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May 1st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — May 1, 2019

Published May 1st, 2019 -

Joe Biden kicked off his presidential campaign by making an appeal to labor unions.  At a union hall rally in Pittsburgh on Monday, Biden spoke before 600 people, promising to advocate for middle-class families and painting himself as a “union man.”  While the... More »

April 17th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 16, 2019

Published April 17th, 2019 -

According to data analyzed by the Wall Street Journal, black workers have benefitted the least from the United States’s recent economic boom.  While inflation-adjusted weekly earnings for the median American rose 5.3% in the first quarter of 2019 compared with... More »

April 3rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 3, 2019

Published April 3rd, 2019 -

Yesterday was National Equal Pay Day, a holiday created in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity to raise awareness of gender pay disparities.  In the United States, it is observed on the day of the year until which women would have to work to earn what... More »

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 »