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National Staffing Workers Alliance: A grassroots based movement for permanent work!


Who’s the Boss? Why Republicans Are Missing the Point on Joint Employer

On Friday February 6th, the National Employment Law Project and the National Staffing Workers Alliance issued a joint Op-Ed on Huffington Post highlighting recent partisan efforts to undermine the growing trend towards Joint Employer Liability.

What’s striking about the stretch of Congressional activity is its almost complete lack of connection to the reality of labor and employment laws in our country and how they apply (or don’t apply) to businesses. Our labor and employment laws — from the Fair Labor Standards Act creating basic minimum wage and overtime protections, to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, to anti-discrimination laws, to the Family & Medical Leave Act, to the National Labor Relations Act — have since their inception defined covered employers to potentially include more than one employer.

Click here to read the article on Huffington Post.

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OSHA Issues Fines to Auto Parts Manufacturer and Temp Agency for Repeated Violations

OSHA has issued fines to an Alabama based auto parts manufacturer who supplies parts to Hyundai, Kia and Ford.  OSHA also issued fines to Liberty Staffing which provided temp workers to the auto parts manufacturer.  The fines were for repeatedly putting their workers at risk of electrocution, having their hands and limbs disabled or amputated by moving machine parts and dangerous falls.

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