• Today in Labor History
    Nov. 24, 1947
    The US House of Representatives found ten Hollywood writers and directors in contempt for their alleged ties to Communism. Each of the ten was fined $1,000, sentenced to a year in prison, and blacklisted from working in Hollywood..
    ~ DC Labor

  • Workers Who Were Laid Off Say They Were Passed Over – for Their Own Jobs
    Posted On: Oct 20, 2020
    Oct. 20, 2020 | JOBS | Like millions of Americans who lost their jobs during the pandemic, Jorge Padilla had hoped to work for many more years before the economic meltdown interrupted his plans. But in March, Padilla was laid off from his job as a banquet server in the Las Vegas area and even though his old company has ramped up hiring again, it hasn’t contacted him. Station Casinos, which owns the Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa and Casino where he worked for nine years, is making anyone who wants a job reapply and is hiring mostly lower-paid workers rather than longtime employees like him. “We worked hard for this company, and we were loyal for many years. Now it’s time for them to give us a chance to come back.” Labor unions agree, and as the bleak U.S. job situation shows no sign of a major revival, they are pushing for legislation to ensure that people who lost jobs in the pandemic get first dibs when those positions reopen. Such ordinances, known as Right to Recall or Right of Recall bills, have passed in cities and counties across the nation. A Baltimore city council committee approved one such bill in September, but it has not yet been signed by the mayor… Time
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