Post Tagged with: "home care workers"

For the Record: AFL-CIO President Trumpka on the Free Riders Case

WASHINGTON —AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who has a law degree, issued the following statement on Harris vs. Quinn, the fee-payers/free riders case:

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Justice Take Another Labor Case, On Home Care Workers’ Payments

WASHINGTON —In the latest example of the U.S. Supreme Court’s responsiveness to the Radical Right agenda, the justices will hear a case from Chicago about whether union-represented home health care workers, whose employer is the state, but who object to unions, must pay for the union’s services. The case, which has been wending its way through lower courts for three […]

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Sec. of Labor Tom Perez Discusses Fair Labor Standards for Home Care Workers

On Tuesday, AFSA joined a call with Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez discussing the administration’s issued rule to extend Fair Labor Standards to home care workers. While, 90 percent of home care workers are women, 50 percent are minorities with most relying on public assistance due to the the low wages provided by their work. Perez discussed how no workers […]

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