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Oct. 27, 1904
The New York City subway, the first rapid-transit system in America, opens. More than 100 workers died during the construction of the first 13 miles of tunnels and track.
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Workers Win as NY Federal Judge Tosses ‘Joint Employer’ Rule
Updated On: Sep 18, 2020
Sept. 18, 2020 | WORKERS’ RIGHTS | Millions of workers potentially won—and the GOP Trump regime lost in court again—as a New York federal judge tossed the Trump Labor Department’s new, and narrower, “joint employer” rule. Indeed, the Trump scheme was so bad, said Judge Gregory Woods of the U.S. District Court for Southern New York, that “It conflicts with the FLSA [Fair Labor Standards Act] because it ignores the statute’s broad definitions” of which workers the act covers. “The department failed to adequately justify its departure from its prior interpretations and to account for some of the final rule’s important costs. So the final rule is also arbitrary and capricious,” Woods added in his Sept. 8 decision… People’s World

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