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Weekend News & Commentary—December 8th, 2019

Published December 8th, 2019 -

This week, CBS News brought some attention to “outdated rules” in the Fair Labor Standards Act that exempt workers at theater chains like AMC from receiving overtime protections. Workers scheduled for 80-hour weeks or holiday shifts see no increase in their ba... 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 »

October 28th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 28, 2019

Published October 28th, 2019 -

SEIU members in Chicago reached a tentative deal with Chicago Public Schools Sunday night, but the union’s bargaining team is still reviewing the contract before announcing the official end of the eight day strike. SEIU members consist of the support sta... 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 »

April 30th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — April 30, 2018

Published April 30th, 2018 -

Thousands of teachers from over thirty school districts rallied at the Colorado Capitol on Friday, calling for increased school funding as part of the #RedForEd movement.  The Colorado Education Association, the federation of teachers’ unions in the state, exp... More »