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Weekend News & Commentary—March 15, 2020

Published March 15th, 2020 -

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday to provide aid in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill would provide for certain expansions of paid leave, food assistance, Medicaid coverage and unemployment insurance for people affected by the vir... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary— March 1, 2020

Published March 1st, 2020 -

The novel coronavirus, or covid-19, stands to pose broad and varied challenges for the global economy. This week, several stories focused on the impact an outbreak can have on workers. The Atlantic focused on the way the “culture of the American workplace puts... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary— February 16th, 2020

Published February 16th, 2020 -

The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, the two largest teachers unions in the country, have joined with Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund to call for ending or radically changing unannounced “active shooter drills” in s... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary— February 2, 2020

Published February 2nd, 2020 -

In Skokie, Illinois, the first group of Instacart employees have unionized, voting 10-4 in favor of unionizing with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1546. Unlike the majority of Instacart workers, some 12,000 “shoppers” are legally classified as em... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary— January 26, 2020

Published January 26th, 2020 -

This week, the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School released their Clean Slate for Worker Power, a report re-imagining, rebalancing, and re-vitalizing labor law. The report spans more than 100 pages, outlining a robust and ambitious plan of detaile... More »

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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 »