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US Sen. Elizabeth Warren seeks data on prevalence of sexual harassment in financial sector

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren urged federal regulators this week to detail how common sexual harassment is in the financial services industry — a sector which she argued has had relatively few public reports of such behavior.  The Massachusetts Democrat, in a pair of Thursday letters, asked officials with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and Securities … Continued

Booker, Warren take aim at chains that use ‘non-poaching’ deals to keep workers stuck at one store

Non-poaching clauses are now included in up to 56 percent of large franchises, up about 20 percent from two decades ago, according to a report published Wednesday by two prominent economists. Democratic Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) on Thursday introduced legislation that would make these arrangements illegal, calling them an “anti-competitive” practice … Continued

Union activists, pols rally against Janus case

Union activists and elected officials gathered outside a Boston fire house in Dewey Square Monday to participate in a Day of Action to Support Public Sector Workers, a rally that took place in cities across the country this weekend. Speakers at the rally Monday focused mainly on messages supporting organized labor. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren … Continued

Massachusetts lawmakers earn high marks on League of Conservation Voters’ National Environmental Scorecard

All 11 members of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation received high marks for their votes on environment-related policies in 2017 — ranking the state among the top in the country on such issues, the League of Conservation Voters announced this week. In the Senate, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was among more than two dozen Democrats who earned … Continued

Trump Appointees Tried to Roll Back Workers’ Rights—But Then Elizabeth Warren Happened

In December, the National Labor Relations Board—the federal agency tasked with enforcing workers’ rights—voted to undo a high-profile Obama-era ruling that made it easier for fast food workers to unionize, and to hold accountable the enormous companies functioning as their employers. But on Monday, the board reversed that decision, keeping the rule intact, after the … Continued

Warren asks Fidelity, other companies to demand change in gun industry

As Congress steps into a familiar snarl over gun restrictions, US Senator Elizabeth Warren is calling on deep-pocketed investors in gun companies, including Boston-based Fidelity Investment Management, to use their leverage to demand change from the weapons industry. The Massachusetts Democrat sent letters Monday to investment funds with the biggest stakes in three publicly traded … Continued

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey rally in Boston as Supreme Court to decide case that could significantly diminish union power

U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, joined union leaders and workers at a rally in Boston on Monday to support unions as the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case that could significantly diminish union power. “For years, big corporations and billionaire donors and their Republican allies have launched one assault after another against … Continued

Sen. Warren blasts NRA at Wachusett Regional rally

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called for action on gun violence while lambasting the National Rifle Association at an event here Sunday. “Seventeen lives lost,” she told an overflow crowd at Wachusett Regional High School, referring to the recent shooting at another high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, in Parkland, Florida. “Parents that will never … Continued

Sen. Warren Turns Attention to White House on Tip Pool Rule

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wants the White House regulatory review office to explain its role in the removal of economic data from the Labor Department’s tip sharing proposal. The senator, who has been leading the Capitol Hill charge against the proposal, gave the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs until Feb. 26 to detail all … Continued