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Union Nurses in North Carolina Claim ‘Big Wage Victory’ As $22M Wage Hike Takes Place

Union nurses at HCA Healthcare-owned Mission Health are claiming victory as a $22 million wage hike went into effect Sept. 11 for many employees, including union members, even though the hospital previously indicated union pay increases might be “delayed.” Though Mission … Continue reading

The American Medical Association Joins Class-Action Lawsuit Against Insurance Company Cigna

The American Medical Association (AMA) has joined a class-action lawsuit against Cigna, alleging the insurer underpaid for claims filed by providers in the contracted MultiPlan network. MultiPlan is the country’s largest third-party network, and Cigna contracts with it to access providers. According to … Continue reading

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana Against State’s Abortion Ban

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana today filed a class action lawsuit claiming that Senate Enrolled Act 1, a ban on abortion in Indiana, violates Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Hoosier Jews … Continue reading

Eastern Michigan University Faculty Union Still on Strike Amid Lawsuit from Administration

The strike by the faculty at Eastern Michigan University continues. Educators have been picketing on EMU’s campus as their union is facing a lawsuit from the administration that could force them to go back to work. Outside of Welch Hall … Continue reading

Migrant Woman in Nevada Who Alleged Sbarro Pizza Manager Raped Her Loses Lawsuit, Pushes for Mistrial

A woman who accused her manager at Sbarro Pizza of repeatedly raping her in 2016 lost a federal lawsuit against him and Sbarro on all counts Friday. Her lawyers are now pushing for a mistrial on the grounds that the … Continue reading

U.S. Department of Labor Sues Texas Newspaper for Retaliation Against Whistleblower

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) filed a lawsuit after finding that Texas-based newspaper the Killeen Daily Herald retaliated against a whistleblower. An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation found that in May and June of 2021, a reporter … Continue reading

Labor Board Blocks Amazon Objection to Union Vote

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Thursday recommended that tech giant Amazon’s objections to votes by the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) be blocked. “I conclude that the Employer’s objections be overruled in their entirety,” wrote the NLRB hearing officer … Continue reading

Department of Labor Sues Rhode Island Nail Salons Over Unfair Wages and Violating Employee Rights

The U.S. Department of Labor is accusing three nail salons in Rhode Island and their owner of deliberately failing to pay technicians fair wages and of violating their rights through a consistent pattern of “brash conduct and callous indifference” to the law. … Continue reading

Ex-Lonza Employee in New Hampshire Seeks Damages After Alleging Sexual and Racial Discrimination

A Black female employee is seeking $828,000 from Lonza Biologics after the state Human Rights Commission ruled that an “overall culture and standard of behavior” at the company led her becoming the victim of racial and sexual discrimination. The claim … Continue reading

Class-Action Lawsuit Claims Amazon’s Best Selling Mattress Is a Health Hazard

One of Amazon’s bestselling products is a health hazard, alleges a proposed class-action lawsuit against Zinus, the maker of a popular and inexpensive “Green Tea Mattress” sold by retailers nationwide.  A California woman is leading the proposed class-action suit — … Continue reading