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Today’s News & Commentary — June 18, 2018

Published June 18th, 2018 -

A new report shows that workers paid the minimum wage can’t afford a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the U.S., the Hill reports. The report, released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, concludes that even the newly popular $15 an hour minimu... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 15, 2018

Published June 15th, 2018 -

A potential city of Anaheim living wage ordinance has reached a crucial milestone of support, and, if passed, would give Disneyland workers $18 an hour fixed to the cost of living, the Los Angeles Times reports. As OnLabor previously reported, the fight to bet... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 8, 2018

Published June 8th, 2018 -

The U.S. may be facing its largest labor strike in decades, as the vast majority of UPS’s 260,000 Teamsters voted to strike if their union can’t reach an agreement with their employer, CBS News reports.  The current UPS-Teamsters contract expires o... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 11, 2018

Published May 11th, 2018 -

Workers have sued both Lyft and Postmates for employee misclassification in California, making the companies among the first in the gig economy to face a legal test of California’s new independent contractor standard, Reuters reports.  The two companies have e... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 9, 2018

Published May 9th, 2018 -

US job openings hit a record high in March, running about equal to the number of unemployed workers, Reuters reports.  The high job openings parallels an uptick in the rate of workers quitting their jobs in the same month.  Despite the high quits rate—indicati... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 7, 2018

Published May 7th, 2018 -

Over 50,000 University of California (UC) workers will begin a three-day strike today, the Los Angeles Times reports.  25,000 of the workers come from UC’s largest employee union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 27, 2018

Published April 27th, 2018 -

5,190 workers were killed on the job in 2016, up from 4,836 in 2015, with an additional 50-60,000 deaths from occupational diseases that same year, MarketWatch reports.  Those numbers come from a new report released Thursday by the AFL-CIO, entitled “Death on ... More »