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May 18th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — May 18, 2016

Published May 18th, 2016 -

Today, everybody is buzzing about the new overtime eligibility rule announced by President Obama on Tuesday.  According to the New York Times, the Labor Department is expected to issue a new regulation on Wednesday making all workers that earn salaries up to $... More »

May 13th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — May 13, 2016

Published May 13th, 2016 -

The New York Times reports that members of the City University of New York Union, which includes faculty members and employees, voted overwhelmingly to allow a strike if the mediator on the case is unable to reach an agreement with the administration.  Althoug... More »

April 29th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — April 29, 2016

Published April 29th, 2016 -

Politico reports that a forthcoming rule from the Labor Department will set the new salary threshold for extending overtime coverage at $47,000.  Below this threshold, most salaried employees will qualify for time-and-a-half pay if they work more than 40 hours... More »

April 15th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — April 15, 2016

Published April 15th, 2016 -

The New York Times reports that a California Court of Appeals reversed a District Court decision overturning teacher tenure rules.  In a notable decision two years ago, a lower court had struck down five California statutes and other rules effectuating the use... More »

April 1st, 2016

Today's News and Commentary — April 1, 2016

Published April 1st, 2016 -

The U.S. National Women’s soccer team is filing a complaint alleging pay discrimination against the U.S. Soccer Foundation, according to JDSupra.  Citing the USSF’s 2015 financial report, the filing alleges that the female players were paid almost four times l... More »

March 18th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — March 18, 2016

Published March 18th, 2016 -

According to Politico, the NLRB has prohibited McDonald’s from subpoenaing various contractors hired by SEIU as part of its Fight for $15 campaign.  McDonald’s had planned to point to communications between SEIU and BerlinRosen, a progressive communications fi... More »

March 6th, 2016

Weekend News and Commentary — March 5-6, 2016

Published March 6th, 2016 -

The New York Times questions whether the labor movement will continue to have the kind of political impact on the election as it has in the past. With union membership down to just 11% of American workers (compared to 31% in 1960), the typically left-leaning m... More »

March 4th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — March 4, 2016

Published March 4th, 2016 -

New Jersey commuters are worried about the possibility of an impending strike on the part of rail workers, according to the New York Times.  After months of negotiations over wages and benefits, the workers will meet with federal officials again today in hopes... More »

February 19th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — February 19, 2016

Published February 19th, 2016 -

The New York Times reports that the powerful Culinary Workers Union in Nevada, typically known for strong political involvement and high voter turnout among its 57,000 members, has decided to sit out the democratic presidential caucases this weekend. Although ... More »