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January 29th, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — January 29

Published January 29th, 2015 -

A personal tech post in the New York Times explores the possible extension of “Uberization:” “chop[ping] up a broad array of traditional jobs into discrete tasks that can be assigned to people just when they’re needed, with wages set by... More »

January 15th, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — January 15

Published January 15th, 2015 -

President Obama will direct federal agencies to give their employees up to six weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child, the New York Times reports. If the President does not receive Congressional approval, he will sign a memorandum mandating... More »

January 1st, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — January 1

Published January 1st, 2015 -

Minimum wage increases went into effect in 20 states today, according to the New York Times. The increases range from a few pennies to $1.25 more an hour. Washington state has the highest wage at $9.47. In other states, like Massachusetts, the wage increase is... More »

December 18th, 2014

Today's News & Commentary — December 18

Published December 18th, 2014 -

An editorial in the Wall Street Journal discusses this Talking Points Memo regarding police unions’ reactions to the recent national backlash against police brutality. The author argues that the police should refrain from engaging in political controvers... More »

 

Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right to Work Law

Published December 9th, 2014 -

Opponents of right to work laws recently suffered setbacks in Indiana. The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 brought a lawsuit in February of this year, claiming that Indiana’s right-to-work law violated the state constitution. Lake County j... More »

December 4th, 2014

Today's News & Commentary — December 4

Published December 4th, 2014 -

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry has issued a statement in response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict the police office who killed Eric Garner. “From the streets of Ferguson to Times Square in New York, our communities have come together in d... More »

November 20th, 2014

Today's News & Commentary — November 20

Published November 20th, 2014 -

The bus drivers who shuttle Facebook employees to and from work voted to join Teamsters Local 853, the New York Times reports. The drivers main concerns are an inadequate hourly pay rate and a split shift schedule. Loop Transportation, the contractor which emp... More »

 

Labor Supports the People's Climate March

Published November 12th, 2014 -

Unions and environmentalists are not traditionally thought of as allies. Labor, the story goes, supports job growth in unionized sectors despite the environmental consequences. The environmental movement, in turn, has been deaf to concerns that environmental r... More »

November 6th, 2014

Today's News & Commentary — November 6

Published November 6th, 2014 -

The Wall Street Journal calls Tuesday’s election results a “blow to organized labor.” Republican governors held on to their seats in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, and Maine despite targeting by the AFL-CIO for pushing anti-union measure... More »

November 2nd, 2014

Weekend News & Commentary — November 1-2

Published November 2nd, 2014 -

Union leaders are worried about a potential passage of a right to work law in Kentucky, Politico reports. Labor advocates predict that if Mitch McConnell wins on Tuesday, state Republicans will ride on his coattails turning the state’s legislature majori... More »

October 23rd, 2014

Today's News & Commentary — October 23

Published October 23rd, 2014 -

The ride sharing app Uber is recruiting veterans to work as drivers, the Boston Globe reports. Uber representatives attended a veteran job fair in Boston last week to pitch the company to former service members looking for work. The recruitment effort is part ... More »

October 9th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary — October 9, 2014

Published October 9th, 2014 -

The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday over whether Amazon must pay its warehouse workers for the time they spend waiting to go through security screening at the end of their shifts, the New York Times reports. A 1947 law, the Portal-to-Portal Act, states... More »