News & Commentary

Home » News & Commentary

1713 posts

March 19th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary – March 19

Published March 19th, 2014 -

Despite facing opposition from some quarters of the labor movement, venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has won the nomination to serve as the GOP’s candidate in the Illinois gubernatorial race.  The Chicago Tribune reports that Mr. Rauner is running on “a decided... More »

March 18th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – March 18

Published March 18th, 2014 -

The Wall Street Journal reports that prominent sports labor lawyer Jeffrey Kessler, who “helped bring free agency to the NFL and has worked with the NFL and NBA players unions,” is suing the NCAA for antitrust violations, claiming “that the N... More »

March 17th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary–March 17

Published March 17th, 2014 -

The New York Times reports that a growing number of low-wage workers are struggling to escape poverty. Today’s low-wage workers are older and more educated than low-wage workers in years past, but many have been unable to find higher-paying jobs. According to ... More »

March 16th, 2014

Weekend News and Commentary — March 15-16

Published March 16th, 2014 -

The LA Times Editorial Board is supportive of President Obama’s recent directive to the Department of Labor to revise the eligibility standards for overtime pay, calling the proposal “a matter of basic fairness.” The Wall Street Journal reports on the UAW’s st... More »

March 15th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — March 14

Published March 15th, 2014 -

President Obama has directed the Labor Department to “modernize” the work rules concerning overtime pay, according to the Wall Street Journal and LA Times. The DOL might adjust the salary threshold for overtime eligibility, or redefine the meaning of “supervis... More »

March 13th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – March 13

Published March 13th, 2014 -

The Washington Post reports that “President Obama met with a group of women lawmakers” yesterday “to discuss what he called the ‘burdens’ faced by working women,” including the fact that “women continue to be dispropor... More »

March 12th, 2014

Today’s News and Commentary — March 12

Published March 12th, 2014 -

The Obama Administration announced today that the Labor Department will amend its regulations to require overtime pay for millions of white-collar employees, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post report. Businesses currently have discreti... More »

March 11th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – March 11

Published March 11th, 2014 -

The Washington Post reports that the Professional Referee Organization (PRO), the organization that hires referees for Major League Soccer games, filed unfair labor practice charges against the Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA) on Monday. The cha... More »

March 10th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary – March 10

Published March 10th, 2014 -

The New York Times Editorial Board applauds recent steps taken by New York University and Columbia University to tighten their policies on unpaid internships to prevent exploitative arrangements. According to a report last year by the National Association of C... More »

March 9th, 2014

Weekend News and Commentary: March 8-9

Published March 9th, 2014 -

The National Labor Relations Board is currently accepting briefs from all interested parties on how it should approach deferral to arbitration awards in the future. As the NLRB notes, under its current standard (the “Olin/Spielberg standard”) the Board “defers... More »

March 7th, 2014

Today's News and Commentary–March 7

Published March 7th, 2014 -

According to the Washington Post, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued new, detailed guidelines to help employers understand what constitutes religious discrimination under Title VII. Claims of religious discrimination in the workplace... More »

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 »