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Today’s News & Commentary — December 5, 2019

Published December 5th, 2019 -

The Trump administration’s Department of Agriculture has finalized a rule making it harder for states to waive requirements that certain SNAP benefits recipients work at least 20 hours a week in order to receive their food stamps.  While recipients are general... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 21, 2019

Published November 21st, 2019 -

United Auto Workers (UAW) President Gary Jones resigned yesterday after the union’s executive board announced it would commence removal proceedings against Jones and another UAW official, Vance Pearson.  Jones and Pearson are said to have been involved in a co... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 7, 2019

Published November 7th, 2019 -

On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit held that government employees who paid agency fees to public sector unions cannot recover fees collected prior to the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME.  The plaintiff in Tuesday’s case was Mark Janus himself.  W... More »

October 24th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 24, 2019

Published October 24th, 2019 -

The National Labor Relations Board plans to reconsider its successor bar doctrine in a case called American Water.  Under the doctrine, when a successor employer follows its legal obligation to recognize the previously chosen collective bargaining representati... More »

October 20th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — October 19-20, 2019

Published October 20th, 2019 -

At The New York Times, Noam Scheiber asks why there are so many workers on strike despite signs of a robust economy.  He then explains that it is precisely because the economy is strong that employees are now fighting for their fair share of corporate profits ... More »

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Commentary Round-up for Bostock and Harris Oral Arguments

Published October 10th, 2019 -

On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a group of cases that will determine whether Title VII’s prohibition against discrimination because of sex extends to discrimination because of sexual orientation and gender identity.  The unifying theme was... More »

October 10th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 10, 2019

Published October 10th, 2019 -

Yesterday The New York Times spotlighted a post-Janus battle in Alaska over public sector union membership.  While Alaska has traditionally been friendly union territory, Governor Mike Dunleavy, a conservative Republican who took office late last year, has sho... More »

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Bostock and Harris Oral Argument Transcripts

Published October 8th, 2019 -

The Supreme Court has posted the transcripts of this morning’s oral arguments in Bostock (consolidated with Zarda) and Harris.  Justice Gorsuch said that an interpretation of Title VII favoring LGBTQ workers will result in “massive social upheaval,” but early ... More »

September 26th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 26, 2019

Published September 26th, 2019 -

Yesterday the House Education and Labor Committee approved the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act in a 26-21 vote.  It now proceeds to the House Committee on Rules.  Among other reforms, the bill would broaden the definitions of employee and employer u... More »

September 12th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 12, 2019

Published September 12th, 2019 -

In response to the California legislature’s passage of Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), a bill that largely codifies the California Supreme Court’s decision last year in Dynamex Operations West, Uber is claiming that it will continue to classify its workers as independe... More »