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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 »

November 2nd, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

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 »

October 17th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

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 »

October 3rd, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

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 »

September 28th, 2018

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 »

September 21st, 2018

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 »

September 19th, 2018

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 »

September 5th, 2018

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 »

August 22nd, 2018

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 »

August 7th, 2018

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 »

July 31st, 2018

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 »