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Today’s News & Commentary — August 15, 2018

Published August 15th, 2018 -

Gig-economy-giants like Uber, Lyft, and Instacart are quietly lobbying California Democrats to reverse a groundbreaking court ruling protecting gig workers’ rights. In the LA Times, law professor Veena Dubal explains the stakes. In Dynamex, the California Supr... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — Aug. 11–12, 2018

Published August 12th, 2018 -

U.S. workers’ real wages fell last year, the Labor Department reported Friday, as scant wage gains were wiped out by inflation. Between July 2017 and July 2018, average hourly pay increased 2.7% — but with cost of living increasing by 2.9% in the same period, ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 10, 2018

Published August 10th, 2018 -

California is using prison labor — including 58 incarcerated youth — to battle record-breaking forest fires raging across the state this week. As of 2015, more than more than 30 percent of California’s firefighters were incarcerated workers. Incarcerated firef... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — August 1, 2018

Published August 1st, 2018 -

From 2015–2017, companies spent a stunning 60 percent of net profits on stock buybacks, funneling money towards wealthy shareholders at the expense of workers struggling to make ends meet with stagnant pay. In a shocking new report, Katy Milani of the Roosevel... More »

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Workers Campaign To Repeal Missouri’s Right-To-Work Law

Published July 26th, 2018 -

On August 7th, Missouri voters will decide the fate of Prop. A — a ballot initiative that could repeal the state’s newly passed “right-to-work” law. Last year, then-Governor Eric Greitens signed Senate Bill 19, a so-called “right-to-work” bill that poses a dir... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 18, 2018

Published July 18th, 2018 -

Amazon workers went on strike across Europe during Amazon Prime Day. The yearly shopping sale is the e-commerce giant’s busiest day of the year, usually netting the company more than $2 billion. On Monday, nearly 1,800 warehouse workers walked off site in Spai... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — July 4, 2018

Published July 4th, 2018 -

Funding for progressive groups — from economic think-tanks to immigrants’ rights advocates and Democratic campaigns — is in jeopardy following Supreme Court’s Janus decision, which will cost public sector unions an estimated tens of millions in revenue. The Ne... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 20, 2018

Published June 20th, 2018 -

Immigrant workers’ groups, led by the Domestic Workers Alliance, are organizing nationwide protests to end family separation at the border. Outrage escalated this week as Border Patrol separated thousands of children, including toddlers, from parents seeking a... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — June 11, 2018

Published June 11th, 2018 -

Next week, D.C. residents will vote on Initiative 77, a ballot initiative to raise the tipped minimum wage to match D.C.’s standard minimum wage of $12.50 an hour (rising to $15 by 2020). Most U.S. states maintain a sub-minimum base wage for tipped worke... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — June 1, 2018

Published June 1st, 2018 -

Las Vegas casino workers are preparing for a massive, citywide strike — the first in three decades — after contracts affecting about 50,000 union workers expired at midnight last night. The contracts govern work at some of Vegas’ biggest names, including... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 25, 2018

Published May 25th, 2018 -

A groundbreaking new study confirms that unions help fight economic inequality, finding that union density was a key driver of the “Great Compression,” a period from 1940 to 1980 in which income inequality in America was significantly less severe than today. T... More »