Adi Kamdar

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February 6th, 2017

Today's News & Commentary — February 6, 2016

Published February 6th, 2017 -

Nearly a hundred tech companies—including Apple, Facebook, and Google—filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in opposition of the Trump administration’s recent immigration and refugee ban, according to the New York Times. The brief focuses on economic poli... More »

January 23rd, 2017

Today's News & Commentary — January 23, 2017

Published January 23rd, 2017 -

President Donald Trump’s first day in office is slated to be full of meetings and executive actions regarding trade and manufacturing in the United States, though details about his exact agenda remain unclear. According to CNN, President Trump plans to sign an... More »

January 9th, 2017

Today's News & Commentary — January 9, 2017

Published January 9th, 2017 -

The Wall Street Journal reports that car manufacturers are feeling political pressure from the incoming administration to invest in plants within the United States, keeping jobs from going abroad. Fiat Chrysler announced yesterday that it will invest $1 billio... More »

December 26th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — December 26, 2016

Published December 26th, 2016 -

USA Today has a survey of what will happen to worker pay and benefits in 2017. The short version: States may continue to raise minimum wages, and there’s a small chance the federal minimum wage will rise to $10 an hour. Regarding overtime pay, a federal judge’... More »

December 12th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — December 12, 2016

Published December 12th, 2016 -

Graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at Columbia University successfully voted for union representation. As reported in Bloomberg BNA, the vote (1,602 to 623) will allow working students to be represented by United Auto Workers—a chan... More »

November 28th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — November 28, 2016

Published November 28th, 2016 -

Following last week’s nationwide injunction against the Department of Labor’s overtime rule, the Washington Post editorial board urged Congress to make the rule law. The board noted that five Republican senators earlier proposed a law phasing in the overtime r... More »

November 14th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — November 14, 2016

Published November 14th, 2016 -

While it has been covered many times in the past week, Marketplace further explores why labor had weakened support for the Democrats this election. While Trump did not win a majority of union households, “he did cut into President Barack Obama’s margin.” Vario... More »

October 31st, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — October 31, 2016

Published October 31st, 2016 -

Happy Halloween! In order to get your fright night started right, check out this list of union-made candies from the AFL-CIO. The Washington Post reports that federal workers earn 34.07% less on average than comparable workers in the private sector. The number... More »

October 17th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — October 17, 2016

Published October 17th, 2016 -

Eleven striking Harvard dining hall workers will appear in court today after being arrested on Friday for blocking traffic during their protest, according to the Harvard Crimson. The workers, which included the president and lead negotiator of their union UNIT... More »

October 3rd, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — October 3, 2016

Published October 3rd, 2016 -

The Cleveland police union has decided to endorse Donald Trump—an unusual step for the union, which doesn’t normally endorse a candidate. The president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association is a big Trump supporter and helped push the vote, which pas... More »

September 19th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — September 19, 2016

Published September 19th, 2016 -

Roughly 20,000 factory workers at two GM plants in Canada will strike if a new contract is not signed by tonight, according to MarketWatch. The president of the union Unifor—Canada’s largest private-sector union—said that recent meetings to secure future work ... More »

September 5th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — September 5, 2016

Published September 5th, 2016 -

Happy Labor Day! While many of us are celebrating (or mourning?) the end of summer and the start of the school year, we cannot forget today’s main purpose: to honor American labor movements. But how did it all start? The answer is grounded in a history of viol... More »