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April 10th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 10, 2019

Published April 10th, 2019 -

Yesterday, House Democrats introduced a groundbreaking new bill to fight workplace sexual harassment. The #BeHeard Act (Bringing an End to Harassment By Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination in the Workplace Act) was written to ensure that the ... More »

March 19th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 19, 2019

Published March 19th, 2019 -

The Maryland State Senate just approved a $15 minimum wage by 32 to 15 — with enough votes to override a possible veto by Republican Governor Larry Hogan. Hogan has instead proposed raising the minimum wage to $12.10 an hour in 2025, and Senate Democrats belie... More »

March 15th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 15, 2019

Published March 15th, 2019 -

Workplace deaths hit a 10-year high in 2018, with over 5,000 workers were killed on the job. But, according to a disturbing new report by the National Employment Law Project, OSHA investigations have fallen steadily during the Trump Administration — even as th... More »

March 13th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 13, 2019

Published March 13th, 2019 -

Uber just agreed to a $20 million settlement with 13,600 California drivers, bringing an end to lawsuits challenging their classification as independent contractors who can be denied employment protections like the minimum wage, unemployment insurance, and hea... More »

February 27th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — February 27, 2019

Published February 27th, 2019 -

Yesterday, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) reintroduced the Child Care for Working Families Act, which dramatically expand access to high-quality child care to low- and middle-income families. The legislation would cap childcare ... More »

February 13th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — February 13, 2019

Published February 13th, 2019 -

The Merit Systems Protection Board, a quasi-judicial agency that hears grievance appeals for federal workers, is about to lose its last member. The Board has three seats, two of which have been vacant throughout the Trump administration because of a deadlocked... More »

January 30th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 30, 2019

Published January 30th, 2019 -

Democrats are pushing legislation to provide back pay to low-wage federal contractors who lost paychecks during the federal shutdown. Congress routinely approves funding to reimburse federal employees who go unpaid during the federal shutdown will be getting b... More »

January 16th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 16, 2019

Published January 16th, 2019 -

Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced a rare, unanimous victory for workers in New Prime v. Oliveira, ruling that transportation workers cannot be forced into mandatory arbitration when their rights are violated at work. Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration A... More »

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OnLabor Reaches One Million Views

Published January 14th, 2019 -

Last week, OnLabor reached our one millionth page view! We are thrilled and grateful to all of you—our readers, contributors, and community—who have helped us grow into a hub of conversation about labor law, politics, and power. To celebrate the work of our co... More »

January 4th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — January 4, 2019

Published January 4th, 2019 -

Senior Contributor Charlotte Garden has a great new piece up at Take Care examining the ways antitrust law inhibits worker power — and how the growing movement to update anti-trust for the 21st century should protect workers instead As Charlotte writes, “... More »

January 2nd, 2019

News and Commentary — Jan. 2, 2019

Published January 2nd, 2019 -

Happy New Year! OnLabor’s daily News & Commentary posts return today. Here are the biggest updates in labor news from the holidays. Minimum wages rose in 20 states yesterday, raising wages for 5.3 million workers nationwide. According to the Economic Polic... More »

 

Happy Holidays from OnLabor!

Published December 25th, 2018 -

We believe that all workers deserve time off — so we’ll be pausing our daily News and Commentary posts for the next week. We’ll be back in the New Year. In the meantime, check out some of our best content of 2018 from Professor Ben Sachs and from o... More »