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Today’s News & Commentary — January 8, 2019

Published January 8th, 2020 -

The New York Times reports that the American Federation of Musicians and Employers’ Pension Fund—the largest musicians’ pension plan in the United States—is seeking to cut benefits that have already been earned by thousands of musicians to prevent the plan fro... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — December 11, 2019

Published December 11th, 2019 -

Yesterday, Sejal wrote about how House Democrats and the Trump Administration are about to agree on a trade deal, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which the President views as a replacement for NAFTA. Bloomberg reports that while AFL-CIO Pres... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — December 9, 2019

Published December 9th, 2019 -

Less than a year after Amazon dropped its plans to build a second headquarters in New York City, the company has signed a lease for 335,000 of office space in Hudson Yards, on Manhattan’s west side. The office will have around 1,500 employees. Amazon is taking... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 27, 2019

Published November 27th, 2019 -

It’s a big news week for Amazon. First, the New York Times published a feature on the grassroots alliance developing against the company. Athena, a new coalition made up of three dozen grassroots groups, is trying to unify resistance to Amazon that is beginnin... More »

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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 »