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Show BioHide BioRachel Sandalow-Ash is a student at Harvard Law School.

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September 8th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — September 7-8, 2019

Published September 8th, 2019 -

Workers at the Battery Wharf Hotel in Boston, represented by UNITE HERE Local 26, have been on strike since Thursday following a year and a half of contract negotiations.  Workers are calling for improved pay and pensions; protections for immigrant workers; an... More »

September 2nd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 2, 2019

Published September 2nd, 2019 -

Happy Labor Day!  Rebecca Burns writes in Truthout about why workers should celebrate this Labor Day.  Burns points to the continued success of teachers strikes; successful private-sector strikes in a diverse range of industries; increased labor support for a ... More »

August 5th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 5, 2019

Published August 5th, 2019 -

AT&T workers — represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) — rallied in Atlanta for a fair contract on Saturday.  Around 20,000 AT&T employees in nine Southeastern states are covered by the same contract, which expired over t... More »

July 22nd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 22, 2019

Published July 22nd, 2019 -

The Trump Administration’s Office of Personnel Management has proposed a new rule that would enable federal workers to drop their union membership at any time after their first year.  As Heather Gies explains for In These Times, “A rolling opt-out rule would m... More »

July 17th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 17, 2019

Published July 17th, 2019 -

The UAW began negotiations for new collective bargaining agreements with Ford, Chrysler, and GM early this week.  After granting significant concessions during the recession, workers now seek a higher share of the companies’ record profits.  The UAW hopes to m... More »

July 8th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 8, 2019

Published July 8th, 2019 -

The US Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) won the World Cup 2-0 yesterday — the fourth time that the team has won the title.  At the stadium, the team’s supporters chanted “Equal Pay!” in support of the players’ efforts to secure pay parity with the US... More »

June 24th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 24, 2019

Published June 24th, 2019 -

Following a ten-month grassroots campaign led by the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance (PDWA) and supported by over forty unions and community organizations, the Philadelphia City Council introduced a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights last Thursday.  If pass... More »

June 10th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 10, 2019

Published June 10th, 2019 -

Graduate student workers at the University of Chicago held a three day strike last week to pressure the university to recognize and bargain with their union, Graduate Students United.  As previously reported in OnLabor, UChicago student workers voted to unioni... More »

June 2nd, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — June 1-2, 2019

Published June 2nd, 2019 -

Cai Shuang Chen, a delivery worker in New York, won $327,738 in a wage theft case in September 2017.  However, Chen is unable to collect this money under New York state law, as the restaurant he worked for changed its name and thus technically no longer exists... More »

May 27th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — May 27, 2019

Published May 27th, 2019 -

The Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule that will prevent independent provider (IP) homecare workers paid by Medicaid from deducting union dues from their paychecks.  SEIU, which represents around 500,000 homecare workers across the countr... More »

May 17th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — May 17, 2019

Published May 17th, 2019 -

Both houses of Mexico’s legislature passed a domestic workers’ rights bill, which President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is expected to sign into law.  The bill extends Mexico’s minimum wages and benefits — including social security, healthcare, and mater... More »

May 13th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — May 13, 2019

Published May 13th, 2019 -

Delta flight attendants and ramp service workers are trying to unionize with the Machinists union.  In response, Delta has posted a series of condescending flyers, sparking outrage and mockery from workers and community supporters.  One poster stated, “Union d... More »