October 18th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — October 18, 2019

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More than 30,000 Chicago public school teachers and support staff walked out of classrooms yesterday, in the latest stage of teacher strikes since successful teachers strikes in West Virginia and Kentucky kicked off the #RedforEd movement early last year. CTU teachers are joined by more than 7,500 Chicago Public Schools […] More »

October 17th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — October 17, 2019

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  It’s a gangbusters day for strike news. The Chicago Teachers Union is officially on strike after failing to reach a last-minute deal with the city.  The union, whose latest contract expired in June, is asking for a 15% pay raise over three years, limits on class sizes, and more […] More »

October 16th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — October 16, 2019

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Yesterday’s Democratic debate featured the 12 remaining candidates onstage in Ohio, debating topics from impeachment to income inequality.  Some labor-related highlights included Sen. Elizabeth Warren arguing that it needs to be easier for workers to join a union and Sen. Cory Booker emphasizing the need for sectoral bargaining.  In advance […] More »

October 15th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary – October 15th, 2019

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Yesterday, members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) rallied and marched in downtown Chicago. Taking advantage of yesterday’s school holiday, the marchers hoped to rally public support for the nearly 35,000 teachers, Chicago Public Schools support staff, and Chicago Park District employees who […] More »

October 14th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary— Oct 14th, 2019

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While GM workers enter week five of their strike, workers in other companies are also using collective action to achieve their labor goals. Mack Truck workers at six locations in three states launched a strike this past weekend. The strike includes 3,500 UAW members in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Florida. Mack […] More »

October 13th, 2019

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Weekend News & Commentary — Oct 13, 2019

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On Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed new worker-protection legislation into law. AB51 forbids employers from requiring employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment, and AB9 extends the time-limit for employees to file harassment and discrimination claims with the state’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing, […] More »

October 11th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary— Oct 11th, 2019

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UAW workers are still striking for better wages, job security, and working conditions at GM. As the 49,000 workers continue their efforts, union leadership met with GM CEO Mary Barra on Wednesday at GM’s Detroit headquarters. While the meeting did not produce an agreement, the union promises a new, comprehensive […] More »

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