Amazon workers are livid over the company’s termination of an employee who spent one extra hour with her dying mother-in-law. Newsweek reports: “Amazon workers at the company’s Sacramento, California delivery location united to present a petition to their supervisor September 30 to protest the company’s off-time policy, according to The Verge. The workers were inspired by…

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Who knew the first week of October was so jam-packed? We’ve got the change of seasons, Oktoberfest, Major League Baseball playoffs, wall-to-wall football, the Jewish New Year and even the impeachment proceedings, which requires all manner of fortification no matter which side of the aisle you prefer. And then there’s the immensely popular National Vodka…

The first annual Union Night at Citi Field was a hit both for the hometown Mets and for organized labor. 1,700 union members family and friends turned out to see the Mets take on the Atlanta Braves on September 29, the last day of the regular season. Attendees received a free t-shirt, and unions who…

The Trump tariffs are wreaking havoc on Harley-Davidson’s financials, costing the company $1.4 billion in market cap alone. Forbes reports: “Circle back to Trump’s comments when he met with Harley-Davidson in 2017. He said, ‘I think you’re going to even expand—I know your business is now doing very well.’ Nothing could be further from the truth…

On the field was a matchup of rivalries: New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers, East Coast vs. West Coast, Big Apple vs Hollywood. Off the field, however, at the first annual International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Summer of Solidarity event September 15 at Citi Field, the vibe was all about unity. More…

The Obama administration rule that sought to expand overtime eligibility for four million employees has been reduced drastically by the Trump administration, effectively slashing the proposed expansion for 2.8 million workers. Vox reports: “The five-year fight to expand overtime pay to millions of workers is over. The Department of Labor just released the final rule…

A cannabis company is making one of the bizarre arguments to get out of paying its employees overtime. Colorado Public Radio reports: “Employees in the cannabis industry are on their way to getting greater workplace wage protections, following a U.S. Court of Appeals greenlight for a Colorado case brought by a former marijuana security guard.…