Alison Deich

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January 6th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary–January 6

Published January 6th, 2014 -

The New York Times notes that the Obama Administration has continued to call on Congress to restore long-term unemployment insurance benefits for 1.3 million Americans. Gene Sperling, President Obama’s top economic adviser, has argued that continued unemployme... More »

December 23rd, 2013

Today's News and Commentary–December 23

Published December 23rd, 2013 -

According to the New York Times, the United States has purchased uniforms and other clothing from overseas plants that break local labor laws. The Department of Labor insists that the United States has a “zero tolerance policy” for clothing suppliers who viola... More »

December 9th, 2013

Today's News and Commentary–December 9

Published December 9th, 2013 -

According to the Wall Street Journal, teachers across the country will participate in a national “Day of Action” today. The teachers plan to rally to “reclaim the promise of public education.” In New York, teachers will wear blue as they call for more funding ... More »


Loans, Deliveries and Money in Mulhall

Published December 4th, 2013 -

In Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall, the parties have asked the Supreme Court to interpret §302 of the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), which provides that an employer may not “pay, lend, or deliver… any money or other thing of value” to a union. Unite He... More »

November 25th, 2013

Today's News and Commentary–November 25

Published November 25th, 2013 -

In the Los Angeles Times, U.S. Representative Janice Hahn called on Americans to support truck drivers who move goods from the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. Last week, some truck drivers called a one-day strike to protest their working conditions. Represen... More »

November 11th, 2013

Today's News and Commentary–November 11

Published November 11th, 2013 -

The New York Times reports that, on Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall. The piece quotes Professor Sachs, who has observed that Mulhall is potentially “the most significant labor case in a generation.” OnLabor w... More »

October 28th, 2013

Today's News and Commentary–October 28

Published October 28th, 2013 -

The New York Times reports that an arbitrator resolved a labor contract dispute between the Resorts World Casino and the Hotel Trades Council (a union that represents Resorts World employees). The arbitrator supplied the terms of a new, three-year contract wit... More »

October 20th, 2013

This Weekend's News and Commentary–October 19-20

Published October 20th, 2013 -

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike continues. The Washington Post reports that Antonette Bryant, the president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 (ATU), will present management’s final contract offer to ATU members; nevertheless, she expects that th... More »

October 14th, 2013

Today's News and Commentary–October 14

Published October 14th, 2013 -

The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and San Francisco Chronicle all report that, last night, San Francisco Bay-area transit unions postponed their strike deadline by 24 hours; the new deadline is 11:59 tonight. For mont... More »

September 30th, 2013

Today's News and Commentary–September 30

Published September 30th, 2013 -

The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal report that federal workers are bracing themselves for a potential government shutdown. These workers have already endured a three-year wage freeze, and months of furloughs forced by the sequestration. At midnigh... More »

September 16th, 2013

Today's News and Commentary–September 16, 2013

Published September 16th, 2013 -

The Washington Post reports that the gap between the unemployment rates for the highest- and lowest- income American families is the largest it has been in a decade. The unemployment rate for families earning less than $20,000 per year is greater than 21 perce... More »

September 2nd, 2013

Today's News and Commentary–September 2

Published September 2nd, 2013 -

Happy Labor Day! To celebrate the holiday, the Washington Post interviewed four workers from the D.C. area about “what they do and why they do it.” The Post also published excerpts from an interview with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. The interview touches upon... More »