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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 »

May 16th, 2018

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 »

May 2nd, 2018

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 »

April 29th, 2018

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 »

April 18th, 2018

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 »