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Weekend News & Commentary — October 13–14, 2018

Published October 14th, 2018 -

Sixty percent of Arkansas voters support a ballot initiative to raise the state minimum wage from $8.50 to $11 by 2021, on par with California and Massachusetts. The ballot initiative looks likely to pass, despite the state’s deep conservative politics, loud o... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — October 10, 2018

Published October 10th, 2018 -

The nationwide Marriott workers’ strike enters its second week today, with hotel workers in eight major U.S. cities demanding higher wages, job security, and improved workplace safety protections. Nearly 8,000 workers, including housekeepers, bellhops, bartend... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 26, 2018

Published September 26th, 2018 -

California Governor Jerry Brown just signed a new law holding retail companies jointly liable for labor violations suffered by truckers who are directly managed by port trucking providers. The legislation follows growing awareness of rampant labor abuse in tru... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 20, 2018

Published September 20th, 2018 -

Fifteen thousand steelworkers are gearing up to go on strike as workers campaign to reap some of the benefits of a recent resurgence in the steel industry supported by the Trump Administration’s steel tariffs. Steelworkers at plants owned by ArcelorMittal vote... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — September 12, 2018

Published September 12th, 2018 -

The Michigan state legislature just passed a package of minimum wage increases and paid sick leave — but workers’ rights advocates are furious. Labor activists secured enough signatures to put referendums to increase the minimum wage and establish sick leave p... More »

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 »