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Today’s News & Commentary — November 13, 2019

Published November 13th, 2019 -

A former McDonald’s employee is suing the company for its pervasive culture of sexual harassment. Plaintiff Jenna Ries alleges that she was frequently harassed by her manager while working at a McDonald’s in Mason, Michigan between 2017 and 2019. Ries told rep... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — October 30, 2019

Published October 30th, 2019 -

The NCAA Board of Governors voted unanimously on Tuesday to start modifying its rules to allow college athletes to profit from their names, images and likenesses “in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.” ESPN reports that the NCAA formed a working gr... More »

October 25th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 25, 2019

Published October 25th, 2019 -

Happy Friday! I’ll start by highlighting two labor and employment writing competitions for law students that are now accepting submissions. First, the Institute for Law and the Workplace at Chicago-Kent College of Law is accepting papers for the annual Louis J... More »

October 16th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 16, 2019

Published October 16th, 2019 -

Yesterday’s Democratic debate featured the 12 remaining candidates onstage in Ohio, debating topics from impeachment to income inequality.  Some labor-related highlights included Sen. Elizabeth Warren arguing that it needs to be easier for workers to join a un... More »

October 2nd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 2, 2019

Published October 2nd, 2019 -

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill allowing college athletes to profit from endorsements—the first of its kind.  In a statement, Newsom noted, “Colleges and universities reap billions from these student athletes’ sacrifices and success but block th... More »

September 18th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 18, 2019

Published September 18th, 2019 -

The Working Families Party announced its support for Elizabeth Warren’s presidential candidacy on Monday.  The New York Times notes that the labor-aligned progressive group’s electoral influence has increased since the last presidential election, in which it e... More »

September 1st, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — August 31-September 1, 2019

Published September 1st, 2019 -

Presidential candidate and Former Vice President Joe Biden is hearing frustrations from a key union in his backyard: the AFL-CIO’s Philadelphia branch.  According to NPR, the AFL-CIO is holding a forum in mid-September, and seven presidential candidates have c... More »

August 23rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 23, 2019

Published August 23rd, 2019 -

On Thursday, Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke released a plan to strengthen unions and boost workers’ wages.  O’Rourke’s plan, which he calls “A 21st Century Labor Contract,” includes extending collective bargaining rights to more public sector ... More »

August 9th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 9, 2019

Published August 9th, 2019 -

ICE agents raided companies across Mississippi on Wednesday, arresting about 680 undocumented immigrants in what might be the largest worksite enforcement action ever in a single state.  The facilities raided included four poultry plants; the New York Times re... More »

July 26th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 26, 2019

Published July 26th, 2019 -

More than 1.3 million Americans have lost their jobs in the past decade as a result of private equity ownership in retail, according to a new report from nonprofits and worker advocacy groups.  This number includes 600,000 retail workers and 728,000 workers in... More »

July 24th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 24, 2019

Published July 24th, 2019 -

The California Supreme Court will rule on whether its landmark Dynamex decision applies retroactively.  In Dynamex v. Operations West, the court previously held that the appropriate test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor is the “ABC... More »

July 12th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 12, 2019

Published July 12th, 2019 -

Yesterday, the American Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education over the public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) program.  The lawsuit alleges that PSLF is so dysfunctional that it violates federal law and the Fifth Amendment ... More »