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DOL Announces Pact to End Verizon Strike

Published May 27th, 2016 -

The New York Times reports that the Department of Labor has successfully brokered a four-year agreement in principle between Verizon and the unions representing nearly 40,000 striking workers.  The parties are meeting this afternoon to draft language that can be ratified by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood […] More »


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The Verizon Strike, The Virtual Picket Line, & The Labor Movement

Published May 4th, 2016 -

36,000 Verizon workers across the Northeastern United States are currently on strike in the largest American work stoppage since 2011.  The workers, represented by the Communication Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, are primarily motivated by concerns about job protection from outsourcing and the creation of well-paying […] More »

April 15th, 2019

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Today’s News & Commentary — April 15, 2019

Published April 15th, 2019 -

For the fifth day, over 30,000 Stop & Shop workers at over 240 stores across New England stayed off the job and on the picket lines as negotiations continue.  As previously reported in OnLabor, these workers — represented by five United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) locals — walked off […] More »

August 12th, 2018

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Weekend News & Commentary — Aug. 11–12, 2018

Published August 12th, 2018 -

U.S. workers’ real wages fell last year, the Labor Department reported Friday, as scant wage gains were wiped out by inflation. Between July 2017 and July 2018, average hourly pay increased 2.7% — but with cost of living increasing by 2.9% in the same period, workers’ purchasing power actually decreased. Workers’ […] More »


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The Kavanaugh Nomination and Labor

Published July 10th, 2018 -

Yesterday, President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.  Kavanaugh currently serves as a judge on the United States Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Cir... More »

July 10th, 2018

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Today’s News & Commentary — July 10, 2018

Published July 10th, 2018 -

Yesterday, President Trump announced that he would be nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh, currently of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.  What could this mean for The Supreme Court’s labor- and employment-law jurisprudence?  On June 28, Edith Roberts of ScotusBlog published […] More »

June 21st, 2018

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Today’s News & Commentary — June 21, 2018

Published June 21st, 2018 -

This morning the White House plans to announce a proposal to merge the Departments of Labor and Education.  The idea is just the latest iteration of a decades-long conservative effort to downsize the federal government, but an early step in a broader restructuring planned under the current administration.  Any merger […] More »

November 7th, 2017

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 7, 2017

Published November 7th, 2017 -

The House of Representatives convened last night to consider the Save Local Business Act. The Rules Committee voted 9-2 for the proposed legislation.  If passed, the bill would narrow the definition of joint employer.  The legislation would limit an employer’s liability under the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor […] More »

May 19th, 2017

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Today’s News & Commentary — May 19, 2017

Published May 19th, 2017 -

Unless AT&T officials come to a labor agreement with AT&T workers by 3PM EST today, thousands of workers across 36 states and DC will walk off the job in a three-day strike.  This would be the first strike ever for AT&T Mobility workers.  The labor dispute covers 40,000 workers across […] More »


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Educating America’s Twenty-First Century Workforce

Published March 8th, 2017 -

The nature of work in America is changing, with increasingly sophisticated automation, advanced digital platforms, and other technological innovations serving as a catalyst.  And these transformations are only adding to the challenges facing the American labor force and its readiness to succeed at work, especially younger workers who are relying […] More »