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October 17th, 2019

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 »

September 29th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — September 29, 2019

Published September 29th, 2019 -

The Chicago Teachers Union has voted to authorize a strike, which will likely be scheduled for mid-October.  The union’s latest contract expired in June.   In three months of contract negotiations, the union and the city have failed to reach an agreement on pa... More »

September 19th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 19, 2019

Published September 19th, 2019 -

California governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 5 into law.  The statute, which we have covered extensively, will require companies to classify workers as employees, rather than contractors, if those workers perform duties that fall within the company’s usual c... More »

September 5th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—September 5, 2019

Published September 5th, 2019 -

The observance of Labor Day earlier this week has inspired a bumper crop of commentary on the history, present, and future of the American worker.  In the New York Times, Noam Scheiber examines the relationship between established unions and grassroots labor a... More »

August 21st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 21, 2019

Published August 21st, 2019 -

Legendary labor activist Dolores Huerta was arrested in Fresno Tuesday during a protest in support of raising wages for home healthcare workers.  Huerta, who is eighty-nine, was arrested alongside seven others while demonstrating outside of a meeting of the Fr... More »

August 8th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 8, 2019

Published August 8th, 2019 -

A Walmart corporate employee called for a worker walkout in protest of the retailer’s position regarding the sale of guns.  Earlier this week, Thomas Marshall, a 23-year-old employee of Walmart’s e-commerce workforce, urged Walmart employees to call in sick on... More »

July 25th, 2019

Today’s News and Commentary — July 25, 2019

Published July 25th, 2019 -

Yesterday, Chicago’s City Council unanimously approved the Fair Workweek Ordinance, which requires certain employers to provide workers with “fair and equitable” work schedules.  The ordinance imposes predictive scheduling requirements on bus... More »

July 19th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—July 19, 2019

Published July 19th, 2019 -

President Trump plans to nominate Eugene Scalia to succeed Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor.   Scalia—son of Nino—served as Solicitor of Labor under President George W. Bush, and is currently Co-Chair of the Administrative Law and Regulatory Group at Gib... More »

 

Today’s News & Commentary—July 11, 2019

Published July 11th, 2019 -

Dunkin’ (formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts), has been systematically cracking down on franchisees that hire undocumented workers, The New Food Economy reports.  Since last September, a Dunkin’ parent company has sought to terminate dozens of f... More »

June 27th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 27, 2019

Published June 27th, 2019 -

The Supreme Court has declined an invitation to substantially weaken the administrative state.  In a divided decision, the Court chose not to overturn Auer v. Robbins and Bowles v. Seminole Rock & Sand Co., which require courts to defer to administrative a... More »

June 13th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—June 13, 2019

Published June 13th, 2019 -

Nevada has enacted a slew of new laws aimed at protecting workers.  Yesterday, Governor Steve Sisolak signed a measure allowing state employees to engage in collective bargaining.  Although the state will retain final say on some key bargaining subjects – incl... More »

June 7th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—June 7, 2019

Published June 7th, 2019 -

National Nurses United (NNU) and Johns Hopkins Hospital have reached a settlement affirming nurses’ right to unionize without interference from their employer.  The hospital’s 3,200 nurses began their organizing campaign last spring; by June, they had filed ch... More »