Payday Report has learned that the layoffs were done without regard to seniority despite the workers at Huffington Post being covered by a union contract. Several veteran reporters were laid off despite younger reporters with less seniority keeping their jobs.
“We have supported the pipeline from the beginning and that hasn’t changed,” says Jeff Rowe, president of the 10,000 member-strong Virginia Association of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. “That being said, this election is about a lot more than pipeline.”
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West Virginia ACLU Executive Director Joseph Cohen, former general counsel for United Electrical Workers (UE), talks about the case of a Weirton, West Virginia police officer, who was fired for not shooting an armed black man.
Perriello sat down with Payday to discuss how Virginia can move away from, as he puts it, “an economy of extraction to an economy of restoration.”
“We are the only one underpaid on this job,” Marco Cruz told WDRB. “Everyone else is making like $40-$45 an hour and we’re doing like $20 an hour. So we feel like we were discriminated by our gender, our race, and that’s what we’re demanding, just fair salaries.”
Of the cities surveyed—Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, Houston, and Dallas —researchers found that Nashville was the most dangerous city for construction workers.
Despite the intimidation felt by many immigrants, FLOC activists say that community labor organizations like FLOC are going to become even more vital in the Trump era.
“There are a lot of abuses against Latinos and farmworkers,” says Floricel Morales-Cruz, one of the kale workers. “I want people to know that they shouldn’t let growers take advantage of them and that we need to be organized.”
Since buying the car in March, we have traveled over 7,000 miles covering the movement to #OrganizeTheSouth.
Traditionally, the state’s Democratic governors, including Tim Kaine and Terry McAuliffe, hesitated in calling for its repeal; thus making Perriello call to repeal it a landmark position for Virginia Democrats.