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Today’s News & Commentary — January 13, 2020

Published January 13th, 2020 -

On Sunday, the Department of Labor announced a final rule for its updated regulations on joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule relies on a four-factor balancing test to determine joint employer status, considering “wheth... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — December 20, 2019

Published December 20th, 2019 -

On Thursday, the Writers Guild of America (East) filed an unfair labor practice charge against Hearst Magazines. In a November meeting, Hearst invited every employee it deemed to be a supervisor and told them that they could not legally sign a union card. Hear... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — December 17, 2019

Published December 17th, 2019 -

This week, thousands of therapists, psychologists, and social workers are picketing Kaiser Permanente medical centers throughout California. Kaiser’s contract with the National Union of Healthcare Workers expired in September 2018 and the two sides are still i... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — December 2, 2019

Published December 2nd, 2019 -

Construction unions, including North America’s Building Trades Unions and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, are concerned that the Trump administration may apply its apprenticeship plan to the construction industry. President Trump wants to ease the shorta... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary — December 1, 2019

Published December 1st, 2019 -

Fiat Chrysler and UAW have reached a tentative deal on a new labor contract. Fiat Chrysler has agreed to add $4.5 billion in investments, which should provide 7,900 jobs over the course of four years. Local union leaders will meet Wednesday to decide whether t... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 18, 2019

Published November 18th, 2019 -

Jacobin exposes the harsh reality of farmworker exploitation in New York. Left out of the collective bargaining protections accorded other workers by the New York State Constitution, farmworkers could not challenge dangerous working conditions without fear of ... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 4, 2019

Published November 4th, 2019 -

In the aftermath of the Chicago teachers’ strike, which ended on October 31, students and teachers are struggling to catch up on missing work. Some high school seniors who were unable to take the SAT during the strike have now missed early admission dead... More »

October 21st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 21, 2019

Published October 21st, 2019 -

A girls’ high school soccer team in Burlington, Vermont made waves on Friday when they took off their uniform jerseys mid-game to reveal white T-shirts bearing the message “#EQUALPAY.” The crowd chanted “equal pay” in response—many wearing the #EQUALPAY jersey... More »

October 7th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 7, 2019

Published October 7th, 2019 -

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in three cases that turn on whether Title VII’s protections against sex discrimination extend to anti-LGBTQ discrimination. In anticipation of the argument, NBC News published the stories of transgender emp... More »

September 23rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 23, 2019

Published September 23rd, 2019 -

The United Auto Workers strike against General Motors continued this weekend (please see our previous coverage). Senator Elizabeth Warren joined the picket line on Sunday at an assembly plant in Detroit. Also on Sunday, former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to... More »

September 20th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 20, 2019

Published September 20th, 2019 -

Over 80 Kickstarter project creators have signed onto a statement in support of the Kickstarter Union. As reported last week, Kickstarter fired two of its employees, Taylor Moore and Clarissa Redwine, both leaders in the unionizing movement at the company oste... More »

September 13th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 13, 2019

Published September 13th, 2019 -

On Thursday evening, thousands of unionized grocery store workers in California approved a new employment contract with major supermarket chains Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions, and Albertsons. UFCW leaders had advised workers to vote yes on the contract, which will l... More »