Brett M. Kalikow

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May 22nd, 2014

Today’s News — May 22

Published May 22nd, 2014 -

The Wall Street Journal reports that Fiat Chrysler’s Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne “wants to replace the two-tier wage structure for hourly workers at the auto maker’s U.S. factories.” The United Auto Workers union is “scheduled to negotiate a new master a... More »

April 23rd, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — April 23

Published April 23rd, 2014 -

Pilots at JetBlue Airways have voted to unionize, with 71% voting in favor of joining the Air Line Pilots Association, the Wall Street Journal reports. The pilots had previously rejected unionization in 2009 and 2011. Additional coverage can be found at the Wa... More »

April 10th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — April 10

Published April 10th, 2014 -

The Paycheck Fairness Act fell short in the Senate yesterday, as it failed to garner the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster, the New York Times reports. As the Huffington Post notes, this is the third time the Act has failed in the Senate. An ... More »


EEOC Meeting on Social Media and the Workplace

Published April 1st, 2014 -

On March 12, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting that according to EEOC Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien “helped the EEOC understand how social media is being used in the employment context and what impact it may have on th... More »

March 20th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — March 20

Published March 20th, 2014 -

The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire blog reports on new hurdles in the effort to extend unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed. The National Association of State Workforce Agencies issued a letter to the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders in... More »

February 27th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — February 27

Published February 27th, 2014 -

The New York City Council passed a bill to expand paid sick leave on Wednesday, the New York Times reports. The bill requires “businesses with five or more employees to provide up to five paid days off a year if the employees or their relatives become ill.” Th... More »

February 13th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — February 13

Published February 13th, 2014 -

Coverage continues of this week’s vote by workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee on whether to join the United Auto Workers union and establish a works council. The Wall Street Journal had multiple pieces covering the story yesterday. An edi... More »

January 30th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — January 30

Published January 30th, 2014 -

On Wednesday, President Obama followed through on his State of the Union announcement to create new “MyRA” employer-sponsored savings accounts, the New York Times reports. These “starter” retirement savings accounts will allow individuals “to save up to $15,00... More »

January 15th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — January 15

Published January 15th, 2014 -

Although Congress is moving forward with an omnibus spending bill, efforts to extend unemployment benefits for the 1.3 million long-term unemployed stalled yesterday, as two proposals failed to clear procedural hurdles in the Senate. Coverage can be found at t... More »

January 1st, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — January 1

Published January 1st, 2014 -

Happy New Year from On Labor! Just hours before participating in the New Year’s festivities in New York City, Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor issued a temporary stay “block[ing] the Obama administration from forcing some religious affiliated groups to pr... More »

December 18th, 2013

Today’s News and Commentary — December 18

Published December 18th, 2013 -

The Washington Post reports that the National Association of Manufacturers filed a lawsuit challenging the Labor Department’s 2010 rule requiring federal contractors to post notices informing workers of their rights to “organize unions, bargain collectively, a... More »