Emily Miller

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December 5th, 2016

Today's News and Commentary — December 5, 2016

Published December 5th, 2016 -

Democratic lawmakers in California are seeking to pass measures to protect undocumented immigrants, including the provision of legal assistance during deportation proceedings and in criminal court as well as limiting local cooperation with federal immigration ... More »

November 21st, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — November 21, 2016

Published November 21st, 2016 -

Bloomberg reports that over 30% of graduates from for-profit colleges make less than what a person making federal minimum wage would working full-time—around $14,500 per year, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education.  This data corroborates... More »

November 8th, 2016

Today's News and Commentary — November 8, 2016

Published November 8th, 2016 -

Just in time for the election, JD Supra Labor and Employment has published a brief overview of the candidate’s views on workplace laws.  Highlights of Clinton’s plans include her plan to increase the minimum wage to $12 an hour, improve collective bargaining r... More »

October 24th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — October 24, 2016

Published October 24th, 2016 -

The Department of Labor defended a new regulation requiring businesses to disclose recent labor law violations when bidding on federal contracts, urging a Texas Court not to grant a preliminary injunction against the rule, reports Politico.  On Thursday, DOL a... More »

October 10th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — October 10, 2016

Published October 10th, 2016 -

The Boston Globe reported Friday on a claim filed with the EEOC by Shannon Liss-Riordan, the attorney behind the Uber lawsuit, that alleges that Uber’s rating system is racially discriminatory.  Uber has argued that it should not allow passengers to tip driver... More »

September 26th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — September 26, 2016

Published September 26th, 2016 -

A recent op-ed in the Washington Examiner argued that federal lawmakers may be able to address the standstill in federal labor law simply by authorizing waivers which would allow states to opt out of the federal regime.  The waivers would open the door for sta... More »

September 12th, 2016

Today's News and Commentary — September 12, 2016

Published September 12th, 2016 -

Inmates from correctional facilities across several states including Florida, South Carolina, and Texas went on strike Friday over wages and working conditions in prison, reports the Guardian.  The strikes, organized in part by the Incarcerated Workers Organiz... More »

September 7th, 2016

Today's News and Commentary — September 7, 2016

Published September 7th, 2016 -

How do Uber drivers decide when to stop driving for the day?  According to Uber’s internal research, many drivers actually work fewer hours at the busiest times when driving is most profitable, suggesting that these drivers have an income goal in mind and stop... More »

August 24th, 2016

Today's News and Commentary — August 24, 2016

Published August 24th, 2016 -

The Washington Post reported on the backlash from yesterday’s decision by the National Labor Relations Board to allow graduate students to unionize.  The decision has been criticized by both universities and lawmakers, who believe that extending collective bar... More »

August 1st, 2016

Today's News and Commentary — August 1, 2016

Published August 1st, 2016 -

The New York Times reported Saturday that Lee Saunders, the President of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, was a key figure in the recent negotiations on the Democratic Platform’s position on trade agreements like the controver... More »

July 18th, 2016

Today's News and Commentary– July 18, 2016

Published July 18th, 2016 -

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to issue a ruling this summer on whether graduate students are employees with the right to unionize, reports the Wall Street Journal.  Many expect the Board to rule in favor of the graduate students, which would o... More »

July 4th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — July 4, 2016

Published July 4th, 2016 -

Donald Trump’s campaign has set its sights on workers throughout the rustbelt, finding that his message resonates with workers in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin who are frustrated with the depressed wages and job prospects in the post-industrial c... More »