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Weekend News & Commentary— January 19, 2020

Published January 19th, 2020 -

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA). The act would make it easier for older workers suing under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to prove their case in court,... More »

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Daily News & Commentary— January 9, 2020

Published January 9th, 2020 -

Workers at Delta Airlines are suing Lands’ End over health concerns they attribute to negligently made uniforms. They filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, alleging that the uniforms were tested and showed “several heavy metals and chemicals present above safe levels, i... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary — December 22, 2019

Published December 22nd, 2019 -

In 2020, a number of unions representing airline workers will bargain with near every major airline. United, American, Southwest, and Delta will be brought to the bargaining table to discuss new contracts for pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, and other wor... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary—December 8th, 2019

Published December 8th, 2019 -

This week, CBS News brought some attention to “outdated rules” in the Fair Labor Standards Act that exempt workers at theater chains like AMC from receiving overtime protections. Workers scheduled for 80-hour weeks or holiday shifts see no increase in their ba... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary — November 24th, 2019

Published November 24th, 2019 -

17 workers in Chicago-area McDonald’s workers are suing the fast-food chain alleging that it did not do enough to protect them from violence at work. While 90% of McDonald’s stores are operated by franchisees, the suit casts blame on corporate, focusing on the... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary — Nov 10, 2019

Published November 10th, 2019 -

The “shoppers” who complete Instacart grocery delivery orders went on strike this week, alleging significant problems with the app’s structure that are familiar throughout the gig economy. As independent contractors, the shoppers are subject to unpredictable p... More »

October 27th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary— October 27, 2019

Published October 27th, 2019 -

The 40-day UAW strike came to an end of Friday, as workers approved a 4-year deal by 57.2%. The contract includes major wins for workers. In addition to promised raises and performance bonuses, it remedies the long-criticized “two-tier” system. The contract la... More »

October 13th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — Oct 13, 2019

Published October 13th, 2019 -

On Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed new worker-protection legislation into law. AB51 forbids employers from requiring employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment, and AB9 extends the time-limit for employees... More »

October 11th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary— Oct 11th, 2019

Published October 11th, 2019 -

UAW workers are still striking for better wages, job security, and working conditions at GM. As the 49,000 workers continue their efforts, union leadership met with GM CEO Mary Barra on Wednesday at GM’s Detroit headquarters. While the meeting did not produce ... More »

October 3rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — Oct 3rd, 2019

Published October 3rd, 2019 -

The New York Times published a piece this week reviewing the re-emergence of a conversation about compensating unpaid domestic labor. While showcasing certain policy proposals by campaigning Democratic candidates, it traces the roots of these ideas to both the... More »

September 15th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary— September 15th, 2019

Published September 15th, 2019 -

  Before the California legislature’s session ending on Friday, lawmakers brought a broad variety of labor issues to the forefront. As Jared reported, the legislature passed AB5, a bill that would largely codify the Dynamex decision and potentially correc... More »

September 6th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary— September 6, 2019

Published September 6th, 2019 -

The Department of Labor released August job numbers today to mixed response. The report showed that the economy added 130,000 jobs in August, lower than the Reuters projection of closer to 158,000. The report also revised previous-months’ findings by 20,000. T... More »