Workers Mark “Fight for $15” Milestone

Hundreds of low-wage workers marked the fourth anniversary on Tuesday of the “Fight for 15” movement locally with Lisa McCormick as an estimated 64 million workers took part in nationwide “Fight for 15” actions and strikes. “Opponents of raising the wage say…

Recipe for disaster?

If urgent action to curb climate change is necessary for the preservation of life on this planet, the incoming Trump administration may fast track an extinction level event. In the coming days,  President-elect Donald Trump is likely to nominate candidates for…

Wal-Mart must pay $54 million in back wages

A jury in California ruled that Wal-Mart intentionally failed to pay hundreds of truck drivers the minimum wage for duties such as inspecting and washing their vehicles and awarded 800 employees more than $54 million in damages. Experts say the verdict…

Township violated religious rights

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Bernards Township alleging that the municipality violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) when it denied zoning approval to allow the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a…