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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 »

October 25th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 25, 2019

Published October 25th, 2019 -

Happy Friday! I’ll start by highlighting two labor and employment writing competitions for law students that are now accepting submissions. First, the Institute for Law and the Workplace at Chicago-Kent College of Law is accepting papers for the annual Louis J... More »

October 20th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — October 19-20, 2019

Published October 20th, 2019 -

At The New York Times, Noam Scheiber asks why there are so many workers on strike despite signs of a robust economy.  He then explains that it is precisely because the economy is strong that employees are now fighting for their fair share of corporate profits ... More »

October 15th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary – October 15th, 2019

Published October 15th, 2019 -

Yesterday, members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) rallied and marched in downtown Chicago. Taking advantage of yesterday’s school holiday, the marchers hoped to rally public support for the nearly 35,00... More »

October 7th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 7, 2019

Published October 7th, 2019 -

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in three cases that turn on whether Title VII’s protections against sex discrimination extend to anti-LGBTQ discrimination. In anticipation of the argument, NBC News published the stories of transgender emp... More »

October 1st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 1, 2019

Published October 1st, 2019 -

Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) determined that a feedback solicitation program at T-Mobile is not a “labor organization” within the meaning of Section 2(5) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In 2015, T-Mobile created a program ca... 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 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 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 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 »

September 17th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 17, 2019

Published September 17th, 2019 -

ProPublica reported yesterday about a potential conflict of interest facing the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as they seek to revise the so-called “joint-employer rule” through agency rulemaking procedures. Last week, two Democrats on the House Committ... More »

March 8th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — March 8, 2019

Published March 8th, 2019 -

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown announced that he will not run for president in 2020.  Brown already completed a tour of early primary states, where he emphasized a message of economic opportunity and dignity of work.  “We’ve seen candidates begin taking up the dig... More »