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April 5th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 5, 2019

Published April 5th, 2019 -

ICE conducted its largest workplace raid in over a decade this week, arresting over 280 employees of CVE Technology Group in a suburb of Dallas, Texas.  The arrested individuals are predominantly women from countries including El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Ni... More »

April 4th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 4, 2019

Published April 4th, 2019 -

Six women have sued the law firm Jones Day for pregnancy and gender discrimination. The former associates claim that the firm’s “fraternity culture” benefits male attorneys to the detriment of women, who are routinely excluded from the best a... More »

April 3rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 3, 2019

Published April 3rd, 2019 -

Yesterday was National Equal Pay Day, a holiday created in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity to raise awareness of gender pay disparities.  In the United States, it is observed on the day of the year until which women would have to work to earn what... More »

April 2nd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—April 2, 2019

Published April 2nd, 2019 -

The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday proposed a rule that would sharply limit the ability of workers to sue companies for violations of minimum-wage and overtime laws under a theory of joint employer liability.  If the rule becomes final, workers will face n... More »

April 1st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — April 1, 2019

Published April 1st, 2019 -

Adjunct faculty at Miami-Dade College (MDC) have voted to unionize with SEIU Florida; they will now constitute the largest adjunct faculty union in Florida and the “largest single-school adjunct collective bargaining unit in the country.”  Adjunct faculty are ... More »

March 31st, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — March 30-31, 2019

Published March 31st, 2019 -

The Maryland General Assembly overrode Republican Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of an increase in the state’s hourly minimum wage from $10.10 to $15 by 2025 for businesses with 15 or more employees and by 2026 for smaller employers. As OnLabor previously reporte... More »

March 29th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary —March 29, 2019

Published March 29th, 2019 -

Vox reported yesterday on unprecedented rates of labor organizing in Mexico since the beginning of 2019, which has sparked a national movement.  Thousands of Mexican factory workers have been striking in Mexican border cities, demanding higher wages from the U... More »

March 28th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 28, 2019

Published March 28th, 2019 -

This week the National Employment Law Project released a report detailing how gig companies like Uber and Handy have led a state-by-state lobbying effort with corporate partners to strip gig workers of the legal protections afforded to employees.  The report e... More »

March 27th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 27, 2019

Published March 27th, 2019 -

A group of labor unions on Tuesday secured a temporary injunction blocking portions of the lame-duck laws that Wisconsin Republicans passed to limit the powers of Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul following the election victories of the two Democr... More »

March 26th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 26, 2019

Published March 26th, 2019 -

Thousands of Uber drivers went on strike yesterday in Los Angeles after Uber slashed its per-mile pay by 25% in southern California. Drivers will now earn 60 cents per mile instead of 80 cents, which is just 2 cents above the IRS standard mileage rate of 58 ce... More »

March 25th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 25, 2019

Published March 25th, 2019 -

Writing in Salon on Saturday, former Department of Labor Secretary Robert Reich urged workers to join and form unions.  Reich asserted that since the 1980s, anti-worker corporations and politicians have been allied in a fierce fight against worker organizing. ... More »

March 24th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — March 23–24, 2019

Published March 24th, 2019 -

Uber and Lyft drivers plan to strike Monday, refusing to drive in protest of impending pay docks.  The Los Angeles Times reports on the drivers’ rising ire and on their recent organizing efforts.  Protest organizers/leaders have expressed that pay may be the r... More »