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Today’s News & Commentary — Feb. 6, 2020

Published February 6th, 2020 -

Child care workers in California have called for a union election.  The election is part of a sixteen-year organizing effort by Child Care Providers United, a joint initiative from the SEIU and AFSCME.  Workers who provide child care services to California fam... More »

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Today’s News & Commentary—January 30, 2020

Published January 30th, 2020 -

On Tuesday, around 7,800 healthcare workers walked off the job at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle to begin a three-day strike for better pay and working conditions.  The work stoppage, led by Service Employees International Union 1199NW, is part of a larger ... More »

July 17th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 17, 2019

Published July 17th, 2019 -

The UAW began negotiations for new collective bargaining agreements with Ford, Chrysler, and GM early this week.  After granting significant concessions during the recession, workers now seek a higher share of the companies’ record profits.  The UAW hopes to m... More »

December 4th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published December 4th, 2018 -

Yesterday, striking hotel workers and Marriott reached a contract agreement to end San Francisco’s largest hotel strike in decades. The strike, which began nearly two months ago on October 4, affected seven San Francisco hotels operated by Marriott. Almo... More »

 

You Call That a Hearing?

Published June 22nd, 2017 -

The Republicans have rightly been criticized for refusing to hold hearings on their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but even when they do hold Congressional hearings, the only benefit to the public is to reveal how little they seem to care about fact-f... More »

May 4th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — May 4, 2017

Published May 4th, 2017 -

The New York Times reports that Apple plans to create a $1 billion fund for the advancement of manufacturing jobs in the United States. In an interview with CNBC, Apple’s chief executive Timothy D. Cook noted, “Those manufacturing jobs create more jobs around ... More »

April 16th, 2017

Weekend News & Commentary—April 15-16, 2017

Published April 16th, 2017 -

Yesterday, in dozens of cities across the U.S., tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets to demand that Trump release his tax returns.  Reuters explains that organizers of the “Tax March” wanted to draw attention to Trump’s refusal... More »

 

Weekend News & Commentary—April 15-16, 2017

Published April 16th, 2017 -

Yesterday, in dozens of cities across the U.S., tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets to demand that Trump release his tax returns.  Reuters explains that organizers of the “Tax March” wanted to draw attention to Trump’s refusal... More »