Emily Miller

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Today's News & Commentary — June 20, 2016

Published June 20th, 2016 -

Two former members of Netflix’s “Project Beetlejuice” are suing the streaming company, claiming they were misclassified as independent contractors.  For the project, Netflix hired people to watch programs and choose still images and clips for display on the we... More »

Today's News & Commentary — June 6, 2016

Published June 6th, 2016 -

The Department of Labor released what the L.A. Times is calling a “stunningly bad” jobs report for the month of May last Friday.  The report indicates that job growth slowed dramatically with only 38,000 jobs created in the month of May, the worst growth rate ... More »

Today's News & Commentary — May 23, 2016

Published May 23rd, 2016 -

The temporary-work sector has  seen a loss of 27,400 jobs since December, a sign to some that the economy may be in trouble.  The Wall Street Journal reports that many economists interpret a decline in temporary work as a red flag, given that many firms will i... More »