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Today’s News & Commentary — Thursday, April 2nd

Published April 2nd, 2020 -

  6.6 million people signed up for state unemployment benefits last week, according to Department of Labor data released this morning. As EPI notes, today’s earth-shattering number—over double last week’s record-breaking 3.3. million jobless claims—is lik... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—February 27, 2020

Published February 27th, 2020 -

  Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board formally published a final rule revising the established test of joint-employer liability for labor violations.  As Jared explained on Tuesday, the new rule replaces an Obama-era decision that allowed the bo... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—February 13, 2020

Published February 13th, 2020 -

Organized labor is set to play a key role in the Democratic presidential nomination this year, and most candidates have taken note.  Unions are far from unified around one candidate, however; while labor support helped power Bernie Sanders to victory in New Ha... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—January 30, 2020

Published January 30th, 2020 -

On Tuesday, around 7,800 healthcare workers walked off the job at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle to begin a three-day strike for better pay and working conditions.  The work stoppage, led by Service Employees International Union 1199NW, is part of a larger ... More »