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October 29th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 29, 2019

Published October 29th, 2019 -

Chicago Public School classes remain cancelled today as negotiations between the city and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) continue. The sides met for 16 hours yesterday, with talks extending into the early morning. As Tabatha noted yesterday, the city and mem... More »

September 26th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 26, 2019

Published September 26th, 2019 -

Yesterday the House Education and Labor Committee approved the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act in a 26-21 vote.  It now proceeds to the House Committee on Rules.  Among other reforms, the bill would broaden the definitions of employee and employer u... 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 »

June 20th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — June 20, 2019

Published June 20th, 2019 -

Two decades after its introduction, the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act passed both the New York State Assembly and Senate yesterday.  The bill guarantees farmworkers collective bargaining rights, workers’ compensation, and unemployment benefits, and also... More »

May 14th, 2019

Today’s News and Commentary—May 14, 2019

Published May 14th, 2019 -

Five states are suing the Trump administration to block a rule that would ban automatic deductions for union dues from the paychecks of home health workers paid for by Medicaid.  The attorneys general of California, Washington, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and ... More »

May 10th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — May 10, 2019

Published May 10th, 2019 -

In a regulatory filing with the SEC on Thursday, Uber reported that it has reached agreements that will end a “large majority” of the over 60,000 arbitration claims drivers have filed alleging misclassification as independent contractors, rather than employees... More »

May 9th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — May 9, 2019

Published May 9th, 2019 -

Yesterday the Senate confirmed Janet Dhillon to serve as the new chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a 50-43 vote.  Dhillon joins Republican Victoria Lipnic and Democrat Charlotte Burrows on the Commission, bringing its membership to three ... More »

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 »

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Apple’s Disregard of Employee Privacy

Published April 1st, 2019 -

The world was recently introduced to Apple’s “enterprise developer certificate” system after Google and Facebook were busted for abusing their certificates in January. These Apple-issued certificates allow businesses to develop apps on iPhones. Because these a... More »

March 18th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 18, 2019

Published March 18th, 2019 -

On Friday, a white supremacist attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing fifty people and injuring dozens more.  In the aftermath of the attack, Facebook said that it removed 1.5 million videos of the mass shooting.  However, directly hired fa... More »

December 9th, 2018

Weekend News & Commentary

Published December 9th, 2018 -

Civil unrest in France continued and even expanded this weekend, as French police arrested over a thousand protesters. A large police presence seemed better able to control the violence this weekend, the fourth weekend in a row in which the Yellow Vests (as pr... More »

August 14th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — August 14, 2018

Published August 14th, 2018 -

President Trump acknowledged on Twitter on Monday that the White House required staff to sign nondisclosure agreements, which his aides have declined to confirm for months. Although legal experts say such agreements are essentially unenforceable for government... More »