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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 »

August 30th, 2019

News & Commentary— August 30th, 2019

Published August 30th, 2019 -

It has been a busy month for the NLRB. In a 3-1 party-line decision on Thursday, the board upheld an agency judge’s ruling that misclassifying workers as independent contractors does not violate federal labor law. The ruling rested on the conclusion that miscl... More »

August 18th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary— August 18, 2019

Published August 18th, 2019 -

This week, Politico reported on tensions between the Trump administration and the once-supportive building trades unions, after revelations about a Labor Department proposal to push forward an industry-led “apprenticeship program” have proven controversial. Th... More »

August 4th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary— August 4th, 2019

Published August 4th, 2019 -

On Saturday, several Democratic presidential candidates headed to Las Vegas for a forum hosted by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. The candidates laid out their plans for the economy and labor law reform in front of an audienc... More »

July 21st, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary —July 21, 2019

Published July 21st, 2019 -

Last week, Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann authored an op-ed for CNN arguing for a hybrid-method to “empower gig workers” without undermining the purported “flexibility” that many gig companies tout as justification for gig workers’ exemption from traditional la... More »

July 7th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — July 7, 2019

Published July 7th, 2019 -

New Hampshire is coming closer to raising their state minimum wage. In June, both houses of the New Hampshire Legislature passed Senate Bill 10. The law would raise New Hampshire’s minimum wage to $12/hour by 2022 for all minimum wage workers. The shift would ... More »