“For years, these employers have trampled on the rights of workers, both children and adults, and violated our child labor laws forcing minors to work for them,” Wage and Hour Division Administrator David Weil said in a statement.
The Roberts Court on Monday agreed to consider limits on the ability of workers to form class-actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
“This is not the Red Sox versus the Yankees,” Sanders said. “I ask the media’s help on this—allow us to discuss the important issues facing the American people.”
Monday marked an important step in a landmark labor case that could bring greater corporate accountability and worker protections, as a federal agency moved to consider whether McDonald’s should be held responsible for what employees call poor working conditions.
Labor advocates say the rule change is necessary to reduce anti-union intimidation by employers.
Nevada Republicans, after winning control of both chambers of the state legislature and the governor’s office in 2014, have pushed a far-right agenda that includes legislation to dismantle organized labor in the state.
Most federal contractors play by the rules, the White House said, but every year tens of thousands of Americans are denied overtime wages, subjected to health and safety risks, or discriminated against based on gender or age.
On Tuesday, the White House approved regulations extending basic labor protections for domestic workers. A confluence of events enabled these regulations to come about—some political, but more movement-driven.
An international convention on domestic workers’ rights is going into effect, just as labor organizing is picking up steam in the United States and abroad.
Christine Quinn’s silence was notable because she is widely perceived to be the only obstacle standing between the bill and its passage.