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May 16th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary— May 16, 2016

Published May 16th, 2016 -

The Massachusetts Teachers Association has dedicated over $9 million to combat the ballot initiative that would lift the current cap on charter schools throughout the Commonwealth, reports The Boston Globe.  Over 1,600 of the union’s registered delegates voted... More »

May 2nd, 2016

Today's News & Commentary — May 2, 2016

Published May 2nd, 2016 -

One thousand Uber Drivers in New York State are now card-carrying members of an association, the Amalgamated Local Livery Employees in Solidarity (Alles), dedicated to protecting members from expense claims and advocating for tighter regulations of ride-sharin... More »

April 18th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — April 18, 2016

Published April 18th, 2016 -

Protesters will once again take to the Guggenheim to demand that labor protections be incorporated into the museum’s expansion into Abu Dubai, says The New York Times.  The organizers, part of the group Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction (G.U.L.F), previously staged pr... More »

April 4th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary—April 4, 2016

Published April 4th, 2016 -

The largest US border patrol union has endorsed Republican Donald Trump for president, raising eyebrows among AFL-CIO constituents.  Up until this election cycle, the National Border Patrol Council had followed a longstanding policy of not throwing its support... More »

March 21st, 2016

Today's News & Commentary— March 21, 2016

Published March 21st, 2016 -

Now that the Labor Department’s new standards for overtime pay are pending before the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), national leaders are taking positions.  The overtime rules, which date back to March 2014, would expand overtime coverage... More »

March 7th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary—March 7, 2016

Published March 7th, 2016 -

Unions to the rescue in Flint, Michigan.  A year ago Flint residents discovered that their drinking water supply had been contaminated by lead.  Now, CNN reports that the Union Labor Life Insurance Company and American Federation of Teachers are investing $25 ... More »

February 22nd, 2016

Today's News & Commentary—February 22, 2016

Published February 22nd, 2016 -

Has Maine achieved full employment?  Effectively, yes, says Charles Lawton, the chief economist at the Maine consulting firm Planning Decisions, speaking to the Portland Press Herald.  In December, only 5,602 of 197,201 individuals in the greater Portland area... More »

February 8th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary—February 8, 2016

Published February 8th, 2016 -

The January jobs report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday has been the subject of economic forecasts over the weekend.  According to the report, nonagricultural employment rose by 151,000 and the unemployment rate fell to 4.9%, which is the... More »

January 25th, 2016

Today's News & Commentary—January 25, 2016

Published January 25th, 2016 -

Blizzard or no blizzard, it was business as usual for many of New York City’s workers.  While most of the city prepared for Saturday’s storm by taking shelter at Mayor DeBlasio’s behest, others simply had to go to work.  Nurses and airport personnel, apartment... More »

January 11th, 2016

Today’s News & Commentary — January 11, 2016

Published January 11th, 2016 -

In an op-ed for Forbes, “Seattle Food Jobs Soar After $11 Minimum Wage Starts,” Erik Sherman offers hard data to disabuse the notion that Seattle’s decision to raise the minimum wage would “crush restaurant employment.”  The immediate aftermath of the city’s w... More »

January 1st, 2016

Today's News & Commentary—January 1, 2016

Published January 1st, 2016 -

New year, new laws. According to the National Conference of State Legislators 14 states begin 2016 with higher minimum wages.  Of those, 12 have raised the minimum wage via legislation while the other two will raise the floor automatically to keep up with cost... More »

December 28th, 2015

Today's News & Commentary — December 28, 2015

Published December 28th, 2015 -

Newly-unionized medical residents at the University of Washington, currently in negotiations for higher pay and benefits, now have the support of five of Seattle’s City Council members, reports The Seattle Times.  In a letter to the UW president the Council me... More »