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Today’s News & Commentary — December 14, 2018

Published December 14th, 2018 -

A restaurant workers’ organization is appealing a D.C. Superior Court’s order that blocked a referendum to raise D.C.’s sub-minimum base wage for tipped workers. In many states, including D.C., tipped workers like waiters, bartender, and manicurists can be pai... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — December 5, 2018

Published December 5th, 2018 -

The Fight for $15 movement has raised wages by $68 billion for 22 million low-wage workers, according to a new study published by the National Employment Law Project (NELP). In a remarkable sign of the campaign’s effectiveness, NELP found that the $68 billion ... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — November 25, 2018

Published November 25th, 2018 -

Amazon workers across Europe went on strike over Black Friday, protesting their punishing work schedules, low wages, and dangerous working conditions. Workers walked out in protest in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Spain, where the AP reports that abo... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 21, 2018

Published November 21st, 2018 -

In an unprecedented victory for Amazon workers, the company’s management has agreed to negotiate with organized East African workers in Amazon’s Minneapolis warehouses. The New York Times reports that this appears to be the first time Amazon management agreed ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 7, 2018

Published November 7th, 2018 -

Democrats took back control of the House of Representatives in a high-stakes election last night — with tremendous consequences for working people and economic justice. Democrats netted 26 seats in the House, giving the party a new check on the Trump Administr... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — October 24, 2018

Published October 24th, 2018 -

The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in decades: it dipped to 3.7 percent in September, lower than its been since 1969. But unlike past years with record-low unemployment, wage growth is lower “almost any way its measured,” according to a new analysis... More »

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 »