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Today’s News & Commentary — December 2, 2019

Published December 2nd, 2019 -

Construction unions, including North America’s Building Trades Unions and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, are concerned that the Trump administration may apply its apprenticeship plan to the construction industry. President Trump wants to ease the shorta... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary — November 16-17, 2019

Published November 17th, 2019 -

Google announced on Friday that it would scale back its weekly all-hands-on-deck meetings. The weekly meetings, known as TGIF, allowed workers the opportunity to voice concerns about the company’s operation directly to executives. The meetings will now be held... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary — November 7, 2019

Published November 7th, 2019 -

On Tuesday, the Seventh Circuit held that government employees who paid agency fees to public sector unions cannot recover fees collected prior to the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME.  The plaintiff in Tuesday’s case was Mark Janus himself.  W... More »

October 21st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 21, 2019

Published October 21st, 2019 -

A girls’ high school soccer team in Burlington, Vermont made waves on Friday when they took off their uniform jerseys mid-game to reveal white T-shirts bearing the message “#EQUALPAY.” The crowd chanted “equal pay” in response—many wearing the #EQUALPAY jersey... More »

October 16th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 16, 2019

Published October 16th, 2019 -

Yesterday’s Democratic debate featured the 12 remaining candidates onstage in Ohio, debating topics from impeachment to income inequality.  Some labor-related highlights included Sen. Elizabeth Warren arguing that it needs to be easier for workers to join a un... More »

September 23rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 23, 2019

Published September 23rd, 2019 -

The United Auto Workers strike against General Motors continued this weekend (please see our previous coverage). Senator Elizabeth Warren joined the picket line on Sunday at an assembly plant in Detroit. Also on Sunday, former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to... More »

September 18th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 18, 2019

Published September 18th, 2019 -

The Working Families Party announced its support for Elizabeth Warren’s presidential candidacy on Monday.  The New York Times notes that the labor-aligned progressive group’s electoral influence has increased since the last presidential election, in which it e... More »

August 26th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 26, 2019

Published August 26th, 2019 -

20,000 AT&T workers across the Southeast are on strike after the company allegedly committed unfair labor practices in bargaining (or not bargaining) a new contract.  The Communications Workers of America, the union representing the workers, says that the ... More »

August 20th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 20, 2019

Published August 20th, 2019 -

Yesterday, the Trump administration released new policy guidance on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) work authorization process for immigrants paroled into the United States. Under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, certain immigrants... More »

August 15th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 15, 2019

Published August 15th, 2019 -

Two former Jones Day associates, a married couple, filed suit against the firm alleging various forms of discrimination, retaliation, and interference.  They first allege that the firm’s parental leave policy providing 10 weeks of paid leave to biological pare... More »

July 24th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 24, 2019

Published July 24th, 2019 -

The California Supreme Court will rule on whether its landmark Dynamex decision applies retroactively.  In Dynamex v. Operations West, the court previously held that the appropriate test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor is the “ABC... More »

July 23rd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 23, 2019

Published July 23rd, 2019 -

Yesterday, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released an opinion letter concluding that the time long-haul truckers spend sleeping in the berths of their vehicles is presumptively off-duty and not compensable. The opinion reverses earlier ... More »