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Dozens Of Kids Were Cleaning Midwest Meatpacking Plants, Labor Department Finds – Heemang Parmar

The Labor Department says a sanitation contractor employed dozens of children in dangerous roles at meatpacking plants in Nebraska and Minnesota. The agency went to federal court on Wednesday seeking an injunction against Packer’s Sanitation Services Inc. (PSSI), alleging at least 31 kids had worked for the company in “oppressive child labor.” Officials say they…

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Starbucks Demands Mail-In Union Elections Be Halted, Alleging Misconduct – Heemang Parmar

Facing a nationwide unionization campaign, Starbucks has accused officials at the National Labor Relations Board of “tipping the scales” in the union’s favor, and has asked that all mail-in elections for its stores be put on hold for an investigation. In a letter to the labor board’s chair and general counsel on Monday, the Seattle-based…

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Home Depot Workers Want To Form The Chain’s First Store Union – Heemang Parmar

A Home Depot store in Northeast Philadelphia could soon become the home-improvement chain’s very first to unionize, giving yet another boost to an energized U.S. labor movement that’s tackling the retail sector. Vince Quiles, who works in the store’s receiving department, filed a petition this week for a union election with the National Labor Relations…

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