On this day in Labor History
August 20, 2021
Liz Shuler elected first woman president of the AFL-CIO, elected by the Executive Council to complete the term of Rich Trumka, who had died August 5 of a heart attack.
August 8, 2021
Massachusetts marijuana retailer Theory Wellness is ordered by the state’s attorney to pay $300,000 in restitution and penalties to 280 employees it cheated out of legally-required Sunday and holiday premium pay. The company, which grossed $17 million during it’s first six months of operation, blamed “inadvertent payroll errors.” 2021
June 23, 2021
The Trump-majority Supreme Court votes to overturn a landmark 1975 California law that gave union organizers the right to meet with agricultural workers on company property before and after work and during lunch, no more than 30 days a year. The California Supreme Court upheld the law the year after it was passed. 2021