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July 1st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 1, 2019

Published July 1st, 2019 -

The New York Times spotlighted a conflict within the labor movement over how unions should secure greater rights for Uber and Lyft drivers. S.E.I.U. has been meeting with Uber and Lyft to discuss the companies’ proposal to maintain the drivers’ status as indep... More »

June 30th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary—June 30th, 2019

Published June 30th, 2019 -

The Wall Street Journal reported this weekend that many companies are requiring summer interns to sign noncompete, non-disclosure, and forced arbitration agreements that can negatively impact their employment prospects. The report notes that while summer inter... More »

June 28th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 28, 2019

Published June 28th, 2019 -

The Democratic debates kicked off this week on Wednesday and Thursday, and POLITICO reports that all of the candidates support raising the federal minimum wage to $15, except for two.  Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet supports raising the hourly federal minimum to... More »

June 27th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 27, 2019

Published June 27th, 2019 -

The Supreme Court has declined an invitation to substantially weaken the administrative state.  In a divided decision, the Court chose not to overturn Auer v. Robbins and Bowles v. Seminole Rock & Sand Co., which require courts to defer to administrative a... More »

June 26th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 26, 2019

Published June 26th, 2019 -

Wayfair employees are walking out today to protest the furniture company’s contacts with the contractors running child internment camps on the border. Wayfair workers learned that the company placed a $200,000 furniture order with BCFS, a federal contractor th... More »

June 25th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 25, 2019

Published June 25th, 2019 -

Yesterday the Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to a Los Angeles regulation that requires airline service providers at Los Angeles International Airport to enter into “labor peace agreements” with any employee organization that requests one. Petitione... More »

June 24th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 24, 2019

Published June 24th, 2019 -

Following a ten-month grassroots campaign led by the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance (PDWA) and supported by over forty unions and community organizations, the Philadelphia City Council introduced a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights last Thursday.  If pass... More »

June 23rd, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary— June 23, 2019

Published June 23rd, 2019 -

  Southern California grocery store workers, represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 135, plan to vote Monday on whether to authorize a strike against several SoCal grocery chains due to stalling contract negotiations. The union... More »

June 21st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 21, 2019

Published June 21st, 2019 -

This week, Democratic Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders floated support for decriminalizing sex work, joining Cory Booker, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and long-shot candidate Mike Gravel, who even lists decriminalization as a platform prior... More »

June 20th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 20, 2019

Published June 20th, 2019 -

Two decades after its introduction, the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act passed both the New York State Assembly and Senate yesterday.  The bill guarantees farmworkers collective bargaining rights, workers’ compensation, and unemployment benefits, and also... More »

June 19th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—June 19, 2019

Published June 19th, 2019 -

On Friday, June 14, the NLRB overturned 38 years of precedent, holding in UPMC and SEIU, 368 NLRB No. 2 (June 14, 2019), that an employer has no duty to permit nonemployee union organizers to use public space on its property to solicit union support. The case ... More »