis on workers’ right to a safe workplace and have been distributing fact sheets outlining those rights. The latest is Fact Sheet #3, Can It Hurt Me? Can…

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EEOC: Americans with Disabilities Act Charges for FY 1997- FY 2014

The following chart represents the total number of charges filed and resolved under the ADA. Receipts include all charges filed under the ADA and those filed concurrently under Title VII, EPA, and ADEA. Therefore, the sum of receipts for all statutes will exceed total charges received. The data are compiled by the Office of Research,…

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Press Release: EEOC Issues New Guide to Help Federal Agencies Advise Workers on Their Rights

Report Suggests Different Ways Agencies Can Provide EEO Information to Their Employees and Applicants (September 2, 2014) WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released a new guide to help the federal government educate its employees on how to protect their rights to be free from employment discrimination. The report, A Practical…

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Alliance for Retired Americans Friday Alert – June 20, 2014

Senate Holds Hearing on Social Security Field Office Closures and Service Cuts June 20, 2014 On Wednesday, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing to look at the impact of recent Social Security field office closures and service cuts. Although the Social Security Administration (SSA) is receiving record numbers of claims as the…

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