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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 »

July 11th, 2018

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 »

July 8th, 2018

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 »

July 6th, 2018

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 »

June 27th, 2018

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 »

June 13th, 2018

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 »

May 30th, 2018

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 »