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February 12th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — February 12, 2019

Published February 12th, 2019 -

Yesterday, teachers in Denver Public Schools walked off the job in the latest iteration of the teachers strikes that have swept the country. The strike, the city’s first in 25 years, follows over 14 months of negotiations between the teachers union and t... More »

December 10th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary

Published December 10th, 2018 -

Labor unrest is growing at NPR, the United States’ largest radio news organization. The nonprofit group, which recently faced a staff rebellion over its handling of sexual harassment allegations against a top newsroom executive, now faces criticism that ... 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 »

September 9th, 2018

Weekend News & Commentary — September 8–9, 2018

Published September 9th, 2018 -

Elon Musk, Tesla, Inc.’s CEO, has been no stranger to scrutiny.  But a recent appearance on a radio show has exacerbated concerns that Musk is unfit to lead the automobile company, all while infuriating lower-level workers who have been held to far higher stan... More »

August 16th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — August 16, 2018

Published August 16th, 2018 -

Yesterday Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced the Accountable Capitalism Act, a plan to reduce income inequality while still operating within a capitalist framework.  The goal is to make large companies responsive not only to their shareholders, but also to th... More »

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What is Happening to French Labor Law?

Published July 13th, 2018 -

It has been a dramatic year for French unions.  On September 22, 2017 President Emmanuel Macron overhauled his country’s labor law by executive order. This was a major milestone for the young politician who had pledged to turn France into a “nation that thinks... More »

March 22nd, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — March 22, 2018

Published March 22nd, 2018 -

Despite its recent reversal of December’s Hy-Brand decision, the National Labor Relations Board is pushing forward with attempts to settle a case against McDonald’s which could have significant implications for joint-employer liability if allowed to go to tria... More »

October 12th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary—October 12, 2017

Published October 12th, 2017 -

According to this article, labor unions are using Social Media and lobbying on Capitol Hill to demand that lawmakers end the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The unions argue that NAFTA hurts American workers by allowing unfair competition from for... More »

August 21st, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — August 21, 2017

Published August 21st, 2017 -

Good Jobs Nation, a coalition launched in 2013 to pressure the Obama administration on trade and wage issues, today launches a two-week tour throughout the Midwest.  The tour is one of a number of efforts by labor leaders to pressure the Trump White House to d... More »

July 10th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — July 10, 2017

Published July 10th, 2017 -

Recently, a federal magistrate judge in San Francisco ruled to allow a labor lawsuit against GrubHub to go forward, denying the company’s motion for summary judgment.  Lawson v. GrubHub was first filed in 2015, and it is one example of an ongoing case th... More »

June 23rd, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — June 23, 2017

Published June 23rd, 2017 -

On Tuesday, President Trump nominated Marvin Kaplan to the NLRB. Kaplan is a former lawyer for the Republicans on the House education and oversight committees. The NLRB now has a Republican majority, and Kaplan’s confirmation could lead to the reversal of a nu... More »

 

Sign of the Times?

Published May 25th, 2017 -

Notable that as commentators in the U.S. call for a move from enterprise to sectoral-level bargaining, relying in part on the the French example, France’s new President wants his country to move from sectoral to enterprise-level bargaining. More »