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Are Workers Protected When They "Like" Facebook Posts?

Published October 6th, 2014 -

Workers are increasingly using social networking sites, like Facebook, to air job-related concerns. Are their posts, tweets, and Facebook “likes” protected under the National Labor Relations Act or the First Amendment? The National Labor Relations Board, the a... More »

September 25th, 2014

Today's News & Commentary — September 25

Published September 25th, 2014 -

As the national debate continues over raising the minimum wage in the fast food, retail, and hotel industries, a new poll suggests that a majority of hiring managers believe that the minimum wage should be higher than the current figure, according to Forbes. M... More »

September 11th, 2014

Today's News & Commentary — September 11

Published September 11th, 2014 -

The Wall Street Journal reports that Gina Raimondo has won Rhode Island’s Democratic primary, beating labor-backed candidates. Raimondo was the state’s General Treasurer, and supported a controversial plan for pension reform while in office. Rhode ... More »

August 28th, 2014

Today's News & Commentary — August 28

Published August 28th, 2014 -

The NLRB is considering another joint employer case. After the Board’s decision to treat McDonalds as a joint employer (which we covered extensively) the agency is inviting parties in a subcontracting case for input on whether it should reevaluate its jo... More »

August 25th, 2014

Today's News & Commentary — August 25

Published August 25th, 2014 -

The consulting firm PwC has published a new report, “The Future of Work: A Journey to 2022.” The report offers three scenarios, or “worlds,” for life in the future workplace: the transformation of large corporations into mini-states, th... More »

August 24th, 2014

Weekend News & Commentary — August 23-24

Published August 24th, 2014 -

Several labor unions participated in a demonstration on Saturday over the death of Eric Garner, a black Staten Island resident who died in police custody. The New York Times reports that the police officer’s union and some members of the United Federatio... More »

July 31st, 2014

Today's News and Commentary — July 31

Published July 31st, 2014 -

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the state’s 2011 law effectively ending collective bargaining rights for public employees, known as Act 10. Writing for the majority, Justice Michael Gableman said, “No matter the limitations or ‘burdens... More »

July 17th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary — July 17

Published July 17th, 2014 -

The Wall Street Journal reports that the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees has converted over 21,000 home healthcare workers to membership status this year. These numbers are part of AFSCME’s larger effort, the 50,000 stronger... More »

July 4th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary — July 4

Published July 4th, 2014 -

The Labor Department reported on Thursday that the U.S. added 288,000 jobs in June and that national unemployment has fallen to 6.1 percent. The New York Times reports that low-wage sectors, like retail and restaurants, also made gains. In a victory for Illino... More »

June 29th, 2014

Weekend News and Commentary — June 28-29

Published June 29th, 2014 -

The recent NLRB v. Noel Canning Supreme Court decision has caused a “scramble” as the National Labor Relations Board revisits hundreds of decisions, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Los Angeles Times opinion page calls the ruling “re... More »

June 19th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary — June 19

Published June 19th, 2014 -

The Boston Herald reports that state lawmakers passed the Massachusetts Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights yesterday. Massachusetts is the fourth state to pass legislation increasing labor protections for domestic workers, following New York, Hawaii, and Califor... More »

June 5th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary — June 5

Published June 5th, 2014 -

Walmart workers across the county went on strike yesterday, demanding higher wages, respect on the job, and an end to retaliation against workers. CNN reported that the strikes were planned to coincide with Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting. In respon... More »