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Today’s News & Commentary — November 2, 2018

Published November 2nd, 2018 -

Temporary workers hired to replace striking employees at Marriott hotels in San Francisco and San Diego are alleging labor violations.  The workers claim that Marriott and its contractors have failed to pay them on time—in some cases for up to a month—and have... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — October 17, 2018

Published October 17th, 2018 -

Yesterday, the Council of the District of Columbia voted 8-to-5 to repeal Initiative 77.  The ballot initiative, which 55% of D.C. voters approved in June, would have raised the district’s tipped minimum wage to $15 by 2025.  Employers are currently allowed to... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — October 3, 2018

Published October 3rd, 2018 -

News coverage of Amazon’s minimum pay raise continued yesterday.  After its initial announcement, Amazon added that it will lobby Washington to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour but did not specify how much it would push for.  The New York T... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 28, 2018

Published September 28th, 2018 -

Thousands of service industry workers across seven states will strike next week to demand union representation.  The Fight for $15 and the Service Employees International Union are organizing the action, which will see workers in the food service, transportati... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 21, 2018

Published September 21st, 2018 -

A new study by Professor Tae-Youn Park of Vanderbilt University finds that unions play a significant role in helping mothers take maternity leave.  According to the study, which will be published in the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, union-represented ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September, 19, 2018

Published September 19th, 2018 -

WeWork has reached a settlement agreement with the Attorneys General of New York and Illinois to remove or alter noncompete clauses included in the company’s employment contracts.  Prior to the settlement, most of WeWork’s staff—including custodians, baristas,... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 5, 2018

Published September 5th, 2018 -

Yesterday, the D.C. Circuit ruled that Columbia University’s Teachers College had unlawfully denied a request for information from UAW Local 2110, which represents the school’s secretarial and clerical workers, regarding the work performed by some employees ou... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 22, 2018

Published August 22nd, 2018 -

Yesterday, President Trump reportedly met with union leaders from the AFL-CIO, Teamsters, United Automobile Workers, International Association of Machinists, and United Steelworkers to discuss the administration’s ongoing NAFTA negotiations.  According to a st... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 7, 2018

Published August 7th, 2018 -

Today, Missouri voters decide the fate of the state’s “right-to-work” law by referendum.  If the ballot initiative fails, the law would prevent unions from requiring their members to pay the agency fees that fund union representation.  While the Supreme Court ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 31, 2018

Published July 31st, 2018 -

In Washington, DC, the Metro transit system’s largest unions—Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 and AFL-CIO Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 2—won concessions from management after threatening to strike.  Metro agreed to raise wages... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 11, 2018

Published July 11th, 2018 -

The NFL players union has filed a grievance against the league for its “Take a Knee” ban.  In a statement, the NFL Players Association argued that the policy “is inconsistent with the collective agreement and infringes on player rights[.]”  The NFL announced t... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — July 7 – 8, 2018

Published July 8th, 2018 -

The Department of Labor released its monthly job report on Friday.  In the month of June, the United States added 213,000 jobs, though the unemployment rate ticked slightly upward from 3.8 percent to 4 percent.  Some 50,000 of those jobs came from the professi... More »