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Today’s News & Commentary — August 6, 2018

Published August 6th, 2018 -

New York City police officers rallied at city hall last week to protest the full year that they have been working without a labor contract (the prior labor agreement expired on July 31, 2017).  Patrolman’s Benevolent Association (PBA), a union that repre... More »

Weekend News and Commentary — August 5, 2018

Published August 5th, 2018 -

Friday morning, the Metropolitan Opera reached a tentative labor agreement with two of its employees’ largest unions.  The labor agreement is merely tentative at this point because it must still be ratified by the full membership of both More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 10, 2018

Published July 10th, 2018 -

Yesterday, President Trump announced that he would be nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh, currently of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.  What could this mean for The Supreme Court’... More »

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 »