We at the Working Kansas Alliance wanted to take a moment to bring an upcoming event to your attention. Our President, Terry Forsyth, will be speaking at the event and we would like to encourage everyone to come out and join us. Every year in late April, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have … Read More
Having it both ways is becoming a daily occurrence in the legislature. After killing the Governor’s plan to give tax breaks to corporations and wealthy Kansans early on Wednesday a phone rang in the Senate republican leadership office with Gov. Sam Brownback on the other end of it and just about as quickly as they could the Kansas Senate made an about … Read More
It’s time for action! Late Friday night the House Commerce Committee took action on several anti-worker bills that change Unemployment and workers compensation benefits. Resorting to procedural moves to deny the public the opportunity to comment on the bills, the committee passed out Senate Bills 413 and 416, and now both are headed to the full House next week. The … Read More
House Commerce Committee today heard HB 2558, which will let Karin Brownlee’s Director of Work Comp ignore complaints of work comp judge bias and prevent appeals to the district court.
Karin Brownlee’s UI and Work Comp court-packing scheme took a big step forward yesterday as it was voted out of House Commerce on a party-line vote. Ranking Democrat Mike Slattery and Rep. Annie Tietze voiced strong objections to the plan before voting against the measure that will let the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and its allies hand-pick judges who will … Read More
As if the Kansas workers compensation law does not already work hardship on injured workers and their families, Kansas Secretary of Labor Karin Brownlee, wants to make things materially worse.
On April 3, 1968, King arrived in Memphis, TN on behalf of striking municipal sanitation workers. As the workers themselves tell it, the conditions were horrific: there were no overtime rights; there was no grievance procedure; those who were paid lived in poverty; and those who were injured on the job were fired.
Nine years after our country experienced the worst act of terror on U.S. soil, President Obama on Sunday signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.