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March 18th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 18, 2019

Published March 18th, 2019 -

On Friday, a white supremacist attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing fifty people and injuring dozens more.  In the aftermath of the attack, Facebook said that it removed 1.5 million videos of the mass shooting.  However, directly hired fa... More »

March 4th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 4, 2019

Published March 4th, 2019 -

Oakland teachers voted to ratify their union’s tentative agreement with the school district, thus ending their strike.  As reported yesterday in OnLabor, the Oakland Education Association – Oakland Unified School District contract includes an 11% raise o... More »

February 18th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — February 18, 2019

Published February 18th, 2019 -

Since late January, tens of thousands of unionized and non-unionized workers in Matamoros, Mexico — a city which borders Brownsville, Texas — have gone out on strike.  Workers at maquiladoras (tax-advantaged factories), delivery drivers and others ... More »

February 15th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — February 15, 2019

Published February 15th, 2019 -

In response to pressure from unions, community groups, and progressive lawmakers, Amazon backed out of a deal under which it would have received $3 billion in public subsidies to open a corporate campus in Queens.  In a New York City Council meeting in late Ja... More »

February 4th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — February 4, 2019

Published February 4th, 2019 -

As sex workers around the country had warned, sex trafficking has spiked since the federal government enacted SESTA/FOSTA last year.  For instance, San Francisco police recorded a 170% increase in human trafficking reports in 2018.  Under the Stop Enabling Sex... More »

January 29th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 29, 2019

Published January 29th, 2019 -

Valerie Strauss writes in the Washington Post about how, following the successful United Teachers Los Angeles strike, teachers across the country are preparing to potentially go on strike in the upcoming weeks to secure increased salaries and improved school f... More »

January 21st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 21, 2019

Published January 21st, 2019 -

Sarah Jaffe writes in The Nation about “The Radical Organizing that Paved the Way” for the ongoing LA Teachers’ Strike.  In the wake of the financial crisis, a group of LA teachers formed the Union Power caucus to fight back against mass layoffs of teache... More »

January 7th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 7, 2019

Published January 7th, 2019 -

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is challenging public sector workers’ right to exclusive union representation at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.  The NRWLDF, the anti-union organization that represented the plaintiff in Janus... More »

December 24th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published December 24th, 2018 -

Earlier this month, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that domestic workers must be included in the country’s social security system, which also provides publicly funded healthcare and free, government-run daycare.  There are over two million domestic workers ... More »

December 13th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published December 13th, 2018 -

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island have announced their effort to unionize with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU).  Workers cite inadequate pay; 12-hour shifts with insufficient breaks; unreasonable hourly quotas; unpaid ti... More »

November 26th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published November 26th, 2018 -

After participating in a protest with the Sunrise Movement, a climate activist organization, representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) released a proposal to establish a Select Committee on a Green New Deal.  Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal calls for the C... More »

November 12th, 2018

Daily News & Commentary

Published November 12th, 2018 -

After winning back the House of Representatives in last Tuesday’s election, House Democrats plan to grill President Trump’s Department of Labor about its policies regarding tipped workers.  In December, the DOL proposed a rule allowing employers who pay tipped... More »