July 17th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — July 17, 2019

Published July 17th, 2019 -

The UAW began negotiations for new collective bargaining agreements with Ford, Chrysler, and GM early this week.  After granting significant concessions during the recession, workers now seek a higher share of the companies’ record profits.  The UAW hopes to move workers currently classified as ‘temporary’ into regular positions with union […] More »

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Sectoral Approach for Domestic Workers

Published July 16th, 2019 -

This week, Senator Kamala Harris and Representative Pramila Jayapal introduced the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (HR 3760 and S 2112).  The bill provides a number of important protections for domestic workers.  The... More »

July 16th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary—July 16, 2019

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Amazon warehouse workers in Minnesota, Germany, and beyond went on strike yesterday through today⁠—coinciding with Amazon’s fifth annual Prime Day⁠—to protest low wages and high pressure working conditions, as well as the company’s contracts with ICE. Striking workers are asking customers not to cross the virtual picket line, as the […] More »

July 15th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — July 15, 2019

Published July 15th, 2019 -

On Sunday, The Wall Street Journal explored the disconnect between the current record-low unemployment rate and wage stagnation. Theoretically, a low unemployment rate should lead to wage inflation because employers need to boost pay to attract new employees. However, wages have failed to rise as the unemployment rate has decreased. […] More »

July 14th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary—July 14, 2019

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On Friday, July 12, Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta announced his resignation as Democrats and Republicans alike questioned his handling of a sex crimes case involving financier Jeffrey Epstein when Acosta was a federal prosecutor in Florida. Even before last week, when federal prosecutors in New York charged Epstein with […] More »

July 12th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — July 12, 2019

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Yesterday, the American Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education over the public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) program.  The lawsuit alleges that PSLF is so dysfunctional that it violates federal law and the Fifth Amendment right to due process.  The program is supposed to forgive the […] More »

The Uber/Lyft "Workers' Association" Debate

Published June 19th, 2019

Law and Politics in Employee Classification

Published April 30th, 2019

Uber's $100b IPO

Published April 12th, 2019

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