Tag: Department of Labor

UAW Commends the U.S. Department of Labor for Swift Child Labor Investigations of Nonunion Alabama Hyundai Supplier

Detroit, MI – UAW commends the U.S. Department of Labor for its swift investigation and fining of SL Alabama LLC, a supplier of parts to Hyundai and Kia.  The DOL found that the company illegally employed children as young as thirteen and was fined $30,076 to address their child labor violations. The Alabama Department of Labor also fined SL Alabama and JK USA, a temporary employment agency, $17,800 each for violating state laws that forbid underage children in manufacturing jobs. The children were hired through JK USA, a temporary employment agency which did not provide any required documentation. “This distressing ... Read more

Feds Demand Hyundai Supplier Reinstate Fired Whistleblower

Dept. of Labor Calls For Back Pay for Workers Terminated, Suspended for Raising Health & Safety Concerns at Ala. Lear Plant — Lawsuit Marks Latest in Series of Federal Crackdowns on Lear; Workers Vow to Continue Speaking Out for Safe Jobs Selma, Ala. – The U.S. Department of Labor has petitioned a federal court to order Lear Corp., a major supplier to Hyundai, to reinstate a whistleblower who was fired for speaking out about getting sick at the company’s plant in Selma. In its complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, the Labor Department ... Read more

Department of Labor and President Obama Celebrate First-Ever National Apprenticeship Week

More than 200 local events will highlight the positive impact of apprenticeship in America WASHINGTON –Apprenticeship is a proven path for workers into the middle class and an effective strategy for businesses to train for the skills they need. For decades, the skilled trades have led the way in developing and refining apprenticeships in America. Today, in addition to using their expertise to apply this unique learn and earn model to modern methods and skills, new apprenticeships are emerging to prepare workers with the skills needed to thrive in today’s global economy. To “support and encourage apprenticeship programs that will ... Read more

UAW statement on Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

DETROIT – “Last fall, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis wrote a Labor Day message to UAW members and their families. The holiday held a special meaning to her, and she praised our members and thanked them for their commitment, talent, hard work and service to this country. She commended the UAW for its active involvement in the struggle for civil rights, better schools and pensions, tougher workplace health and safety standards, and stronger workers’ compensation benefits. “Today, we would like to thank Hilda Solis – the first Latina to head a Cabinet-level agency – for all of those things and ... Read more