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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 »

December 14th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

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 »

December 5th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

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 »

November 25th, 2018

Weekend News & Commentary

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 »

November 21st, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

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 »