Bleaching mechanical pulp is not a major cause for environmental concern since most of the organic material is retained in the pulp, and the chemicals used hydrogen peroxide and sodium dithionite produce benign byproducts water and, eventually, sodium sulfaterespectively. However, the bleaching of chemical pulps has the potential to cause significant environmental damage, primarily through the release of organic materials into waterways.
Why one fair wage? Sexual Harassment and Gender Justice The restaurant and hospitality industry is the single-largest source of sexual-harassment charges filed by women with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOCwith a rate twice that of the general workforce.
However, workers in jurisdictions without a lower wage for tipped workers report half the rate of sexual harassment. In this MeToo and TimesUp movement, we have to address the sources of sexual harassment in our everyday lives, starting with the first jobs many of our daughters, nieces, and family members will have.
Since the restaurant industry does not pay its tipped workers the regular minimum wage, servers of color and women are forced to rely on tips to make up the difference.
However, enforcement is so lax and disorganized that wage theft is rampant in the restaurant industry. One Fair Wage Works Seven states have already eliminated the subminimum wage for tipped workers: The restaurant industry is strong in those states, demonstrating that it is economically feasible to phase out the tipped minimum wage without harming restaurant jobs or sales.
We need implementation NOW! For example, San Francisco developed a domestic violence response that led to a record 44 months without a single domestic violence homicide. CEDAW is making a difference in many countries by: Now no one has to choose between to care for their families needs and the paycheck they depend on.
New parents need time to recover from birth or adoption and bond with their babies.
We all need time to care for aging parents and relatives. Now DC residents will have the option to get 8 weeks off for having a baby, 6 weeks to take care of a sick, loved one, and 2 weeks for their own medical leave.
Paid family and medical leave insurance ensures that working people and families have the financial stability they need when life happens. Look more about this historic win here.
The Trump Department of Labor, backed by the National Restaurant Association, was moving quickly to push a new rule that would make tips the property of restaurant owners rather than workers.
Due to the outcry from workers and allies, Congress then came together and included an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act that was incorporated into the Budget Bill. This amendment states that as a matter of Federal Law, tips belong to workers. We won reform of how MPD handles sexual assault cases!
Human Rights Watch revealed in a report what advocates in DC suspected:Title 44 CFR, includes rules, regulations, procedures and administrative procedures associated with TITLE 44—Emergency Management and Assistance, CHAPTER I—FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, SUBCHAPTER A—GENERAL.
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