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Workplace Fairness joins workers' rights organizations in supporting the Protecting the Right to Organize Act.

While the economy is working very well for the wealthy, the well-connected, and the massive corporations—it’s stagnating for everyone else. From 1980 to 2014, income for the bottom half of income earners grew by one percent, while income for the top one percent of earners grew by 205 percent. This inequality, stagnation, and instability for so many is not a natural product of a functioning economy, it is the result of policy choices that have stripped workers of the power to stand together and bargain for fairer wages, benefits and working conditions.

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act is a historic proposal that restores fairness to the economy by strengthening the federal laws that protect workers’ right to organize a union and negotiate higher wages and better benefits. -- Committee on Education and Labor


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Popeck v. Rawlings Company LLC

The Sixth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of the employer where employee with IBS was denied accommodation of leaving work early or arriving late. The question for the court as explained earlier in Hostettler v. College of Wooster, 895 F.3d 844 (6th Cir. 2018), was whether regular in-person attendance at work was an essential function of the particular job at issue.The court held that Rawlings succeeded in showing time and presence requirements for Popeck's specific job and therefore summary judgment was warranted.

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