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May 1st, 2018

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 »

April 17th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — April 17, 2018

Published April 17th, 2018 -

NBC News reports that the Campaign Workers Guild (CWG), an independent union launched in February to organize campaign workers, continues to face resistance among many Democratic politicians and party leaders. More »

April 2nd, 2018

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 »

March 19th, 2018

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 »

March 5th, 2018

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 »

February 25th, 2018

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 »

February 19th, 2018

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 »

February 5th, 2018

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 »