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May 14th, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — May 14, 2015

Published May 14th, 2015 -

The American Civil Liberties Union is urging the EEOC and other state and federal agencies to investigate potential gender discrimination in Hollywood’s hiring practices, the Los Angeles Times reports. Citing various studies, the ACLU points out that the... More »

May 7th, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — May 7, 2015

Published May 7th, 2015 -

The New York Times writes about the working conditions of the city’s manicurists. New employees, most of whom are immigrants, begin by paying a “training fee.” Their employers often do not pay the manicurists at all for the first few months, ... More »

April 24th, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — April 24, 2015

Published April 24th, 2015 -

Lynne C. Hermie, the attorney who successfully represented the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers against a sex discrimination claim, will now represent Twitter in a discrimination lawsuit filed by a female employee, the Wall Street Jour... More »

April 23rd, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — April 23, 2015

Published April 23rd, 2015 -

Approximately 40 contract workers walked off their jobs in the U.S. Senate to join more than 1,000 activists calling for President Obama and Congress to pay federal contractors more, according to CNN. Obama passed an Executive Order in February raising the hou... More »

April 9th, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — April 9, 2015

Published April 9th, 2015 -

Mark Bittman, writing in the New York Times, asks whether McDonalds efforts to transform its image is too little, too late. The fast food chain recently announced that it would raise the salaries of minimum wage workers by $1, a change that only affects 11% of... More »

March 26th, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — March 26

Published March 26th, 2015 -

On Wednesday agribusinesses will begin negotiations with the coalition of Baja California farmworkers who are on strike, the Los Angeles Times reports. After more than 200 people were arrested in last week’s protests, 1,000 police and soldiers have been ... More »

March 12th, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — March 12

Published March 12th, 2015 -

In Wisconsin, the state AFL-CIO and two local unions filed a lawsuit this week arguing that Wisconsin’s new right to work law is unconstitutional, according to the New York Times. The unions argue that the law, which prohibits unions from requiring worke... More »

February 26th, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — February 26

Published February 26th, 2015 -

In Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker is preparing to sign a right to work bill that the state’s Republicans are fast-tracking through the state legislature, the New York Times reports. Mr. Walker said repeatedly on the campaign trail that right to work le... More »

February 12th, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — February 12

Published February 12th, 2015 -

A continuing labor dispute between members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and shipowners continues to cause delays at West Coast seaports, the New York Times reports. Employees and management offer different explanations for the delays. The... More »

January 30th, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — January 30

Published January 30th, 2015 -

In continuing news from Ferguson, Missouri, the city’s public safety committee meeting grew tense after a participant accused Jeff Roorda, a police union official, of pushing her. The Los Angeles Times reports that Mr. Roorda, who was wearing a “I ... More »