• 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

  • Fired Amazon Worker Sues Over Pandemic Working Conditions
    Updated On: Nov 18, 2020
    Nov. 16, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Last week fired Amazon worker, Christian Smalls, filed a class-action lawsuit against the e-commerce giant, Amazon. Smalls alleges that Amazon violated federal civil rights law by terminating his employment and by allegedly putting thousands of other minority Amazon workers at risk during the pandemic. The suit was filed in US district court in the Eastern District of New York. The suit calls for compensation for Smalls and more protective measures for Amazon workers who continue to handle packages in the company's facilities amid the worsening pandemic. CNN Business
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