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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 »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 6, 2018

Published July 6th, 2018 -

Yesterday, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation submitted a petition to the National Labor Relations Board requesting that a group of housekeepers at a Seattle Embassy Suites hotel be permitted vote on decertifying Unite Here as their collective... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 27, 2018

Published June 27th, 2018 -

The Supreme Court holds this morning in Janus v. AFSCME that public sector union fees violate “the free speech rights of nonmembers by compelling them to subsidize private speech on matters of substantial public concern.”  The majority opinion was ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 13, 2017

Published June 13th, 2018 -

On Monday, a former Tesla employee testified before the NLRB that the company stopped him from union organizing in February of last year.  Michael Sanchez was reportedly asked to leave by security guards after distributing pro-union flyers to co-workers outsid... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — May 30, 2018

Published May 30th, 2018 -

The city of San Francisco subpoenaed Uber and Lyft yesterday, demanding that the ride-hailing companies turn over records relating to driver pay and benefits, as well as information pertaining to whether drivers are classified as employees or independent contr... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — May 16, 2018

Published May 16th, 2018 -

Thousands of teachers in North Carolina are rallying at the capitol today for the planned “March for Students and Rally for Respect.”  Forty-two school districts—accounting for over half of the state’s public school students—canceled school as up to 20,000 tea... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — May 2, 2018

Published May 2nd, 2018 -

Harvard University announced yesterday that it intends to bargain with the newly formed graduate union.  University Provost Alan M. Garber wrote in an email that “Harvard is prepared to begin good-faith negotiations, guided by our fundamental commitments as an... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — April 29, 2018

Published April 29th, 2018 -

On Friday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced that the state legislature had reached a deal to raise teachers’ pay 20 percent by 2020 and to restore public education funding that has been cut since the last recession.  Arizona teachers, who have been on str... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 18, 2018

Published April 18th, 2018 -

Arizona teachers began voting on whether to strike on Tuesday afternoon.  While Republican Governor Doug Ducey has agreed to a 20% pay raise for teachers by 2020, many teachers have criticized the plan for not including pay raises for support staff and for fai... More »