Join us on Saturday, September 3rd to recognize the incredible achievements of America’s working people and celebrate all those who make our country run.
The Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation and the Kansas AFL-CIO have published their list of endorsements for the 2016 General Election. Learn which candidates deserve your vote.
Over the last ten years, Kansas and more than two-thirds of the states have dismantled the workers’ comp system, with disastrous results for workers. An investigation by ProPublica and National Public Radio found that the cutbacks have been so devastating that injured workers are plunged into poverty.
Thanks to a new rule issued this week by the Obama administration, roughly 12.5 million working Americans are very close to receiving a long overdue and much deserved raise. The administration’s overtime rule, which becomes effective December 1, more than doubles the existing overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476. That means white collar, salaried employees who earn less than $47,476 annually will now be eligible for overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours in a week. The salary threshold will be adjusted every three years. The rule represents one of the most sweeping steps taken by the administration to address income inequality in an economy that is out of balance and favors a wealthy few.