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Today’s News & Commentary—February 26, 2020

Published February 26th, 2020 -

Hospitality workers union UNITE HERE released a report on Tuesday on working conditions in Starbucks locations managed by HMS Host, an airport and highway food service company that has maintained exclusive rights to operate Starbucks stores in airports through... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — February 25, 2020

Published February 25th, 2020 -

Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act after a trial in New York. The jury acquitted him of the most serious charge of being a sexual predator but he still faces a prison sentence of five to 25 years. Two years after the movie prod... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — February 24, 2020

Published February 24th, 2020 -

The New York Times interviewed members of the Culinary Union Local 226 in Nevada with differing views on Senator Bernie Sanders’s “Medicare for All” plan. As Jacob highlighted yesterday, the Culinary Union has criticized Sanders’s Medicare for All proposal on ... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—February 23, 2020

Published February 23rd, 2020 -

Members of Nevada’s Culinary Workers Union participated in the state’s Democratic caucus Saturday, including at “strip caucuses” located at their workplaces in casinos and hotels. The Union did not endorse a candidate this year, but as The New York Times detai... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary – February 21, 2020

Published February 21st, 2020 -

What’s in labor news today? A cursory Google search gives the impression that organized labor is today plagued by fractious infighting. Indeed, there is no shortage of articles highlighting the apparent ideological divisions among labor unions in the face of a... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — Feb. 20, 2020

Published February 20th, 2020 -

Last month, the WNBA signed a new tentative bargaining agreement with the Women’s National Basketball Players Association.  As Teen Vogue explains, proponents hope that the agreement will improve the lives of players, who under the current agreement are often ... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — February 19, 2020

Published February 19th, 2020 -

Yesterday, Kickstarter employees voted to unionize, becoming the first well-known technology company to do so. The New York Times reports that the employees will be affiliated with the Office and Professional Employees International Union and will begin contra... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — February 18, 2020

Published February 18th, 2020 -

Safeway workers in northern California are threatening to go on strike. Last week, the union representing the roughly 14,000 Safeway workers in the state cancelled its contract with the company after over a year of attempting to negotiate an extension. United ... More »

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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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Weekend News & Commentary— February 16th, 2020

Published February 16th, 2020 -

The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, the two largest teachers unions in the country, have joined with Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund to call for ending or radically changing unannounced “active shooter drills” in s... 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 13, 2020

Published February 13th, 2020 -

Organized labor is set to play a key role in the Democratic presidential nomination this year, and most candidates have taken note.  Unions are far from unified around one candidate, however; while labor support helped power Bernie Sanders to victory in New Ha... More »