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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 »

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 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 »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 7, 2017

Published November 7th, 2017 -

The House of Representatives convened last night to consider the Save Local Business Act. The Rules Committee voted 9-2 for the proposed legislation.  If passed, the bill would narrow the definition of joint employer.  The legislation would limit an employer’s... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — November 4-5, 2017

Published November 5th, 2017 -

1800 workers in New York City are in their eighth month striking against Charter Communications.  After Charter bought Time Warner Cable in May 2016, Charter sought to substitute its standard contract for the collective bargaining agreement between Time Warner... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 2, 2017

Published November 2nd, 2017 -

Democrats revealed a set of pro-labor policies in their “Better Deal” platform yesterday.  These policies include a ban on all state right-to-work laws, passing a federal law that would allow federal employees to engage in collective bargaining wit... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — November 1, 2017

Published November 1st, 2017 -

The Independent Drivers Guild launched its own open enrollment campaign to raise awareness of health insurance options for app-based drivers and assist in health plan enrollment. The move comes in response to the Trump administration’s decision to cut fu... More »