Labor

NYC Approves Bill That Removes Felony Conviction Check Box From Job Applications

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 12, 2015 3:21PM

New York City joins the ranks of 100+ cities and 17 states that prohibit companies from asking applicants about their criminal record before making a job offer.

Topics: /NOW, Labor, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Economy

Ella Taught Me: Shattering the Myth of the Leaderless Movement

by Barbara Ransby on Jun 12, 2015 1:56PM

It’s in vogue to call the new movement to end police violence against black civilians leaderless. Historian and veteran activist Barbara Ransby argues that it has many leaders in the Ella Baker tradition—and that Twitter won't save us. 

 

Topics: Police Violence, Labor, History, Media, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Report: Google Still Struggles With Diversity

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 5, 2015 1:17PM

A new Google report reveals that the tech giant's staff is primarily made up of white and Asian men.

Topics: /NOW, Labor

Supreme Court Rules Abercrombie & Fitch Discriminated Against Muslim Applicant

by Aura Bogado on Jun 1, 2015 2:28PM

In an 8-to-1 decision, the justices found that the chain violated the 1964 Civil Rights Act 

Topics: /NOW, Labor

16 Fast-Food Workers Photograph What It's Like to Live on $7.25 an Hour

by Qimmah Saafir on May 20, 2015 11:52AM

Local labor workers in Kansas City capture the hardship of their everyday lives on minimal pay. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Labor

Columbia University Dining’s Unofficial English-Only Rule Raises Concern

by Aura Bogado on Apr 29, 2015 12:40PM

Workers and students say dining employees are prohibited from speaking Spanish on the job. One campus group is fighting back.

Topics: Labor

Virginia Latest State to Ban-the-Box on Employment Apps

by Carla Murphy on Apr 7, 2015 12:44PM

Good news for families dependent on men and women with criminal records

Topics: /NOW, Labor

Google Backs Opps for Latino and Black Entrepreneurs in 3 Cities

by Carla Murphy on Mar 19, 2015 1:17PM

Tech entrepreneurs in Chicago, Austin and Durham, N.C., will catch a huge break

Topics: /NOW, Labor

What Racial Diversity Looks Like at Starbucks

by Aura Bogado on Mar 17, 2015 5:30PM

The coffee and cream of a corporate beverage chain.

Topics: Labor

Supreme Court Hears Muslim Woman's Challenge to Abercrombie & Fitch

by Julianne Hing on Feb 25, 2015 4:46PM

The company denied then-17-year-old Samantha Elauf a job because of her headscarf.

Topics: /NOW, Labor, Economy