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Today’s News & Commentary — December 18, 2019

Published December 18th, 2019 -

Tomorrow’s Democratic presidential primary debate, scheduled to take place at Loyola Marymount University, will go on as planned after university workers reached a deal with Sodexo. Unite Here Local 11, the union representing roughly 150 campus cooks, dishwash... More »

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Weekend News & Commentary — December 15, 2019

Published December 15th, 2019 -

Presidential candidates are planning to boycott the upcoming Democratic debate if an ongoing labor dispute at Loyola Marymount University is not resolved.  Food service workers at Loyola Marymount, which is scheduled to host the debate, have been in negotiatio... More »

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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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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 22nd, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 22, 2019

Published October 22nd, 2019 -

Accounting giant Ernst & Young is under fire for a seminar it held for women executives at the height of the #MeToo movement in June 2018. A 55-page presentation used during the day-and-a-half training on women’s “leadership and empowermentR... 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 »

October 6th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — October 6, 2019

Published October 6th, 2019 -

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s labor plan, which she unveiled Thursday, is reviewed by labor organizations and business organizations. The Services Employees International Union offered their full support for the plan. The Communications Workers of ... More »

October 4th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 4th, 2019

Published October 4th, 2019 -

Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren released a sweeping labor plan yesterday aimed at returning economic and political power to working people. Senator Warren’s plan centers ambitious proposals to expand labor rights and strengthen the right to ... 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 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 »