Obama's Labor Department wants companies to comply with wage, job safety and equal employment laws. The New York Times' Steve Greenhouse has the story:
In a move that will affect most American corporations, the Labor Department
plans to require companies to prepare and adopt compliance plans aimed at
ensuring they do not violate wage, job safety and equal employment laws. Read the whole thing here.
I admit I was a little surprised when I saw the cable news channels covering the big anti-Wall Street demonstration in New York yesterday.
- A million people will soon run out of unemployment benefits. Tens of thousands in New York and Ohio. 130,000 in Florida. We need more jobs, damn it.
- For those who missed it, firedoglake’s Michael Whitney reminds us that Worker Memorial Day is about the 5,214 workers who died on the job in 2008.Try to help stop the carnage. Sign a petition for Congress to pass the “Protecting America’s Workers Act."
Teamster Vincent Kloss from Ohio responds to a hideous Wall Street Journal editorial that repeats Fred Smith's talking points:
FedEx has developed a significant ground operation to compete with UPS. FedEx even uses ground transportation to transport its "air" packages where feasible. UPS simply wants a level playing field to compete with FedEx.
Ace reporter John Hughes at Bloomberg has the scoop:
FedEx has said Express should be regulated under the railway law because the unit delivers most parcels by air and UPS ships mostly by truck.
I'm sure most people who get FedEx packages think they were delivered by delivery truck drivers, not airline pilots. Who knew?