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September 27th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—September 27, 2019

Published September 27th, 2019 -

On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Eugene Scalia to be labor secretary. The vote was 53-44 along party lines. Scalia received support from 13 former career officials with the Labor Department, who wrote in a letter to lawmakers that Scalia was “very supportive ... More »

September 24th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 24, 2019

Published September 24th, 2019 -

As the UAW strike enters its second week, General Motors announced yesterday that more than 1,200 U.S. and Canadian workers in the U.S. and Canada would be furloughed. Meanwhile, the Texas Observer reported on autoworkers from GM’s immensely profitable A... More »

September 20th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 20, 2019

Published September 20th, 2019 -

Over 80 Kickstarter project creators have signed onto a statement in support of the Kickstarter Union. As reported last week, Kickstarter fired two of its employees, Taylor Moore and Clarissa Redwine, both leaders in the unionizing movement at the company oste... More »

September 1st, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — August 31-September 1, 2019

Published September 1st, 2019 -

Presidential candidate and Former Vice President Joe Biden is hearing frustrations from a key union in his backyard: the AFL-CIO’s Philadelphia branch.  According to NPR, the AFL-CIO is holding a forum in mid-September, and seven presidential candidates have c... More »

August 28th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—August 28, 2019

Published August 28th, 2019 -

On Tuesday, union workers at the Ford Motor Co. plant in Louisville, KY, voted 99% to 1% to authorize a strike if Ford fails to negotiate a new four-year labor contract with the UAW before the existing contract expires on September 14. As Rachel reported in Ju... More »

August 1st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 1, 2019

Published August 1st, 2019 -

Tuesday night’s Democratic primary debate featured a vigorous exchange over whether union members would abandon the Democrats if the party endorsed Medicare for All.  Representative Tim Ryan said that such a plan “will tell the union members that give away wag... More »

July 26th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — July 26, 2019

Published July 26th, 2019 -

More than 1.3 million Americans have lost their jobs in the past decade as a result of private equity ownership in retail, according to a new report from nonprofits and worker advocacy groups.  This number includes 600,000 retail workers and 728,000 workers in... 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 »

July 19th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—July 19, 2019

Published July 19th, 2019 -

President Trump plans to nominate Eugene Scalia to succeed Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor.   Scalia—son of Nino—served as Solicitor of Labor under President George W. Bush, and is currently Co-Chair of the Administrative Law and Regulatory Group at Gib... More »