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Today’s News & Commentary — March 3, 2020

Published March 3rd, 2020 -

Over the weekend, Jeremy Brecher wrote for Common Dreams about Minneapolis janitorial workers who engaged in a one-day walkout last Thursday. The janitorial workers are part of Service Employees International Union Local 26 and are employed by a range of diffe... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — February 28, 2020

Published February 28th, 2020 -

Yesterday, a group of major unions filed a petition with the Federal Trade Commission (F.T.C.) asking the F.T.C. to investigate Amazon. The petition highlights a range of Amazon business practices that have received scrutiny over the past few years for the imp... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — February 18, 2020

Published February 18th, 2020 -

Safeway workers in northern California are threatening to go on strike. Last week, the union representing the roughly 14,000 Safeway workers in the state cancelled its contract with the company after over a year of attempting to negotiate an extension. United ... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — February 4, 2020

Published February 4th, 2020 -

The Trump administration continues its regulatory rulemaking push. Bloomberg Law reported yesterday on a proposed rule submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) by the U.S. Department Labor last Friday that would require unions to di... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — January 31, 2020

Published January 31st, 2020 -

American Airlines has reached a tentative contract with the unions that represent the company’s mechanics and fleet service workers. Negotiations over a contract had been going on for more than four years. The negotiations were characterized by periodic bouts ... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary – January 21, 2020

Published January 21st, 2020 -

Bloomberg Law reports that teacher strikes across the U.S. have led to higher bargained-for wages over the past two years. In 2018, teachers and other school staff across West Virginia went on strike to protest working conditions in the state’s schools. Simila... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — January 7, 2020

Published January 7th, 2020 -

Yesterday a three-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) unanimously concluded that the Board lacked jurisdiction over a labor dispute arising out of operations at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Carriers at O’Hare contract with outs... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — December 18, 2019

Published December 18th, 2019 -

Tomorrow’s Democratic presidential primary debate, scheduled to take place at Loyola Marymount University, will go on as planned after university workers reached a deal with Sodexo. Unite Here Local 11, the union representing roughly 150 campus cooks, dishwash... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — December 13, 2019

Published December 13th, 2019 -

Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) directed an Administrative Law Judge to approve a series of proposed settlement agreements proffered by McDonald’s in a long-running dispute over unfair labor practices committed by its franchisees—a dispute... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 26th, 2019

Published November 26th, 2019 -

McDonald’s has agreed to pay $26 million to settle a class action lawsuit accusing the fast-food giant of wage theft. Employees in California originally filed suit in 2013, alleging, among other things, that the company had failed to pay overtime premiums, ref... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary — November 16-17, 2019

Published November 17th, 2019 -

Google announced on Friday that it would scale back its weekly all-hands-on-deck meetings. The weekly meetings, known as TGIF, allowed workers the opportunity to voice concerns about the company’s operation directly to executives. The meetings will now be held... More »

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News & Commentary — Nov 12, 2019

Published November 12th, 2019 -

Yesterday, workers at Hearst Magazines announced plans to form a union with the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE). Union organizers told The Daily Beast that they spent over a year building support across 24 Hearst-owned brands, among which include well-kn... More »