Like the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Paris “Nuit Debout” protests over labor reforms are fueled by social media, which allow people to communicate instantly with one another and bypass corporate media when it ignores them.
Employers will be legally responsible if their temp agencies and subcontractors put workers at risk or withhold wages.
Richard Cisneros, owner of seven McDonald's franchises in Manhattan, is now obliged to pay nearly $500,000 to workers at his fast-food restaurants.
Volkswagen and the United Auto Workers are working toward labor harmony with union representation at VW’s Chattanooga plant. So a right-wing anti-union group is mounting the fight that VW doesn’t want to wage, fearing that success by the UAW could give unionization momentum in the "right-to-work" South.