In response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s announcement of new rules regarding overtime pay, SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement:
“Working women and men should be paid for the time they work, period. The Obama administration's decision to increase the overtime threshold is an enormous, in many cases life-changing, win for working people, from fast-food, retail and healthcare managers to post-doctoral associates and counselors.”
Oxfam is using its in-country aid stocks to provide essential household items and portable toilets to families hit by the Sri Lankan landslides and flood. A team of Oxfam aid workers is assessing the scale of the crisis and how best the agency can provide further help. Initial plans for Oxfam's response are estimated to be in the region of $350,000.
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Everyone on the left is bound to welcome Sadiq Khan's clear victory over Tory Zac Goldsmith to become London's new mayor in succession to Boris Johnson. Khan took 44 per cent of the vote to Goldsmith's 35 per cent, ending eight years of Tory rule at city hall.
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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court sided yesterday with the plaintiffs, Conservation Law Foundation and Mass Energy Consumers Alliance, in a lawsuit about whether the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is doing enough to meet the mandates of its Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) of 2008.
Muhammad Anwar was arrested when he was just 17 years old, and subsequently sentenced to death on murder charges. Although his birth certificate shows that he was a juvenile when arrested, he continues to be held under sentence of death, in violation of both Pakistani and international law.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed a measure into law late yesterday which effectively repeals many of the state’s most recent attempts to restrict access to medication abortion—a safe method of ending an early pregnancy that women in the United States have been using for nearly two decades.