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Today’s News & Commentary – February 17, 2020

Published February 17th, 2020 -

Copper-mining Asarco employees in Texas and Arizona just passed the four-month mark of their strike with no resolution. Since October, 1,700 workers represented by seven unions have refused to work, demanding a better contract than what the company presented a... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary – February 14, 2020

Published February 14th, 2020 -

As part of a hearing on protecting federal employees from sexual harassment, a former clerk to the late Appellate Court Judge Stephen R. Reinhardt shared how he “routinely and frequently” sexually harassed her and other female employees. The former... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary – February 3, 2020

Published February 3rd, 2020 -

Hong Kong hospital workers are set to strike today, in an effort meant to push the Hong Kong government to close its borders to mainland China. The hospital workers union voted to strike with a landslide – 3,123 to 10. It is aiming to shut down about 5% ... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary – January 20, 2020

Published January 20th, 2020 -

In a major win for the University of California, Berkeley, student union, the university must pay $5 million – 8 million in back pay. The United Auto Workers Local 2865, the union that includes teaching assistants, graduate student workers, graders and t... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary – January 12, 2020

Published January 12th, 2020 -

This past Friday CNN agreed to pay $76 million in back pay, the largest monetary remedy in the history of the National Labor Relations Board. In a dispute dating back to 2003, the media channel finally reached a settlement with National Association of Broadcas... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — January 6, 2020

Published January 6th, 2020 -

The average CEO of an S&P 500 company has already earned more since the start of 2020 than the average worker at that same company will earn all year. In a study analyzing Securities and Exchange Commission filings, the AFL-CIO union considered stock optio... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — December 23, 2019

Published December 23rd, 2019 -

A Truthout op-ed evaluates the current National Labor Relations Board, arguing that under Trump’s administration, the NLRB has become more restrictive of workers’ rights. The author points mainly to two new rules as evidence of tighter restrictions... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — December 6, 2019

Published December 6th, 2019 -

  Union organizing provides federal employees with a voice. Negotiations between the Environmental Protection Agency and its employees represented by the American Federation of Government Employees will recommence. Negotiations for a collective bargaining... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 25th, 2019

Published November 25th, 2019 -

  The Thanksgiving travel rush may begin with 20,000 airline catering workers on strike across eighteen airports. Workers are threatening to launch a strike against LSG Sky and Gate Gourmet, two of the largest airline catering companies, on Tuesday if con... More »

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News & Commentary — Nov 11, 2019

Published November 11th, 2019 -

Mental health care workers at Kaiser Permanente decided to postpone their planned strike when the company’s CEO Bernard Tyson passed away yesterday. Tyson was 60 years old and passed in his sleep. The strike was planned in response to the poorly resource... More »

October 28th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 28, 2019

Published October 28th, 2019 -

SEIU members in Chicago reached a tentative deal with Chicago Public Schools Sunday night, but the union’s bargaining team is still reviewing the contract before announcing the official end of the eight day strike. SEIU members consist of the support sta... More »

October 14th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary— Oct 14th, 2019

Published October 14th, 2019 -

While GM workers enter week five of their strike, workers in other companies are also using collective action to achieve their labor goals. Mack Truck workers at six locations in three states launched a strike this past weekend. The strike includes 3,500 UAW m... More »