Senators who loved Trump’s union-busting labor picks are “very troubled” by Biden’s nominees. Reuters reports: “President Joe Biden’s nominees for seats on the National Labor Relations Board and to head the U.S. Department of Labor office that enforces wage laws at a hearing on Thursday swatted away Republicans’ concerns over their union ties and progressive…

Amazon founder, and now rocketeer, Jeff Bezos, uttered arguably the most tone-deaf statement made by anyone this year. After his return from his ego-driven space flight today, the centibillionaire remarked, “I also want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer because you guys paid for all of this.” His statement may have come…

The movement to make green jobs into good paying union jobs took a step forward today with an offshore wind farm labor agreement. Reuters reports: “Vineyard Wind on Friday announced a deal to use union labor to help construct what will become the nation’s first major offshore wind project off the Massachusetts coast near Martha’s…

CEOs pulled in big pay packages last year as workers stuggled. CNN Business reports: “The difference between CEO and median employee pay grew in 2020 despite the Covid pandemic and ongoing relief efforts. The average S&P 500 company CEO made 299 times the average worker’s salary last year, according to AFL-CIO’s annual Executive Paywatch report. Executives…

Many workers who face discrimination fear that they could lose their jobs if they file a complaint. It turns out that their fears are based on reality. The Conversation reports:  “People who experience sex discrimination, race discrimination and other forms of discrimination at work aren’t getting much protection from the laws designed to shield them…