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Today’s News & Commentary — October 16, 2017

Published October 16th, 2017 -

Today, the Department of Labor will announce 23 members of the president’s apprenticeship task force.  The Wall Street Journal reports that the group will consist of corporate executives, labor unions, and governors and that the task force will be charged with... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — October 2, 2017

Published October 2nd, 2017 -

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear the consolidated cases of Murphy Oil USA, Epic Systems, and Ernst and Young today, David Freeman Engstrom penned an op-ed in the New York Times arguing for workplace class actions.  He noted that as union membership and re... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 18, 2017

Published September 18th, 2017 -

Last Thursday, a new union of nontenure-track faculty at Northwestern University filed a charge with the NLRB that accused the university of violating labor laws by refusing to bargain over a first contract.  The Chicago Tribune reports that the NLRB certified... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 4, 2017

Published September 4th, 2017 -

In honor of Labor Day, most of the major news outlets have labor-themed editorials and op-eds today.  OnLabor has a wrap up of them here. Politico reports that, according to sources familiar with President Trump’s thinking, the White House has decided to end t... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 21, 2017

Published August 21st, 2017 -

Good Jobs Nation, a coalition launched in 2013 to pressure the Obama administration on trade and wage issues, today launches a two-week tour throughout the Midwest.  The tour is one of a number of efforts by labor leaders to pressure the Trump White House to d... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 7, 2017

Published August 7th, 2017 -

The Wall Street Journal reports that Americans are less likely to be laid off than at any point in at least 50 years.  In July, only 66 of every 10,000 people in the workforce claimed new unemployment benefits, trending at the lowest point on record going back... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 24, 2017

Published July 24th, 2017 -

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer published an op-ed in today’s N.Y. Times, in which he outlined the Democratic Party’s “better deal” for American workers.  The three stated goals of the new agenda are to increase pay, reduce expenses, and provide workers w... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 10, 2017

Published July 10th, 2017 -

Recently, a federal magistrate judge in San Francisco ruled to allow a labor lawsuit against GrubHub to go forward, denying the company’s motion for summary judgment.  Lawson v. GrubHub was first filed in 2015, and it is one example of an ongoing case th... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 26, 2017

Published June 26th, 2017 -

Today, President Trump meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House.  Bloomberg reports that one of Modi’s top priorities will be to convince Trump to continue the H-1B visa program, which has let thousands of skilled Indian workers live i... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 12, 2017

Published June 12th, 2017 -

This week, President Trump will make the expansion of apprenticeship programs the center of his labor policy.  The Wall Street Journal reports that these programs could help fill the record number of job openings—6 million in April.  While Trump’s proposed bud... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 29, 2017

Published May 29th, 2017 -

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced legislation on Thursday to promote innovative ways to offer portable benefits to workers engaged in temporary, contract, or on-demand work.  The Portable Benefits for Independent Work... More »