Everybody gets giddy as the calendar creeps toward November. The costumes, the jack-o-lanterns, the scary costumes…what’s not to love about Halloween? As you’re stocking up to satisfy the neighborhood ghouls, remember that candy is dandy and ethical is preferable. The sweetest treats are those made by companies that treat their workers fairly and give them…

It looks like the steel industry might be sharing its new fortunes with employees. MarketWatch reports: “The United Steelworkers union and U.S. Steel Corp. struck a tentative agreement for a new labor contract covering at least 14,000 workers, breaking a three-year wage freeze. The union and company issued statements Monday afternoon confirming the initial deal,…

Florida’s Democratic candidate for governor is serious about overhauling teacher pay. The Tampa Bay Times reports: “When Valerie Chuchman moved to Florida from Wisconsin eight years ago, her new principal joked that while she was taking a significant salary cut, she would be repaid in sunshine. Unfortunately, the Riverview High School chemistry teacher said, sunshine…

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In September of 2017, the Jack Daniel Distillery sent its new Tennessee Rye out to a thirsty public. It was one of 20 new ryes to hit the market in 2017 and prompted “Men’s Journal” to exclaim, “Damn, Jack Daniel’s came out swinging.” A new product launch will generate that kind of excitement, particularly when…

With a new contract, more than 48,000 workers across 22 union Locals will continue to “thrive” in their jobs at Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser Permanente has reached and agreement on a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Alliance of Health Care Unions (AHCU). The agreement concludes negotiations that began in May and were among the largest…

President Donald Trump promised that his tariffs would help American companies. Instead, companies like Ford are claiming that the tariffs have cost them immensely. NBC News reports: “Ford will be making cuts to its 70,000-strong white-collar workforce in a move it calls a ‘redesign’ of its staff to be leaner, have fewer layers, and offer…

First it was the Yankees and now it’s the Edmonton Oilers. CBC reports: “The Edmonton Oilers were greeted with picket signs and chants of “scab” as they crossed a picket line to enter their Boston hotel Sunday afternoon. Several hundred Marriott International employees from the Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel in downtown Boston have been on strike since…

A massive strike against Marriott has expanded past the mainland United States to Hawaii. Fox affiliate, KHON 2, reports: “About 2,700 Marriott hotel workers on Oahu and Maui are on strike Monday morning. The strike impacts five hotels operated by Marriott and owned by Kyo-ya which includes Sheraton Waikiki, The Royal Hawaiian, Westin Moana Surfrider,…

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