Colby Harris had been selling produce for Walmart for four years near Dallas when he decided to participate in a walkout this spring. Soon after, he told AOL Jobs' "Lunchtime Live" Friday, his managers began to snoop on him. "When I come in,
managers come out of nowhere to watch me to see what I am talking... Read More »
In a recent ruling, the National Labor Relations Board said an employer broke the law when it dismissed an employee who criticized it on Facebook and in an email, and who encouraged employees to unionize. The NLRB ordered the employer to reinstate the employee to his old job with back pay. The employee had... Read More »
A handful of Walmart workers in Maryland and Texas walked off the job on Thursday. With the support of the labor group, OUR Walmart, they filed "unfair labor practice" charges with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the mega-retailer of threats of retaliation. Walmart managers "unlawfully and... Read More »
It was near the one year anniversary of her mother's death, and Amy McClenathan was having a bad day. She posted to Facebook: "I wish I could get fired some days, it would be easier to be at home than to have go to through this." The next day, reports KTVK-TV, she was fired.
"It was a very small sentence," the... Read More »
On Black Friday this year, workers in 1,000 Walmart stores in 46 states made history of sorts, becoming the first time Walmart workers had an organized strike. Six days after, workers at fast food outlets in New York City organized their own walk outs, marking what some experts said was the first... Read More »
For many Americans this year, the very concept of a federal holiday for Labor Day might seem like a cruel joke. Labor Day is supposed to be a break from the grind, a time to celebrate workers, but considering the high unemployment rate, many jobless Americans would probably prefer to be working instead. But... Read More »
It's no secret that Americans "like" social media. About 56 percent -- or nearly 175 million -- have a profile on social-media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. But, many employers are leery -- if not, panicky -- about their employees' use. In fact, a whopping 42 percent have prohibited workers from... Read More »
Holli Thomas had a simple request. She wanted to know if the Bettie Page store where she worked in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood could close an hour earlier than its normal 8 p.m. closing time. Thomas and other workers at the vintage clothing store -- named after the iconic 1950s pinup model --... Read More »
It seems every week another employee gets fired or disciplined for posting an inappropriate something on Facebook. Some jobholders are particularly vulnerable, like teachers, who can get in trouble for uploading photos of themselves drinking, for example, or posting vaguely homicidal remarks about their... Read More »
By John Seewer
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Factory workers who have been locked out for over a week accused Cooper Tire of unfair labor practices, accusing the company of asking them to approve a contract without knowing how much money they would be making.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. locked out about 1,000... Read More »
By Gene Johnson
SEATTLE (AP) -- Some unionized workers at Boeing say they hope their vote Wednesday on a four-year contract extension augurs a new, peaceful era in their relations with the company.
The Machinists union announced last week that it reached a tentative deal following secret talks initiated... Read More »
When Georgia-teacher Ashley Payne took a trip through Europe two years ago, she did what many travelers do. She went to a pub and had a drink. Of course, a picture was taken which then ended up on Facebook. Catching wind of the photo, an anonymous person claiming to be a concerned parent emailed the... Read More »
Wednesday is day 10 of the Verizon strike. For 240 hours, 45,000 unionized members of the company's traditional telephone division have rotated shifts at picket lines down the East Coast. But Verizon hasn't budged in its demands, and the company is pushing harder. On August 31, the company says it will suspend... Read More »
Racial tension, class warfare, physical assault, deconstructed denim Bermuda shorts. Target has become center stage of the American labor movement's latest drama.
Earlier this month, 21-year-old Tashawna Green was fired from her job at the big-box store in Valley Stream, Long Island. According to Target,... Read More »
Is there still any doubt that you can't get away with slamming your boss on Facebook?
The absence of face-to-face interaction on the social network has tricked many a user to post about whatever they wish on any number of topics, including frustrations stemming from the workplace. It's a lot easier to zing... Read More »
A complaint recently filed by federal labor officials against a Buffalo, N.Y., nonprofit highlights misunderstandings that many employers have about workers' activities that are protected by law.
In a statement Wednesday, the National Labor Relations Board said it was challenging the dismissal of five... Read More »