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Setback for Temp Workers

The Supreme Court reversed a decision by the 9th Circuit today.  The original complaint had argued that security measures at Amazon warehouses forced temp workers employed by Integrity Staffing Solutions to wait in long lines for security screenings after every shift.  These security screenings lasted as long as 25 minutes every day.  Workers argued that because these screenings were done for the benefit of the company workers should be compensated.  The 9th Circuit agreed with the workers but unfortunately, the Supreme Court reversed the decision.

While this is a setback, it only goes to show how little current laws protect workers, and how insulated the courts are from the needs of working class people.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-court-workers-fairpay-20141209-story.html

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