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March 6th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary — March 6

Published March 6th, 2014 -

CNN Reports that employees at Bloomberg LP’s New Jersey campus are starting a unionization drive.  Organizers hope they will join the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Local 32025.  Bloomberg LP is a data and media company that publishes news reports and o... More »

March 5th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary – March 5

Published March 5th, 2014 -

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has authored an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal arguing that “[i]t is time for Congress to save the Postal Service, not dismantle it.”  Senator Sanders argues in support of the Postal Service Protection Act, proposed legislation... More »

March 4th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – March 4

Published March 4th, 2014 -

Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee has a strongly worded op-ed in the Wall Street Journal arguing that if the NLRB upholds the UAW’s objections regarding the union election at the VW plant in Chattanooga, “it would be an unprecedented assault on free ... More »

March 3rd, 2014

Today's News and Commentary- March 3

Published March 3rd, 2014 -

The Wall Street Journal reports on the escalating tension between the Metropolitan Opera’s labor and management.  The Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, explains that faltering ticket sales and declining revenue from high-definition broadcasts require the oper... More »

March 2nd, 2014

Weekend News and Commentary: March 1-2

Published March 2nd, 2014 -

The New York Times reports that The Metropolitan Opera is in talks to seek concessions from union workers, whose contracts expire at the end of July 2014.  The Met’s general manager met this week with officials of Local 802 of the American Federation of Musici... More »

February 28th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — February 28

Published February 28th, 2014 -

Newsweek reports that Columbia University and other colleges are taking steps to ensure that employers pay interns in accordance with Labor Department guidelines. Columbia will no longer offer registration credits in exchange for internship experience, a move ... More »

February 27th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — February 27

Published February 27th, 2014 -

The New York City Council passed a bill to expand paid sick leave on Wednesday, the New York Times reports. The bill requires “businesses with five or more employees to provide up to five paid days off a year if the employees or their relatives become ill.” Th... More »

February 26th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary – February 26

Published February 26th, 2014 -

According to Reuters, five Volkswagen workers have filed a petition asking to intervene in the United Auto Worker’s pending election objection before the National Labor Relations Board. The five Chattanooga workers argue that the UAW and Volkswagen colluded in... More »

February 25th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – February 25

Published February 25th, 2014 -

President Obama announced that his administration’s proposed budget will include a 1% pay raise for federal workers, the Washington Post reports. Union leaders and some Democrats have decried this raise as unfair and unreasonable, given the three-year pa... More »

February 24th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – February 24

Published February 24th, 2014 -

Steven Greenhouse in the New York Times profiles the devastating effects of Wisconsin’s 2011 law restricting the rights of public sector unions. Championed by Governor Scott Walker, the law bars public sector unions from bargaining over pensions, health covera... More »

February 23rd, 2014

Weekend News and Commentary: February 22-23

Published February 23rd, 2014 -

The Wall Street Journal reports that Coca-Cola Co.’s Spanish bottler is being taken to court by its unions over the company’s plan to close plants and cut jobs in the Iberian region. Bloomberg reports that Northwestern University football coach Patrick Fitzger... More »

February 21st, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary – February 21

Published February 21st, 2014 -

The New York Times reports that It is not just private-sector employers who are trying to evade the requirements of Obamacare’s insurance mandate – public sector workers around the country have had their hours cut or capped to keep them under 30 ho... More »