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Today's News & Commentary — May 20, 2015

Published May 20th, 2015 -

Los Angeles has become the latest city to implement a $15 per hour minimum wage, according to the New York Times.  In a 14-1 vote, the city council approved a plan to increase the minimum wage from $9 to $15 by 2020.  Los Angeles County, moreover, is consideri... More »

Today's News & Commentary — April 22, 2015

Published April 22nd, 2015 -

In an interview with the Washington Post, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez sought to push back on claims that the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal currently being considered by Congress would hurt American workers.  Perez argued that unlike previous agreeme... More »

Today's News & Commentary — April 10

Published April 10th, 2015 -

The Huffington Post reports that a group of workers employed under federal contracts at the National Zoo and the Department of Education have filed a complaint with the Department of Labor “alleging that they’ve been illegally underpaid for years.”  The compla... More »

Today's News and Commentary — April 8

Published April 8th, 2015 -

Writing in the New York Times, Noam Scheiber situates a recent labor dispute in Major League Baseball in the context of U.S. labor relations more broadly.  After a team took an action that disadvantaged an up-and-coming star player, the league took a position ... More »

Today's News & Commentary — March 25

Published March 25th, 2015 -

The Los Angeles Times reports that negotiations are set to resume in the Baja California farmworkers’ strike that has “all but stopped the winter harvest, right at its peak.”  Mexican authorities have sent more than 1,000 police and military personnel to the r... More »

Today's News & Commentary — March 11

Published March 11th, 2015 -

An article by the Associated Press situates Wisconsin’s right-to-work law in the broader context of a “general assault on unions” by Republican lawmakers across the country.  In addition to right-to-work laws, a number of states are considering other measures,... More »

Today's News & Commentary — February 25

Published February 25th, 2015 -

The Wisconsin State Legislature began consideration Tuesday of a right-to-work bill, which would permit workers in the state who choose not to join a union, but who nevertheless benefit from union-negotiated contracts, to avoid paying fair-share fees.  The Was... More »

Today's News & Commentary — January 28

Published January 28th, 2015 -

The Wall Street Journal reports on the challenges faced by so-called “on-demand” workers for companies like Uber and TaskRabbit who, as the paper observes, “don’t fit neatly into a regulatory landscape that recognizes only two types of worker: employees in tra... More »

Today's News & Commentary — January 14

Published January 14th, 2015 -

A report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that employers were seeking to fill nearly 5 million open positions, the most since 1999, according to the Los Angeles Times.  However, the strong jobs numbers were accompanied by less encouraging news about w... More »

Today's News & Commentary — November 19

Published November 19th, 2014 -

According to the Huffington Post Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative George Miller held a forum on Capitol Hill yesterday, to which they invited representatives of OUR Walmart, a worker group that has advocated for unionization and living wages at the ... More »