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April 2008: 'This article is adapted from The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker by Steven Greenhouse, a reporter for The New York Times. The book, published by Knopf last week, examines difficulties faced by workers at companies like Fed Ex and Wal-Mart, and points to Patagonia and Costco as models for corporate America.'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/20/business/20work.html
August 2003: Journalist.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Mar 23, 2013
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 23, 2013 Tackling Concerns of Independent Workers
QUOTE: Today, the Freelancers Union is one of the nation’s fastest-growing labor organizations, with more than 200,000 members, over half of them in New York State....the Obama administration recently awarded Ms. Horowitz’s group $340 million in low-interest loans to establish cooperatives in New York, New Jersey and Oregon that will provide health coverage to freelancers and tens of thousands of other workers.
New York Times Jan 25, 2013 Court Rejects Obama Move to Fill Posts
QUOTE: In a ruling that called into question nearly two centuries of presidential “recess” appointments that bypass the Senate confirmation process, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday that President Obama violated the Constitution when he installed three officials on the National Labor Relations Board a year ago.
New York Times May 23, 2011 Union Effort Turns Its Focus to Target
QUOTE: Interviews with 10 of [Target’s] employees suggest that an important issue behind the unionization drive is frustration about being assigned too few hours of work, sometimes just one or two days a week...too few hours to qualify for the company’s health plan.
New York Times May 20, 2011 Sexual Affronts a Known Hotel Hazard
QUOTE: housekeepers and hotel security experts say that housekeepers have long had to deal with various sexual affronts from male guests, including explicit comments, groping, guests who expose themselves and even attempted rape.
New York Times Apr 29, 2011 In Florida, G.O.P. Help for Unions
QUOTE: “These are government unions that are negotiating oftentimes against the taxpayers… It’s not fair that the taxpayer-funded payroll system is collecting union dues that are used politically against the taxpayer.”
New York Times Apr 15, 2011 Unions Woo Airport Security Screeners
QUOTE: “There are no work floor regulations for us so when there’s an issue, management’s attitude is: ‘It’s our way or the highway...'”Many T.S.A. employees hope a union will help change the agency’s system for determining how workers get raises, a system they say is opaque and riddled with favoritism.
New York Times Apr 12, 2011 Countering the Siege
QUOTE: In Wisconsin and Ohio, newly enacted laws will cripple the bargaining rights of 200,000 members of his union and may cause many to quit… The union… is also under assault in Florida and New Jersey, where governors and lawmakers are seeking to curb bargaining rights or achieve far-reaching concessions on what many say are overly generous health benefits and pensions.
New York Times Jan 03, 2011 Strained States Turning to Laws to Curb Labor Unions
QUOTE: Faced with growing budget deficits and restive taxpayers, elected officials from Maine to Alabama, Ohio to Arizona, are pushing new legislation to limit the power of labor unions, particularly those representing government workers, in collective bargaining and politics...in some cases — mostly in states with Republican governors and Republican statehouse majorities — officials are seeking more far-reaching, structural changes that would weaken the bargaining power and political influence of unions, including private sector ones.
New York Times Dec 21, 2010 E.E.O.C. Sues Kaplan Over Hiring
QUOTE: Sending a sharp warning to employers nationwide, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the Kaplan Higher Education Corporation on Tuesday, accusing it of discriminating against black job applicants through the way it uses credit histories in its hiring process.
New York Times Aug 03, 2010 More Workers Face Pay Cuts, Not Furloughs
QUOTE: Local and state governments, as well as some companies, are squeezing their employees to work the same amount for less money in cost-saving measures that are often described as a last-ditch effort to avoid layoffs.
New York Times Jul 26, 2010 Pressured, Nike to Help Workers in Honduras
QUOTE: Facing pressure from universities and student groups, the apparel maker Nike announced on Monday that it would pay $1.54 million to help 1,800 workers in Honduras who lost their jobs when two subcontractors closed their factories.
New York Times Jul 16, 2010 Factory Defies Sweatshop Label, but Can It Thrive?
QUOTE: The Alta Gracia factory has pledged to pay employees nearly three and a half times the prevailing minimum wage, based on a study done by a workers’ rights group that calculated the living costs for a family of four in the Dominican Republic.
New York Times Jun 27, 2010 Labor’s New Critics: Old Allies in Elected Office
QUOTE: For years, Republican lawmakers have railed against public employees’ pay and benefits, but now another breed of elected official is demanding labor concessions, too: current and former labor leaders and allies themselves.
New York Times Jun 03, 2010 Report Warned Wal-Mart of Risks Before Bias Suit
QUOTE: More than six years before the biggest sex discrimination lawsuit in history was filed against Wal-Mart Stores, the company hired a prominent law firm to examine its vulnerability to just such a suit....found widespread gender disparities in pay and promotion at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores and urged the company to take basic steps — like posting every job opening and creating specific goals to promote women and minorities — to avoid liability.
New York Times Nov 16, 2009 Work-Related Injuries Underreported
QUOTE: Employers and workers routinely underreport work-related injuries and illnesses, calling into question the accuracy of nationwide data that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration compiles each year, the Government Accountability Office said Monday.
New York Times Sep 01, 2009 Low-Wage Workers Are Often Cheated, Study Says
QUOTE: Low-wage workers are routinely denied proper overtime pay and are often paid less than the minimum wage, according to a new study ...
New York Times Jul 16, 2009 Democrats Drop Key Part of Bill to Assist Unions
QUOTE: The abandonment of card check was another example of the power of moderate Democrats to constrain their party’s more liberal legislative efforts....While disappointed with the failure of card check, union leaders argued this would still be an important victory because it would give companies less time to press workers to vote against unionizing.
New York Times Jul 08, 2009 Infighting Distracts Unions at Crucial Time
QUOTE: With their allies controlling the White House and Congress, the nation’s labor unions should be making hay. Instead many unions are making war — largely with one another — in the biggest, nastiest surge of labor fratricide in decades....Many union officials acknowledge that the infighting is undercutting two of labor’s biggest objectives: having Congress enact pro-union legislation and organizing millions more workers to reverse labor’s long decline.
New York Times Jun 29, 2009 Supreme Court Ruling Offers Little Guidance on Hiring
QUOTE: the Supreme Court tried to address a... quandary for many cities and other employers: what they should do when an employment test yields results that overwhelmingly favor whites. But many legal experts said that instead of setting forth clear new rules, the court’s decision left things as muddled as ever for the nation’s employers...
New York Times Jun 15, 2009 Work-Sharing May Help Companies Avoid Layoffs
QUOTE: Even though 17 states have adopted the program only a fraction of the businesses and workers that are actually eligible are benefiting. That is largely because of inertia and ignorance, government officials say. Many companies are unaware of the program’s existence, and few states advertise it — even though the program is credited with saving hundreds of thousands of jobs
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