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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 »

November 28th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published November 28th, 2018 -

Graduate and postdoctoral students at Columbia University voted 1035 to 720 to approve the school’s proposed bargaining framework, paving the way for negotiations after a years-long struggle.  The university’s bargaining framework, which the administration pro... More »

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 »