Emily Miller

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June 20th, 2016

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 »

June 6th, 2016

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 »

May 23rd, 2016

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 »

May 9th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — May 9, 2016

Published May 9th, 2016 -

The Chicago Tribune reports that Dunkin’ Donuts workers are suing a Chicago franchisee for wage theft following allegations that shift supervisors were instructed to dock pay to make up for cash register shortages and adjust time sheets so that workers would b... More »

April 27th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — April 27, 2016

Published April 27th, 2016 -

According to the New York Times, 2,000 full time employees of the upstate New York-based Chobani yogurt company recieved ownership stakes in the company yesterday which could be worth up to ten percent of the company in total if it is sold or goes public.  The... More »

April 25th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — April 25, 2016

Published April 25th, 2016 -

Mixed Martial Arts fighters are battling to improve their bargaining power with legislation which would subject their promoter, UFC, to regulations comparable to those in the boxing industry, reports Lydia DePillis of the Washington Post.  The proposed legisla... More »

April 11th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — April 11, 2016

Published April 11th, 2016 -

Hiring may be up as much as 15% for recent college graduates, reports the New York Times.  However, outcomes vary wildly by major, with nursing and civil engineering graduates faring best and anthropology, geography, and mass media majors facing the weakest em... More »

March 28th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — March 28, 2016

Published March 28th, 2016 -

Six years after the recession, ten states still have fewer jobs, a figure which the New York Times reports illustrates the “uneven nature of the rebound since the recession ended in 2009.”  Wyoming has sustained the largest loss, with 3% fewer jobs than it had... More »

March 14th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — March 14, 2016

Published March 14th, 2016 -

The H-1B guest worker program received media attention following the GOP debate Thursday, where candidates strongly condemned the program.  Politico reports that the program, which was created to grant visas to highly skilled workers in jobs that cannot be fil... More »

February 29th, 2016

Today's News and Commentary — February 29, 2016

Published February 29th, 2016 -

Judge William Foust of Dane County, Wisconsin heard arguments on Thursday for a lawsuit brought by the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, the Milwaukee International Association of Machinists, and the Menasha United Steelworkers requesting an injunction from the state’s almos... More »

February 15th, 2016

Today's News and Commentary — February 15th, 2016

Published February 15th, 2016 -

The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., reports that adjunct faculty recently filed notice that they would be holding a union election, joining adjunct groups which are increasingly becoming organized in an attempt to address issues of adjunct pay, benefits,... More »

February 14th, 2016

Weekend News & Commentary — February 13-14, 2016

Published February 14th, 2016 -

On Thursday, West Virginia governor Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed a right-to-work bill and a bill repealing the prevailing minimum wage in the state.  However, the Senate and the House swiftly voted by a majority to override both vetoes on Friday with solely GOP sup... More »