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Today’s News & Commentary — November 22, 2017

Published November 22nd, 2017 -

Allegations of sexual harassment against high-profile men continued to mount yesterday with the announcement of accusations against news anchor Charlie Rose and Democratic Representative John Conyers.  As discussions turn to how to prevent sexual harassment in... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 21, 2017

Published November 21st, 2017 -

StreetsBlogUSA recaps a Demos study that recommends improving public transportation in order to address the racial gap in employment rates.  Car ownership tracks race, and, for instance, black workers in Detroit are 13 times more likely to commute via public t... More »

Today’s News & Commentary – November 20, 2017

Published November 20th, 2017 -

A federal judge has approved a $209 million settlement deal in a class action suit against the NCAA on behalf of student athletes. The approval partially resolves the case, which resulted from the 2014 consolidation of multiple lawsuits in the Northern Distric... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — November 18-19, 2017

Published November 19th, 2017 -

Twenty states suspend people’s professional or driver’s licenses for falling behind on student loan payments, according to the New York Times.  Licensing laws developed as government losses from student loans rose rapidly, hitting the billion-dollar mark in th... More »

Today’s News & Commentary –November 16, 2017

Published November 16th, 2017 -

A new report from U.C. Berkeley’s Labor Center studied the effect of 51 policy measures, collectively labeled “California Policy Model” addressing workers’ rights, environmental issues, safety net programs, taxation, infrastructure, and... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 15, 2017

Published November 15th, 2017 -

The ACLU filed a lawsuit in the Middle District of North Carolina on behalf of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) alleging that a new state law would make it all but impossible for the farmworkers’ union to continue operations. The lawsuit challe... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 14, 2017

Published November 14th, 2017 -

Writing for the Atlantic, Sarah Lacy describes that  Women in Tech Are Rising Higher in China Than in the U.S.  Lacy notes the disparity between the percent of U.S. tech companies that, when asked how many women have C-level jobs at their company, answered ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 13, 2017

Published November 13th, 2017 -

USA Today reports that the U.S. federal agencies relied on trucking companies that violated labor laws.  XPO Logistics and California Cartage, two companies that were found guilty of labor infractions, and Konoike-Pacific, which was accused of the same kinds o... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 10, 2017

Published November 10th, 2017 -

Postmates, the delivery start up, faces a new worker-classification lawsuit.  Vanity Fair has a quick report.  In related news, in the UK, Uber lost its appeal of a recent ruling that its drivers were not self-employed. The Nation recaps a troubling new report... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 9, 2017

Published November 9th, 2017 -

Labor groups from around the world met at the Ford Foundation in New York to launch an effort to help workers worldwide. Groups like the Florida-based Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Minneapolis-based Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha attended the ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 8, 2017

Published November 8th, 2017 -

Democrats won the gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey yesterday.  Ralph Northam will be the new governor of Virginia, and Phil Murphy will be the new governor of New Jersey.  Read more here.  Bill de Blasio was also reelected and will serve a se... More »