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August 15th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – August 15

Published August 15th, 2014 -

The New York Times reports that the coffee giant Starbucks has announced a revision in its work scheduling policy to better accommodate employees. The move comes after the newspaper published an article highlighting the challenges of working on an erratic sche... More »

August 1st, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – August 1

Published August 1st, 2014 -

The Wall Street Journal reports that thousands of unionized coal miners, electrical workers, and others in Pittsburgh protested against the federal proposal to lower carbon emissions from power plants. The unions, including the United Mine Workers of America, ... More »

July 18th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary – July 18

Published July 18th, 2014 -

The LA Times Editorial Board reports that LA city employee unions will not get their demanded raises for the foreseeable future. The city has been trying to eliminate an ongoing deficit by 2018 even as city employees had been furloughed and denied raises durin... More »

July 3rd, 2014

Today's News & Commentary – July 3

Published July 3rd, 2014 -

According to The Washington Post, more Americans are in part-time jobs today than before the recession. The U.S. government defines “part-time work” as jobs that average less than 35 hours per week. Although the economy made gains in the job market... More »

June 20th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — June 20

Published June 20th, 2014 -

The New York Times reports that American-born Latinos now make up the majority of the Latino workforce in the country. While immigration rates have declined due to the economic recession, births among Mexicans in the U.S. have increased and contributed to the ... More »

June 10th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary: June 10

Published June 10th, 2014 -

According to The Wall Street Journal, the chief executives of some of the nation’s largest company sent a letter to Congress to push for immigration reform. Some of the signatories include the top leaders of Coca-Cola Co., Exelon Corp., Tyson Foods Inc.,... More »

June 8th, 2014

Weekend News and Commentary: June 7-8

Published June 8th, 2014 -

Facing competition from Uber, the app-based car service, taxi drivers in Chicago have organized into a union. With guidance from the New York taxi driver’s union, Chicago drivers formed the United Taxidrivers Community Council which currently has 300 mem... More »

June 6th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — June 6

Published June 6th, 2014 -

The New York Times reports that the United Automobile Workers union has elected a new president to serve a four-year term. Mr. Dennis Williams will negotiate contracts with General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler in 2015, while UAW members continue to protest again... More »