The Daily Populous

Saturday September 10th, 2022 evening edition

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A New York City agency overseeing workplace affairs said on Friday it sued Starbucks because the coffee chain illegally fired a longtime barista and union organizer shortly after employees in his store voted to join a union.

New York’s fair workweek law prohibits fast-food employers from firing or laying off workers, or reducing their hours by more than 15%, without just cause or legitimate economic reasons.

The lawsuit seeks Locke’s reinstatement and back pay, as well as civil penalties.

A Starbucks spokeswoman said the Seattle-based company does not discuss pending litigation, but plans to defend against claims it violated the law.

In a statement provided by the city, Locke said: “Starbucks continues to wrongfully fire pro-union workers nationwide in retaliation for union organizing.”.

He called on Starbucks to negotiate a contract with Starbucks Workers United, which represents employees at more than 200 stores.

Last month, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc agreed to pay $20m to about 13,000 workers to settle city claims it violated the fair workweek law. »

Cancers in Adults Under 50 Have Increased Dramatically Around The Globe

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Since 1990, the number of adults under the age of 50 developing cancer has increased dramatically around the world.

All of these cancers had been shown by global cancer data to be on the rise in adults under the age of 50 between the years 2000 and 2012.

One of the biggest changes is increased screening, which has undoubtedly contributed to the increased detection rates of early-onset cancers. »

Elizabeth Warren Introduces Bill to Ban Anti-Union “Right-to-Work” Laws

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) has introduced a bill that would ban states from implementing so-called “right-to-work” laws, which suppress union activity and make it more difficult for workers to form unions.

The bill, which was previously introduced in 2017 and 2020, is known as the Protecting Workers and Improving Labor Standards Act.

“Republicans and their corporate interest backers have imposed state laws with only one goal: destroy unions and discourage workers from organizing for higher wages, fair benefits, and safer working conditions,” Warren said. »

King Charles officially proclaimed as Canada's new monarch

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King Charles makes first public address as monarch Duration 9:00 In his first address to the nation and the Commonwealth, King Charles pays tribute to his 'darling mama' and pledges to serve with 'loyalty, respect and love.'.

"Canadians should be very proud that King Charles III will continue to exercise the constitutional responsibilities … in a way that will provide stability to Canadian institutions," he said.

King Charles III speaks during his proclamation as King during the accession council on Saturday in London. »