• Today in Labor History
    Dec. 4, 1943
    President Roosevelt announces the end of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), concluding the four-year run of one of the American government's most ambitious public works programs. It helped create jobs for roughly 8.5 million people during the Great Depression and left a legacy of highways and public buildings, among other public gains.
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  • Fired Amazon Worker Sues Over Pandemic Working Conditions
    Updated On: Nov 18, 2020
    Nov. 16, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Last week fired Amazon worker, Christian Smalls, filed a class-action lawsuit against the e-commerce giant, Amazon. Smalls alleges that Amazon violated federal civil rights law by terminating his employment and by allegedly putting thousands of other minority Amazon workers at risk during the pandemic. The suit was filed in US district court in the Eastern District of New York. The suit calls for compensation for Smalls and more protective measures for Amazon workers who continue to handle packages in the company's facilities amid the worsening pandemic. CNN Business
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