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Show BioHide BioLolita De Palma is a student at Harvard Law School.

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August 12th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 12, 2019

Published August 12th, 2019 -

On Friday, Oregon became the first state to offer 100% wage replacement for minimum-wage workers. The state will provide 12 weeks paid time off to new parents, survivors of domestic violence, and those who need to care for a family member, significant other, o... More »

July 29th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 29, 2019

Published July 29th, 2019 -

Today, Kaiser Permanente workers will begin voting on whether to authorize a strike. The strike would begin in early October and would include workers in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Kaiser workers have been without a... More »

July 15th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 15, 2019

Published July 15th, 2019 -

On Sunday, The Wall Street Journal explored the disconnect between the current record-low unemployment rate and wage stagnation. Theoretically, a low unemployment rate should lead to wage inflation because employers need to boost pay to attract new employees. ... More »

July 5th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 5, 2019

Published July 5th, 2019 -

Today, the Trump administration’s rule barring Medicaid-funded home health aides from deducting union dues from their paychecks goes into effect. While these workers can still pay their union dues through alternative methods, the rule will place an administrat... More »

July 1st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 1, 2019

Published July 1st, 2019 -

The New York Times spotlighted a conflict within the labor movement over how unions should secure greater rights for Uber and Lyft drivers. S.E.I.U. has been meeting with Uber and Lyft to discuss the companies’ proposal to maintain the drivers’ status as indep... More »

June 3rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 3, 2019

Published June 3rd, 2019 -

Unions have been speaking out in the face of employer retaliation against union organizing. In Ohio, Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center has responded to a nurse, tech staff, and support staff strike by cutting job positions and paying replacement workers ... More »

May 20th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — May 20, 2019

Published May 20th, 2019 -

Hilton Embassy suites employees, represented by UNITE HERE Local, are bargaining for a voice in how their employer uses automated technology. Hilton employees are following the lead of Marriott workers whose contract, secured after the largest hotel strike in ... More »