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Today’s News and Commentary — December 11, 2018

Published December 11th, 2018 -

French President Emmanuel Macron addressed the French people Monday as France headed into a fourth week of civil unrest, introducing a series of measures he hopes will quell violent protests across the country. In a 13-minute speech, Macron declared a state of... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 27, 2018

Published November 27th, 2018 -

General Motors announced plans to idle five factories in North America and lay off 14,000 workers in an effort to trim costs. These cuts will affect 3,300 production workers in the United States and about 2,500 in Canada. The company also plans to cut its sala... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — November 16, 2018

Published November 16th, 2018 -

CoreCivic, the operator of one of the largest prison systems in the U.S., is facing a class action lawsuit from three formerly detained immigrants who claim that they were paid as little as $1 a day as part of “volunteer” work programs at a detention center in... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — October 30, 2018

Published October 30th, 2018 -

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lamps Plus Inc. v. Varela, which OnLabor contributor Charlotte Garden previewed at SCOTUSblog last week. In Lamps Plus, the Court will decide whether employees automatically waive their right to class arbitra... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — October 16, 2018

Published October 16th, 2018 -

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency recently held a meeting with cab drivers to discuss potential changes to the taxi industry. After the 2008 financial crisis, San Francisco began selling its taxi medallions for 250,000 dollars, which drivers vi... More »

Today’s News and Commentary — October 12, 2018

Published October 12th, 2018 -

A coalition of Missouri labor unions filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a new state law that makes state employees easier to fire. Under Missouri’s merit system, most state employees are hired and retained according to standardized, performance-based cri... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — October 2, 2018

Published October 2nd, 2018 -

Today Amazon announced that it would raise the minimum wage for its U.S. employees to $15.00/hour. These wage increases will apply to more than 250,000 Amazon employees, including those working at grocery chain Whole Foods, as well as over 100,000 seasonal emp... More »