Massachusetts Unionized Home Care Workers Get $15 Minimum Wage

The union, United Healthcare Workers East or 1199SEIU, is the first group of home care workers in the country to receive a $15 minimum wage.

Los Angeles Unions Now Fighting Against $15 Minimum Wage

Here’s some sad, surprising news from Los Angeles: after helping support the fight for a $15/hr minimum wage, LA unions are now requesting that the $15 minimum wage not apply to certain types of employees.

What Jobs Will Exist for Millennials?

The world of work is changing for millennials.

The Working Poor Has A Master’s Degree

Male professors even out-earn female professors at some women’s colleges.

Hotel Preferences: For The President, ESPN & A Gym

If I knew more about which hotels used unionized labor, and which were owned by Adelson, I too would take that into consideration! That’s a problem we can fix.

40-Hour Workweek My Aunt Fanny

What Happens When You Start Earning a Living Wage

Gothamist has really terrific profiles of five of the 1,400 workers at Resorts World Casino who saw their pay double from $10-$12/hour to $20 or more, plus benefits after their union struck a new contract deal for them. Here’s Jeannine Nixon, who works at the casino as a customer relations representative.

Seattle Uber Drivers Unionizing

One of the first goals of the union is to encourage Uber to change its termination policy, wherein drivers are fired for bad ratings without discussion or review (it’s the no hearing part drivers object to, not the ratings). They would also like to be consulted when Uber changes its pricing and policies. Seems fair.

Contract PSA For Comedians (And Other People, Too)

Nato Green is “either a comedian who moonlights as a union organizer or a union organizer who moonlights as a comedian,” he can’t really tell anymore. Regardless, he knows a thing or two about contracts, and knows how common it is to be screwed over by not reading or understanding something before you sign it. Care of the Comic’s Comic, Green shares some helpful tips and real talk about contracts.

Ruling Declares College Football Players University Employees

In a stunning ruling that has the potential to revolutionize college athletics, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation’s first college athlete’s union.

The decision by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board means it agrees football players at the Big Ten school qualify as employees under federal law and therefore can legally unionize.

Whoa, via Politico.