The Strike Zone—June 7, 2021

The Strike Zone—June 7, 2021

May 25, last week, was the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. Professional athletes marked the occasion by advocating for...
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Prevailing Wage Laws and Bringing Back Accountability to the Contracting Chain

Prevailing Wage Laws and Bringing Back Accountability to the Contracting Chain

Manuel had spent all of a blistering Texas summer putting up drywall in the University of Houston’s new $124 million...
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The Strike Zone—College Athlete Right to Organize Act

The Strike Zone—College Athlete Right to Organize Act

Congressional Democrats have pushed forward another front in the movement to reshape college athletics. A bill introduced on May 27...
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Workplace Harassment and the Ministerial Exception

Workplace Harassment and the Ministerial Exception

An in depth article on this topic by the author, titled "When Harassment at Work is Harassment at Church," is forthcoming...
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Lawmakers Should Oppose New York’s Uber Bill: Workers need real sectoral bargaining not company unionism

Lawmakers Should Oppose New York’s Uber Bill: Workers need real sectoral bargaining not company unionism

Uber and other gig companies are rushing to pass a bill in the final weeks of Albany’s legislative session that...
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The “Dignity of Work,” its Racist Roots, and How it’s Threatening Reform

The “Dignity of Work,” its Racist Roots, and How it’s Threatening Reform

“Dignity of work” rhetoric has long been used to justify conditioning welfare assistance and tax relief on engagement in wage...
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Today’s News & Commentary—June 15, 2021

On Monday, a survey published by Data for Progress showed that voters prioritize creating jobs over inflation and the national debt. According to the survey, a majority of voters – including both independents and Republicans – “strongly prioritize investing in the...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 14, 2021

Over the weekend, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by over 100 employees of a Texas hospital who were seeking to challenge their employer’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.  The complaint alleged that the hospital system had unlawfully forced its...

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Today’s News & Commentary—June 11, 2021

A new survey conducted for the New York Times by the research company Equilar researched trends among C.E.O. pay and found that in 2020, amidst the pandemic, the ratio of C.E.O. pay to median employee pay grew even larger. In 2019, according to the survey, C.E.O.s...

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Today’s News & Commentary—June 10, 2021

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has published its long-awaited emergency temporary standard (ETS) to its website this morning.  The rule mandates that covered employers implement comprehensive COVID-19 safety plans, install barriers...

Today’s News & Commentary – June 9th, 2021

Senate Republicans today blocked a bill, the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7), that imposes higher standards and larger penalties on companies over claims of pay discrimination based on sex. Specifically, would limit an employer's defense that a pay differential is...

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Today’s News & Commentary — June 8, 2021

The Supreme Court has rejected Jade Thompson's appeal claiming she has a First Amendment right not to be represented by a union. The appeal argued that the Court should overturn Minnesota State Board v. Knight to weaken public sector unions' powers derived from...

Today’s News & Commentary — June 7, 2021

The prospects for national voting rights and campaign finance reform legislation just got dimmer. On Sunday, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin laid out his opposition to the For the People Act in a Charleston Gazette-Mail op-ed. He also reiterated his opposition to...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 15, 2021

On Monday, a survey published by Data for Progress showed that voters prioritize creating jobs over inflation and the national debt. According to the survey, a majority of voters – including both independents and Republicans – “strongly prioritize investing in the...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 14, 2021

Over the weekend, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by over 100 employees of a Texas hospital who were seeking to challenge their employer’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.  The complaint alleged that the hospital system had unlawfully forced its...

Update for OnLabor Subscribers

For those readers who subscribe to OnLabor, thank you! We are about to do a routine update of our email services. For the vast majority of subscribers, nothing will change and nothing is required. If, however, you stop receiving email updates from us, please simply...

Today’s News & Commentary—June 11, 2021

A new survey conducted for the New York Times by the research company Equilar researched trends among C.E.O. pay and found that in 2020, amidst the pandemic, the ratio of C.E.O. pay to median employee pay grew even larger. In 2019, according to the survey, C.E.O.s...

A white sign with green words saying "On Strike" is held up in a strike protest.

Today’s News & Commentary—June 10, 2021

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has published its long-awaited emergency temporary standard (ETS) to its website this morning.  The rule mandates that covered employers implement comprehensive COVID-19 safety plans, install barriers...

Today’s News & Commentary – June 9th, 2021

Senate Republicans today blocked a bill, the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7), that imposes higher standards and larger penalties on companies over claims of pay discrimination based on sex. Specifically, would limit an employer's defense that a pay differential is...

person reading newspaper on table

Today’s News & Commentary — June 8, 2021

The Supreme Court has rejected Jade Thompson's appeal claiming she has a First Amendment right not to be represented by a union. The appeal argued that the Court should overturn Minnesota State Board v. Knight to weaken public sector unions' powers derived from...

Today’s News & Commentary — June 7, 2021

The prospects for national voting rights and campaign finance reform legislation just got dimmer. On Sunday, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin laid out his opposition to the For the People Act in a Charleston Gazette-Mail op-ed. He also reiterated his opposition to...

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