Topic of the Week
Right to work laws apply to all public-sector unions (both state and federal) and have also been enacted in 28 states. In the public-sector union context, right-to-work laws mean that union members do not have to pay union dues to be members of the union.
Blog of the Week
Kamala Harris announces equal pay plan: Fine companies that pay women less
Sen. Kamala Harris has unveiled a plan to change that. Harris is pledging that, if elected president, she would fine companies that pay women less than men for comparable work.
Thought for the Week
"Living expenses increase, gas prices increase, food expenses increase, everything is getting more expensive in order to live in San Francisco. We have to drive more and more, deal with health and stress problems, but Uber doesn't care."
–Uber organizer Mostafa Maklad on the Uber and Lyft drivers' strike
List of the Week
from Workplace Fairness
Top Searches in Health & Safety this week:
- Smoking rights in the workplace
- Workers compensation: What to do
- Workplace health and safety protections
- Infectious diseases in the workplace
Top Five News Headlines
- Pro-Con: Is the Paycheck Fairness Act a boon for American women?
- Workers find new bargaining power in a strong jobs market
- McDonald's faces 25 new charges of sexual harassment in the workplace
- Kansas School District to Pay $11,250 to Settle Equal Pay Act Lawsuit
- Fast-Food Workers Have a New Job Perk: Finish a Shift, Get Cash to Go