The struggle to escape poverty in Cincinnati played out in front of Great American Tower on Saturday, when about 200 janitorial workers, represented by Service Employees International Union Local 1, rallied for better wages and protested the use of nonunion contractors to clean buildings like Great American Tower, home to the city’s premier Class A office space.
How felony convictions affect voting rights / Obama’s letter on economic policy to his successor / High school athletes stand up / Building more diversity in police departments
This week’s gleanings: Driverless cars threaten Uber drivers. Uber competitor favors human drivers. Children of preschool invest more in their children. DOJ to phase out private prisons. NLRB says graduate assistants at private universities are employees, not just students.
This week’s gleanings: NAACP proposes freeze on for-profit charter schools / Aetna threatened to withdraw from Obamacare if DOJ tried to block merger / Milwaukee’s riot occurred in US’s most segregated city
A federal judge found that Blue Ash-based AdvancePierre Foods disciplined employees in retaliation for their union activities, conducted unlawful surveillance of employee union activity, and in other ways unlawfully interfered in the rights of employees to unionize about 600 workers at its West Chester plant in 2015.
AdvancePierre–a producer and distributor of sandwich products with about 4,100 employees, all non-union, in 11 locations and $1.6 billion in net sales–is appealing the decision. The company’s July 25 appeal takes exception to all the proposed remedies and the recommended order in the judge’s decision.
This week’s gleanings: Black Lives Matter declares its platform / Ford Foundation declares financial support for Black Lives Matter / Candidates campaign to lighten the burden of childcare costs / Ohio competes with offshore tax havens to protect wealth of top 1% / Black families need 228 years to amass wealth now owned by white families / U.S. enjoys strong economic growth but suffers weak social progress
This week’s gleanings: ECOT, Ohio’s largest online charter, ordered to hand over enrollment data / World’s largest franchisor and regulators agree to protect workers’ pay / Will ICE increase workplace audits?
- Democrats join Fight for $15.
- Fight for $15: Fusing racial and economic justice.
- Baltimore: Biased police investigation?
- Colin Powell: Immigrants make America better every day.
- Local workers recover $147k in unpaid wages.
- LA Times mini-doc: Unaccompanied minor struggles for better life in LA
- Ohio Supreme Court task force: AG should handle all cases of lethal force by police
- WSJ: Failed promises of the American economy and the rise of Trump and Sanders
- Vox: An alternative view of Trump’s rise
- Federal Reserve: Evidence of illegal credit practices at Fifth Third