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April 14th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – April 14

Published April 14th, 2014 -

The Boston Globe reports that Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 718 have reached a tentative deal on a collective bargaining agreement. The fire fighters will vote on the contract, whose terms are curre... More »

April 1st, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary – April 1

Published April 1st, 2014 -

The Associated Press reports that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam tied tax credits, grants, and other funding for Chattanooga-based Volkswagen to the failure of United Auto Workers’ unionization drive. WTVF-TV of Nashville has acquired an August 23, 2013 docume... More »

March 28th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary – March 28

Published March 28th, 2014 -

Today’s news features continued coverage of the Chicago regional director of the National Labor Relations Board’s ruling that football players at Northwestern University are employees under the National Labor Relations Act. In a series of articles, the New Yor... More »

February 26th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary – February 26

Published February 26th, 2014 -

According to Reuters, five Volkswagen workers have filed a petition asking to intervene in the United Auto Worker’s pending election objection before the National Labor Relations Board. The five Chattanooga workers argue that the UAW and Volkswagen colluded in... More »

February 11th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary – February 11

Published February 11th, 2014 -

The New York Times reports on a three-month long lockout at a Kellogg’s cereal plant in Memphis, Tennessee. Workers represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union were locked out after refusing to allow Kellogg’... More »

January 27th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary – January 27

Published January 27th, 2014 -

Steve Greenhouse of the the New York Times reports that a proposed increase in the tipped minimum wage faces significant resistance from the National Restaurant Association. Under federal law, the tipped minimum wage is $2.13 an hour, while employers have an o... More »