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Today’s News & Commentary — March 5, 2020

Published March 5th, 2020 -

France’s high court has ruled that Uber drivers are properly classified as employees.  The court’s opinion described drivers’ relationship to the ride-share platform as one of “subordination,” because drivers do not build their own clientele or set prices.  Th... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — Feb. 20, 2020

Published February 20th, 2020 -

Last month, the WNBA signed a new tentative bargaining agreement with the Women’s National Basketball Players Association.  As Teen Vogue explains, proponents hope that the agreement will improve the lives of players, who under the current agreement are often ... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — Feb. 6, 2020

Published February 6th, 2020 -

Child care workers in California have called for a union election.  The election is part of a sixteen-year organizing effort by Child Care Providers United, a joint initiative from the SEIU and AFSCME.  Workers who provide child care services to California fam... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — January 23, 2019

Published January 23rd, 2020 -

OnLabor’s own Ben Sachs and Sharon Block have launched their recommendations for building a new labor law.  As Sharon and Ben explain in a Newsweek op-ed, the recommendations are the culmination of the Clean Slate for Worker Power project, a multi-year collabo... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary — January 5, 2020

Published January 5th, 2020 -

California’s controversial AB5 law came into effect on January 1, to fierce opposition from industry.  The law codifies the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex test for classifying workers as employees, rather than independent contractors.  Last week, Uber and ... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary — December 15, 2019

Published December 15th, 2019 -

Presidential candidates are planning to boycott the upcoming Democratic debate if an ongoing labor dispute at Loyola Marymount University is not resolved.  Food service workers at Loyola Marymount, which is scheduled to host the debate, have been in negotiatio... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — December 12, 2019

Published December 12th, 2019 -

After months of bipartisan haggling, the House has passed one of the largest military-spending bills in history.  Included in the $738 billion-dollar package are a 3% pay increase for military servicemembers and twelve weeks of parental leave for all federal e... More »

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Harvard Students Deserve a Fair Contract

Published December 4th, 2019 -

During my first year at Harvard Law School, a professor of mine won a prestigious academic award. The prize, he told us, was a research grant so large he didn’t know what to do with it. Did we have any suggestions? At the time, the law school was paying ... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 28, 2019

Published November 28th, 2019 -

  Happy Thanksgiving! Here at OnLabor, we are thankful for the workers who grow our food, transport our loved ones, and do the innumerable other things that make our celebrations possible.  We are also thankful for an increasingly robust national conversa... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 14, 2019

Published November 14th, 2019 -

Janitors, cooks, operating room assistants, and other low-paid employees of the University of California medical system are on strike this week to protest the UC system’s reliance on outsourcing contracts.  The striking workers are members of AFSCME 3299, whic... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — October 31, 2019

Published October 31st, 2019 -

Fifteen days into the Chicago Teachers Union strike (which we have covered elsewhere), delegates for the union say they have reached a tentative agreement with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.  The agreement includes a commitment to enforceable class size caps an... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — October 17, 2019

Published October 17th, 2019 -

  It’s a gangbusters day for strike news. The Chicago Teachers Union is officially on strike after failing to reach a last-minute deal with the city.  The union, whose latest contract expired in June, is asking for a 15% pay raise over three years, limits... More »