September 17th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — September 17, 2019

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ProPublica reported yesterday about a potential conflict of interest facing the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as they seek to revise the so-called “joint-employer rule” through agency rulemaking procedures. Last week, two Democrats on the House Committee on Education and Labor sent a letter to Board Chairman John Ring expressing […] More »

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The Trump NLRB is in a Hurry to Rewrite Labor Law

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Donald Trump’s appointees on the National Labor Relations Board seem to have come to the conclusion that he’s going to be a one-term President, so they are racing as fast as they can to chip away at workers’ rights.  A couple... More »

September 16th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — September 16, 2019

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At midnight today, the United Auto Workers launched its first national strike since 2007. The union’s contract with General Motors expired Saturday night and 200 plant-level leaders voted unanimously to strike if a deal was not reached by Sunday night. Workers are demanding fair wages, access to affordable healthcare, job security, and […] More »

September 15th, 2019

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Weekend News & Commentary— September 15th, 2019

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  Before the California legislature’s session ending on Friday, lawmakers brought a broad variety of labor issues to the forefront. As Jared reported, the legislature passed AB5, a bill that would largely codify the Dynamex decision and potentially correct the misclassification of independent contractors in the state, ranging from janitors […] More »

September 13th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — September 13, 2019

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On Thursday evening, thousands of unionized grocery store workers in California approved a new employment contract with major supermarket chains Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions, and Albertsons. UFCW leaders had advised workers to vote yes on the contract, which will last three years. UFCW president Marc Perrone said, “This contract not only […] More »

September 12th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — September 12, 2019

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In response to the California legislature’s passage of Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), a bill that largely codifies the California Supreme Court’s decision last year in Dynamex Operations West, Uber is claiming that it will continue to classify its workers as independent contractors.  Under prong B of the ABC test established […] More »

September 11th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary—September 11, 2019

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On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a proposal to extend health insurance benefits to the families of approximately 5,000 city employees who assisted police and firefighters with rescue and recovery efforts on and after September 11, 2001. Under current law, only the families of city workers […] More »

September 10th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary— September 10, 2019

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Amazon’s nationwide delivery network is made up of hundreds of small companies that exert tremendous pressure on drivers to deliver hundreds of packages, one almost every two minutes, for a flat rate each eight-hour shift. Buzzfeed investigated the resulting “chaos, exploitation, and danger” from Amazon’s seemingly single-minded focus on getting […] More »

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