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Weekend News & Commentary — June 16 – 17, 2018

Published June 17th, 2018 -

Longtime liberal labor activist Ed “Oil Can” Sadlowski passed away on Sunday, June 10, after a years-long battle with Lewy body dementia.  Mr. Sadlowski was elected president of United Steelworkers Local 65 at a mere 26 years of age, More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 29, 2018

Published May 29th, 2018 -

On Sunday, the Brazilian government reached an agreement with striking truck drivers to end a seven-day protest that began last week.  The strike is expected to cost the Brazilian government $2.6 billion by the end of the year.  The truckers, More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 22, 2018

Published May 22nd, 2018 -

Workers’ rights took a hit from a split Supreme Court yesterday in a 5-4 decision written by Justice Gorsuch that resolved three cases: Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, NLRB v. Murphy Oil, and Ernst & Young, LLP v. Morris.  OnLabor’s Maddy Joseph s... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 1, 2018

Published May 1st, 2018 -

In yesterday’s Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court ruling, the California Supreme Court unanimously adopted a more worker-friendly standard for distinguishing between employees and independent contractors.  Specifically, the More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 2, 2018

Published April 2nd, 2018 -

The Huffington Post examines how the SEIU’s “Fight for $15” campaign–intended to to raise fast-food workers’ wages to fifteen dollars an hour in many urban areas–has been affected by the Trump administration.  Available data... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 19, 2018

Published March 19th, 2018 -

Reuters reports that the United States State Department, Coca-Cola, and two additional companies are planning to commence a pilot program using blockchain technology to battle forced-labor practices across the globe.  Currently, More »

Daily News & Commentary — March 5, 2018

Published March 5th, 2018 -

In a Bloomberg opinion article, New York University Law Professor Samuel Estreicher proposes a creative way that unions could withstand a Supreme Court defeat in Janus v. AFSCME: allow workers who object to paying union dues to instead donate an equivalent amo... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — February 24-25, 2018

Published February 25th, 2018 -

West Virginia teachers are expected to continue striking for the third consecutive school day on Monday, in the state’s second-ever teacher strike.  The first strike, which occurred in 1990, lasted for eight school days, did not include non-teacher perso... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 19, 2018

Published February 19th, 2018 -

James Damore, the former Google engineer who is infamous for authoring a politically controversial memo that promoted gender stereotypes, was legally fired according to an NLRB memo from January that was not publicly released until Thursday.  More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 5, 2018

Published February 5th, 2018 -

Less than two years after having finally been recognized as the inspiration for J. Howard Miller’s iconic “We Can Do It!” World War II poster, Naomi Parker Fraley–the “true” Rosie the Riveter–died at age 96 on January ... More »