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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 »

June 28th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 28, 2019

Published June 28th, 2019 -

The Democratic debates kicked off this week on Wednesday and Thursday, and POLITICO reports that all of the candidates support raising the federal minimum wage to $15, except for two.  Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet supports raising the hourly federal minimum to... More »

June 14th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 14, 2019

Published June 14th, 2019 -

The upcoming Supreme Court term could be “the term of ERISA,” according to Bloomberg.  The justices have already agreed to hear two cases involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and could hear up to four.  In Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committ... More »

June 12th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 12, 2019

Published June 12th, 2019 -

Five senators signed on to a letter by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) calling on McDonald’s to require franchisees to implement its newly updated harassment policies.  The letter points out that “independently owned operations make up the vast majority of the o... More »

May 31st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — May 31, 2019

Published May 31st, 2019 -

Yesterday, JPMorgan Chase announced a tentative settlement in a class-action case brought by a father who was denied the company’s 16 weeks of parental leave on the grounds that he was not the “primary caregiver.”  The company will pay $5 million into a fund t... More »

May 10th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — May 10, 2019

Published May 10th, 2019 -

In a regulatory filing with the SEC on Thursday, Uber reported that it has reached agreements that will end a “large majority” of the over 60,000 arbitration claims drivers have filed alleging misclassification as independent contractors, rather than employees... More »

May 3rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — May 3, 2019

Published May 3rd, 2019 -

On Thursday, House and Senate Democrats introduced the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which seeks to strengthen workers’ rights to organize and bargain. Some of the bill’s highlights: Amending the definition of employee to prevent misclassificatio... More »

April 19th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 19, 2019

Published April 19th, 2019 -

The Stop & Shop strike continues, with over 31,000 workers off the job to protest attempted cuts to their pay and benefits.  Workers were visited yesterday by former Vice President Joe Biden, who offered support.  “I know you’re used to hearing polit... More »

April 5th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 5, 2019

Published April 5th, 2019 -

ICE conducted its largest workplace raid in over a decade this week, arresting over 280 employees of CVE Technology Group in a suburb of Dallas, Texas.  The arrested individuals are predominantly women from countries including El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Ni... More »

March 22nd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 22, 2019

Published March 22nd, 2019 -

President Trump erroneously blamed the United Auto Workers union for the closure of the Lordstown GM factory in Ohio, stating in a speech that “[t]hey could’ve kept that gorgeous plant . . . Lower your dues. Lower your dues.”  The plant’s closure—which was a d... More »

March 8th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 8, 2019

Published March 8th, 2019 -

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown announced that he will not run for president in 2020.  Brown already completed a tour of early primary states, where he emphasized a message of economic opportunity and dignity of work.  “We’ve seen candidates begin taking up the dig... More »

February 22nd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — February 22, 2019

Published February 22nd, 2019 -

Google is ending forced arbitration for all current and former employees, a policy that will go into effect on March 21.  This change comes after months of advocacy efforts from employees, who staged a 20,000 employee walk out in November and took to Twitter a... More »