A group of fast food workers in Atlanta is planning to walk off the job to push for better wages. Atlanta Jobs with Justice Officials say employees at several chain restaurants in the city are planning to walk off the job Thursday to push for unionization and hourly pay of $15.
The Georgia Supreme Court hears arguments Monday from former auto workers who say Kia didn’t hire them to work at its West Point plant because the workers are union members. The workers are suing Kia and the state for access to records from the state’s QuickStart program, which screened and hired workers for the plant.
The Georgia House of Representatives has approved two labor law changes that Republican leaders say would protect workers and boost market competition. Democratic opponents, meanwhile, criticized the bills as attacks on the rights of organized labor.
A judge has ruled that the state of Georgia must release records about how it helped hire workers at Kia Motors’ West Point plant. Former autoworkers say lawmakers conspired with Kia to avoid hiring anyone with a union background.
Former autoworkers are suing the state of Georgia. They claim lawmakers conspired with Kia Motors to avoid hiring employees with union backgrounds. The lawsuit accuses lawmakers of helping cover up Kia’s bias against former union workers.
Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson is trying to undo a National Labor Relations Board decision allowing unions to organize just a handful of workers at a business. He and 28 co-sponsors have introduced a bill to reverse the decision, which would allow different employee groups to organize as different collective bargaining units.