Today in Labor History May 18, 1950: Atlanta transit workers, objecting to a new city requirement that they be fingerprinted as part of the employment process, go on strike. They relented and returned to work six months later. ~ Union Communications Services
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Rigged: Forced Into Debt. Worked Past Exhaustion. Left With Nothing.
Posted On: Jun 16, 2017
June 16, 2017| MISCLASSIFICATION |Samuel Talavera Jr. did everything his bosses asked. Most days, the trucker would drive more than 16 hours straight hauling LG dishwashers and Kumho tires to warehouses around Los Angeles, on their way to retail stores nationwide. He rarely went home to his family. At night, he crawled into the back of his cab and slept in the company parking lot. For all of that, he took home as little as 67 cents a week. Then, in October 2013, the truck he leased from his employer, QTS, broke down. When Talavera could not afford repairs, the company fired him and seized the truck -- along with $78,000 he had paid towards owning it…usatoday.com