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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 »

November 7th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

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 »

October 24th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

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 »

October 14th, 2018

Weekend News & Commentary

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 »

October 10th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

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 »

September 26th, 2018

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 »

September 20th, 2018

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 »

September 12th, 2018

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 »

August 15th, 2018

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 »

August 12th, 2018

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 »

August 10th, 2018

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 »