Posts Tagged ‘Labor’

Report: Minimum-Wage Ballot Initiative Would Benefit More Than 100,000 People

Nearly all those who would see their wages rise are adults.

D.C. Attorney General Will Investigate Retailers’ On-Call Scheduling Practices [UPDATE]

Karl Racine joins eight other attorney generals in doing so.

Bowser Will Ask D.C. Council to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

She'll send a bill next month.

National Airport Workers Postpone Strike Following Brussels Attacks

The Service Employees International Union says it's doing so "out of respect for innocent victims."

D.C. Streetcar Workers Vote 4:1 to Join Local Transit Workers’ Union

The union will advocate for higher wages and better safety.

How Much Would 16 Weeks of Paid Leave Cost D.C.?

At least $280 million per year, but perhaps as much as $1 billion.

D.C. Council Considers Worker-Protection Measures

Two bills introduced Tuesday carve out additional labor and wage requirements for local employers.

‘On-Call’ Workers Could See More Schedule Stability Under New Bill

Schedules would be set three weeks in advance for some employees.

Analysis: D.C. May Lack a Robust ‘Gig Economy’

"It is possible that the District's gig workers... are not District residents."

After Concerns Raised, Smithsonian Implements Policy for Nursing Mothers

The announcement comes after two workers'-rights groups alleged that the institution did not provide lactation spaces, staff training, and other "basic and essential" accommodations for its nursing workers.

The Cost of “Just-in-Time” Scheduling

Report: A service-sector business practice that allows employers to change employee schedules at the last minute causes devastating economic hardship on the people working these jobs.

D.C. Strippers Sue for Fair Pay

By night, exotic dancers Jewel and Barbie take off their clothes for money at Georgia Avenue NW strip club The House. But lately, stripping hasn't paid that well—and they're blaming their bosses.
Jewel and Barbie, whose real names are Akeisha Turner and Jenese Mitchell, respectively, have filed a class action lawsuit against The House. The suit [...]

AU Adjuncts Vote to Unionize

Attention American University students: Some of the folks who compile your report cards will soon carry union cards.
In a month-long election administered by the National Labor Relations Board, 379 AU adjuncts voted to be represented by Service Employees International Union Local 500. 284 voted against. AU joins about a dozen U.S. private college campuses where [...]

The Union Forever at AU?

Attention, part-time profs: Are you in or are you out? Starting today, adjunct faculty at American University will begin voting on whether or not to join the Service Employees International Union.
Supporters say collective bargaining can help improve pay and job security for adjuncts, the academic world’s version of migrant labor. Non-tenure-track faculty are generally paid [...]

More Troubling Poll Numbers for Fenty

A new survey shows Mayor Adrian M. Fenty behind in key head-to-head re-election matchups. The new data comes on the heels of a Clarus Research Group poll released last week that showed similar results.
The Clarus poll had Fenty trailing D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, 41 to 37 percent. The new survey of 500 registered [...]