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March 20th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 20, 2019

Published March 20th, 2019 -

Facebook has reached a settlement in a group of lawsuits alleging that its policy of allowing targeted advertisements for employment, housing, and credit applications discriminates on the basis of age, gender, and other protected categories.  The lawsuits were... More »

March 6th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 6, 2019

Published March 6th, 2019 -

The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the state may roll back or eliminate certain pension benefits without violating the state’s Constitution.  In Cal Fire Local 2881 v. CalPERS, the court upheld the California legislature’s elimination of a... More »

March 1st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 1, 2019

Published March 1st, 2019 -

The Department of Labor is close to passing a new overtime law, reports Bloomberg.  Under the proposed regulation, which would update federal overtime requirements for the first time in 15 years, workers who earn less than $35,000 per year will automatically b... More »

February 20th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — February 20, 2019

Published February 20th, 2019 -

Yesterday, Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he would make a second run at the presidency.  At his announcement, Sanders railed against “the powerful special interests that dominate our economic and political life.”  In response, the Trump camp... More »

February 6th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — February 6, 2019

Published February 6th, 2019 -

The National Labor Relations Board is calling for amicus briefs on whether it should continue to exert jurisdiction over charter schools.  In two decisions handed down in 2016, the Board held that charter schools, which are privately owned but publicly funded,... More »

January 23rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 23, 2019

Published January 23rd, 2019 -

Bloomberg reports that NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb wants to ban workers from displaying Scabby the Rat at strikes and picket lines.  Scabby is an inflatable balloon created by labor organizers from the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftwor... More »

January 9th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 9, 2019

Published January 9th, 2019 -

Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first opinion for the Supreme Court is a win for arbitration.  Yesterday, Kavanaugh delivered a unanimous opinion in Henry Schein v. Archer and White Sales holding that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) requires a court to enforce a... More »

January 6th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — January 5-6, 2019

Published January 6th, 2019 -

The government shutdown rolls on, and with it the suffering of federal employees, who completed their first period without a paycheck yesterday.  As previously reported, the shutdown effects some 800,000 federal workers, none of whom will be paid until they ar... More »

December 12th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published December 12th, 2018 -

Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board announced that it will extend the deadline for receiving public comments on its proposed joint-employer rule until at least January 14.  Under the proposed rule, a company would be deemed a joint employer of anothe... More »

November 28th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published November 28th, 2018 -

Graduate and postdoctoral students at Columbia University voted 1035 to 720 to approve the school’s proposed bargaining framework, paving the way for negotiations after a years-long struggle.  The university’s bargaining framework, which the administration pro... More »

November 23rd, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published November 23rd, 2018 -

Public sector unions in Oregon are under attack, reports Oregon Public Broadcasting.  On Tuesday, two anti-union lobbying groups—the National Right to Work Legal Foundation and the Freedom Foundation—filed suit in federal court on behalf of ten public sector e... More »

November 14th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published November 14th, 2018 -

Better family leave and support policies could incentivize millions of workers to rejoin the workforce, according to research published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  Labor participation rates in the United States have fallen considerably in re... More »