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September 4th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — September 4, 2018

Published September 4th, 2018 -

As we covered yesterday, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka recently questioned the feasibility of a trade deal that included Mexico but not Canada –a scenario President Trump has suggested is under consideration.  Additionally, Trumka stated More »

September 3rd, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — September 3, 2018

Published September 3rd, 2018 -

On Saturday, The New York Times published an article detailing the historical context of Labor Day.  In 1882, the first Labor Day parade was held in New York City, which was comprised of 10,000 workers on a one-day strike in efforts to obtain More »

September 2nd, 2018

Weekend News & Commentary — September 2, 2018

Published September 2nd, 2018 -

Wells Fargo is investigating charges of gender discrimination in its wealth management business, according to a Wall Street Journal investigative piece.  Only 12 of Wells Fargo’s 45 wealth-management regional managing directors are female, More »

August 6th, 2018

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 »

August 5th, 2018

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 »

July 10th, 2018

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 »

June 24th, 2018

Weekend News & Commentary — June 23 – 24, 2018

Published June 24th, 2018 -

The NLRB ruled on Thursday that the Teamsters Local 385 in Orlando violated federal labor law by ignoring Walt Disney World employees’ requests to leave the union.  According to The Associated Press, the NLRB’s decision required More »

June 17th, 2018

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 »

May 29th, 2018

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 »

May 22nd, 2018

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 »