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Today’s News & Commentary – January 22, 2020

Published January 22nd, 2020 -

In an effort to reach young people interested in careers in security, policing, or the military, the U.S. Border Patrol continues to offer a program for 14-to-20-year-olds called Border Patrol Explorers that has been in existence since 1984. For $25 plus the c... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—January 17, 2020

Published January 17th, 2020 -

Working-class candidates are making personal and financial sacrifices to run for office, despite campaign guidelines specifically intended to make it easier for them to quit their jobs and run. A 2002 Federal Election Commission rule permits candidates running... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — January 14, 2019

Published January 14th, 2020 -

Instacart workers are asking customers of the grocery delivery app to participate in a two-day nationwide boycott next week. Organizers of the boycott have one demand: that the company restores its default tip amount to 10%. Thousands of workers staged a three... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — December 16, 2019

Published December 16th, 2019 -

Last week, Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee took executive action via the state Labor Department to enact the country’s most comprehensive set of overtime regulations for workers, which will restore overtime protections for nearly 420,000 middle-class wo... More »

December 3rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — December 3, 2019

Published December 3rd, 2019 -

Harvard graduate student workers are going on strike today, after university administrators ended a bargaining session with the Harvard Graduate Student Union-UAW yesterday without reaching agreement on a contract. (Full disclosure: Many of OnLabor‘s con... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 19, 2019

Published November 19th, 2019 -

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine announced today that his office is suing food delivery service DoorDash for deceiving consumers by taking tips from food delivery workers. “DoorDash misled consumers, who reasonably believed that their tips wou... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 8, 2019

Published November 8th, 2019 -

Staff at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a historic civil rights organization headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, are forming a union. Yesterday, the News Guild, an affiliate of the Communications Workers of America, delivered a letter to the organization r... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 5, 2019

Published November 5th, 2019 -

After McDonald’s fired its CEO Steve Easterbrook for a relationship with an employee that violated corporate policy, its top human resources officer, David Fairhurst, has also departed as the fast-food giant faces renewed scrutiny of its record on sexual... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 1, 2019

Published November 1st, 2019 -

Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash have unveiled their ballot initiative to undo the worker protections in California’s recently passed AB5 law. While these gig economy giants claim that drivers will receive guaranteed pay equal to 120% of the minimum wage, a stud... More »

October 22nd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 22, 2019

Published October 22nd, 2019 -

Accounting giant Ernst & Young is under fire for a seminar it held for women executives at the height of the #MeToo movement in June 2018. A 55-page presentation used during the day-and-a-half training on women’s “leadership and empowermentR... More »

October 8th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 8th, 2019

Published October 8th, 2019 -

Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in three cases that turn on whether Title VII’s protections against sex discrimination extend to anti-LGBTQ discrimination, as Lolita reported yesterday. Aimee Stephens, Gerald Bostock, and the family of Donald ... More »